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A 3270 terminal emulator for connecting to IBM mainframes.

Name: x3270
Homepage: http://x3270.bgp.nu/
Why: I couldn't find any other IBM 3270 terminal emulators in the Solus repositories.
Open Source: Yes. Under a standard BSD license.
Tarball: http://x3270.bgp.nu/download/03.06/suite3270-3.6ga6-src.tgz

JoshStrobl triaged this task as Needs More Info priority.Mar 31 2019, 4:55 PM
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What is the use case for having this?

The use case for this is when a university student taking an IBM System Z mainframes course, or when a system/business logic programmer for one of the top 100 banks in the world (or Walmart, or $MegaCorp) needs to access their company's mainframe, they don't want to have to switch to Mac or Windows or install a commercial proprietary piece of software to do it.

The only other option on Linux is Ericom TN3270, which is commercial software. And on Windows you've got SDI TN3270 Plus and Mochasoft TN3270, both of which are also commercial software.

If you're asking what the use case is for this software for the average person, there isn't one. All telnet 3270 terminal emulators are utterly useless to anyone who doesn't have an IBM System Z mainframe login.

JoshStrobl raised the priority of this task from Needs More Info to Normal.
JoshStrobl assigned this task to CirkuitBreaker.

If you're willing to become the maintainer of the package, I'll accept it for inclusion.