Ah! Good point. Just because it is midrange doesn't mean it has to be 5250, does it. Good point.

Probably the right point, too. I totally missed that.

On 9/3/2012 12:00 AM, John Yeung wrote:
On Mon, Sep 3, 2012 at 12:25 AM, Mike Wills <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
My only experience with node.js thus far is on my own
Ubuntu server running boys for a social music site
(TurnTable.fm). I was mostly giving and example.
Can't PHP do something like that? I didn't know so I
went with Node.js. I can't imagine it's any harder to
port than Ruby is. But I don't have that area or expertise.

This kind of stuff is quite simple in Python (roughly as simple as PHP
or Ruby, some would say simpler). No porting required: iSeries
Python works out of the box, and works as a "native" i (not PASE)
application. Works very well with both IFS stream files and QSYS.LIB

There is example listener code on the iSeries Python site:


The example there is rather old and rough around the edges, but it
shows what can be done. If you're on V5R3 or later, you can install
iSeries Python 2.7, which allows use of scads of third-party Python

As for the original question, if we're really talking about making
arbitrary updates to a green screen, not tied to key presses, that I
have no idea about. (Is giving them a browser interface an option?)

John Y.

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