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I'm been roped into a techical discussion next week as to whether our Java
applet / php site can run on a "mainframe. " (I know not what kind of
"mainframe"
or OS).

Is this kind of thing even in the realm of possibility? Or should i tell
them to rewrite the whole thing in COBOL?

Thanks
Apr 7 '07 #1
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R. Vince wrote:
I'm been roped into a techical discussion next week as to whether our Java
applet / php site can run on a "mainframe. " (I know not what kind of
"mainframe"
or OS).

Is this kind of thing even in the realm of possibility? Or should i tell
them to rewrite the whole thing in COBOL?

Thanks

Depends what OS the mainframe uses. Is a version of Apache available
for it? If the answer is yes, then the likelyhood is that PHP will be
fine. Java applet should not care as long as there is a web server on
the mainframe as java applets run client-side, the machine would just
have to be capable of serving web pages, but for PHP it would need to be
able to either run Apache with mod_php or have the capability of running
php as a CGI program (apache/mod_php preferred though for performance).

I'm not a mainframe person, so it depends how old this system is, if
you can give more specifics (preferably the actual OS and version) then
I'm sure someone will give you a definate answer.
Apr 7 '07 #2
R. Vince wrote:
I'm been roped into a techical discussion next week as to whether our Java
applet / php site can run on a "mainframe. " (I know not what kind of
"mainframe"
or OS).

Is this kind of thing even in the realm of possibility? Or should i tell
them to rewrite the whole thing in COBOL?

Thanks

Without knowing the mainframe and the OS being used, your question has
no answer.

I'd suggest you find that out then ask in one of the mainframe groups.
I think they'd have a better idea what can run on their mainframes and
what can't.

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Apr 7 '07 #3
sam
On Apr 7, 4:06 pm, Jerry Stuckle <jstuck...@attg lobal.netwrote:
R. Vince wrote:
I'm been roped into a techical discussion next week as to whether our Java
applet / php site can run on a "mainframe. " (I know not what kind of
"mainframe"
or OS).
Is this kind of thing even in the realm of possibility? Or should i tell
them to rewrite the whole thing in COBOL?
Thanks

Without knowing the mainframe and the OS being used, your question has
no answer.

I'd suggest you find that out then ask in one of the mainframe groups.
I think they'd have a better idea what can run on their mainframes and
what can't.

--
=============== ===
Remove the "x" from my email address
Jerry Stuckle
JDS Computer Training Corp.
jstuck...@attgl obal.net
=============== ===
Chances are if it's a mainframe it's an IBM. Chances are if it's an
IBM it's a zSeries. If it's a zSeries, then it's running Linux so umm,
Yes IF the first to chances are correct than you can run PHP on it. If
not who knows.
Apr 8 '07 #4
sa*@invalidpage .com wrote:
On Apr 7, 4:06 pm, Jerry Stuckle <jstuck...@attg lobal.netwrote:
>R. Vince wrote:
>>I'm been roped into a techical discussion next week as to whether our Java
applet / php site can run on a "mainframe. " (I know not what kind of
"mainframe"
or OS).
Is this kind of thing even in the realm of possibility? Or should i tell
them to rewrite the whole thing in COBOL?
Thanks
Without knowing the mainframe and the OS being used, your question has
no answer.

I'd suggest you find that out then ask in one of the mainframe groups.
I think they'd have a better idea what can run on their mainframes and
what can't.

--
============== ====
Remove the "x" from my email address
Jerry Stuckle
JDS Computer Training Corp.
jstuck...@attg lobal.net
============== ====

Chances are if it's a mainframe it's an IBM. Chances are if it's an
IBM it's a zSeries. If it's a zSeries, then it's running Linux so umm,
Yes IF the first to chances are correct than you can run PHP on it. If
not who knows.

That's one possibility. But by no means would I assume that's the only
possibility.

But even if it is an IBM mainframe running Linux, that doesn't
automatically mean you can run Java or PHP on it. These are not Intel
compatible machines, and it may or may not be possible to easily build
PHP and Java binaries for them.

--
=============== ===
Remove the "x" from my email address
Jerry Stuckle
JDS Computer Training Corp.
js*******@attgl obal.net
=============== ===
Apr 8 '07 #5
"R. Vince" <rvince99 a t hotmail d o t comwrote:
I'm been roped into a techical discussion next week as to whether our Java
applet / php site can run on a "mainframe. " (I know not what kind of
"mainframe"
or OS).
Lets rephrase - you're being asked your opinion on whether $A will work with
$B when you have no idea what $B is.

You don't know, so you're asking us.

What exactly were you expecting?

The only answer you'll get is maybe or maybe not - it depends.

Actually, some of the respondents are talking nonsense - its nothing to do
with Linux compatability, and while a Z-series can run Linux, it doesn't
have to. The key determinant is whether it can support a POSIX environment
with a ANSI C compiler, flex, bison and make.

C.

Apr 9 '07 #6
On Mon, 09 Apr 2007 19:25:17 GMT, Colin McKinnon wrote:
"R. Vince" <rvince99 a t hotmail d o t comwrote:
>I'm been roped into a techical discussion next week as to whether our Java
applet / php site can run on a "mainframe. " (I know not what kind of
"mainframe"
or OS).

Lets rephrase - you're being asked your opinion on whether $A will work with
$B when you have no idea what $B is.

You don't know, so you're asking us.

What exactly were you expecting?

The only answer you'll get is maybe or maybe not - it depends.

Actually, some of the respondents are talking nonsense - its nothing to do
with Linux compatability, and while a Z-series can run Linux, it doesn't
have to. The key determinant is whether it can support a POSIX environment
with a ANSI C compiler, flex, bison and make.
Yes, well, after all, the answer for the OP is here:

http://tinyurl.com/22c6t
Apr 10 '07 #7

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