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Glink for Java production release 6.8 is available

The Glink for Java server is now qualified for new server platforms from Microsoft, Bull and HP. They comprise: Windows 2008 Server, 32-bit and 64-bit; Windows 2008 Server R2, 64-bit; AIX 6.1; HP-UX 11i v3. The Glink for Java application is now qualified for Windows Vista and Windows 7 workstations.

Features of this release

  • Downloading by activation key
  • Licensing by activation key
  • Configuration simplification and enhancements
  • Unicode as the internal character set
  • UTF-8 option for host connections
  • UTF-8 transmission to browsers for GlinkWeb
  • New platforms

Previous main release 6.7 | Glink for Java information pages | Product sheet

Features in more detail


This release, R6.8.0, is the first release of Glink for Java using activation keys for downloading. Downloading is a two stage operation: first registration, which delivers an activation key to your e-mail address; followed by the download itself, using the activation key.

Customers who have purchased the software and been delivered an activation key can go directly to the download page:


For stand-alone clients the procedure is improved to allow activation by key. When you start Glink for Java it brings up a dialog box that allows you to select whether you have a license file delivered by a distributor or an activation key. If you have a file you can browse and select it. If you have an activation key you are asked to enter it, and Glink for Java then connects to our web site for activation.


Configuration has been greatly simplified to make it possible for administrators (all users with administrative privileges) to generate, modify and delete configurations directly from Glink for Java, without using the administration program. Besides giving the administrator an easier way of managing configurations, this makes it far easier for stand-alone users to get started, particularly users who have downloaded Glink for Java from our web site for evaluation. After installation they can simply start Glink for Java with user ADMIN, password ADMIN, and use Glink itself to add their own configurations.


Glink for Java now uses Unicode internally and supports UTF-8 connections to hosts that use Unicode. Glink for Java translates to and from the various single or double byte character sets used by legacy host applications. GlinkWeb uses UTF-8 when communicating with browsers.

Glink server platforms

The Glink server is needed for license and configuration management for server mode installations and otherwise when licensing is by session rather than by workstation.

Supported 32 bit UNIX/Linux platforms:


Intel Pentium PCs, Linux kernel 2.6


Bull Escala, AIX 5L for Power V5.3/6.1

Supported 64 bit UNIX/Linux platforms:


Intel Itanium 2, Linux kernel 2.6


AMD/Intel x64_86, Linux kernel 2.6


Hewlett-Packard, HP-UX 11i v3

Supported 32 bit Windows platforms


Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2008

Supported 64 bit Windows platforms


Intel/AMD x64, Windows 2003, 2008, 2008 R2


Windows XP, Windows 2003 on Intel Itanium 2

Glink application platforms

Application platforms are the workstations on which Glink for Java can be executed. Glink for Java can be installed free-standing, downloaded as an applet or started as a Java Web-start application.


Platform, assuming Java 1.5 or newer


Windows XP, 2003, 2008, Vista, Windows 7


Mac OS X


AIX 5L/6L on PowerPC


HP-UX on Itanium2


LINUX on Intel


All Java 2 enabled UNIX


Other Java 2 enabled platforms

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