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XWP (xWorkplace) v1.0.11 beta3

I'm pleased to announce the release of XWP v1.0.11 beta3 for your review and testing. It offers the most significant set of enhancements to XWP in many years. Portions of this work were subsidised by a generous grant from VOICE International. Thank you!

Xview

XWP's Splitview folder window has been redesigned and renamed Xview. Now, in addition to the tree-and-icon view that's great for looking at Desktop folders, it offers a tree-and-details view better suited to managing files on your drives.

Unlike other WPS features, Xview may be the simplest thing to configure in all of OS/2. Click on View->Options to access all its settings in one place: default view, icon layout, details columns to display, etc. Set your options for each folder or find a layout you like and make it the system default.

Tip: for a WPS-enabled file manager that doesn't take up half your screen, open your Drives folder in Xview. Go to its Options menu, set the default view to Details, then uncheck the ObjectClass?, Splitbar, and RealName? columns. Your entire system will now be accessible in a single compact window.

XWP-Lite

Changes to XWP's build system now permit the creation of two versions: Full and Lite. Lite is very similar to eWP but without the eCS branding and logos. Unlike eWP, it includes XWP's Startup Folders, probably the most popular XWP feature missing in eWP. Be aware that it does not contain XWP Setup or Media.

Note: it's still possible for builders to create the eWP version of Lite if they wish. More important, they can also create their own custom versions of either build type, with their choice of features, icons, etc.

NLS Packaging

Previously, you had to install a base package, then a separate NLS package. No more!! Each package (DE/EN/IT/JA/NL) is now a complete, standalone version with everything you need. Multiple language support is still possible: install the ones you want, with your preferred language last.

Important Information

=> The install scripts now use os2.ini entries to create objects, just as the OS installer would. Either let WarpIn? restart the Desktop after installation or reboot manually to have XWP's objects created.

=> The system may hang during object creation if you have installed v1.0 of the WPHwManagerEx WPS class (hwman10.wpi). Please upgrade to v1.1 (hwman11.wpi, now in hobbes incoming) before installing this beta.

=> This beta contains updates to the ACPI code used to power down your system; it is also used by the Battery widget. Please email me directly if you encounter any problems.

Downloads

=Lite= http://e-vertise.com/xwp/xwp-1-0-11-de-lite-beta3.exe http://e-vertise.com/xwp/xwp-1-0-11-en-lite-beta3.exe http://e-vertise.com/xwp/xwp-1-0-11-it-lite-beta3.exe http://e-vertise.com/xwp/xwp-1-0-11-ja-lite-beta3.exe http://e-vertise.com/xwp/xwp-1-0-11-nl-lite-beta3.exe

=Full= http://e-vertise.com/xwp/xwp-1-0-11-de-full-beta3.exe http://e-vertise.com/xwp/xwp-1-0-11-en-full-beta3.exe http://e-vertise.com/xwp/xwp-1-0-11-it-full-beta3.exe http://e-vertise.com/xwp/xwp-1-0-11-ja-full-beta3.exe http://e-vertise.com/xwp/xwp-1-0-11-nl-full-beta3.exe

Rich Walsh

From: rwalshDESPAM@…

Source: OS2VOICE.org

XWorkplace 1.0.10 - UnOfficial? Beta 3

A new unofficial release of XWorkplace 1.0.10 (Unofficial Beta 3) has been released (2015-10-30):

Download: ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/wlan/xwp-3.unofficial-1-0-10.zip

Changelog:

  • MED is now excluded for sliding focus too.

"XWorkplace is a Workplace Shell enhancer that includes all the features of XFolder, virtual desktops using xPager (formerly PageMage?), a replacement for WarpCenter? (XCenter) with lots of widgets, a trash can, most of the NPSWPS and WarpEnhancer? features, object hotkeys, lots of new settings pages, and more. It requires WarpIN for the installation. XWorkplace is an open source project at netlabs.org, and has a bug tracking system."

XWorkplace version 1.0.10 - unofficial pre-release 2

A second unofficial pre-release of XWorkplace version 1.0.10 has been released (1/10/2015); the readme indicates changes for ACPI shutdown and sliding focus exclusions. It includes all the features of XFolder 0.85, virtual desktops using xPager (formerly PageMage?), a replacement for WarpCenter? (XCenter) with lots of widgets, a trash can, most of the NPSWPS and WarpEnhancer? features, object hotkeys, lots of new settings pages, and more. It requires WarpIN for the installation. XWorkplace is an open source project at netlabs.org, and has a bug tracking system.

Source: OS/2 Warp News and Rumors.

XWorkplace version 1.0.10 - Unofficial Pre-release

An unofficial pre-release (updated) of XWorkplace version 1.0.10 has been released (12/12/2014); the readme indicates changes for ACPI shutdown and sliding focus exclusions.

XWorkplace includes all the features of XFolder 0.85, virtual desktops using xPager (formerly PageMage?), a replacement for WarpCenter? (XCenter) with lots of widgets, a trash can, most of the NPSWPS and WarpEnhancer? features, object hotkeys, lots of new settings pages, and more. It requires WarpIN for the installation. XWorkplace is an open source project at netlabs.org, and has a bug tracking system.

WebSite?: http://xworkplace.netlabs.org/en/site/index.xml

Bug tracker: http://xtracker.xworkplace.org/

Trac: http://trac.netlabs.org/xworkplace

Latest update by Andreas Buchinger

Source: OS/2 Warp News and Rumors

XWorkplace v1.0.9

I'm pleased to announce the release of XWP v1.0.9. It contains over 30 bugfixes and enhancements from Paul Ratcliffe, myself, and others. Special thanks go to Mensys for sponsoring some of these improvements.

Among the changes:

  • Split View is now fully functional. Both panes should update properly and all of the menus should work.
  • You can now (successfully) set the default view for any file or folder from its 'Open as' menu using Shift+MB1 on the desired view.
  • ACPI shutdown should not leave filesystems dirty any more.
  • XFix has been thoroughly revised to make it safer and easier to use.

Handles are no longer deleted immediately and any problems caused by a pending deletion are flagged so they can be corrected. A new Auto-Protect feature prevents deletion of any handle the WPS might require. XFix's help panels have also been completely revised.

The base package plus NLS support packages for German and Dutch can be downloaded from:

ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/incoming/xwp-1-0-9.exe ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/incoming/xwp-1-0-9-nls-de.exe ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/incoming/xwp-1-0-9-nls-nl.exe or http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/h-search.php?key=xwp-1-0-9.zip http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/h-search.php?key=xwp-1-0-9-nls-de.zip http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/h-search.php?key=xwp-1-0-9-nls-nl.zip

If you encounter any bugs in this release or wish to request new features, please open a ticket in XTracker at:

http://xtracker.xworkplace.org/index.php?project=2

Thanks,

Rich Walsh

XWorkplace 1.0.8: Japanese NLS released

Alex Taylor has released the Japanese NLS package for XWorkplace 1.0.8, the most feature-rich, free, and GPLed enhancer for the OS/2 and eComStation Workplace Shell.

Changes:

  • Large translation update from 1.0.1 to 1.0.8
  • Codepage switched from 932 to 081
  • Integration into the XWorkplace build system

The package is available at:

ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/xworkplace/nls/xwp-1-0-8_nls-ja.exe

Please report reproducible bugs on the bugtracker at:

http://xtracker.xworkplace.org

XWorkplace 1.0.8: Italian NLS released

Gabriele Gamba has released the Italian NLS package for XWorkplace 1.0.8, the most feature-rich, free, and GPLed enhancer for the OS/2 and eComStation Workplace Shell.

Changes:

  • Added translations for GUI and online help of new features.

The package is available at:

ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/xworkplace/nls/xwp-1-0-8_nls-it.exe

Please report reproducible bugs on the bugtracker at:

http://xtracker.xworkplace.org

XWorkplace 1.0.8: German NLS released

Christian Hennecke has released the German NLS package for XWorkplace 1.0.8, the most feature-rich, free, and GPLed enhancer for the OS/2 and eComStation Workplace Shell.

Changes:

Added translations for GUI and online help of new features. Some improvements and fixes for typos

The package is available for download at:

ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/xworkplace/nls/xwp-1-0-8_nls-de.exe

Please report reproducible bugs on the bugtracker at:

http://xtracker.xworkplace.org

If you would like to help support the author's work for OS/2 and eComStation, please see the included LIESMICH.NLS file. You can access it from the "XWorkplace-Installation" folder.

XWorkplace 1.0.8 released

XWorkplace 1.0.8, the most feature-rich, free, and GPLed enhancer for the OS/2 and eComStation Workplace Shell, has been released. This fixes over 20 bugs from previous versions and adds a few small features.

New features:

  • Added a file change notification named pipe server which allows co-operating client applications to receive notification of files/directories being added/deleted. Added by Yuri Dario and Paul Ratcliffe.
  • The OS/2 Kernel object now supports the EARLYMEMINIT CONFIG.SYS setting. Added by Christian Hennecke.
  • The OS/2 Kernel object now supports the PROCESSES and SET SHELLHANDLESINC CONFIG.SYS settings. Added by Christian Hennecke.

Bugfixes:

Bugs fixed by Paul Ratcliffe unless otherwise noted.

  • Tooltips on the XCenter date/time widgets are now dynamic. Bug 917.
  • Fixed sliding focus problems with Open Office menus. Fixed by Yuri Dario.
  • Fixed a paint problem with the XCenter when dropping from the Color Palettes. Also changed the default color to SYSCLR_WINDOW instead of SYSCLR_BACKGROUND.
  • Tweaked the formatting of the file generated when applying the WRITEREXXSETUP setup string to an object.
  • Fixed a painting problem with the Sentinel widget with RAM size greater than 3 digits. Bug 924. Fixed by Christian Hennecke.
  • Fixed the reporting of the SHADOWID setup string where the object pointed to had no Object ID. Bug 51.
  • Now ignoring OPEN=-1 (OPEN_UNKNOWN) on the setup string reporting.
  • Fixed XShutdown using ACPI 2.1 which caused a CHKDSK on reboot. Bug 726. Fixed by Bart van Leeuwen.
  • XShutdown no longer prevents system shutdown if there are jobs in the print queue. Bug 920.
  • Fixed problems affecting several widget classes with configuring the widget colours when also using drag/drop from the colour palettes. Bug 994.
  • Fixed problem with XCenter catching mouse button up messages when restoring maximized windows which caused Object button widgets underneath to be opened. Bug 993.
  • Fixed problem with Server and Network folder objects being deleted using the Trash Can. Bug 1035.
  • On the XCenter, clicking an Object button which is a Template now does nothing instead of opening the object. Bug 43.
  • Fixed a problem with the XCenter hiding immediately when opening it with a double mouse click if it was set to "Auto-hide" and "Hide immediately on mouse-click". Bug 499.
  • Fixed a problem with the XPager control window hiding itself while the mouse was still over it if it was set to "Flash to top". Bug 1038.
  • The OS/2 Kernel object now supports TRUE,YES,ON,1 parameters in CONFIG.SYS for the appropriate settings.
  • Fixed a problem on DBCS systems where XWP reported an invalid path for <WP_DESKTOP> at startup. Bug 1070.
  • Fixed a bug with sticky windows when the window was re-parented. Bug 1065.
  • The IP Monitor widget now has a dynamic full scale reading based on recent history rather than a maximum ever full scale reading. Bug 921.
  • The IP Monitor widget now reports traffic in 1K multiples rather than bytes thereby extending its range to 4TB instead of 4GB. Bug 536.
  • Fixed a bug with WinMoveObject? and WinCopyObject? when deleting filesystem objects into the Trash Can. Bug 1068.
  • Fixed a bug caused by the fix for bug 413 relating to use of a setup string containing "MENUITEMSELECTED=109" to delete objects to the Trash Can. Bug 1071.
  • Fixed broken Default/Undo? controls in Setup String objects.

The XWorkplace main package is available at:

ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/xworkplace/xwp-1-0-8.exe

Please report reproducible bugs on the bugtracker at:

http://xtracker.xworkplace.org

XWorkplace 1.0.7 released

XWorkplace 1.0.7 has been released. This release fixes a few bugs, especially an annoying one regarding the window list, and implements a new feature to configure the XCenter.

Accompanying German and Italian NLS packages are also available.

The packages are available in the Downloads section.

Bugfixes:

  • Window List size/position was wrong on systems not using 1024x768 resolution. Bug 903.
  • Fixed a problem with switching to programs and sessions caused by the fix for bug 319. Bug 902.
  • Fixed a bug with XWP Configuration Folder separator objects getting incorrect object IDs. Bug 910.

New Features:

  • Added ADDWIDGETS and DELETEWIDGETS setup strings to the XCenter to allow individual widget creation and deletion. Also documented the previously undocumented WIDGETS=CLEAR and WIDGETS=RESET setup strings. Bug 906.

Please report reproducible bugs on the bugtracker at: http://xtracker.netlabs.org

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