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OS/2 is dead, and there's no software for it.
Yeah, thank you. What's puzzling us is the astonishing fact, that there's always something new and interesting that can be told about this so-called "dead" OS...

The Clipview application suite - David Saville

The Clipview application suite enhances the text functionality of the OS/2 clipboard. All the utilities of the suite, PM & command line, will be demonstrated. If a "willing volunteer" can be found, then cross-machine copy/pasting will also be shown.
From the mail the author gets it seems many have not found all the tricks that can be done with these applications. Also, Dave will introduce new powerful features of the Clipview Suite that were requested at last years WSE.

APP01   45 min.   FR: 11:00 Kalk,    SU: 15:15 Kalk     
Session transcript: NONE (interactive demo session) see product homepage for details.

Writing for the it press - Christian Hennecke

The session describes the basic process of preparing and writing an article for OS/2 publications. Different types of articles like product review, how-to, editorial and "experience report" are covered, as are issues like structure, target group, style, and common mistakes.
This session is for you if you are interested in writing an article for printed or online publication but don't know how, you would like to get some tips for improvement, or want to understand how the process works.

INT01   45 min.   SA: 17:30 Mauenheim,    SU: 14:15 Mauenheim     
Session transcript:  writing_for_the_it_press.pdf (289848 bytes)

Updates on Maul desktop publisher - Peter Koller

Peter will show what the latest version of Maul is capable of doing, along with a discussion of the numerous enhancements and bugfixes that the new version comes packed with. This is wrapped into a presentation that will explore how Maul can be used to solve everyday challenges ranging from photo albums to vector graphics and back to flow charts with mail merge and clipart in between. Fasten your seatbelts.

APP02   45 min.   SA: 14:15 Kalk,    SU: 10:00 Kalk     
Session transcript: (5191398 bytes, contains 2 PDFs)

eComStation Maintenance Tool - Chuck McKinnis

From the beginning, OS/2 installation and maintenance was rather easy as long as you had attended the IBM OS/2 Installation and Maintenance class and had at least 5 years of experience with the product. Serenity Systems has made tremendous strides in easing the installation, and maintenance is either a piece of cake or living hell. You are invited to an overview of the eComStation Maintenance Tool and an update on its use. Thoughtful arguing is permitted and encouraged.

APP03   45 min.   FR: 15:15 Kalk,    SU: 15:15 Mauenheim     
Session transcript:  mt2006.prz (195281 bytes)
Requires Lotus Freelance viewer: (1072653 bytes)

OS/2 Problem Determination and Resolution - Chuck McKinnis

OS/2 problem determination and resolution is not always as simple as posting your question in a newsgroup. This session will discuss maintenance issues in general as well as attempting to answer any questions you might have concerning the reporting OS/2 problems encountered with eCS systems. Thoughtful arguing is permitted and encouraged.

ALL01   45 min.   FR: 14:15 Köln,    SA: 10:00 Köln     
Session transcript:  svc2006.prz (119137 bytes)
Requires Lotus Freelance viewer: (1072653 bytes)

Exploring DFSee - Jan van Wijk

Use the DFSee program more effectively by understanding its capabilities. We'll have live demonstration of some of the most used functions like partitioning, managing LVM information, Imaging/Cloning, resizing and file-recovery.
Emphasis will be given to some of the features added in the last few years like SMART-disk cloning and JFS support, including file recovery. As the presentation contents partly are driven by questions from the audience, there will be a reasonable amount of time reserved for your individual needs.

APP04   90 min.   FR: 12:00 Kalk,    SA: 14:15 Mauenheim     
Session transcript:  dfsee8xx.pdf (463054 bytes)

Netlabs EPM Distribution - Andreas Schnellbacher

The Netlabs EPM Distribution (NEPMD) enhances the standard EPM with fixes, easier configuration, more features and better defaults. Thus, installing it over an existing EPM can be a major enhancement not only for programmers, but also for beginners. After a longer release pause (but not development pause) since 2002, the upcoming overdue release provides countless improvements. Beside an overview, it is planned to demonstrate how to use them.

APP05   45 min.   FR: 10:00 Köln,    SU: 12:00 Köln     
Session transcript:  nepmdwse2006.pdf (343554 bytes) or   nepmdwse2006.tex (4789 bytes)

Mozilla Development Explained or How Do I Report Bugs in Firefox? - Peter Weilbacher

The Mozilla-based applications are something that no OS/2 user can do without, Firefox or SeaMonkey are probably installed on almost everybody's desktop. As the Mozilla project is a large collaboration between hundreds of people from all over the world, using several different operating systems, its development proceeds very differently than that of other OS/2 applications. Peter will give an overview about how development is done, describe some components that Mozilla consists of and what this means for reporting and fixing OS/2 bugs. He will also describe new features that were implemented recently and challenges that await the OS/2 port.

INT02   45 min.   SA: 17:30 Köln,    SU: 11:00 Köln     
Session transcript:  Talk_Mozilla.html (106471 bytes)

My eCS desktop - Evgeny Gorbunov

This presentation will give you an overview of modern eComStation desktop (new graphics, new types of data on desktop, new means of navigation, new widgets and indicators). Also, it includes introductions to certain applications like eSchemes, Personal Cards Manager and miscellaneous applications and widgets.

APP06   45 min.   FR: 17:30 Kalk,    SU: 14:15 Kalk     
Session transcript:  wps.pdf (5642165 bytes) or      wps.sxi (1586179 bytes)

Get ready for modern systems - Evgeny Gorbunov

This session will explain what to take care of when trying to run eComStation on multi-processor machines with contemporary power supply management functions (e.g. battery-powered). Also, the presentation will provide tips for both users and developers.

ALL02   45 min.   FR: 12:00 Weidenpesch,    SA: 16:30 Weidenpesch     
Session transcript:  acpi.pdf (1047168 bytes) or      acpi.sxi (429565 bytes)

Community perspectives 2006-2008 - Evgeny Gorbunov

Evgeny will talk about the current state of the operating system and users community. He'll discuss frequently asked questions and will also provide some answers to these. Also, the session will try to give an impression of the perspectives for (and methods of) development.

ALL03   45 min.   FR: 10:00 Kalk,    SA: 11:00 Mauenheim     
Session transcript:  future.pdf (680481 bytes) or      future.sxi (531724 bytes)

Management and display of log files - David Saville

Many OS/2 ECS programs produce log files. Some use the syslogd daemon, but most write their own. Left unchecked some of these files can get to very large sizes.
The presentation looks at the various kinds of logfile and suggests ways of managing them. Some perl scripts are presented that allow log files written in strange formats to be easily viewed. An alternative supplied syslogd daemon is looked at.
In almost all cases these techniques are also applicable to Linux/Unix systems.

ALL04   45 min.   FR: 14:15 Kalk,    SA: 12:00 Mauenheim     
Session transcript: NONE (interactive demo session)

WPA Security with Wireless LAN Monitor - Christian Langanke

Finally the new Wireless LAN Monitor shows up, including WPA/WPA2 encryption as well as some minor enhancements and bugfixes. This session explains the new features of the program. In particular the concepts of WPA encryption are discussed and how all that is implemented under eComstation, using a new version of the Generic MAC Wrapper Driver (GenMac) and a port of the well-known Linux WPA Supplicant. More details will show why WPA is the encryption technique of choice and why WEP encryption is not safe anylonger. On request, other XWLAN topics like switching between cabled and wireless connection to the same network will be discussed.

LAN01   45 min.   SA: 16:30 Köln,    SU: 14:15 Köln     
Session transcript:  wpa-security-with-wireless-lan-monitor.html (66554 bytes)

External command processors / Scripting your Workplace Shell the easy way - Christian Langanke

This session covers one of the most unknown techniques of OS/2 and eComStation, namely using an external command processor within CMD batch files. With this a batchfile can be processed by any external program instead of CMD.EXE, which enables you to use simplified commands to perform your daily tasks. Two examples, namely the MCI Processor (MCIP) and a yet unreleased program called Object Generator will show you how tailored script processors can provide a script syntax so easy so that even beginners can create extremely simple, but yet powerful scripts for the Workplace Shell with a handful of commands.

ALL05   45 min.   SA: 17:30 Weidenpesch,    SU: 12:00 Weidenpesch     
Session transcript:  external-command-processors-and-scripting-wps.html (60084 bytes)

Version Control with subversion - Jaroslav Kačer

During this presentation, you should get familiar with basic concepts of version control, its two main goals (support for team development and complete history of changes) and their implementation in Subversion. Subversion is an open-source version control system, running also under OS/2 and eComStation. You will learn how to install and use the system in order to make your development more stable, safe, and dynamic.

DEV01   45 min.   FR: 16:30 Kalk,    SU: 12:00 Mauenheim     
Session transcript:  subversion.pdf (724577 bytes) or      subversion.sxi (923641 bytes)

eComStation 2.0 - Roderick Klein

This presentation will cover the current status of eCS 2.0. Among the most interesting topics will be discussions about installation on JFS volumes, the use of ACPI for power management and SMP support and the improvements and changes made in these areas.

ALL06   90 min.   FR: 15:15 Köln,    SA: 11:00 Köln

The OS/2-eComStation NewsSystem - Robert Henschel

Searching from website to website to find OS/2 news? Software developers not being able to find beta testers? News about Warpstock not being distributed to reach more people? If this sounds familiar to you, then you will find this session interesting! The OS/2 or eComStation news system is kind of like the Reuters press organisation: More and more websites world wide are being connected to it and can retrieve a wealth of news and announcements directly in real-time. News can be submitted and translated. This way news distribution is much easier for the entire community.

INT03   45 min.   FR: 14:15 Weidenpesch,    SA: 15:15 Weidenpesch     
Session transcript:  WarpstockEurope2006_eComStationNews_en.pdf (255289 bytes)

Open Office 2.0 for eComStation - Roderick Klein

Release of the first public beta of Open Office 2.0 for eComStation has taken longer more then planned - why? We will explain what happened behind the scenes with some technical details. Also we will show what has been done to introduce OS/2 specific components.

APP07   45 min.   FR: 12:00 Köln,    SU: 11:00 Mauenheim

Installing an OAMP server - Thorolf Godawa

Most webservers today are so-called "LAMP"-systems, meaning a setup made of Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP. Thorolf will explain how to setup such a webserver with OS/2 as the underlying operating system (thus, making it an "OAMP" server).
The session will cover all relevant parts to get you guided through your home-made setup including prerequisites, download sources, installation and configuration and testing of Apache 2.2, PHP 5.1, MySQL 5.0 and phpMyAdmin 2.9 as well as some best-practice tips and helpful links.

INT04   45 min.   FR: 11:00 Weidenpesch,    SU: 14:15 Weidenpesch     
Session transcript:  oamp_presentation_v06.pdf (445995 bytes)

Setting up a Typo3 server - Michael Oehlhof & Roland Schmalenberg

This session will address people wanting to provide huge web appearances with many authors and the need for a well documented Open Source System with a big community and would like to test/design/develop that on OS/2.
Since Warpstock Europe 2005 our community can use the Web Content Management System TYPO3 also on top of OS/2 or eComStation. The maintainers of "TYPO3 goes eComStation" and "AMPOS2" will explain the newest changes and decisions around OS/2-Support and "GetTYPO3forOS2". Based on top of "OAMP" (see INT04 - Thorolf Godawa) Michael has build a new WP-Installer. Together with an updated REXX-script by Roland the OS/2-Community will be able to install the newest "TYPO3 Build 4.0.2" automatically.
In the practical part they prove that easy way and show how you can do the first steps in configuring and testing TYPO3

INT05   45 min.   FR: 16:30 Weidenpesch,    SA: 12:00 Weidenpesch     
Session transcript:  INT05-Setting-up-TYPO3-goes-eComStation.html (163639 bytes)

Using Typo3 - Roland Schmalenberg & Christian Hennecke

Roland and Christian will introduce in the first steps of using TYPO3, the basic structure behind the scene, how to extend the system, how to change the backend language, cloning an existing website and if enough time the nuts and bolts of backing up your work.

INT06   45 min.   FR: 17:30 Weidenpesch,    SA: 14:15 Weidenpesch     
Session transcript:  INT06-Using-TYPO3-goes-eComStation.html (138362 bytes)

The voyager project - Adrian Gschwend

Voyager is an attempt to get the "OS/2 feeling" implemented on top of modern open source software. The project wants to address a lot of problems we suffer from right now with OS/2 and eComStation. The presentation will give an overview about Voyager and it will also show some first concepts, source code and prototypes.

ALL07   45 min.   SA: 14:15 Köln,    SU: 15:15 Köln     
Session transcript:  all07_the_voyager_project.pdf (1288128 bytes) The crux with the community - Adrian Gschwend

In the 9 years of its existence provided and still provides a lot of software for OS/2 and eCS. However, there is still a lot of overhead, the so called community does not yet participate the way we would like it. Projects like Voyager will just succeed if we can address those issues. The presentations will show how the situation can be improved.

ALL08   45 min.   FR: 17:30 Köln,    SA: 15:15 Köln     
Session transcript:  all08_the_crux_with_the_community.pdf (625187 bytes)

Creating Video DVDs - Alex Taylor

A demonstration of DVD-video authoring under OS/2, using freely available tools. The session will cover the creation of DVD menus, titles, and titlesets. If you want to create your own video DVDs under OS/2, this session is for you! Some basic familiarity with graphics terminology (e.g. JPEG, bitmap, pixels) and image editors such as PMView, Photoshop and/or the GIMP will be an asset.

APP08   90 min.   SA: 10:00 Weidenpesch,    SU: 10:00 Weidenpesch     
Session transcript:  Creating_Video_DVDs.pdf (181765 bytes)
Programming sample: (1108 bytes)
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Translation in action - Jacques van Leeuwen & Jan van der Heide

What and how about your language? In this session Jacques van Leeuwen and Jan van der Heide will present the first "eComStation Translation CD". They will tell in short about the translation process they use and will have available the presentations given on earlier WSE's and DWS's. After that they will introduce the mentioned CD which will contain a lot of programs that can be used to speed up the translation process, e.g. the Translation Manager/2 (TM/2) from IBM (distribution made possible by Mensys.), self-developed REXX scripts, MED, GFC and more.
The installation of TM/2 using the WarpIn Installation Package developed by Alfredo Fernandez Diaz from Spain will be demonstrated and also the other tools will be discussed. At the end of the session the CD will be available to each attendant.

ALL10   2,75 hrs.   SA: 10:00 Kalk

Programming with the OS/2 Unicode APIs - Alex Taylor

OS/2 includes APIs for Unicode support, but they are poorly documented. This class is intended to provide an introduction to using these APIs to write Unicode-enabled applications. A quick background description of what Unicode is and why it is useful will also be included.
This workshop is intended for program developers, particularly those working on applications which require support for multiple languages, countries, or character sets, so attendees should be at least somewhat familiar with C programming (there may also be some limited coverage of REXX, depending on interest). As the class includes programming exercises, it's a good idea to bring a computer with you - however it's not mandatory.

DEV03   4 hrs.   SA: 15:15 Kalk     
Session transcript:  uniclass.sxi (21492 bytes)
Session docs: (104367 bytes)
Programming excercises: (64777 bytes)
Solutions to excercises: (3884 bytes)

CAcert Introduction and FAQ - Henrik Heigl / The team (D)

At this years Warpstock Europe, CAcert offers cost-free validation of persons for issueing security certificates (this process is known as so-called "assurance" of persons). Also, there will be this daily session that shows how CAcert works.
To get your certificate "assured" start by joining the CAcert.Org (this is free) by creating an account and bring a piece of identity with you that links your face to your name (like a passport or German ID card...), then go to CAcert's booth in the user groups room.
For more information about this process also check the CAcert FAQ.

INT07  CANCELLED! Session transcript:  CAcert-allgemein-english.pdf (1421357 bytes) or      CAcert-allgemein-english.sxi (1410264 bytes)

eCUPS: The future of printing on eComStation - Bart van Leeuwen

CUPS (Common UNIX printing system) provides a portable printing layer for UNIX-based operating systems. It promotes a standard printing solution and is the standard printing system in MacOS X and most Linux distributions. CUPS uses the Internet Printing Protocol ("IPP") as the basis for managing print jobs and queues and adds network printer browsing and PostScript Printer Description ("PPD") based printing options to support real-world printing.
Bart will tell us about this new project that integrates CUPS into the eComStation printing system.

ALL09   45 min.   FR: 11:00 Köln,    SA: 12:00 Köln

Programming in PASCAL using WDSibyl - Michael Oehlhof

WDSibyl is an integrated development environment for the object oriented pascal language. In this session you will see how easy WDSybil can be installed and programs can be created using the provided graphical user interface.

DEV02   45 min.   SA: 10:00 Mauenheim,    SU: 10:00 Mauenheim     
Session transcript:  index.html (67334 bytes)
Programming sample: (3205 bytes)

Implementing servlets - Thorolf Godawa

Tomcat is a web server for dynamically created content that supports JSP/servlets and is based on Java. So Tomcat is running on all platforms that support the Java SDK 1.5 or with an additional compatibility package even on Java SDK 1.4.2 which also exists for OS/2. Thorolf will explain how to setup a Tomcat server with OS/2 as the underlying operating system.
The session will cover all relevant parts to get you guided through your home-made setup including prerequisites, download sources, installation, configuration and testing of Tomcat 5.5, also in conjunction with Apache 2.2 and MySQL 5.0 as well as some best-practice tips and helpful links.

INT08   45 min.   FR: 15:15 Weidenpesch,    SU: 15:15 Weidenpesch     
Session transcript:  OS2TC-Presentation_V04.pdf (769335 bytes)

PHP - Arne Blankerts

This 90 minutes power workshop will show you what to actually do with the newly installed OAMP system (INT04): You will get an overview and introduction into object oriented programming in php version 5, have an in-depth look into the renewed dom/xml api and the powerful streams subsystem of php.

INT09   90 min.   SA: 15:15 Mauenheim,    SU: 11:00 Kalk     
Session transcript:  oop.pdf (141987 bytes)
Programming sample: (1566 bytes)

PBX on eComStation - Jan Lauer & Wolfram Schmid

A PBX (Private Branch eXchange) can be imagined as a private phone network of arbitrary size with a central controlling unit. Almost each and every company nowadays runs such a system.
As a world-premiere WS-IT and Logic Consult will present a PBX developed brand-new from the scratch, based on PC-Technology and running eComStation! You'll find out the reasons for this development, details about the technical specification, why it is using PC-Technology and what it made utilizing OS/2 respectively eComStation. We'll give you and impression of the software-architecture and last not least introduce you to the 'bells and whistles' this PBX is offering today. We'd like to close with an outlook of coming enhancements, the flexibility of this system and the additional services and offerings available.

APP09   45 min.   FR: 16:30-17:15 Köln,    SU: 10:00 Köln     
Session transcript:  APP09_PBX_on_eComStation.pdf (3405917 bytes)