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Remote View
(& Change) 
Monitor, Capture & Control AS/400 Displays  

Remote View - new version information


Current version installed on 4-May-06
CISC release is still at Version 3.2.0

Version 4.1.0 (current version) contains the following changes:

  • Handle changes in V5R4 of OS/400.
  • Fixed a problem with retrieving the current program of job which was ending.
  • Fixed various display errors.
  • Improved error diagnostics collector.

Version 4.0.0 - RV400 - contains the following changes:

  • Remote commands and QTEMP/LDA access:
  • Allow Remote Commands to run on other jobs.  A command may be entered on a command-line window and will execute on another job.  This will allow the changing of library lists and execution of applications for users who don't have the option available on their menu.  This will work on batch jobs as well as interactive.
  • Allow access to the QTEMP and LDA of other jobs.  This will allow you to look at and change objects in another job's QTEMP library, and see/change its LDA.  This may be more useful than Remote Commands because the output can be sent to your screen rather than needing to use printer and output files.
  • 'PDM-style' job listing selection:
  • Jobs of all types and states may now be listed on the selection screen.  A new 'Job Filters' screen enables jobs to be selected based on partial job and user names, job number ranges and user text.  This allows jobs to be easily found using criteria that is not available in OS/400.  E.g. *ABC* would select jobs ABCD and XABC.
  • New fields added to the list display: Job function, Group profile and User text.   Press F11 to see them all.  All these fields may be sorted on.
  • Job options like J2=Change, J6=Release (corresponding to WRKACTJOB, WRKSBMJOB) can be entered against jobs.  Also job options from the WRKJOB sub menu may be used: e.g. W14=Open files, W4=Spool files.
  • An F13=Repeat option will repeat a selection to the end of list, like PDM does.   This will allow you to quickly take the same action against a set of jobs.
  • Security:
  • Access may now be controlled by all sorts of combinations of User profile, Group Profile, Device and Program.  A list of security detail records allows you to set rules and exceptions to rules.  This means you will be able to specify that a certain user of this product will only be able to access a specified list of (end) users, and in what modes they can be accessed.
  • Option to limit access based on file authority.  This option will check that you are authorised to the open files held by a job before granting access.  E.g. to look at a job in View mode, you must have read rights to all the open files of that job.   But to access a job in Change mode, you will also need update rights to all the files open for output.  This allows you to take advantage of existing security setups.
  • Journaling - the option to have journal records written when View, Change or Remote Command modes are used.   This will record all the actions made: who looked at what job and what screens they changed.
  • Option to ask permission from the target user.  A pop-up confirmation window will appear asking permission to View and/or Change their job.  Their will be time-out values to cater for unattended devices.
  • A new command to edit authorities: RVEDTSEC (Edit Security Options).  Previously you would have to DFU the RVSEC file.
  • Other:
  • Auto refresh for View mode.  This will automatically refresh the copy of the remote screen at intervals that you specify.  The interval can be from 1 to 99 seconds.
  • New menu via F2 will allow entry of F1, Sys-Req and Attention keys while looking at the screen.  I.e. if you press F2 while in Change mode, a pop-up menu will appear allowing you to select the following function keys which can not easily be selected: F1; F2; Sys-Req; Attention.
  • All literal (text) strings are now soft-coded in the message file.  This may be useful for language translation.
  • Fixed problems with the display of radio buttons and pull-down subfile menus.

Version 3.3.0 contains the following changes:

  • Sometimes input fields would be disabled on the Change display.
  • When sending direct function keys the cursor position was set to match the default position for the remote screen.
  • When there is an error locking message on the remote screen, the screen will be cleared before copying it.  This was a problem with Client Access but not other emulators.
  • Skip certain 5250 instructions that would cause the product to crash.
  • Fix calculation of ‘Last Time Changed’ and make sure it doesn’t change when using View mode.
  • Sometimes held jobs were not identified as such.
  • Handle situation which caused ‘Remote-View not compatible with current operating system’ message being displayed.
  • Check for deleted devices.  A disconnected job can have its device description deleted.
  • Ensure objects can be properly restored on v5r2.

Version 3.2.1 contains the following changes:

  • Bug fixes for v5r1 of OS/400: sometimes you would get a 'Pointer not set for location referenced' error.

Version 3.2.0 contains the following changes:

  • Allow DBCS screens to be displayed.
  • Handle remote jobs that have attributes of BRKMSG(*NOTIFY or *HOLD)
  • Handle screens that use Data Queues on the display file.
  • Handle 'overprinting' on screens, i.e. overlapping fields.
  • Handle problems with STRQSH
  • Test for and reject various invalid characters in the 5250 data stream.

Version 3.1.4 contains the following changes:

  • Prevented duplicate device entries appearing on selection screen.
  • Better checking for jobs in Held status.
  • Fixed bug which prevented the selection of *ALL devices.

Version 3.1.0 contains the following changes:

  • Enabled Change mode to work on difficult screens like S36 environment and Program Messages screen.
  • Improvements to View mode:  new copy method improved its reliability.
  • Subfile details automatically updated when exiting Change mode.

Version 3.0.0 contains the following changes:

  • Allowed operator to remotely control the screens of other users.
  • Many other overall improvements, including a F16=Resort function for the job information.

Version 2.3.0 contains the following changes:

  • Allowed access to sessions via generic user and device or all devices.
  • Put in security functions which restrict access based on the remote user, device, or program in the call stack.

Version 2.2.1 contains the following changes:

  • Removed the RMTVIEW message that sometimes appeared on the remote message queue.

Version 2.2.0 contains the following change:

  • Enabled programs to work on levels 40 and 50 security.  This was a problem for some RISC sites.

Version 2.1.1 contains the following change:

  • Fixed a bug which sometimes prevents displaying of a screen when a user has only signed on to one session.

Version 2.1.0 contains the following improvements over version 2.0.0

  • When a user has multiple sessions, the display program's name and library is given beside the job name
  • F12 is allowed from the main display to return to a list of device names
  • Improved screen copying methods to make it work under difficult situations
  • Improved error checking and notification