cvs commit: ports/net Makefile ports/net/c3270 Makefile distinfo
edwin at FreeBSD.org
Thu Dec 16 01:25:28 PST 2004
edwin 2004-12-16 09:25:27 UTC
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net/c3270 Makefile distinfo pkg-descr
New port: net/c3270 - to replace net/tn3270 - Full-screen curses-based
remote login to IBM mainframes
This port is the latest version of IBM 3270 terminal emulators
as an open source project that I can find. The net/tn3270 port
is dead-dead-dead and will take too much effort to fix on
5.x-6.x-Current. This new port is part of a group and has been
separated such that the user can pick & choose what he wants.
This particular port is for full-screen text-mode aka console
sessions with support for curses, OpenSSL, scripting, and
SNA-printer emulation with IBM mainframes.
I am unable to test most of the extra functionality. Also I
am continuing to investigate some text-mode anomalies that may
be highly dependent on the graphics/video card in use. But we
do need a working replacement for net/tn3270, and this is 'it'.
Before accepting this new port:
Firstly, I need someone with legal eyes to look over this
project's licensing details at http://x3270.bgp.nu/license.html
, please. (I posted this request on -ports@ a few weeks ago
to no avail.)
If agreeable, the next thing to do is ditch the port net/tn3270
entirely. I'm not sure how to do that myself (and not being
able to do CVS thru our political firewall here at work).
Thirdly, if agreeable, simply add this new port net/c3270 to
the collection, please. Yes it comprises only three little
Fourthly, people with access to mainframes: Test Test Test Please! :)
I don't agree with ditching x3270 though.
Submitted by: "Paul Seniura" <pdseniura at techie.com>
Revision Changes Path
1.1387 +1 -0 ports/net/Makefile
1.1 +153 -0 ports/net/c3270/Makefile (new)
1.1 +2 -0 ports/net/c3270/distinfo (new)
1.1 +22 -0 ports/net/c3270/pkg-descr (new)
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