At 05:56 PM 11/16/1997 -0500, you wrote:
>
>I have been testing the PKZIP/400 software using all versions for quite
>some time, My company is thinking of this product for software distribution
>purposes, especially since we have over 200 AS400's. I feel that the time
>spent zipping a file is worth it, 
>only because I know what its like sending an 80 meg or larger across the
>network, it takes up valuable resources sending an uncompressed file. If
>you submitt the zip into Qbatch or Qinter you may find better results. 
>Please feel free to ask anymore questions regarding this product. 
>
>
>
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>> From: Stone, Brad V (TC) <bvstone@Taylorcorp.com>
>> To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
>> Subject: Zipping saved files  -  Was RE: Getting SaveFile from PC
>> Date: Friday, December 12, 1997 1:00 PM
>> 
>> You're not kidding about zipping a save file.  Usually around 75%   
>> compress afterwards.
>> 
>> I've Tried PKZip for the 400 but it takes WAY too long to compress stuff.
>  
>>  Has anyone had any better luck?  I believe this is the same company that
>  
>> makes pkzip for the pc.  Uncompressing isn't so bad, though.

Compression is already available on the 400 for save files. Have you
changed your SAVxxx commands to use DTACMP(*YES)? We now use this for our
default, and the save files are definitely smaller.

It should not be necessary to use PKZIP on the 400 for distribution. Why
pay for what you already have, in essence? But it might be a good thing for
working with PCs, although with IFS and things like WinZip, they become
redundant, IMO.

Cheers

Vernon Hamberg
Systems Software Programmer
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
400 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55401-2499
(612) 371-1111 x480


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