http://www.ecomstation.com/news.phtml?action=fullnews&id=2327&title=eCo%20Software%20newsletter,%20200707 eCo Software newsletter, 200707

August 06, 2007 by Eugene Gorbunoff

In the beginning of the summer we updated: ACPI subsystem, Panorama video drivers, Bootable JFS, General Network Utilities, Piano Launchpad, eSchemes, Firewall ports setup, Personal Cards Manager Traffic Visor III, PNG IO Proc. Mokey's audio IO Proc, T&V HappyPlayer, etc.

eComStation growed in the last 5 years. All planned technologies, applications and drivers were created. What is the next target? The main goal today is select/create TOP TEN eComStation applications (and 30 must-have applications and tools for usual PC user).



1. Updated eCo Software runtime

Please pay attention to requirements of our software, install needed runtimes first.

Attention:
* If you have Imagination released in the first part of 2007 and going install new program from eCo Software then ..
* If you have WPFLDREX.DLL released in the first part of 2007 then ..

Then read the instructions -- http://ecomstation.ru/projects/neowps/?action=critical
update the runtime and our software.



2. ACPI sub-system

ACPI is the engine which pushes eComStation ahead today.

Updated ACPI.PSD 2.22 (20070526), APM.ADD, ACPI snooper (download from BETAZONE)
* ACPI supports multicore notebooks/desktops based on VIA chipset now
* ACPI.PSD can't boot if MADT ACPI table absent - fixed
* New switch /St for ACPI.PSD
* Stack is replaced on UNI and SMP now, so /EIS should work better

APM.ADD - Please join the testing of suspend/resume. eComStation is able perform
this operation even on multi-core notebooks! Read ACPI-APM.doc - > 4.0 Usage.

New perspectives make us move the support service to the tracker: http://svn.netlabs.org/acpi
Create ticket, input Title: model of notebook or motherboard or common problem; post the report, attach files. Mention if you have posted reports in the past (we have 2 collections already)

ACPI makes developers create new applications and tools. Please, download new smart and modern Battery Widget. http://ecomstation.ru/projects/acpitools/?action=down

PIC: Beer battery widget



3. WPS extenders

Piano Launchpad 1.20 brings to eComStation desktop: dynamic drawers, any size of icons, backup/restore, bubble tips, help. Read the review here: http://ecomstation.ru/showarticle.php?id=158
Whatsnew: Fixed some critical bugs; scaling of icons with antialiasing

PIC: http://ecomstation.ru/projects/eschemes-deluxe/screenshots/Piano-20070701.gif


eSchemes 1.38 (Download from BETAZONE) -- mechanism of desktop schemes (every schemes contains different colors, buttons and other parameters), please apply the schemes designed by professional designers, don't spend time to schemes editing.
What's new:
* Making attempts to complete eSchemes for eCS 2.0
* updated schemes: Technosense, Summer -- http://ecomstation.ru/projects/eschemes/?action=down
* Gallery of eSchemes -- http://ecomstation.ru/projects/eschemes/eschemes-gallery.phtml


Personal Cards Manager (20070630) -- http://ecomstation.ru/pcm
Address book, integrated to desktop, Whatsnew: Fixed critical bugs



4. Video drivers

Panorama VESA is available from BETAZONE (20070716) -- http://ecomstation.ru/panorama
* fixing Dive
* Improved WPS setup
* To simplify the upgrade of Panorama, you can install warpin package

It's necessary collect at the homepage of Panorama: source code snapshots, libraries for fast drawing of video stream, fullscreen, etc. If you have sources and examples, please contact us. Testing:
* Does Panorama VESA work fine on DBCS systems?
* Test output to external monitor (beamer)
* Test compatibility with multimedia applications, with commercial applications



5. Internet/LAN software

General Network Utilities (20070725) -- http://ecomstaiton.ru/gnu
Read more about GNU here (many screenshots):
* RUS: http://ru.ecomstation.ru/showarticle.php?id=155
* ENG: http://ecomstation.ru/showarticle.php?id=156
* SWE: http://ecomstation.ru/showarticle.php?id=157
Whatsnew:
* We fixed all bugs found by new users
* Changed the algorithms of some utilities
* Updating the user interface and artwork


Updated Traffic Visor III 1.01.3 -- http://ecomstation.ru/apecs.php?action=item&id=1007
(system to analyze IP-traffic)


Updated SVSNET.SYS driver for Serenity Virtual Machine -- http://ecomstation.ru/apecs.php?action=item&id=1045



6. Multimedia applications

* PNG IO Proc update (20070506), Download from BETAZONE, whatsnew: Fix of libpng warning: Ignoring extra png_read_update_info() call; row buffer not reallocated
* New system audio codec is available - Monkey audio (.ape files), 20070525 -- http://ecomstation.ru/apecs.php?action=item&id=1044
* T&V HappyPlayer updated (20070729) -- http://ecomstation.ru/happyplayer



7. USB devices

* Searching information: Does eComStation supports USB Touch screens?
* USB FAQs are updated. Read advices from Robert Lalla, how to increase the performance of reading from USB 2.0 flash disks. http://ecomstation.ru/projects/usbtools/?action=faq



8. Bootable JFS

Updated JFS drivers (20070612), available from BETAZONE, whatsnew:
* Several threads are creating files with equal names
* Fixed 4os2 problem
* enabled symbol "+" in EA
* added /G:gid /U:uid for compatibility with Linux

Support our efforts purchasing JRescuer recovery tool -- http://ecomstation.ru/jrescuer



9. eCo Software support service

The hardware database contains more than 1190 reports of supported hardware -- http://ecomstation.ru/hardware.php
You can post new reports or add notes to published.
Now gathering reports about supported Color Laser Printers -- http://ecomstation.ru/hardware.php?action=category§ion=print



10. Collaboration with other developers

* Doodle released SDL/2 compatible with Panorama VESA -- ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/sdl
* If you are using Widescreen activators created by Robert Lalla then please notify him.



11. Additional information:

* Welcome to eCo Software homepage -- http://ecomstation.ru/ecosoft/?action=orders
* eCo Software runtimes -- http://ecomstation.ru/ecosoft/runtime.php
* Full pricelist of eCo Software products -- http://ecomstation.ru/ecosoft/?action=pricelist
* BETAZONE -- How to download ACPI, Panorama, eSchemes? -- http://ecomstation.ru/mensys.html
* Previous eCo Software newsletter -- http://ecomstation.ru/commentnews.php?id=1382