• Subject: Re: AS/6000
  • From: Chuck Lewis <clewis@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2000 19:18:49 -0800

Ya - didn't I see somewhere that the word had gone out that Tom Jarosh and ONLY
Tom Jarosh was to bring this to light ?

Chuck

Roger Pence wrote:

> LS--
>
> > But Roger, where can I find more details on PASE
>
> There aren't any details available on PASE right now. As best I know now
> (and the technical stuff I know comes first-hand from those that know, not
> other rumor mill pages!): PASE gets announced next Monday at Partner World
> and will _not_ require recomplilation of AIX binaries. Although it's been
> reported that that isn't correct, it is. It is a Unix runtime. It's on the
> AS/400 today (check install licensed programs) and was slipped in several
> releases ago for SmallTalk/400. At least one other AS/400 ISV figured out to
> put PASE to work. PASE was never documented, nor was it ever referred to out
> loud as a Unix runtime.
>
> Hard to say what it all means right now; at least potentially PASE (it won't
> be called that when it it gets announced) would make issues like the AS/400
> needing a special Websphere port or goofy, proprietary firewall products
> unnecessary.
>
> My guess is that many narrow-minded AS/400 shops will get their shorts in a
> bunch over PASE, mistakenly thinking its a bad thing, not a good thing. It's
> a good thing, for sure. Although the cynical amongst us could also make the
> arguement that this is the first in a series of steps to merge the AS/400
> and RS/6000 lines.... Hmmmm... It's gonna be interesting.
>
> Keep your ear to the ground and watch for the announcement next week.
>
> rp
>
> PS: By way of backing up the doom and gloom of that article, have you guys
> checked the dismal AS/400 4th quarter results. 1999 was a grim year for the
> AS/400.
>
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