tn5250j Java AS400 Client (Enter Key instead of Field Exit)

If you have used the tn5250j (5250 terminal emulator for the AS/400 written in Java) software then you will know the Enter Key is setup as “Field exit” This is the setup on the old terminal key stations but on PC Enter means Enter and users don’t want to change their habits.

Lucky the tn5250j is open source so you can just download and compile you own version. This is surprisingly simple – download the source and read antbuild.txt – There are a few dependencies but nothing too difficult.

I have attached the compiled Jar file so you dont have do, Enjoy

P.S. This also works great for OpenVPN ALS – An Opensource web-based SSL VPN server written in Java.

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3 thoughts on “tn5250j Java AS400 Client (Enter Key instead of Field Exit)

  1. Hi There, I’ve been looking for a free emulator for MAC and came across this software, after some investigation I found your site. I do apprciate the additions, here. I still can’t understand why the setting can not be saved? Wondering if you might be able to give me a hint. Thanks and Happy New Year!

  2. <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <html><head> <meta content="text/html; charset=utf-8" http-equiv="Content-Type"> </head>Hi there;<br/><br/>Thanks for writing back. <br/><br/>I have used the mochasoft product for years, but because I’m a trainer, I get many students that need software on a no charge bases. <br/><br/>I’ve been using a free tn product for years which has been fine but it only works on windows. Recently, students are coming in with mac osx machines. <br/><br/>Its been horrible trying to get some free products to work with the mac. Then I came across tn5250j. The screen is just incredible especially when scaling and no external fonts are needed. <br/><br/>I have found at least 3 versions of the tn5250j software, one of which was yours. <br/><br/> I’m guessing there very little support for this software by your comments so I will tread on. <br/><br/>Again thanks for answering me email and Happy New Year. <br/><br/>Thanks<br/><br/>-paul<p>Sent while away from my desk!</p></html>

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