Al,

I appreciate how EXTREMELY forward this post is, being as IIRC (;-)) this is
the first post we've exhanged.


"YOU DEFINITELY have a loooong ways to go, to catch up to me in the "dumb"
department..."  That being the case, I was wondering if you were on the
iSN-Citizens list, and had any interest in brain-storming this question:

WHAT WOULD IT TAKE...  (meaning, starting from the POV it is at least
*theoretically* possible)...

===> What would it take to get IBM to, at least, *consider* the possibility
of turning over iSeries documentation to the iNation...?!?


Problem below illustrates the need, precisely.  Apparently incorrect
information (at the very least contracdictory information) has led both
software and hardware vendors to avoid LODRUN.  This *could* be one of the
great assests of the iSeries, but it isn't...  The problem isn't this one
isolated incident.  It's endemic to the system...  The people responsible
for InfoCenter, and other docs, ***don't use the 400 to produce apps, day in
and day out.***  It would be mathematically impossible for them to produce
optimal documentation, even if they had the bodies...

There are some 30,000 to 50,000 "bodies" in the iNation.  They use the
product, daily.

=> They have a vested interest in producing the most effective documentation
possible at the least cost possible.  Much moreso than the InfoCenter crew.
The, I assume fairly significant, expense IBM puts into documenting the 400
could be cut, and better spent by putting iSeries customers DIRECTLY in
contact with the appropriate product developers.  That, in itself, would be
time-consuming enough for IBM (if done properly).


However, that's the theory...

Now, how could the iNation get IBM to consider supporting something like
this...?!?  (Starting with one small piece of all the documentation and, if
relatively successful, building from there.)

===> One thing that might help is that, IMV and Mr. Haines', one of the
greatest possible benefits of the iNation, to IBM, is grassroots marketing.
But that could be a pretty risky venture, for both IBM and the iCitizens...
Sometimes it's better to start with a less-risky proposition, like something
/fairly/ straight-forward as this documentation project...  (ie crawl before
walk...)


Again.. appreciate I'm putting you on the spot, Al...  Question's open to
anybody, however.  (I'm just looking for some excuse to avoid doing some
work today...;-)  Today might not be the best day, but is tomorrow gonna be
better...?

jt


| -----Original Message-----
| From: midrange-l-admin@midrange.com
| [mailto:midrange-l-admin@midrange.com]On Behalf Of jt
| Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2001 11:19 AM
| To: midrange-l@midrange.com
| Subject: RE: CD Burning software?
|
|
| Al,
|
| >From the link david provided, step 3:
|
| "Change the owner to QSYS.
| QSYS MUST be the owner of the QINSTAPP program
|
| CHGOBJOWN OBJ(QTEMP/QINSTAPP) OBJTYPE(*PGM) NEWOWN(QSYS)"
|
| This is why I prefer to test EVERY piece of information against actual
| experience, no matter WHO it comes from.  You and others have contradicted
| this theory, and while I haven't tried it myself, I tend to go by your
| experience rather than IBM docs, in this case (and many others).
|
|
| BTW, NOBODY'S perfect.. but YOU DEFINITELY have a loooong ways to go, to
| catch up to me in the "dumb" department...  LOL...!
|
| I'm still looking for that English-Netspeak dictionary myself.
| IIRC = If I
| Recall Correctly.  Anyone in the biz for a length of time knows
| the problems
| of "intermittant Alzeimher's" which I suffer from...  As the son of a
| Professor of Journalism, I learned to qualify ALL my statements.. but I've
| slacked off...  I should preface EVERY sentence with IIRC...;-)
|
| jt
|
| | -----Original Message-----
| | From: midrange-l-admin@midrange.com
| | [mailto:midrange-l-admin@midrange.com]On Behalf Of
| | barsa@barsaconsulting.com
| | Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2001 10:52 AM
| | To: midrange-l@midrange.com
| | Subject: RE: CD Burning software?
| |
| |
| |
| | jt,
| |
| | I'm not in the office, so I don't have access to my system, but
| I'm fairly
| | sure that QINSTAPP doesn't have to be owned by QSYS.  We use LODRUN to
| | install TAA Tools.
| |
| | Not to be dumb, but what is IIRC?
| |
| | Al
| |
| | Al Barsa, Jr.
| | Barsa Consulting Group, LLC
| |
| | 400>390
| |
| | 914-251-1234
| | 914-251-9406 fax
| |
| | http://www.barsaconsulting.com
| | http://www.taatool.com
| |
| |
| |
| |
| |
| |
| |                     "jt" <jt@ee.net>
| |                     Sent by:                  To:
| | <midrange-l@midrange.com>
| |                     midrange-l-admin@mi       cc:
| |                     drange.com                Subject:     RE: CD
| | Burning software?
| |
| |
| |                     12/09/01 10:19 AM
| |                     Please respond to
| |                     midrange-l
| |
| |
| |
| |
| |
| |
| | Al,
| |
| |
| | IIRC (and I'm pretty sure I do) the docs said that QINSTAPP
| | *MUST* be owned
| | by QSYS.  I don't always believe the docs, and comments on the list
| | indicate
| | otherwise...
| |
| |
| | I'm still flummoxed by this issue of LODRUN...  OT1H, you're
| lookin to pay
| | good money to a software vendor, and run their app or tool on your
| | system...
| | But OTOH, you wouldn't trust their install program...?!?
| |
| | Like you said, I think there's a bug in the logic here, as you
| necessarily
| | imply an awful lot of trust in the vendor, in the first place.
| |
| |
| | jt
| |
| | | -----Original Message-----
| | | From: midrange-l-admin@midrange.com
| | | [mailto:midrange-l-admin@midrange.com]On Behalf Of
| | | barsa@barsaconsulting.com
| | | Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2001 7:50 AM
| | | To: midrange-l@midrange.com
| | | Subject: Re: CD Burning software?
| | |
| | |
| | |
| | | A few points:
| | |
| | | 1).  If Brad's device (which I have contacted him on, and expressed an
| | | interest in purchasing) emulates a 7208, it supports LODRUN.
| LODRUN was
| | a
| | | cheap command to write, and was basically written in CL.
| | | 2).  I could be wrong here, but I don't think that there's an
| ownership
| | | restriction on LODRUN programs (which must be called QINSTAPP and be
| | saved
| | | from QTEMP), although there are clearly run time restrictions.  I've
| | | probably written more QINSTAPP programs than anyone.  I am out of the
| | | office, so I am limited as to my ability to look up stuff.
| | | 3).  When I buy software, I am placing trust in my vendor.  (Maybe I'm
| | | stupid.)  So I do not consider this a security risk.  Clearly
| LODRUN is
| | | better tan following a run sheet that I could screw up.
| | |
| | | Al
| | |
| | | Al Barsa, Jr.
| | | Barsa Consulting Group, LLC
| | |
| | | 400>390
| | |
| | | 914-251-1234
| | | 914-251-9406 fax
| | |
| | | http://www.barsaconsulting.com
| | | http://www.taatool.com
| | |
| | |
| | |
| | |
| | |
| | |
| | |                     "Brad Jensen"
| | |                     <brad@elstore.com>        To:
| | | <midrange-l@midrange.com>
| | |                     Sent by:                  cc:
| | |                     midrange-l-admin@mi       Subject:     Re: CD
| | | Burning software?
| | |                     drange.com
| | |
| | |
| | |                     12/09/01 01:24 AM
| | |                     Please respond to
| | |                     midrange-l
| | |
| | |
| | |
| | |
| | |
| | |
| | |
| | | ----- Original Message -----
| | | From: "Don" <dr2@cssas400.com>
| | | To: <midrange-l@midrange.com>
| | | Sent: Saturday, December 08, 2001 1:25 PM
| | | Subject: Re: CD Burning software?
| | |
| | |
| | | >
| | | >
| | | > Uh, anyone shipping any product SHOULD support LODRUN.
| | |
| | | Thanks for the suggestion, I'll talk to my people about this.
| | | Should be pretty easy to add to the product.
| | |
| | | I have to ask, is there anyone on this list that considers CDs
| | | with LODRUN a bad idea to install on their AS/400?
| | |
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