• Subject: Re: MIDRANGE-L Digest V4 #368
  • From: Jim Langston <jimlangston@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 15:05:30 -0700
  • Organization: Pacer International

It's called progress.  As in moving forward.

To a certain extend I agree IBM should backward support their OS functions,
but there becomes a point of diminishing return.  Where they can either 
spend a lot of R&D into new development, or in getting old stuff to work
with the new OS.

Your choices seem to be 3.

1. Upgrade your imaging system so it uses Client Access for Windows, or
   Client Access Express.
2. Don't upgrade your OS/400.
3. Upgrade your OS/400 and hope for the best.  If it doesn't work, or doesn't
   work in the future you are either going to have to do #1 to forgetaboutit.

The best solution would be #1, IMO.

Personally, I don't fault IBM on this.  We had a smaller imaging system that
got broke in an OS upgrade too.


Jim Langston

Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 14:16:46 -0400
From: "Steve Richter" <srichter@AutoCoder.com>
Subject: ca/extended dos not supported in v4r5. why not?

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My shop wants to upgrade its 720 from v4r3 to v4r5, but cannot because =
it uses an imaging system running on a pc which connects to the as400 =
using client access for extended dos, 5763-xb1.

A review of posts on this subject indicates that the client access for =
dos will still work under v4r5, but IBM documentation says it is not =
supported and ibm support people say "maybe it will work, maybe it will =
not work".

We cannot be sure that the next time we load a ptf cum that the dos pc =
will be able to connect. And if it does not connect, IBM has stated that =
they will not help resolve any problems.

Why will IBM not assure its customers that ca/dos will work on its =
future releases as it has on past releases?

They can discontinue any "how to" support if they want, we just want =
them to assure us that if they break their own code in the future, that =
they will fix it.

Steve Richter
as400 contract programmer
new york, new jersey.
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