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Updated GBM packages + plugins for Mozilla/Lucide

December 16, 2006 by Heiko Nitzsche

Please carefully read the notes about the GBM plugin for Lucide below!


GBM plugin 1.30 for Netscape/Mozilla/Firefox/SeaMonkey
------------------------------------------------------
(freely usable, see license included)

This is a plugin for the Webbrowsers Netscape, Mozilla, Firefox and
SeaMonkey available for OS/2 and eComStation that extends them for
the support of reading all bitmap formats supported by GBM.DLL.
It requires GBM.DLL 1.50 or higher. Do not use GBM 1.41 any longer.

Supported features:

Fullscreen mode viewer with a load of features:
* menus, popup menu, scrollers
* variable scaled preview
* transformations mirror/transpose/rotate
* multipage navigation
* bitmap format info dialog
* save the shown page to any GBM supported bitmap file format
* uses GBM File Dialog if found, otherwise OS/2 File Dialog is used
* English and German localized with autodetection via LANG variable

Embedded mode viewer with reduced functionality of fullscreen mode viewer:
* popup menu
* transformations mirror
* multipage navigation
* bitmap format info dialog
* save the shown page to any GBM supported bitmap file format
* uses GBM File Dialog if found, otherwise OS/2 File Dialog is used
* printing of embedded bitmaps is supported on Mozilla/Firefox/SeaMonkey
* English and German localized with autodetection via LANG variable

Get package gbmos2plugins_lu123_moz130_bin.zip from Hobbes.
It is also included in the WarpIN installation package (see below).


GBM plugin 1.23 for Lucide beta 5 or higher
-------------------------------------------
(freely usable, see license included)

This is a plugin for the Lucide document viewer available for eComStation
that extends Lucide for the support of reading all bitmap formats
supported by GBM.DLL.
It requires GBM.DLL 1.35 or higher. GBM 1.50 is recommended.
Do not use GBM 1.41 any longer.

Supported features:
* document info
* loading all formats supported by GBM
* save loaded bitmap if it has only one page
* multipage bitmap viewing support
* load bitmap page on demand
* scaling and rotation

Get package gbmos2plugins_lu123_moz130_bin.zip from Hobbes.
It is also included in the WarpIN installation package (see below).

So far Lucide Beta 5 (or higher) is not yet released. The above plugin does
not work anymore with Lucide Beta 4 because the plugin API has changed.
Users of Lucide Beta 4 can download a compatible version from
http://heikon.home.tlink.de.

For more details please have a look at the change log in the included
documentation or at my GBM homepage (see below).


GBM.DLL 1.50 and GBM command line tools
---------------------------------------
(Public Domain)

The Generalised Bitmap Module (GBM) is a library capable of loading and
saving bitmap files in a variety of popular and less popular bitmap file
formats. Programs may be written to use this code, and thus be able to
access a variety of file formats without actually knowing what format
the pictures are in, or any details about file format itself.

In this version, extended BMP, JPG, PNG, TIF, PBM, PGM, PPM, PNM and XPM
support is additionally included. PNG and TIF support also 16, 32, 48, 64 bpp
colour depths with/without alpha channel. PPM supports also 48 bpp
colour depth. BMP supports also OS/2 RLE24 and Windows 16/32 bpp RGB
and BITFIELDS formats.

It comes with a useful set of command line bitmap manipulation tools.

Get package gbmos2_150_bin.zip from Hobbes.
It is also included in the WarpIN installation package (see below).

Notes for eComStation 1.2/1.2R users:
-------------------------------------
Please read the installation instructions. eCS 1.2/1.2R ships
with an old GBM.DLL (1.12) which prevents loading of the new
GBM.DLL (1.50). Please follow the instructions to use the new
GBM.DLL for all programs as well as for eCS WPS features like
bitmap previews.
If you cannot replace the eCS shipped GBM.DLL, please execute
unlock x:os2dllgbm.dll from a command line. Then override
the old GBM.DLL with the new one. Don't forget to reboot afterwards.


Enhanced GBMV2 Version 1.31
---------------------------
(Public Domain)

GBMV2 is a fast and simple bitmap viewer and editor for the
OS/2 and eCS Presentation Manager.

Enhanced release of the GBMV2-Viewer from the GBMOS2PM package:
* An English and a German version of GBMV2 is included.
* An English and a German version of the GBM file dialog is included.

Enhanced version of the GBM File Dialog (GBMDLG.DLL 1.31):
* Bitmap preview within the file dialog
* Redesign to fit eComStation file dialog style

Several extensions for keyboard shortcuts have been added.
Both parts got new resources that better fit to the Warp 4
and eComStation look & feel. Resources for fonts 8.Helv and
9.WarpSans for both, German and English are available in the
sources package.

Get package gbmos2pm131_bin.zip from Hobbes.
It is also included in the WarpIN installation package (see below).


GBM.DLL REXX adapter library (GBMRX 1.01)
-----------------------------------------
(Public Domain)

GBMRX.DLL is a REXX adapter DLL for OS/2 and eComStation which
REXX programs may use to load or save all bitmap file formats
supported by the GBM.DLL (to/from a file).

Almost full feature set of GBM.DLL is provided by the REXX API.
I/O remapping is not supported due to language restrictions.

Get package gbmos2rx103_bin.zip from Hobbes.
It is also included in the WarpIN installation package (see below).


GBM File Dialog REXX adapter library (GBMDLGRX 1.03)
----------------------------------------------------
(Public Domain)

The REXX adapter DLL allows REXX programmers to use the GBM File
Dialog in their programs. It requires availability of GBM.DLL
and the GBM File Dialog DLLs (GBMDLG.DLL and GBMDLG.HLP).

Get package gbmos2rx103_bin.zip from Hobbes.
It is also included in the WarpIN installation package (see below).


The homepage of GBM for OS/2 and eCS
------------------------------------
http://heikon.home.tlink.de

It provides:
- comprehensive documentation (also included in the download archives)
- developer tutorials on how to use GBM libs in your own programs
- download of all sources and binaries


Download from Hobbes
--------------------
http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/cgi-bin/h-search?key=gbmos2plugins_lu123_moz130_bin
http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/cgi-bin/h-search?key=gbmos2_150_bin
http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/cgi-bin/h-search?key=gbmos2pm131_bin
http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/cgi-bin/h-search?key=gbmos2rx103_bin

WarpIN installation package
(GBM.DLL, GBM command line tools, GBMV2, GBMRX, GBMDLGRX, GBM plugins, Doc):
http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/cgi-bin/h-search?key=gbmos2pm131_gbm150_lu123_moz130_bin_wpi

Full source code:
http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/cgi-bin/h-search?key=gbmos2pm131_gbm150_lu123_moz130_src

If the links don't show anything, the packages might not yet have reached
its final location in the Hobbes archive. In this case please lookup
the incoming folder.

All downloads are also available on the GBM homepage (see above).
The GBM plugin for Lucide Beta 4 can be retrieved only from the GBM homepage.

Have fun,
Heiko Nitzsche
(Germany, 16-Dec-2006)

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