On Fri, 17 Sep 2010 22:16:14 -0400 (EDT), Tim Stephen wrote:
>I think there is a tn3270 client for os/2. I've never used it but
>perhaps you have and it is not up to your requirements. But just in
>case you didn't know, I think there is one.
Yes, there is a very good TN3270 package, Personal Communications
[PCom], that IBM provide(d). As far as the 3270 emulation, it is all I
need. Unfortunately, IBM has imposed an SSL requirement for certain
functions that the PCom that runs on OS/2-eCS does not support. The
Windoze version has been enhanced to support SSL.
I'm looking at several options, including:
1) Boot Linux and run a crappy TN3270 package for the very
limited needs that I have. And, then boot back to eCS
for the rest of my work.
2) Boot a Windoze image,... see Linux #1 above.
3) Move to Linux as in #1, and try to run eCS in VirtualBox
to avoid booting back and fort. eCS would probably then
be used only for the functions that are a PITA to migrate,
but the pressure to migrate will be reduced.
4) Move to Linux and try running the PCom for Win under WINE.
I have no idea if this will work or not. If it does, it
will ease some of the migration issues I have getting off
of eCS. Then, eCS will disappear as a requirement.