Giving vendors time to adopt to changes is not being backwards compatible. It's saying that they aren't backwards compatible and that the vendors need to adapt. As will the users further down the food chain. John A. Jones, CISSP Americas Information Security Officer Jones Lang LaSalle, Inc. V: +1-630-455-2787 F: +1-312-601-1782 john.jones@xxxxxxxxxx -----Original Message----- From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Steve Richter Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2006 9:36 AM To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion Subject: Re: MS Vista and iSeries Access support On 11/14/06, DeLong, Eric <EDeLong@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Steve, Your statement was "MSFT is really good about maintaining backwards compatibility".... This has NEVER been a focus of MS.... With MS,
when they >come out with their next generation of development tools, one must either decide >to abandon their current projects and start again in the new platform, OR they >can just stay a a backlevel release and continue until MS drops support for their >version. and I stand by it, Eric. What evidence do you have of a new release of Windows breaking old software? The drivers? I guess there are some because MSFT, to its credit, is not reluctant to rewrite core components of their OS. But vendors are given plenty of notice when changes like this are coming down the pike. IBM has probably had Vista for 12 months now, esp the technical specs. If they have not been able to test everything and assure their users that client access will work, then that is their fault. -Steve -- This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) mailing list To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/midrange-l or email: MIDRANGE-L-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l. This email is for the use of the intended recipient(s) only. If you have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately and then delete it. If you are not the intended recipient, you must not keep, use, disclose, copy or distribute this email without the author's prior permission. We have taken precautions to minimize the risk of transmitting software viruses, but we advise you to carry out your own virus checks on any attachment to this message. We cannot accept liability for any loss or damage caused by software viruses. The information contained in this communication may be confidential and may be subject to the attorney-client privilege. If you are the intended recipient and you do not wish to receive similar electronic messages from us in future then please respond to the sender to this effect.