Al,

The announcement material (999-031) indicates:

"OS/400 Version 4 Release 4 is the last release of the operating system
that OfficeVision/400 and OfficeVision JustMail for OS/400 will support.
IBM does not plan to enhance OV/400 nor JustMail to support any future
versions or releases of OS/400."

Text Management, on the other hand, has been supported on AS/400 releases
and simply not functionally enhanced (that I know of anyway).

I would anticipate that OfficeVision will NOT be shipped in releases
after V4R4 (based on this announcement letter and the dropping of
support).

Also sorry for taking so long to get back to you but to say I have
been busy recently would be a major understatement.

Bruce

>
>Before we all go crazy about this subject, perhaps we should ask IBM for a
>clarification about their statement about Office Vision.
>
>Is it:
>1.      Being withdrawn, as in no longer enhanced, but will continue to be
>shipped and supported for bug fixes.
>2.      Being withdrawn, as in no longer enhanced, but will continue to be
>shipped, but not supported.
>3.      No longer being shipped.
>
>Given the fact that I continue to use Text Management/38 for mail/merge, I
>can't see IBM supplying less support for OV/400 than TM/38.
>
>Although IBM has a tendency to stop enhancing obsolete products (ex:  TM/38
>and older components of Client Access, they typically keep shipping and
>fixing them.)
>
>Clearly, IBM has been "saying" that V4R4 will be the last release of
>OV/400.    Bruce Vining, could you comment?
>
>Al
>

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