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Glink for Java R6.6 is available

The production version of Glink for Java R6.6.0 is available, and can be downloaded by distributors for installation on production sites.

Exciting new features that might influence you choice of Glink for your Java to mainframe development projects:

Connection Pool Manager: Gives you mainframe session management for non-J2EE server environments such as Tomcat, or in J2EE application servers such as JOnAS, Weblogic or Oracle AS when J2EE functionality is not required or wanted, on UNIX, Linux or Windows server platforms.

Glink Desktop Manager: An alternative way to start your Glink sessions. The Desktop manager keeps all your sessions in a single window, each in a tabbed pane. This functionality is available to your own Java applications if you need a copy of Glink as a pane in one of your own windows.

SSH (Secure Shell) support: Glink for Java has support for SSH between Glink and the mainframe. SSH is a protocol for encryption and optionally mutual authentication using certificates, giving secure sessions over insecure networks such as the Internet.

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Connection Pool Manager

Glink for Java Enterprise Edition is now shipped with a Connection Pool Manager, intended for use in non-J2EE server environments such as Tomcat, or in J2EE application servers such as JOnAS, Weblogic or Oracle AS when J2EE functionality is not required or wanted. The Connection Pool Manager relieves the application programmer from the low-level tasks of configuring and setting up connections. It can manage any number of pools, each with any number of sessions within the platform's resource limits.

Glink Desktop Manager

Glink Professional and Enterprise Editions are now delivered with a new Desktop Manager that lets you organize multiple Glink instances within the same window using a tabbed pane.

SSH (Secure Shell) support

Glink for Java has support for SSH between Glink and the mainframe. SSH is a protocol for encryption and optionally mutual authentication using certificates, giving secure sessions over insecure networks such as the Internet.

A new SSH pane has been added to the Host configuration dialog box for TCP/IP protocols. Port forwarding (tunneling) is used to add security to standard network protocols. You can modify your existing configuration for Ggate, Telnet, Rlogin, TN3270, TN5250 or TNVIP by selecting the SSH tabbed pane and configuring the SSH server to be used. Glink then connects via the SSH server.

Enhanced GlinkWeb Forms Assistant

The GlinkWeb Forms Assistant user interface has been redesigned. The Glink screen is placed within in the application frame of the Forms Assistant. Review and modification of captured screen parameters can now be done off-line using the captured screen database, and is significantly easier and faster.

Enhanced Gargen

The user interface for the application component generator, Gargen, has been redesigned. The Glink screen itself is placed within the application frame of Gargen. Creating a new bean or stepping through an existing bean to view or modify it is now significantly easier and faster.

Gargen generates EJBs for JOnAS, Oracle AS and Weblogic J2EE application servers, and it generates standard beans and beans using the new G&R Connection Pool Manager for any web server with servlet support.

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