On Tuesday 21 August 2001 2:40 pm, Duane Kehoe wrote:
> I hate to grip you have a great emulator here for the Linux
> environment but it is not going anywhere and CVS checkouts to get
> updates/bugfixes is just wrong.  I don't personally mind as I can manage
> it just fine but most if not all the people I know simply will not go to
> CVS to get anything as CVS is designed for developers not users!!!  I do
> understand people get busy but your site is over a year dated, the last
> posted release is 0.15.x from June of 2000 better yet I have been using
> the cvs 0.17.x I believe it is and it has been flawless for me, atleast
> build and release it as 0.16.x has major flaws.
>       This has been my humble opinion in the form of a rant and rave ignore it
> if you don't like it.

Hi Duane

I'll probably get some flak now for bringing up the issue of out of date URLs
again (gdr ;-) but I agree with your sentiments above. Just one clarification
- are you referring to http://cvs.cleveland.lug.net/module.pl?module=tn5250
when you mentioned 'your site' above? The project is now hosted at SourceForge
http://tn5250.sourceforge.net/ which has a last update time of June this year.

I've emailed Philippe Petrinko whose tn5250-faq is linked to from both old &
new sites, as it's over eighteen months since it was updated (end of '99), to
see if he still plans to maintain it. I'd be happy to take on the job[1], but
wonder if SourceForge can offer something more dynamic/interactive
(faq-o-matic or such like).

As far as a source tarball or binary packages go, I have no idea how much
work is involved in getting a realease out. It would be nice to have a cvs
snapshot available as a tar.gz. I appreciated Henri's RPM's while I was
running Mandrake, though I've not used Carey's .debs as even 'sid' only has
0.16.1, and I've used the more recent cvs version since switching to Debian.
One of the problems seems to be that all the developers are already too busy
doing real (read paying) work involving AS/400's :-(

Just seen Tony's post - a mini-HOWTO sounds a great idea.

Regards, Martin
[1] As I've been using tn5250 at work for over two years now (and to access
my netshare account from home for the last year), and it'd be nice to
contribute something back.
martin@dbg400.net / jamaro@firstlinux.net
http://www.dbg400.net  DBG/400 - DataBase Generation utilities
Open Source test environment tools for the AS/400 / iSeries and
miscellaneous database & spooled file management commands.

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