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XConnectPro Version 3.9 - XServer for windows

Date: October 10, 2009

Lab-NC is pleased to present the major release of the 2009 year of XConnectPro Version 3.9.

Integrating the Microsoft Windows and X-Window System environments, XConnectPro is a powerful and effective way to transform a standard PC into a fully functional X-terminal.

Included in the package are the X-Window System, TCP/IP, FTP, TFTP, LPR, LPD, TELNET and NFS plus a whole lot more.

Everything that you need to run all your remote Unix and X applications is included.

NOTES on this release (PLEASE READ):

1. The MS Windows 2K/2K3/XP/Vista NFS-Client can be installed by using the "Custom" installation mode only.

2. The Windows NT LPR printer driver is manually installed by running the self-extracting archive file, "lprd.exe". This file can be found in the directory with the uncompressed package distributive.

3. Use the "setup -wauto -s" command line (instead of "setup -auto") to start the "Silent Installation".

New Features on this release include:

1. Ftp:
- any foreign SOCKS4 server may be used in "FTP via SOCKS4" mode
(earlier - only own Telnet/SSH's ones)
- most IBM MVS filesystems are processed with file-/directory- attributes
- the "Auto" Server Type item is added. Applicable in most cases.

2 Ping:
- the IP- and Port- scanning is improved
- some TCP servers may be checked more carefully

3. NFS-Server and NFS-Server as NT Service:
- "export.xml" file is used from now instead of the "".
Automatical convertation is provided.
- standalone NFS-Settings facility with much more settings is implemented
- the exported name of share item may be vary to provide any external name for sharing resource (e.g. "/rfiles" for "C:\nfsexport")
- the "rwSizePref" and "topMaxbytes" settings are implemented to limit the rsize/wsize NFS buffers.
Actual for, say, VmWare ESX NFS-Client in NFS-3/TCP mode.
- the usage of NFS(2,3) version and/or transport (UDP,TCP) protocols are controlled now by corresponding settings
- two assistant settings are implemented for CreateFile of NFG-2 protocol to provide NFS-3 - like modes for CreateFile request - Guarded and CreateAsCreOpen, which is useful for some especial NFS-Clients.
- the "Verbose" trace mode has the influence on the NFS_ss.exe/Service also

4. NFS-Client for MS Windows 2K/2K3/XP/Vista win32 and/or x64:
- the installation under Windows 7 and Server 2008 is available
- better process of the exports with very many files
- modified the ShortName generation method
- Shell Extention Property Sheet DLL (XWPSHELL.DLL) is available under Vista also
- our standard Network Provider Name "XwpNTrdr" may be changed to any ASCII.
Actual for applications with built-in processing of "net use" output.
- NFS-Client NFSDrive :
- the new CheckBox "Explore" controls the starting of Windows Explorer after drive mapping (earlier - always)
- NFS-Client Settings :
- "LDAP" tab - the prefix "CN=Users" removed to provide the global searching in DB
- the "Enable TCP Reconnection" settings allows the dynamic reconnections to NFS-Server after network restarting (actual for, say, unstable WiFi)
- "Network" tab - the "TimeOut Period" setting is in seconds now (earlier - in msec) with 1..50000 sec limits

5. NFS-Client for MS Windows/x64 :
- NFS-ClientX64 NFS-Client for Windows/x64 was built-in in the package and is installed via usual Installation procedure.
- The NFS-ClientX64 may be installed under MS Server 2008 64bit
- The Shell Extention Property Sheet DLL (XWPSHL64.DLL) is implemented

6. XServer:
- the usage of MS Windows IME helper is blocked, because it is useless with XServer. To enter CJK text in an X client, you need to run any remote XIM server X-Client(e.g. "scim" or "gcin")
- Unicode titles of windows and icons in "Multiple" mode are provided if set as COMPOUND_TEXT lines or by "_NET_WM_NAME"/"_NET_WM_ICON_NAME" properties.
- multi-monitor "21" combination is allowed from now in all modes (including "FullScreen")
- xwp.ini/"[XSETUP]"/"PromptOnSuspend=1" implemented to control the transition to the "Suspend" PC mode.
- the FullScreen window can be created shifted using new mklShiftPriMonY0/X0 manual settings as default for mklFullScreenX0/Y0
- the mklFullScreenX0/Y0 manual settings allows to set the necessary position of the XServer/FullScreen window
- many operational X-Sessions may be run with the same Display Number if you use separate local IP address for each X-Session.
Very actual for PC with many IP addresses.

7. Startup:
- "joblist.xml" file is used from now instead of the "joblist.ini".
Automatical convertation is provided.
- the Status bar shows your actual "DisplayName" value and"ini"-file specification.
- the specific name of joblist file may be set in each your "xwp.ini" file
- the new "Close Job" button implemented to dismiss the usage of the another "ini"-file (which was loaded because of "Open Job.." action)
- any foreign SOCKS4 server may be used (earlier - only own Telnet/SSH's ones)

8. NFS-Client SDK:
- the C++ "nfsc1_t" sample test which uses the "nfsc_ipp" sample XwpNFS-SDK toolkit classes is implemented.
Full sources of "nfsc1_t" sample test project are freely available.
- the C++ "nfsc_ipp" sample XwpNFS-SDK toolkit as interface to low-level NFSLib32.dll XwpNFS-SDK API with three XwpNFS-SDK toolkit classes (XWPNfsClConn, XWPNfsClDirList and XWPNfsClFile) are implemented.
The direct usage of low-level NFSLIb32.dll XwpNFS-SDK API (nfslib32.h, nfslibex.h, nfslib32.lib) is obsolete now.
Full sources of "nfsc_ipp" sample XwpNFS-SDK toolkit project are freely available.
- more NFS operations (rm, rmdir, mkdir, rename ) are available in the limited free demo-version of low-level NFSLib32.dll XwpNFS-SDK API.
The limited free demo NFSLib32.dll XwpNFS-SDK API is freely available.
- directories with very many files and/or very long filenames are available for browsing now
- the sample libNFSC.cpr settings file are more useful and informational now.

9. Ftp/NFSViewer:
- more remote operations (rm, rmdir, mkdir, rename ) are available in the libNFSC.DLL NFS-Viewer, limited free demo-version of the full NFS-Browser plug-in, based on the XwpNFS-SDK API.
The limited free demo libNFSC.dll is freely available.
- directories with very many files and/or very long filenames are available for browsing now
- the sample libNFSC.cpr settings file are more useful and informational now.

10. Settings:
- The XStartup facility can be started from the Run -> XServer tab.
Is actual if you use variable name of JobList file in different "xwp.ini" - files.

11. XDK:
- the "XLOCALEDIR" env.var. may contain Windows drives.
The pathDelimiter=';' is used instead of standard ':'.
Actual if the network multi-user installation is used.
- useful XLib API entrance implemented for local convertation of COMPOUND_TEXT strings to UTF8 strings (is used by Xserver for CJK titles):
int __stdcall mklXWPXLibConvertCOMPOUND_TEXT_to_UTF8(const char *loc_, char *utf_buf, const char *string, int max_utf)
Used by new XServer/Multiple to output CJK titles.
- the ".pdb" files for XDK are available (may be requested) to debug your own X-program base on XDK

Please read more about XConnectPro in product home section of Labtam Inc site.

Single User licenses are at $105.00 AUS. Please visit the Software Pricing page for pricing on Multiple Licenses.

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