• Subject: Re: "Client Access" for Linux
  • From: "Simon Coulter" <shc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 30 Nov 00 23:21:45 +1100

Hello Larry,

You wrote:
>All new pieces of Ops Nav are written in Java.  Pieces written pre-java
>are slowly being converted as time/$$s allow.  When it's all Java, it
>SHOULD run almost anywhere. I was even told that because of Java, some
>day it may run on OS/2!

As long as the OpsNav developers don't follow the lead taken by the Enterprise 
for AS/400.  The ET/400 GUI is written in Java but most of the real work is 
done using 
Windoze DLLs.  If you manage to get VAJ to install ET/400 on a non-Windoze 
platform and 
debug it to get past the obvious errors it sends a nice little text message to 
console that it won't work on OS/2.  Ask me how I know ....

It's good to hear confirmation of the move to Java.  I've been bitching about 
being Windoze-only for at least two years.

I'd put money on a Java OpsNav being available for Windoze and Linux, possibly 
AIX, and 
probably nothing else.

Thankfully I've written a green-screen SMB manager so I don't need OpsNav to 
NetServer -- PPP and DNS is next.

Simon Coulter.

 FlyByNight Software         AS/400 Technical Specialists       
 Eclipse the competition - run your business on an IBM AS/400.  
 Phone: +61 3 9419 0175      Mobile: +61 0411 091 400           
 Fax:   +61 3 9419 0175      mailto: shc@flybynight.com.au      
 Windoze should not be open at Warp speed.                      

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