Updated: suite3270-3.3.15ga8-1, c3270-3.3.15ga8-1, pr3287-3.3.15ga8-1, s3270-3.3.15ga8-1, tcl3270-3.3.15ga8-1, x3270-3.3.15ga8-1
Peter A. Castro
Mon Apr 27 18:13:00 GMT 2015
An updated version of the suite3270 packages has been released and should
be at a mirror near you real soon. This is an upstream release.
Version 3.3.15ga8 has just been released for both 32-bit and 64-bit
Cygwin. The updated packages are as follows:
In addition to a code refresh, these packages have been built with the
latest openssl (1.0.0), tcl-tk (8.5) and ncurses (10) dependencies.
(From the release notes: http://x3270.bgp.nu/documentation-relnotes.html)
This release contains Paul Mattes's latest code and fixes to the suite.
The differential between this release and the last Cygwin release
(3.3.4p7) is so large that it's not practical to include in this notice.
Please refer to the Release Notes directly.
Additionally, Paul distributes a standalone version of c3270 and pr3287,
named wc3270 and wpr3287, respectively. These are not included in the
Cygwin port, as they are build as native Windows binaries.
If you wish to use these rather than the Cygwin ported versions, they can
be obtained from Paul's website directly (see Homepage below, goto
Download link). Alternatively, source for building these is included in
the original source tarball used to build the Cygwin port, so you can
build them yourself.
See ReleaseNotes for full details.
suite3270 is a collection of 3270 emulators created by Paul Mattes.
3270 is a type of terminal protocol, somewhat like telnet protocol. If
you work with IBM mainframes then you will be familiar with 3270's in
general. This suite of emulators will come in very handy.
The suite is composed of the following packages:
c3270 - Curses based emulator
pr3287 - 3287 printer emulator
s3270 - Scripted emulator
tcl3270 - Tcl/Tk based emulator
x3270 - X-Windows based emulator
Each of the above is a separate package and will appear as separate
packages in the list of Cygwin installable packages. The suite3270
package is a container for common files among the emulators. You do not
need to select it. Selecting any one of the other emulators will pull in
To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on the
http://cygwin.com/ web page. This downloads setup.exe to your system.
Save it and run setup, answer the questions and pick up one of the
above packages under the Net category.
Note that downloads from sources.redhat.com (aka cygwin.com) aren't
allowed due to bandwidth limitations. This means that you will need to
find a mirror which has this update, please choose the one nearest to you:
If you want to make a point or ask a question the Cygwin mailing list is
the appropriate place.
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