Written by Oscar Gustafsson
Things are moving on quite nicely here at EDM/2. As we finally have our own
domain name, I have yet another e-mail address. This one though
would be good to know, at least if you have something you think should be mentioned
in this column. From now on firstname.lastname@example.org
works just great to send announcements or comments to.
It has struck me that some headings might help the readability of the column, I'll at least give it a try.
Three editors have been released in new versions the last month. First we have Smalled by Eric Slaats which has been relased in version 1.45. More information at http://www.bmtmicro.com/catalog/smalled/. The second one is the relatively new editor Kon by Björn Andersson. Kon has now reached version 1.03 and has a homepage at http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Pines/1827/, where the latest version is available. Mr. Ed by Matthias Pfersdorff is the last editor that has been updated the past month. Version 1.17 mainly improves the syntax highlighting.
Multimedia and games programming
Due to IBM cancelling their game developing page,
has started a web site on multimedia and game programming. You can find it at
Easy Scanner SupportSolution Technology has released a new version of their TWAIN 1.6 compliant scanning package. It includes a Software Developers Kit (SDK), a multi-user TWAIN source manager, a Device Driver Kit (DDK), and drivers for different cameras, scanners and such. The SDK is available on DevCon 12 and higher. More information at http://www.gate.net/~stidev/.
REXX Online Class and Updated REXX Library
ZDNet University are offering an online REXX class. The class is called
"Hands On-REXX: Programming for OS/2" and is led by by Bill and Esther Schindler.
More information at http://www.zdu.com/.
The class starts on March 17.
New CompuServe Forum for OS/2 Developers
There in now a new forum on CompuServe for OS/2 programmers. The OS/2 Central Developers Forum will discuss most kinds of OS/2 programming and has separate areas for more than 20 subjects. For Compuserve users the magic words are: GO OS2DF1. The OS/2 Central Developers Forum are run by Creative Systems Programming Corp. and Productivity Solutions, Inc.
Improved Disassembler with a FLIRT
The interactive disassembler IDA Pro from Data Rescue has in their new 3.6 release included what they call FLIRT (Fast Library Identification and Recognition Technology). FLIRT can recognize calls to the run-time libraries and label them properly, so instead of getting something like: call sub_0_F66 you will hopefully get call _printf or something similar. It supports most compilers and is available in DOS, Win32 and OS/2 native versions. Trial copies and more information can be found at http://www.datarescue.com/ or http://www.ccso.com/ where the latter is aimed to the U.S.
TCP/IP Tutorial Online
Free Announcement Service
Finally, something that may be a bit off-subject, but it may be useful for some developers I think. F/X Communications are offering free announcements via the In-Joy ticker server. In-Joy is a PPP-dialer with its own server sending out ticker postings, a combination of text and/or sound. Contact Bjarne Jensen for more information. This offer will be valid until the release of In-Joy 1.1.
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