Cut down to paragraph I have comments about...

On 30-Sep-99 James David Rich wrote:
> The biggest drawbacks with tn5250 are incomplete emulation (I still
> don't know how to get the newline key), crashes, and portability.  I
> would like to run tn5250 on SCO openserver 5.  I tried to compile it on
> one of these but no go.  Same with IRIX.  We have a customer with 6
> stores that need AS/400 access and only have SCO openserver.  Of course
> I could get to work and start porting it but the suits would say "just
> use windows - let's not take time to do the port".  I also can't get it
> to compile on libc5 machines.  I must say that the latest release has
> been very stable for me and I am very pleased with it.  tn5250 (or more
> specifically xt5250) is exactly the application I have needed.

While I haven't had time to do it for a while, I have gotten tn5250 to work
under SCO UnixWare 1.1 and UnixWare 2.1.  Biggest thing was to get ncurses
set up before trying tn5250, because it used functions that are not present
in the standard curses package.  I usually don't have a OpenServer 5 platform
running, I have installed it a couple of times, but deleted it ASAP.  (Don't
like it much.)  Some similar feelings towards UnixWare 7 right now.  Too much
SCO meddleing.  I would imagine that IRIX would be a similar situation with
ncurses.  I also use egcs, not the standard C compilation systems for my porting
work.  I find that that is more portable.

Maybe you could try compiling the package under SCO or IRIX, and forward the
compile time errors to the list.  Maybe somebody would be able to help you out.

Bill Suetholz

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