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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.
First Diane system in U.S. sold to Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. With Gweb running on the open side of Diane, County employees will now be able to access legacy applications via their Web browser right from their PCs
Maintenance release 7.1.2 contains several enhancements we felt were important to get out into the field now rather than wait for the next major release of Glink. This is a rare exception to our normal policy of including only error corrections in maintenance releases.
We have set up a 'secured' Ggate DSA server to allow you to test the new Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) support in Glink. The secure Ggate allows you to make a secure connection from Glink to Ggate, and then access our 'G&R Distributors' demo application on GCOS8 in Phoenix.
There are many companies with huge investments in mainframe applications who remain convinced that establishing a Web presence for their applications will cost a fortune, and there are a great many Web development companies who are more than happy to confirm that, and charge the fortune.