Glink for Java

Terminal emulator for all Java enabled run-time environments, like MacOS, Linux, AIX, Unix and Windows.

Glink for Java includes emulation of the IBM 3270 and 5250 terminals, Bull Questar DKU7107 and DKU7211 terminals, Bull VIP7800, VIP7760 and VIP7700 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.

Glink for Java is available in several versions, and can be run in several different modes. The following short definitions will help you to understand the versions and possibilities.

Glink as an applet

Glink for Java can be run as an applet. This requires a server mode installation, and means that the user starts by accessing web pages from a browser, and downloads the Glink for Java applet from a web page as needed to make a mainframe connection. The applet downloaded is always the latest version. The Glink applet that is downloaded will by default connect to a Glink for Java server running on the same system as the Web server, and obtain a license and configuration files from it.

Glink as a Java Web Start application

Glink for Java can run as a Java application using the Java Web Start technology. This mode is quite similar to the applet mode and requires a server mode installation. In addition the clients must have Java Web Start installed. Java Web Start is shipped as part of the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition. The user starts by accessing web pages from a browser, and on the very first access downloads the Glink for Java application from a web page as needed to make a mainframe connection. Thereafter the application is only downloaded if the user does not have the latest version. The Glink application downloaded will by default connect to a Glink for Java server running on the same system as the Web server, and obtain a license and configuration files from it.

The main difference from the applet mode is that a Java Web Start Glink runs independently of the browser, which can be terminated or used for other purposes, leaving Glink running. Web Start also gives you the option of making start up icons for Glink that Web Start Glink without using the browser.

Glink as a Java application

Glink for Java can be installed as a Java application. The application version may be installed stand-alone, using its own license and configuration information or be configured to obtain licenses and configuration information from a Glink for Java server.

The Glink administration program is used to configure host applications and managing users and user groups for both Glink and GlinkWeb for end-users.

Glink for Java server is used for central configuration and license management.

Glink for Java is delivered with an Application Programming Interface (API), for customers who wish access host applications from their own applications.

Gargen is a development tool, licensed by developer workstation. It is a JavaBean generator that allows the developer to step through existing mainframe transactions, and then automatically generate either Standard JavaBeans, or Enterprise JavaBeans.

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