Archive for June, 2014

OS/2 USB Stack and Tools Update

The latest USB host controller drivers 10.196 and 10.197 from Lars Erdmann added support for the isochronous transfer mode, now Wim Brul added this support to the USB Resource Manager and the USBCalls Library that will make this mode available to applications. These improvements will provide better support in applications, e.g. for USB Webcams. Please visit Wim Bruls Webcam Support for OS/2 (and eComStation) site for more on USB Webcam Support and the OS/2 World Forum: USB Webcam thread. Lars Erdmann also released an updated USB HID driver package 10.197. Another Update was done on the usbaudio driver at the beginning of 2014, again from Lars Erdmann. The last Update for this component is svn1082 and feedback can be added to the trac ticket #76.
Get all these Updates in the download section below (use on your own risk).



Firefox 17.0.11 ESR Nightly for OS/2 released

This is a refreshed release of the latest ESR version from the ESR 17 branch containing all the security updates since the previous 17.0.5 build. This is a nightly tagged build containing back ported fixes from the Firefox 24 ESR port, the most important JavaScript fix is included. This port was made by Dave Yeo and is available on hobbes: Firefox 17.0.11 ESR os2 en-us (27MB). Dave also made a mozilla runtime zip that contains all required additional dlls for the Firefox 17 ESR and 24 ESR builds, download: moz_required_dlls. You also can use the download links provided in the Firefox ESR 24 beta news to get all required runtime dlls. Additional note, its required to set the preference “dom.ipc.plugins.enabled” to false, use about:config to set the value, it will prevent the 100% CPU usage when plugins are loaded.