Rick, I am not sure if you have heard of Seagull, but they offer a powerful software called JWALK that web-enables green screens. We have a very large application and just recently went live with our new Court system using their product. Our users are very pleased. I can provide you with some contacts if interested. Thanks, Chad -----Original Message----- From: CZE Midrange [mailto:CZEMidrange@xxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2004 12:55 PM To: web400@xxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [WEB400] Web-Facing and 5250 removal I am looking for some feedback on folks who have chosen to Web-enable their green screen environments...a feature that IBM has conveniently created huge purchase bargains for and a feature that promises some very interesting options for the 400 environment. The following are some specifics I would love to get some discussion going on: I have heard that the web-facing procedures effectively run as "batch jobs" in the operating system and that IBM sells you only the "governed" CPW machines, effectively shutting down most/all of the interactive feature? Is this true? What specific effects does this have on typical interactive programs that handle data entry or inquiry? What about heavy transactional apps like Warehouse Management...through an RF device? If I ran an old fashioned 5250 program and did not send it through the "converter", would the job crawl slower than a turtle on valium? What about performance in general? Are HTML pages through web browser portals less stable than the good old dumb terminal or is there no real difference? What about a simple thing like your sign-on to qinter in the morning? Are you visible running out of qinter? Are any jobs running out of qinter if they are web-faced? What about printkeys? How do the "green screens" look appearance wise if you are only converting them, not modifying them? Anything you can think of would be very helpful to us in making this tough decision to convert to a web-sphere operation. Thanks much. Rick Rayburn NYC _______________________________________________ This is the Web Enabling the AS400 / iSeries (WEB400) mailing list To post a message email: WEB400@xxxxxxxxxxxx To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/web400 or email: WEB400-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/web400.
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