Mocha TN5250 for Windows 7/8/10

version 1.0 : 15 May 2007
  • First version.

Version 1.1 : 1 June 2007
  • color red would not be stored in the configuration file
  • moving cursor over a hospot would give pixel display errors
  • right ctrl changed to work as a single function key.
  • F10 would send F10 to the AS/400 + give focus to the menu.
  • a space before or after the IP address in the connect dialog, would make the DNS lookup fail

Version 1.2 : 16 February 2008
  • 27x132 size SDA screen could give a crash
  • SYSREQ and ATTN would not interrupt, if in X-WAIT mode

Version 1.3 : 6 February 2009
  • parameter /X and /Z /Z configfile : copy configuration file to the users private configuration folder, and exit /X configfile : as /Z , but also start a tn5250 window
  • http:// and https:// can be used as hotspots

version 1.4 : 23 june 2009
  • if the AS/400 requested an error line outside the screen size, it was ignored. Now the message line (last line) is used
  • In X-Help mode, the screen behind the error line was not restored, when RESET was pressed.

version 1.5 : 27 May 2010
  • altgr+v would make a crash on Vista
  • clipboard csv format failed with some 8 bit characters
  • 2 x click on printer icon in toolbar could give a crash

Version 1.6 : 12 July 2010
  • clipboard append shold add a cr/lf between appended data
  • sending a 0x10 (Transparent Data order RFC 1205) with a wrong size, would make tn5250 ignore the screen data, which follows. Now it tries to display it, even if it is not legal data
  • increased the SSL incoming buffer from 64 K byte to 640 K byte

version 1.7 : 7 October 2010
  • moving mouse to the left of the window, when selecting an area could give a crash
  • character & in a screen would make menu
  • file
  • mail fail
  • hidden characters was displayed in print and mail

version 1.8 : 8 October 2010
  • in v 1.7 hidden characters in mail/print was changed to ?. In this version they are spaces.

version 1.9 : 30 June 2011
  • use parameter tn5250.msi CONFIG=c:\user.config to copy a configuration file to the users private files at installation.
  • % and & has been removed from data send to the mail program.
  • f20
  • f24 did not work in the tool bar
  • added fixed width option for fonts. Some .NET installations does not handle the font API correct. This option makes sure the font stays the same width , also when changing the 5250 window width.

version 2.0 , 23 February 2012
  • new SSL protocol, and network layer
  • parameter /Y configfile , makes it possible to use any location for the configuration file
  • possible to link a key , such as ctrl+f5, to a recorded macro
  • ,. issue with printer margin field
  • new fast blink option
  • field separator was included in clipboard data
  • copyright symbol added in UK codepage
  • if clipboard was locked from another program, tn5250 could crash
  • underscores are now used in print screen
  • crosshair cursor and blinking, gives less screen updates
  • left ctrl as RESET and ctrl+c+v+x possible
  • removed some fonts from the font list, as they were not 100% mono spaced.

version 2.1 , 13 March 2012
  • ctrl+c ctrl+v may not work if an older installation had menu
  • edit
  • ctrl+c+v defined off.
  • pressing left ctrl for RESET would not update the status line
  • function SELECT-UP/DOWN/LEFT/RIGHT were missing from the function list in menu
  • tools keyboard

version 2.2 , 20 March 2013
  • Greek codepage was wrong
  • space in IP address, or license key would give error
  • Some fonts could give a wrong display
  • shift up/down/left/right functions were not stored correct

version 2.3 , 25 March 2013
  • ctrl a did not work

version 2.4 , 17 December 2013
  • added MAPI mail option in menu
  • tools
  • options
  • terminal, as to be able to handle 27x132 screens when they are send to the mail client
  • possible to have keep alive with SSL
  • if clipboard was locked in another program, it could give a crash

version 2.5 , 27 January 2015
  • uses .NET 4.0
version 2.6 , 18 May 2015
  • If the font and OS support it, extra space horizontal will be allowed between characters.
  • General bug fixing.
version 2.7, 7 June 2015
  • Ignores IPv6 DNS replies.
  • Requires .NET 4.5 , as to support TLS 1.2.
  • SSL/TLS version is shown in the status line.
  • Cannot be used with XP, as XP only supports .NET 4.0
version 2.8, 2 Feb 2016
  • menu - file - connect, could fail, and showing many dialogs at the same time.
  • paste text including ",." after using keypad could give wrong data (,. swapped)
version 2.9, 3 Feb 2016
  • problems with menu shortcuts
  • better handling for user.config file errors
version 2.9.1, 3 March 2016
  • The MSI installation package required IE 11. It was a mistake, tn5250 is not using IE
version 3.0, July 5 2016
  • Added IPv6 support
  • Clear will also delete the current screen
  • Flicker with slow cursor blink has been removed
version 3.1, August 22 2016
  • Typing a character, which has no value as uppercase in an uppercase field would give an error. Example ยต (altgr+m)
  • Added option menu - tools - terminal - always focus. When the 5250 window is without focus, and a user click the window, should the window only get focus, or also position the cursor at the click point.
version 3.2, February 13 2017
  • If left ctrl was assign a function different from RESET, the AltGr key would fail.
  • If tn5250 has been used on a 2 monitor system, and the second monitor is removed, tn5250 would on next program start, try to run on the second monitor.
  • New icon
  • Updated license as to define a county is not a company.