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Re: 5250 for iPhone



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The reason I bought the app for my phone is that I get paged by the system
from a legacy paging system. The reason I'm calling the paging system legacy
is that the people that installed it are gone and there's no easy access to
documentation. We continue to use the paging system but we only know how to
use it via its green screen interface and that requires an 80 column by 25
line 5250 screen. Before mochasoft's product, I could get on our i from my
phone using free tools but they were geared for vt100 communications. The
wrapping of 5250 screens on the phone's screen left them less than useful
depending on the task at hand.

On Fri, Jul 25, 2008 at 9:26 AM, Trevor Perry <trevor@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

IBM apparently disagrees with green "simple operations". Managing systems
using a (simple) web interface is the order of the day, and the direction
of
the future.

There does not seem to be a reason to have a 5250 'emulator' other than to
access old applications and perform your operations in an old manner. This
is not a bad thing, it means that we can keep the older user populace using
the i. It certainly is not something that is a reason to buy an i.

"Hey, look at this 5250 emulator app on the iPhone! It talks to this OS
called i - I better get one of those..."

I find it amusing that Booth would buy an iPhone just to get 5250
emulation.



On 7/25/08 7:16 AM, "David Gibbs" <david@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Yes, but even in the 21st century computers have consoles that are needed
to
check the status of jobs, answer messages, etc.

I really don't think the iPhone app is going to be all that useful for
doing
heavy duty 5250 interactions. I know the Windows Mobile version wasn't.

What it was good for, however, was basic console operations ... nothing
heavy
duty.

Modernization is a good thing ... but there's always going to a place for
simple operations.

david


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