I've played around with Remote AWT serving an NT Workstation. It's wonderful to behold the AS/400 delivering up GUI from a native language without any intemediate 'client/server/microsoft' stuff! It's a little slow at present and IBM does not recommend for heavy-duty GUI applications at present. Also, you would need to be aware that Remote AWT uses RMI, and so you must be running a JVM on the client which supports RMI. IE 4.0's JVM does not support RMI. Theoretically, though, you could use Javasoft's 'Java Plug-In' to automatically make your applet run Javasoft's JVM and then spawn a thread to initiate the Remote connection. Once initiated, of course the AS/400 takes over serving up the GUI to the workstation. I should stress that I'm a novice in this area, so your best bet would be to check the red book at http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/sg242163.html On the question of how good Java is on the AS/400, I had a chat recently with the lecturer at a Java evening course I'm attending. He works as a software engineer at a very well known Java software company with here in San Francisico. When faced with the task of implementing their software on the AS/400, any skepticism vanished when all of their thousands of Java classes compiled successfully and ran perfectly on the AS/400. In contrast, his regression testing with a new version of Microsoft's Java compiler (JVC), revealed that Microsoft had introduced a couple of extra keywords to its compiler causing the compiler to blow up because almost every java source had a variable the same name as one of these keywords! So they had to change their source code for the new release of JVM. Hope this helps. Chris Jewell mailto://firstname.lastname@example.org > -----Original Message----- > From: email@example.com > [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Glenn Holmer > Sent: Wednesday, September 30, 1998 4:37 AM > To: JAVA400-L@midrange.com > Subject: Re: does anyone post to this list? > > > On Wed, 30 Sep 1998 08:04:11 -0700, Rich Buttenhoff wrote: > > >It's working - we're not apparently. :) > > Or either Java on the '400 is so usable that no one has any > problems to report :) > > Seriously, we've only started using it, but find the performance > of PC programs accessing '400 databases through the AS/400 Java > Toolkit to be nothing short of amazing. If I came up against a > thorny problem, I would post here, but I haven't! > > One thing we haven't tried is the Remote AWT (Java program runs > on the '400 but displays its GUI output on a PC). Has anyone > worked with this? Are there any gotchas? +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to JAVA400-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to JAVA400-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to JAVA400-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: email@example.com +---
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