h3270 1.3.2 review

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h3270 is a program that allows you to use IBM 3270 hosts from within a web browser

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
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Developer: Andre Spiegel
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h3270 is a program that allows you to use IBM 3270 hosts from within a web browser.
h3270 is different from other, similar systems because of its highly configurable layout engine that is based on regular expressions.

Classical mainframe applications are still part of the IT infrastructure of most large enterprises. The challenge is often to integrate them with more recent, browser-based systems. h3270 allows you to do that in two steps:

- It renders 3270 host screens in HTML and makes them operable from within a web browser. This process works out of the box in a simple, character-based layout that resembles the original terminal screen. Optionally, the layout can be enhanced using a configurable engine so that it looks and feels like a real web application.
- The HTML adapter is available both as a servlet and a portlet, so that it can be used either as a stand-alone web application, or inside a portal server, which allows for seamless integration with other applications at the user interface level.

h3270 is a server-side Java application that is compliant with the J2EE standard and the Portlet API (JSR-168). To access the 3270 data stream, it uses the s3270 program written by Paul Mattes, which in turn relies on the TN3270 format to access the host via Telnet (TCP/IP).

What's New in This Release:
This release adds the ability to have multiple h3270 sessions open at the same time, from the same browser.
This works in both the servlet version and the portlet version.

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