OS/2 Specifics of Kermit 95


Kermit 95 2.1 for IBM OS/2 has all the same features as Kermit 95 for Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP, with the following exceptions:

It also has a few features that the Windows versions do not have: SLIP and PPP dialing, a Rexx interface, and transmission of files with full OS/2 extended attributes.

NOTE: Although Kermit 95 for OS/2 is, indeed, the OS/2 version of Kermit 95, in this file we refer to the Windows version of Kermit 95 as "Kermit 95" and to the OS/2 version as "Kermit/2" for the sake of brevity and clarity.

Kermit/2 replaces OS/2 C-Kermit 5A(191) of April 1995. It is a 32-bit program, requiring OS/2 2.0 or later. It comes with a GUI Presentation Manager Dialer (which requires OS/2 3.0 or later) to set up your connections.

IMPORTANT: Kermit/2 uses different keyboard keycodes than OS/2 C-Kermit. You will need to convert any key settings files to the new keycodes. This change was required in order to allow any and all key combinations to be mapped, and to be mapped on a per-emulation basis. OS/2 C-Kermit only allowed a relatively small number of key combinations to be mapped, and all mappings were global. The new scheme also allows MS-DOS Kermit keymaps to be imported.

Kermit/2 includes a large repertoire of terminal emulations, Kermit and XYZMODEM file transfer, a powerful cross-platform script programming language, built-in automatic translation of Roman, Cyrillic, Hebrew, and other character sets: all in a consistent package that operates uniformly over direct or dialed serial connections, TCP/IP Telnet or Rlogin connections, PATHWORKS, IBM LAN Server, or NETBIOS connections, and in a consistent way with Kermit programs for DOS, Windows, UNIX, VMS, and many other platforms.

Kermit/2 is miles ahead of the old OS/2 C-Kermit:

			    C-Kermit 5A(191)     Kermit/2 2.1

Terminal emulations: 6 40 Built-in modem types: 28 82 Graphical dialer and database: No Yes Intelligent dialing: No Yes Portable dialing directory: No Yes Integrated XYZMODEM protocol: N