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Glink Release 8.1 Professional and Enterprise Editions is available
Gallagher & Robertson are proud to announce Glink Release 8.1. This release is fully qualified and certified for Windows Vista, showing once again G&R's continuing commitment to development on new hardware and operating system platforms and timely delivery of state of the art products to our customers.
This is a significant release of Glink. It introduces:
This release has been qualified on the 64-bit and 32-bit versions of Windows Vista and has been certified under the Microsoft "Certified for Windows Vista" logo program.
The Glink SETUP deliveries are now Microsoft Windows Installer MSI packages supporting 'per user' or 'all users' (default) installations. The packages also provide for administrative (silent) installations.
Glink supports UAC (User Account Control), concurrent user sessions and fast user switching scenarios. All executables are delivered with a digital signature and contain the program manifests for 'asInvoker' execution level (no elevated privileges required).
Glink has been updated to display Vista themed menus.
When available, edit control visual styles are used to display unprotected fields in the emulations, instead of using the 3D look.
The Glink setup program requests Vista admin rights when installing.
Glink Enterprise Edition can use session licenses obtained from the Glink for Java license server, sharing with Glink for Java and GlinkWeb for Java and .NET.
Support for IPv6 has been added for all TCP/IP interfaces. IPv6 addresses can be supplied in IPv6 formats or as DNS names.
Support for UTF-8 encoding for transmission/reception has been added for all host communications.
Glink has been enhanced to allow sending a break and dynamic terminal resizing when using the PuTTY SSHD interface.
An option has been provided for specification of a printer LU or device name for TN3270 and TN5250 connections. When this is specified an additional printer session will be started automatically alongside of the normal screen session.
The IBM IND$FILE host command is now configurable, allowing user-written CICS transactions to do file transfers. Transliteration for IND$FILE ASCII transfers can be configured by customers transferring files in various character sets
Many new 3270 keyboard functions have been added to allow keyboard configurations to be similar to other 'industry standard' 3270 keyboards: forward/backward/delete word, attribute commands, fast cursor move commands, cursor shape selection.
A number of enhancements have been made for color support in IBM emulations: 3270 color emulations now support setting background colors, default low intensity colors are more readable, black background is the default for 3270/5250 emulation modes.
Support has been added for direct host transparent printing and will automatically switch to Windows (text) print mode if necessary, allowing Windows (GUI) printing to be configured for normal host line printing.
Support has been added for 'host transform' transparent printing and will automatically switch to Windows (text) print mode if necessary. Device information options for configuring 'host print transform' have been added to the TN5250 configuration.
If you are using an emulation that allows the host to switch the screen size, for example IBM3278-4 (which can switch between 24 and 43 lines), then this option in the Settings=>Screen=>Font=>Spread font to fit window can be turned off to stop Glink spreading the font, and instead keep its normal size and centre it in the Glink window.
When hovering the mouse over a filename, they display more detailed information about the file including the actual LIST text returned by the FTP server.
You can now select a directory for upload or download with GlinkFTP.
GlinkFTP now distinguishes between symbolic files and directories.
GlinkFTP can: convert between spaces and underscore, convert to upper case, convert to lower case or capitalize the name. It can also replace the extension automatically when transferring the file.
A right mouse menu option has been added for creating directories.
An option can be used to display an initial list of available configurations.
A new 'wizard' guides you through the initial configuration options when starting Glink for the first time or using the Settings->New... option.
The wallpaper file selection lists are preinitialized with all installed images in the Glink directory. The facelifting dialog also supports 'preview browsing' by immediately displaying the selected background and display options in the Glink window.
Glink 7/8-bit transliteration files can now be configured with a text description, default texts are applied to the standard files.
The color adjustment dialog box has been redesigned and uses the standard Windows color dialog box to select the colors.
The initial length of the Glink window to be used at startup time can now be preconfigured.
Enhancements have been added to the on-screen buttons to allow wildcard character searching.
An option has been added in Settings=>General to allow you to configure the Glink title bar text.
An option has been added to tell Glink to minimize to the taskbar tray status area.
A Quality of Service (QoS) option is added to allow you to select any of the QOS templates available on the workstation.