WebSphere MQ Client for SCO
SCO OpenServer Integration with the
The WebSphere MQ Client for SCO OpenServer is a fully
conforming MQI Client that enables applications written for, or ported to,
OpenServer systems to communicate with one or more WebSphere MQ Queue Managers
running on any supported platform. The OpenServer client supports all WebSphere MQ
V2 functions and works with all V2 and V5 WebSphere MQ Queue Managers.
The WebSphere MQ Client for SCO OpenServer is
developed by Willow Technology under license from IBM.
The IBM WebSphere MQ range of products provides
application programming services that enable application programs to communicate
with each other using messages and queues. This form of communication is
referred to as commercial messaging. It provides assured, once-only delivery of
messages. Using WebSphere MQ means that you can separate application programs, so
that the program sending a message can continue processing without having to
wait for a reply from the receiver. If the receiver, or the communication
channel to it, is temporarily unavailable, the message can be forwarded at a
later time. WebSphere MQ also provides mechanisms for providing acknowledgments of
Message Queue Interface
The programs that comprise a WebSphere MQ application can be running on different computers, on different operating
systems, and at different locations. The applications are written using a common
programming interface known as the Message Queue Interface (MQI), so that
applications developed on one platform can be transferred to another. When two
applications communicate using messages and queues, one application puts a
message on a queue, and the other application gets that message from the queue.
In WebSphere MQ, queues are managed by a component
called a queue manager. The queue manager
provides messaging services for the
applications and processes the MQI calls they issue. The queue manager ensures
that messages are put on the correct queue or that they are routed to another
An MQI client is an independently installable
component of the WebSphere MQ product line that allows a user to run WebSphere MQ applications, where the MQI client has the ability, by means of a communications
protocol, to interact with one or more MQI servers and connect to their Queue
Applications to access the MQI on SCO OpenServer
systems can be written in C or C++ using the UnixWare and OpenServer Development
Kit 7.0.0u or later. Note the OpenServer Development Kit 5 is
- For development: SCO OpenServer 5.0.4 or
later with UnixWare and OpenServer Development
Kit 7.0.0u or later.
- For deployment: SCO OpenServer 5.0.2 or later
+ OSRcompat module.
- TCP/IP. SNA is not supported.
- A WebSphere MQ Queue Manager (server) to connect
- Any Intel based system supported by SCO
OpenServer 5.0.2 or later.