Booth,
     
     Though I haven't ever work with M36 systems, my understanding is that 
     you'll end up with a SSP virtual machine running under OS400. M36 runs 
     s36 objects just like a S36, no RPG3 or RPG4 in this invironment. New 
     apps in RPGIV can be developed on the OS400 side, but the cannot be 
     accessed directly from the M36 side. Data can be exchanged between the 
     two via DDM, but not directly as is possible in S36E (emulation 
     environment).
     
     If your client is planning to enhance applications via RPGIV, you may 
     want to use S36E instead of M36, because S36E can use a mix of RPGII, 
     RPGIII, RPGIV, OCL, CL, REXX, etc...... 
     
     If your client has S36 apps without source code that cannot be 
     upgraded, you're stuck with M36 as it is object compatible with the 
     S36.
     
     hth,
     eric.delong@pmsi-services.com


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Subject: Sys/36 virtual machine, or OS/400? 
Author:  <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com> at INET_WACO
Date:    1/6/00 10:20 AM


A client is switching to a new AS/400 from his Sys/36.  It is being 
installed in a M36 virtual machine.  Will that allow full OS/400 function, 
including RPGIV, for new development and applications?
     
     
_______________________
Booth Martin
boothm@earth.goddard.edu
http://www.spy.net/~booth
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