This is the website for x5250. x5250 is a 5250 emulator for the X Window System.
x5250 uses lib5250 which is part of the tn5250 project. x5250 should run on all platforms that use the X11 Window System. Specifically, x5250 has been tested on GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, Cygwin, and even SUSE Linux runnning in an iSeries LPAR.
x5250 is developed by James Rich. x5250 is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License, version 2.
If you are interested in the source code, download load it here.
x5250 requires tn5250 version 0.17.4 or later. Earlier versions will not work. Please visit the tn5250 project page to obtain the latest version. Once tn5250 is installed, x5250 will build with the enhanced features enabled. Then be sure to add +enhanced to your .tn5250rc file to turn the features on.
If you have any questions or problems, please post them on the linux5250 mailing list hosted on www.midrange.com. You must subscribe to post, but it is free, fairly low traffic, and very worth it.
New features in this release:
You may want to look at the goals and the To-Do list of x5250.
To compile it, do the following:
tar -xvzf x5250-0.5.2.tar.gz cd x5250-0.5.2 ./configure make make install