• Subject: Re: V4.4 Support Availability
  • From: "Al Barsa, Jr." <barsa2@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 05 Jan 2001 13:18:22 -0500

At 10:49 AM 1/5/01 -0600, you wrote:

5/31/01 is the correct date, and IMHO, this is too soon.  IBM should extend 
the life of V4R4 until the release after V4R5 is out and generally accepted 
to be stable.

Sometimes IBM listens to me, and sometimes they don't.  When I told them 
not to ship V3R1... - ah well, the rest is history.

Al


>Can anyone tell me how long IBM will continue to provide support for v4.4?
>I saw on an IBM website (I forget which one) that 5/31/01 is the end of
>program services for v4.4.  I called the IBM help line and they told me that
>they hadn't heard of any date for the ending of support and if there was
>one, it wouldn't be this year.  Then I saw something on this list that
>referred to support ending in May.  Who is right?  Is there a difference
>between "program services" and help line support?
>
>(We are planning on upgrading, but we were hoping to put it off until the
>last half of the year.  If support is ending sooner than that, we need to
>re-evaluate our plans.)
>
>Thanks!
>
>Janell Haskins
>Programmer/Analyst
>Knit-Rite, Inc.
>jhaskins@knitrite.com
>
>
>
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