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James Zukowski

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WindX Version
« on: October 15, 2020, 12:50:40 PM »
We're upgrading from PxPlus v13.10 on Linux Redhat 5 to v17 (with a temporary serial#) on Redhat 7, which is on a completely new server. On my client PC, I've got WindX clients installed for v14.00.0001, 15.00.0000, and 17.00.0000. I'm connecting to the new server using SimpleCS through a .windx file. When I check tcb(88), I get 13, not 17.
Any ideas?
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Re: WindX Version
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2020, 11:05:08 AM »
Has anyone else experienced this?
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Re: WindX Version
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2020, 11:44:20 AM »
TCB(88) is the version of the WindX program not the version of PxPlus.  The WindX version doesn't change unless there is new functionality added to the WindX<-->Host protocol.

Our utilities use the value in TCB(88) to determine what options on the protocol are available.
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Re: WindX Version
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2020, 11:53:28 AM »
So what should the latest-and-greatest version of WindX ("as of this date") returned in tcb(88)? Is that the same as mse(22,1)?
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Re: WindX Version
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2020, 12:59:20 PM »
Yes it is the same as in the MSE variable but since reading the MSE variable requires an exchange between the host and WindX, we save this value in TCB(88) which avoids the packet exchange.

The most current version of the protocol is 13 ($0d$)
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Re: WindX Version
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2020, 01:06:37 PM »
Thanks! Good to know about the 'difference', too.
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