A colleague of mine has been researching this question independently of
me, and independently of this List. Here's what we found:
Web5250 (Pete's Workshop, open source):
I just now realized that this was one of the possibilities that Mark
Waterbury brought up off-List. We've been experimenting with it, but so
far, there have been problems. Part of it seems to be that it's based on
a relatively old TN5250j codebase; I've found that unlike IceCap (which
seems to be more a screen-scraper than an emulator), it doesn't do a
very good job of overriding browser fonts (with the result that screen
displays that depend on monospaced fonts can become almost unreadble) or
browser function key definitions (especially F3 and F12, with the result
that it's relatively easy to get an emulation session stuck in a screen
with no way to exit it). Does anybody here have any experience with it?
Greenscreens (open source version):
The GitHub page for that is up front about saying that the developer has
abandoned the open source version in favor of a commercial version that
they developed from scratch, and my colleague gave up on trying to make
the open source version work. All he could find on the commercial
version have been pictures of it.
Web5250 (Paulo McNally, open source):
I can't even get to the GitHub page my colleague found for this, and my
colleague said he'd given up on it.
IBM i Access for Web:
Does anybody here know anything about this at all?
I've tried the demo of this. It seems to be more of a screen-scraper
than an emulator. Very slick, but at least in the demo, if I drag the
demo link Niels Liisberg posted to two different browsers, I don't get
two terminal sessions, but rather, two separate views of the same
Does anybody here have any experience with any of the above? The
principal object here is to incorporate a web-based emulator into the
web UI of our CRM product, and to allow for scripting the emulation
session similarly to what we already do with our Java-based emulator).
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