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X5250 is a 5250 emulator written primarily by James Rich which uses the X11 Window System and lib5250 from the tn5250 project.


  • enhanced 5250 protocol support via lib5250
  • simple copy and paste which can automatically align blocks of text
  • extensive user customization
  • key remapping
  • very fast

x5250 runs on several platforms including Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD, and even Linux on an iSeries LPAR. x5250 should compile and run on any platform that has a C compiler and supports X11.

There are several screenshots of x5250 on the x5250 main site. x5250 is licensed under the GPL.

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