New packages: suite3270, c3270, pr3287, s3270, tcl3270, x3270

Peter A. Castro doctor@fruitbat.org
Thu Dec 4 07:29:00 GMT 2003


suite3270 is a collection of 3270 emulators created by Paul Mattes.  The
initial release is version 3.2.20.  3270 is a type of terminal protocol,
somewhat like telnet protocol.  If you work with IBM mainframes then you
will be familiar with 3270's in general.  This suite of emulators will
come in very handy.

The suite is composed of the following packages:

c3270   - Curses based emulator
pr3287  - 3287 printer emulator
s3270   - Scripted emulator
tcl3270 - Tcl/Tk based emulator
x3270   - X-Windows based emulator

Each of the above is a separate package and will appear as separate
packages in the list of Cygwin installable packages.  The suite3270
package is a container for common files among the emulators.  You do not
need to select it.  Selecting any one of the other emulators will pull in
suite3270 automatically.

INSTALLATION:
To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the http://cygwin.com/ web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your
system.  Once you've downloaded setup.exe, run it and select "Net" and
then click on the appropriate field until the above announced version
number appears if it is not displayed already.  Choose one or more of the
packages for installation.  You do not need to install all of them.
Only install that which you need.

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mailing list at: cygwin@cygwin.com .  I would appreciate it if you would
use this mailing list rather than emailing me directly.  This includes
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