A 3270 Terminal & Telnet Framework in java[Home] [Status] [SF Project]
A library and framework for creating Telnet clients in Java. It implements Telnet (RFC 854) and a set of extensivle Telnet Options. Currently this project is in a rapid state of development, and as such, is constantly changing. You can keep an eye on the latest developments by subscribing to the recent activity RSS feed.
Stable, Ready for Use, A 3270 Emulator, or the best thing since sliced bread.
After using FreeHost3270 for more than a year, struggling to build the type of components, interaction models, and dealing with cruft-based race conditions from a fragile and brain-dead threading model, I decided it was time to cure my problems. A clean break in API, clean separation of concerns (leading to a clean implementation) for telnet Option extensions, and application of MVC to the terminal buffer was essential. The pile of hap-hazzardly thrown-together telnet code and the nasty Tn3270Parser, as well as the brain-dead buffer handling made me decide that a Fork wasn't going to save FreeHost3270. It was time for a fresh start, synthesized from specs and practical experience.
And thus, JinTn3270 was conceived.