This works! Thank you very much!

I was able to download and compile (from cvs) tn5250 and the latest tarball you linked on my modern desktop. It executes fine and works it the new +destructive_backspace flag.

I'm struggling to get it (tn5250 17.5, then x5250) to compile/execute for glibc 2.3X (a requirement for my thin client machines), but that's my problem and I'm not going to drag you into that. ;)

Thank you very much for this change and your quick response,


--- On Wed, 1/27/10, James Rich <james@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: James Rich <james@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [LINUX5250] x5250 destructive backspace?
To: "Linux 5250 Development Project" <linux5250@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2010, 5:49 PM
I have enabled destructive backspace
support in both tn5250 and x5250.
You have to get the latest CVS of tn5250 and download a new
0.5.2 version
of x5250.  In order to enable destructive backspace,
+destructive_backspace to your tn5250rc file.  The new
x5250 version is
available at:

This release also fixes a problem with the caret not
erasing completely in
x5250 when using large fonts.

Please try this code out and report back any
problems.  Thanks!

James Rich

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when you're done reading them :)
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