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Glink Professional & Enterprise Editions, update 7.2.1 is available
Glink Professional and Enterprise Edition, updates 7.2.1 are now available. Your local distributor can download them for installation on production sites. These updates are available free of charge to customers with a service contract for Glink Professional or Enterprise Edition. Customers with a service contract for Glink Standard Edition can upgrade at a special discount. Customers with no service contract must purchase a license upgrade.
Apart from the error corrections mentioned below, this maintenance release also includes some enhancements:
This release is primarily a maintenance release that corrects errors detected in the original 7.2.0 release.
The details of errors corrected are documented in the known error pages of our web server and are listed in the announcement for our technical list.
See also Release R7.2.0.
We have added support for resizing the Glink screen when in graphics mode. This is most useful when you have configured the 'Adjust font size' resizing option, allowing you to resize the Glink window as required. The graphic image is stretched or squeezed accordingly.
Please note that when Glink enters IBM graphics mode there is a dialog between the terminal and the mainframe that, amongst other things, establishes the current size of the screen. An 'intelligent' application will react to the size Glink provides and scale the graphic screen to that size; so to get the best image you should resize (or maximize) the window before asking the mainframe to display the graphics image.
Glink now supports local hard copy printing of mainframe graphics screens. Glink must have local printing options configured for Windows (GUI). All the Windows (GUI) formatting options can be used, including the Printer colour schemes, to adjust the appearance of the hard copy.
We have added two new colour schemes for better IBM colour emulation.
Either of these colour schemes can be used for the Glink emulation or graphics screen and the printer. With default Glink colour settings, the 'dark' colour scheme gives a black background that is closest to the the actual IBM terminal. The 'white' gives a white background. The white background is more useful as a printer colour scheme.
We have improved Glink's IBM GDDM Graphics emulation, including some minor corrections.
We have added support for IBM APL (A Programming Language). Glink is now delivered with a new TrueType APL font used in the APL support. This font consists of a basic set of 'programming language' symbols which correspond to operations the host can perform.
You can find out more at ACM.
We have added a new SAAHLAPI.DLL to the Glink delivery that interfaces between the REXX language interpreters and Glink's HLLAPI support. You can obtain several Freeware REXX interpretors from the web. We have qualified Glink's REXX support with the Regina REXX interpreter.
We have added basic support for the edit 'Cut' and 'Undo' operations. If you configure the emulation 'Copy/paste with Ctrl+C/V' option, then the standard Ctrl+X/Z can be used for Cut/Undo. These internal Glink functions can be remapped using GLLAY.
The Shift+arrow keys now default to the normal edit commands of automatically setting 'Mark' selection mode.
We have added a few extra predefined keys to this release:
GlinkWeb is an extension to the Glink product family that gives web users access to mainframe applications from their browsers, without the need for additional software on the client workstation.Read more