: Can anybody give me some idea of the relationship between VA and the
: AS/400 ? I understand that there is an Envy Developer/400 product, does
: this allow development of AS/400 smalltalk or does this just use the
: AS/400 as a library server with development occuring on attached PC's ?
I think neither, nor,
Envy/400, is a tool for the client (e.g. PC with WIN or OS/2), here
you develop the user interface, and additionaly you have access to the
data on the AS/400 transparently (as I have understood)
For example, you can browse through the DB localy, but which data-
manipulation here is possible I don't know. In the most cases
from Envy are systemcalls sent to the client, and the most real work
will be done under AS/400.
: I have an existing client with a large RPG legacy system who is looking
: to move to a client/server system. What does VA offer ?
One rumors here, IBM has planed a native port of VA to AS/400,
but what it will do in thruth, it knows only God. (or Gerstner only?)
BTW: we are exploring this item, for evtl. possibility of porting
of our Smalltalk/X to AS/400. But the most problem, I thing here in
Germany, is the very small amount of interested custommers... :-(
For furter discussion, please email me.
Richard von Lavante Tomcat computer GmbH
CEO Fruehlingstr. 4
Tel: +49/(0)89-84 99 92 D-82110 Germering bei Muenchen
Fax: +49-(0)89-84 95 44 Germany
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