From: "Reeve Fritchman" <>
> If we want applications to displace PC's, we need to provide the
> same tools and interfaces available on a PC without going through
> layers of software and 3rd party vendors.

If you want an iSeries version of Active Server Pages and .NET then how
about deploying with Websphere Advanced Edition?  There seem to be a lot of

> The iSeries penetration into the PC world will remain stalled until I can
> develop as quickly and as cheaply as I can with a 5250 interface (even
> considering the differences in functionality).

It's hard to tell what you want.  The simplicity of 5250?  Or tools and
interfaces similar to those available on a PC?  In my experience, nothing
available on a PC offers the simplicity of 5250.

Are you saying that you'd like to use RPG to read from and write to a GUI
client as easily as reading from and writing to an externally defined
display file?

Nathan M. Andelin

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