• Subject: Re: ca/extended dos not supported in v4r5. why not?
  • From: "Jim Franz" <franz400@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 22:32:09 -0400

> 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 - Not even MS (as in MS-DOS) will give that support guarantee. Their
tech
site is full of "doesn't work with dos" or " may not always work". Things
like plain old serial port communication is not fully supported anymore.
<clip from MS>....NOTE: Serial communications is not emulated perfectly
because of
 fundamental differences between the preemptive and nonpreemtive
 multitasking environments. ......
jim


----- Original Message -----
From: "Neil Palmer" <neilp@dpslink.com>
To: <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2001 8:16 PM
Subject: RE: ca/extended dos not supported in v4r5. why not?


> I'm one step behind that.  I still have an old XT clone with an SDLC card
> and a 7855 modem at home to use to connect to my 400 if our Internet
> connection or PPP modem fail.   It's using PC Support Basic DOS, and
> connects fine at V4R5.
>
> ...Neil
>
>
>
>
>
> Chris Bipes <chris.bipes@cross-check.com>
> Sent by: owner-midrange-l@midrange.com
> 2001/04/12 14:34
> Please respond to MIDRANGE-L
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>
>         To:     "'MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com'" <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
>         cc:
>         Subject:        RE: ca/extended dos not supported in v4r5. why
not?
>
>
>
> Thank you.  I knew there was a reason we could not  upgrade to 4.5  We
> have the same problem.  If you upgrade and it  works, please post here.
>
>
> Christopher K.  Bipes        mailto:ChrisB@Cross-Check.com
> Sr. Programmer/Analyst   mailto:Chris_Bipes@Yahoo.com
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> If consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, only  geniuses work
> here.  Karen Herbelin - Readers Digest 3/2000
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steve Richter  [mailto:srichter@AutoCoder.com]
> Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2001 11:17  AM
> To: Ed Blahut; MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> Subject:  ca/extended dos not supported in v4r5. why not?
>
>
> 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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