Anyone have experience with tn5250 or xt5250 -- need it full screen or scaled

From: Lynn Dixon 
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i am trying to use Raspberry Pi's as a TN5250 thin client.
I am currently using TN5250 and xt5250 but it will only do a small window.

I have tried editing the .tn5250rc file in my users /home but it still will
not scale.

Also, usually hodling left ctrl and right clicking would allow me to move
to a bigger font, but for some reason it is not working.

Anyone  have any experience to lend on tn5250 emulation and scaling the
window full screen?

=============================================================== From: John Aldrich ------------------------------------------------------ i am trying to use Raspberry Pi's as a TN5250 thin client. I am currently using TN5250 and xt5250 but it will only do a small window. I have tried editing the .tn5250rc file in my users /home but it still will not scale. Also, usually hodling left ctrl and right clicking would allow me to move to a bigger font, but for some reason it is not working. Anyone have any experience to lend on tn5250 emulation and scaling the window full screen?

=============================================================== From: Nick Smith ------------------------------------------------------ Does a Pi have the power to do that?

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ Nick, I am going to guess a no, but its worth a shot. If it will even compile on the ARM architecture. Will give it a shot and see later on. I would still like to get xt5250 or some other 5250 emulation to work. Hell, I could just telnet into it, if I could get the thing to go full screen

=============================================================== From: John Aldrich ------------------------------------------------------ Well, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I tried, unsuccessfully for a couple years at Blueridge Carpet to get it to work, and ended up having to use the Windows version with WINE. That worked spectacularly. One of the people who I exchanged messages about this with was using WINE and Windows TN5250 on an Atom processor, so it *can* be done on low power devices.

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ Atoms are alot different from ARM. Especially a 700 MHz single threaded ARM that are in the Pi's.

=============================================================== From: Benjamin Stewart ------------------------------------------------------ I think the problem is the architecture (ARM), not the computing power of the chip. And for full-screen telnet, try the text console!

=============================================================== From: Jonathan Calloway ------------------------------------------------------ Doesn't Mochasoft make a *nix clien? Jonathan Calloway Sent from my iPad On May 16, 2013, at 10:21 PM, Benjamin Stewart w= rote: he chip. And for full-screen telnet, try the text console!=20 e on r a o use le 0 on

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ Jonathan, Even if they do have a binary that runs on *nix, I am not sure they have one that runs on any architecture other than x86.

=============================================================== From: Ed King ------------------------------------------------------ as much as I used to dick around with mainframe emulators you'd think I wou= ld have some intelligent contribution to this thread...=A0 but I don't ;-) = =A0=A0 I don't even know the diff between tn5250 and tn3270 but there is a = curses-based c3270 client, maybe you could compile that on your Pi --- On Thu, 5/16/13, Lynn Dixon wrote: From: Lynn Dixon Subject: [Chugalug] Anyone have experience with tn5250 or xt5250 -- need it= full screen or scaled To: "CHUGALUG" Date: Thursday, May 16, 2013, 3:28 PM i am trying to use Raspberry Pi's as a TN5250 thin client. =A0I am currentl= y using TN5250 and xt5250 but it will only do a small window. I have tried editing the .tn5250rc file in my users /home but it still will= not scale. =A0=0A=0A Also, usually hodling left ctrl and right clicking would allow me to move t= o a bigger font, but for some reason it is not working. Anyone =A0have any experience to lend on tn5250 emulation and scaling the w= indow full screen?=0A=0A=0A -----Inline Attachment Follows-----

=============================================================== From: John Aldrich ------------------------------------------------------ Quoting Jonathan Calloway : I believe they do. I don't know if it's free.

=============================================================== From: Mike Harrison ------------------------------------------------------ If you really NEED an 5250 client, there is serious money invested in that architecture and infrastructure, even if it is 20+ years old. If the problem does not warrant an expenditure for the proper hardware and software for that architecture, it's not a problem worth worrying about. If you WANT a client, for *nix, FREE, on some arcane architecture, there is source and compilers... It's a learning opportunity. Side note: Using X, pop your screen into whatever low res mode is appropriate: 640x480? and get to work at the resolution IBM/(God) intended it to run at. xrandr is your friend.

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ Found a superb solution that works great on a Raspberry Pi. Randy sent this suggestion over to me and I gave it a go. http://tn5250j.sourceforge.net/index.html Its a little slow on the raspberry Pi using OpenJDK 7, but it scales beautifully and has a ton of great options. I am thinking of trying the Oracle official ARM version 8 of JRE to see if it improves any, but if you are needing a great java based TN5250 client, this one works great.