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NeTraverse Merge Release 5.3
11 December 2002: SCO announces availability details for the latest release of
NeTraverse Merge. NeTraverse Merge Release 5.3.7 for use on SCO
OpenServer Releases 5.0.6 and 5.0.7, and NeTraverse
Merge Release 5.3.4 for use on UnixWare 7.1.2 (Open UNIX 8) and UnixWare 7.1.3. The
new versions are provided on the latest Optional Services CD- ROMs for UnixWare
Releases 7.1.3, SCO OpenServer Releases 5.0.7, and the SCO Download Site.
This announcement includes:
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1 Product Description
NeTraverse Merge 5.3 provides customers with the powerful capability of utilizing Windows®
Me, Windows 98, and DOS applications concurrently with their mission critical UNIX business applications on SCO
OpenServer Release 5, or UnixWare 7 platforms. This allows customers to reduce their overall infrastructure investment
by minimizing the number of servers and desktop workstations in their environment. With fewer servers and desktop
platforms, customers can not only reduce the amount of money they spend on hardware, but also lower the Total
Cost of Ownership (TCO) by having fewer platforms to administer. NeTraverse Merge 5.3.x, which can now be installed
on UnixWare 7.1.2 and UnixWare 7.1.3 systems as well on SCO OpenServer 5.0.7 and 5.0.6 systems, includes the following
- Support for Windows Me, Windows 98 (including Windows 98 Second Edition and Windows 98 Upgrade), Windows 95,
and DOS operating systems along with many DOS and Windows applications.
- Support for Microsoft Windows VNET Networking on SCO OpenServer systems, allowing SCO Merge users, UNIX users
and native Microsoft Windows systems to share files and print facilities via the Microsoft Windows Network
- Support for current web browsers such as Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 and 6 as well as versions 4.x, 6.x and 7 of Netscape
Communicator. A wide variety of personal and office productivity tools such as Microsoft
Office 2000 and Outlook are also supported.
- Support for audio playback including use of several popular Windows audio playback applications when configured
in conjunction with the OSS sound drivers for UNIX from 4Front Technologies. (The OSS sound drivers are not included with
NeTraverse Merge and must be purchased separately from 4Front Technologies.) Information regarding 4Front Technologies
is available on the World Wide Web at: http://www.4front-tech.com
- "Zoomless" installation of Windows. A UNIX console is not required to be present during the installation
of Windows. This increases not only the ease of installation but also enables Windows to be installed on Merge from a
remote X-client device.
2 New in Release 5.3
NeTraverse Merge 5.3.x is an updated version of SCO Merge 5.1. This new version includes new features and improvements
as well as bug fixes. New features of NeTraverse Merge 5.3 for UnixWare and Open Server include:
Additional features available with the OpenServer version of NeTraverse Merge 5.3.7 are:
- Support for Windows Me
- Ability to run an expanded list of Windows applications
- New and more flexible window resizing options
- Automatic creation of D: drive for user data
- Serial line speeds of up to 115,200 baud
- Memory available to Windows increased to 128MB.
- Correct CPU identification
- Wheel mouse support
- More foreign language Windows support including Brazilian Portuguese and Greek.
- DHCP over VNET
- Audio playback support including volume control (using 3rd party device drivers)
NeTraverse Merge 5.3.4 for UnixWare and NeTraverse Merge 5.3.7 for OpenServer are now available on the
SCO Download Site. First customer shipments of the UnixWare 7.1.3 Media Kits are anticipated to begin worldwide on 9 December
2002. First customer shipments of the OpenServer Release 5.0.7 Media Kits will be announced in early January 2003. There will
be no revision to the current Media Kits for UnixWare 7.1.2, or OpenServer 5.0.6 to include NeTraverse Merge 5.3 Customers
wishing to install or upgrade to Merge 5.3 will either need to purchase an Open Server, or UnixWare Media Kit, or download
NeTraverse Merge 5.3 from the website. Licenses from previous versions of Merge will not work with this release. If upgrade
licenses are purchased for this release, reinstallation of the software is required.
4 Upgrades and Supported Operating System Platforms
NeTraverse Merge 5.3 is only supported on OpenServer 5.0.7 and 5.0.6, and UnixWare 7.1.3 and 7.1.2.
NOTE: A fresh installation of NeTraverse Merge 5.3 is required to upgrade from SCO Merge 5.1
- NeTraverse Merge 5.3 Desktop Version from SCO Merge 5.1 Desktop Version Upgrade License: This license enables
existing SCO Merge 5.1 Desktop installations to be upgraded to the NeTraverse Merge 5.3 Desktop Version.
- NeTraverse Merge 5.3 Server Version from SCO Merge 5.1 Server Version Upgrade License: This license enables existing
SCO Merge 5.1 Server installations to be upgraded to the NeTraverse Merge 5.3 Server Version.
NeTraverse Merge 5.3 is being provided as two basic versions
Additionally, SCO is providing NeTraverse Merge 5.3 User Upgrade Licenses to increase the number of networked users who can
concurrently access Windows applications running under Merge. Please note that the number of NeTraverse Merge 5.3 users expected
to run concurrently must be less than or equal to the number of UNIX users licensed for UnixWare, or SCO Open Server.
- NeTraverse Merge 5.3 Desktop Version: Intended for use on UnixWare 7.1.3, and UnixWare 7.1.2 systems other than
the Base Edition, and on releases 5.0.7 or 5.0.6 of the SCO OpenServer Release 5 Desktop System. It provides a 2 concurrent
user NeTraverse Merge license for either console or networked users
- NeTraverse Merge 5.3 Server Version: Intended for use on all UnixWare 7.1.3 and UnixWare 7.1.2 systems except
the Base Edition, and on releases 5.0.7 or 5.0.6 of the SCO OpenServer Release 5 Enterprise System. It provides a 5 concurrent
user NeTraverse Merge license for either console or networked users.
The following describes each of the User Upgrade Licenses:
- Merge 5.3 10-User Upgrade License: Increases the number of users who can concurrently start Merge/Windows sessions
on a Merge 5.3 Version by 10 users.
- Merge 5.3 25-User Upgrade License: Increases the number of users who can concurrently start Merge/Windows sessions
on a Merge 5.3 Version by 25 users.
NeTraverse Merge 5.3 is provided in the UnixWare Media/Evaluation Kit, and SCO OpenServer Release
5.0.7 Media/Evaluation Kit on the corresponding Optional Services CD-ROMs along with other SCO supported server enhancement
products. It is also available for download from the SCO website. Only products for which a license has been purchased may
be resold or installed.
6 System Requirements
SCO recommends that your system meets or exceeds the following requirements:
||UnixWare 7.1.3, 7.1.2 (Open UNIX 8), or SCO OpenServer Releases 5.0.7 or 5.0.6
- At least 32 MB per Windows session
- 4 MB per DOS session
Additional Disk Space:
|15 Mbytes for NeTraverse Merge
For system copy of Windows in /usr/merge
Per-user space in $HOMEMerge users' home directories
|Windows 95 Classic
|Windows 95 OSR2
|Windows 98 First Edition
|Windows 98 Second Edition
|Windows Millennium Edition
|Minimum 1024x768 X capable display with at least 64K colors (16 bit) and a pointing device (e.g., a mouse)
7 Product Withdrawal
Effective 1, March 2003, NeTraverse Merge 5.1 will be officially withdrawn from the SCO product
8 Technical Support
All existing Support contracts for SCO Merge 5.1 will be honoured until they expire, however no new
SCO Merge 5.1 support contracts will be accepted for UnixWare after 1 January 2003, and for OpenServer after 1 March
2003. Technical Support for SCO Merge 5.1 on UnixWare will be retired on 1 January 2004, and for SCO Merge 5.1
on SCO OpenServer on 1 March 2004. Customers are encouraged to upgrade to the current version before then.
9 Software Enhancement Service
Subscribers to SCO's Software Enhancement Service (SES) with subscriptions for SCO Merge 5.1 on UnixWare
7 will automatically be sent upgrade licenses and media for Merge 5.3. Subscribers with subscriptions for NeTraverse Merge
5.3 on SCO OpenServer 5 will automatically receive the new SCO OpenServer Optional Services CD-ROM when they become available.
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