Because I support clients who use our software, some of whom drag their
feet on upgrading until IBM drops support.  "Hey, will you upgrade to v5r2
so I can use DOUNTIL in CL?"  <LOL>

You're right, if the time between v5r3 GA and the date v5r1 support ends
is short, then it doesn't make sense.

But doesn't IBM usually give a LOT of notice when they are going to drop
support of a version/release?

GA

--- JOberholtzer@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> <snip>
> PTF'd back to, say, V5R1
> </snip>
> 
> Ahem, folks, since IBM support N - 1 OS environments, and since V5R1 is
> N
> -2, why in the world would they do that?  The end of support date for
> V5R1
> does not have an end date yet, but it is not going to be very long. 
> (early
> next year?)
> 
> Jim Oberholtzer


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