I support down to V5R2... and up to V7Rxxx :)

I test on IBM's virtual machines for new OS versions and don't use a lot of
Java in our stuff. Most is CL/RPG that ports nicely.

I am planning on getting new hardware (or moving to "the cloud") and
keeping my 515 running V5R4 for older compiles. I still have customers
asking for V4Rxxxx versions (which I have in the archives but don't
officially support).

You'd be surprised at how many folks out there are still on V5Rxxx. We're
sort of in a bubble on these lists where we get to use the latest and
greatest and get involved in the "community" and we forget that there's a
larger populous out there that just lets their "AS400" run until it dies,
then worries about new hardware.

I was showing my daughter some old magazines that I wrote articles for
(she's into writing now and wanted to see my books/articles). She noticed
"how young" I looked, and I noticed the articles were touting V5R4 as just
coming out. So two things made me feel a little older.. :)


On Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 9:56 AM, Richard Schoen <richard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:

You had me at Domino on the i :-)

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message: 4
date: Tue, 29 Apr 2014 07:54:32 -0400
from: rob@xxxxxxxxx
subject: Why V5R4 is worthless and dead to me

If a vendor says they still support V5R4 with their product be very
cautious about them. They may have a real problem supporting 7.2.

- The highest version of Java (5) supplied on media for V5R4 will not run
on 7.2. How many people downloaded a newer version of Java (6), and,
since V5R4 is out of support is it too late to do so?
- No version of Domino supported on V5R4 is supported on 7.2. That's
going to make system migrations for those people a real hoot.
- Websphere Application Server (WAS) 6 & 7 are not supported on 7.2.
- Hopefully they distribute their product other than on tape. So many
tape drives have died since then.

Rob Berendt
IBM Certified System Administrator - IBM i 6.1
Group Dekko
Dept 1600
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Garrett, IN 46738
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