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RE: OS Y2K Compiant


  • Subject: RE: OS Y2K Compiant
  • From: Neil Palmer <npalmer@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 10 Feb 1998 18:46:59 -0700

fixed

You are correct, sir !   
The V3R1 'Y2K' PTF's were a stop-gap measure only.  You need V3R2.
(Especially if you need to exchange data with those nice new systems
running V4R2, because V3R2 is the oldest TGTRLS they will support (they
won't even support V3R6).

And who knows, maybe all the problems with V3R1 WERE because it wasn't
V3R1 compliant ?    :-)

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        -----Original Message-----
        From:   bvining@VNET.IBM.COM [SMTP:bvining@VNET.IBM.COM]
        Sent:   Monday, February 09, 1998 9:49 AM
        To:     MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
        Subject:        OS Y2K Compiant

        Neil,

        Just in case the second reference to 'V3R1' below was intended
to be
        'Y2K', then let me assure you that V3R1 is NOT Y2K compliant
(ready)
        even with PTFs.  IBM does provide enablement PTFs to V3R1 so
that
        developers can start using attributes such as the QCENTURY
system value,
        the 4-digit year support of the Convert Date API, job attribute
CYMDDATE,
        etc. without having to upgrade to V3R2 in order to GET STARTED.
But
        OS/400 INTERNALLY is not using unambiguous dates throughout.
That's
        what V3R2 brings into the picture -- OS/400 internal compliance
with
        Year 2000.  Users will want to be on V3R2 (IMPI) or V3R7,
V4R1,... (RISC)
        come 1999/2000.

        Bruce Vining

        > ...
        >V3R1 is supposedly V3R1 compliant with all the required PTF's
but I
        >would not trust that - go to V3R2.
        > ...
        >
        >... Neil Palmer
        >


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