Eric, While a Java TN5250 is a good idea, There are alot of machines low 486 class that can be made into reliable 5250 terminals by using console based version of the client. If you install the base TCP/IP services, and disable everything but telnet, and LPD, you have a great terminal that you can print TCP/IP to... I think this project is valuable on its own merits. regards:jamie Eric Strovink wrote: > Although 5250 emulation for Linux is certainly interesting/useful, has anyone >on > this list investigated building a web client? There is a commercial product >that > attempts to do so, but it tries to use HTML 3.0, runs into browser > incompatibilities, and therefore has a list of caveats about 10 miles long. >It's > pretty far from perfect emulation, except for vanilla stuff. Not that this is > surprising, given how sucky browsers are in general, and how weak HTML is. >I'm > actually surprised they got as far as they did. > > I wonder if there isn't an opportunity to build a Java client that would >extend > the reach of this project to any Java-enabled browser, and would enable us to > reach both the Linux and Windoze platforms. Isn't it true that with Java we > would have enough screen control to handle this? I'm imagining, for example, > floating function-key bars and so on that would eliminate the keyboard-mapping > issues. I guess I'm energized by the recent release of some decent Java tools > for Linux. > > Thanks for your attention. > > +--- > | This is the LINUX5250 Mailing List! > | To submit a new message, send your mail to LINUX5250@midrange.com. > | To subscribe to this list send email to LINUX5250-SUB@midrange.com. > | To unsubscribe from this list send email to LINUX5250-UNSUB@midrange.com. > | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: email@example.com > +--- +--- | This is the LINUX5250 Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to LINUX5250@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to LINUX5250-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to LINUX5250-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: firstname.lastname@example.org +---
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