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Glink R7.2.3 introduces official support for the G&R GlinkVisual product. The run-time support is included in the release, and the GlinkVisual Forms Assistant is available as a separately priced product for customers who would like to use Visual Basic to develop workstation or server-side applications that access mainframe applications using Glink.
This release contains a completely new edition, Glink Enterprise Edition which is licensed by number of simultaneous sessions and allows use of Glink from the web. A Glink license server must be set up to issue session licenses.
This release introduces Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) support in Ggate, the Gweb web server, Gproxy and the Glink for Java server. It also supports the TNVIP protocol, license sharing, and handles connection storms.
Glink for Java is a 100% Java version of Gallagher & Robertson's immensely popular Glink for Windows terminal emulation program. Glink for Java includes emulation of the Bull Questar DKU7107 and DKU7211 terminals, Bull VIP7800, VIP7760 and VIP7700 terminals, IBM 3270 and 5250 terminals and DEC VT320 and VT102 terminals. ANSI 3.64 is supported for general communications work. Teletel and Minitel are supported for access to popular public information systems.
G&R's Glink for Java offers an optional Java Bean Generator, Gargen, that allows the user to step through existing 'forms mode' mainframe transactions as a normal terminal, and then automatically generate either Standard Java Beans, or Enterprise Java Beans that encapsulate the transactions, and are able to repeat them as needed. There are absolutely no changes needed to the mainframe system. The generation process is speedy, requires no knowledge of programming at all, and produces components that fit right into the component library of a Java developer.