On Fri, 21 Nov 2008, Porterfield, Sean wrote:

Ok, new test tarball is available at:


As far as I can tell, it works as before on Fedora 9. There is still a cursor progression bug that I think I reported a while back (I could be mistaken on the reporting part) but it's not a huge problem. Basically, we have DDS menus run in CL programs. If I key the number of a menu item, the cursor moves to the right (as it should). When I exit the program and the menu is redisplayed, the cursor does not return to the beginning of the field as it should. I haven't been using it enough in a long time to remember exactly when this problem was introduced. My test was using xt5250.

This doesn't sound like a cursor progression bug, but rather a bug with the way a previous screen is restored. However I can't really know without a way to reproduce the error. If you have a way I can test that please let me know.

The latest version of x5250 I have is x5250-0.5.2-pre3, so if that isn't the latest, please let me know. It will no longer `make` for me, so I have not tested it against the latest tn5250. (I had that problem from cvs tn5250 when I put Fedora 9 on this computer, so it's not really a "new" problem related to this weeks push for a release.)

The latest version of x5250 is x5250-0.5.2-pre4.tar.gz available at:


This version builds perfectly with tn5250 version 0.17.4 for me. Please note that the above URL is not the permanent home for x5250, it is just there while the old server is getting moved to a different network.

In file included from /usr/local/include/tn5250.h:34,
from x5250.h:35,
from alloccolors.c:27:
/usr/local/include/tn5250/utility.h:36: error: expected ‘=’, ‘,’, ‘;’, ‘asm’ or ‘__attribute__’ before ‘!’ token

This looks like a corrupted file to me. Please download the new releases and try again.

James Rich

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