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RConsoleJX: Updated RConsoleJ for OS X 10.7 Lion



August 3, 2011 11:50 am





Novell's Terms for RconsoleJ with ConsoleOne

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Years ago Jeffrey D. Sessler created an OS X application bundle for the standard RconsoleJ that Novell ships with ConsoleOne. That original post is at:

Some time later, Andrew Miller updated it for Java 1.5 and Intel Macs. His post is at:

Since my copy of RconsoleJ for OS X was from Jeffrey and OS X 10.7 Lion no longer supports PowerPC applications at all, I went ahead and created a new bundle to update the Java version to 1.6+, use the proper RconsoleJ icon, and generate the latest OS X Swing calls. I have tested it on Lion, but it should also work on Intel Leopard and Snow Leopard.

Like its predecessors, it runs like bog-standard RconsoleJ, just on a Mac. If you load the Rconag6.nlm module on your NetWare server, then you can use RconsoleJ to connect to the console remotely. Since I still have dozens of NetWare servers I cannot live without it.

Bugs: Secure connections still seem to take forever to start. Unsecure connections are, well, unsecure but FAST. Also worth noting is that sometimes keys on a Mac keyboard (like DELETE and ALT) don’t work with RconsoleJ unless you either add the fn key to the mix. CTRL should usually be substituted with the Command (“Apple”) key.

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Disclaimer: This content is not supported by Micro Focus. It was contributed by a community member and is published "as is." It seems to have worked for at least one person, and might work for you. But please be sure to test it thoroughly before using it in a production environment.


  1. By:rzeman

    I hated having to fire up Fusion just to run rConsole the last few weeks. Cheers!

  2. By:6599498


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