Newsletter

Date: November 1999

Re: Terminal Emulator support in GCOS-8 COBOL Workbench

Terminal Emulator support through TNVIP and TN3270 is introduced as standard in G8WB version 1.4.42 (32-bit version only).

Until now, you were required to use the embedded G8WB terminal emulators VIP77XX, VIP78XX, DKU71XX or IBM327X, when testing your TP8 application systems. You are now able to use your favorite Terminal Emulator when testing your TP8 application systems in the advanced G8WB environment.

G8WB Configuration

The TERMINAL-EMULATION configuration may now specify terminal emulation mode and optionally a terminal emulation interface.

[DEFAULT-CONFIGURATION]
TERMINAL-CONFIGURATION : VIP77XX|VIP78XX|DKU71XX|IBM327X [TNVIP|TN3270]

TNVIP interface may be used to connect a Terminal Emulator with VIP77XX, VIP78XX or DKU71XX emulation, through TNVIP.

TN3270 interface may be used to connect a Terminal Emulator with IBM327X emulation, through TN3270.

No interface, will default to use of the embedded G8WB terminal emulators.

TNVIP

Following example shows how Glink may be configured to connect to G8WB through TNVIP. The IP address is the address of your local PC where G8WB is running.

The TNVIP Terminal type is used to dynamically set terminal emulation mode.

TN3270

Following example shows how Glink may be configured to connect to G8WB through TN3270. The IP address is the address of your local PC where G8WB is running.

The 3270 Model is used to dynamically set terminal emulation mode.

Glink example

Your terminal interface during TP8 application testing can now be exactly the same as your production environment,


while using the advanced animation facilities of your G8WB test environment.

Note: Your Terminal Emulation software must be able to interface via TNVIP or TN3270.

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