miércoles, 16 de diciembre de 2015

WPSac, WPSam, AMouse GUI, PMFormat, Clock60, CUtil, PmCtlsPP now released as open source

Noller & Breining Software has released the source code to the public of the following OS/2 software:
  • AMouse GUI: The GUI components of Amouse are now available as open source.
  • Clock60: A modified desktop clock, that contains additional features, like access to DCF77-stations
  • CUtil: A library that contains functions that is used in most of Noller & Breining Software software.
  • PmCtlsPP: PmCtlsPP modifies some OS/2 window controls to add some features known from Windows: double click on Entry fields selects only a single word, etc.
  • PMFormat: PMFormat is a diskette formatter
  • WPSac: WPSac (Workplace Shell Access Control) is a tool that restricts access to the workplace shell to users with a configured user id (comparable with the WinNT logon).
  • WPSam: WPSam is a tool similar to WPSac. It allows to switch the desktop by switching to another OS2.INI file (and OS2SYS.INI). A fullscreen version is also contained (INITOS2)
The source code is available for download at hobbes as open source under the BSD 3-Clause license.
Special thanks to "Noller & Breining Software" for allowing his software to be released as open source.

John Ridges tools now public domain

Several tools developed by John Ridges on the 90’s had been released as Public Domain, both binaries and source code are now available for download

The programs that are now public domain are:
  • Animate – Set of desktop animations.
  • Checkout – Schedule backup related command line utilities for OS/2
  • Deskpic – Screen Saver tool for OS/2 that includes Animate
  • Deskext – Source code and examples to create desktop animations.
  • Eyecon – A couple of eyes that follow your pointer tool.
  • Fatbits - A pixel magnifier program for OS/2 Presentation Manager.
  • John Ridges Misc Tools – Several little tools
  • Usage – Command line tool that prints out the disk usage of subdirectories.
You can visit a little wiki page of each software here:
Special thanks to John Ridges to giving the source code to the community.