Robin,

Uh, I'ld expect 5.1 to be out and "talkable about" BEFORE Common...which
means the FIRST part of MAY...my money would be on first week of May...

And, It's gonna be a not-to-small release...purported to be one of the
biggies ever for the 400...but time will tell...

Don in DC

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On Sat, 6 Jan 2001, Robin Sapiro wrote:

> It has not been "officially" announced, but expect V5R1 to GA on May 31, 2001.
> 
> Following is an extract from an IBM site (forget where I clipped it from) on 
>OS/400 release dates.
> 
> IBM U.S. Product Life Cycle Dates
>  
> Program                                  Marketing   Service      Replaced
> Number   VRM     Announced   Available   Withdrawn   Discontinued    By
>  
> 5769-SS1 4.05.0  2000/06/12  2000/07/28      -       2002/07/31       -
> 5769-SS1 4.04.0  1999/02/09  1999/05/21      -       2001/05/31       -
> 5769-SS1 4.03.0  1998/09/01  1998/09/11  2000/12/31  2001/01/31       -
> 5769-SS1 4.02.0  1998/02/10  1998/02/27  2000/10/25  2000/05/31       -
> 5769-SS1 4.01.0  1997/08/19  1997/08/29  2000/10/25  2000/05/31       -
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: <techsupport@basspro.com>
> To: <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
> Sent: Friday, January 05, 2001 1:55 PM
> Subject: Re: The OV/400 end
> 
> 
> > 
> > Al, you're confusing me.  You say that IBM extended the life of OV to one
> > release after V4R5.  Then in your last sentence you say that support for
> > the product goes away 5/31/01.  That's the date I've heard but that would
> > mean that V5R1 or whatever they are calling it this week will be GA on
> > 5/31/01.  Am I just being stupid?  That's happened before.
> > 
> > Thanks.
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > "Al Barsa, Jr." <barsa2@ibm.net>@midrange.com on 01/05/2001 12:14:35 PM
> > 
> > Please respond to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
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> > Sent by:  owner-midrange-l@midrange.com
> > 
> > 
> > To:   MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> > cc:
> > 
> > Subject:  Re: The OV/400 end
> > 
> > 
> > At 11:05 AM 1/5/01 -0500, you wrote:
> > 
> > IBM initially announced that OV support would end with V4R5, and the
> > customers went into an uproar, so IBM extended the life of OV to the
> > release after (generally accepted by the industry to be V5R1, but if I had
> > any specific knowledge of this I would not be able to say).  The actual
> > support for the product goes away 5/31/01.
> > 
> > Al
> > 
> > 
> > >Pat Barber wrote:
> > >
> > > > I would like to hear exactly happens with OV/400. I understand
> > > > that support ends, but does this also mean that it WILL NOT
> > > > run on V4R5 or is it like many other older products that are
> > > > no longer sold but still run just fine. I have seen and heard
> > > > many comments on OV/400 but just because support ends, it
> > > > hardly means it will not work.
> > >
> > >I just got a 270 at V4R5 and was able to order Officevision for it.
> > >
> > >--
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