Hi,

I would say that "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" is not unreasonable.

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Rob,

You have to wonder why someone is compiling at V4R5 if they
are
supporting V5R2/3 and above. Why wouldn't they want to take advantage of
features in the languages at the higher levels? I have spoken to small
vendors over the years that admitted they didn't even have a machine at the
current release. You want to talk about scary.

Pete

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Joe,
You mean like our vendor that claims to only support levels of the
operating system currently supported by IBM, yet, recently set us a 'fix'
that was compiled down to V4R5 with no observability?
My argument is, that if you are announcing only supporting current
versions of the OS, then freaking get there and get rid of the older
versions in your shop!

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I just read the specific information on the objects that fail. It took
me a couple of reads to be sure I got it right, considering the
brouhaha, but here it is:

"Thus a program lacks sufficient creation data for conversion only if
the program or at least one of its modules was created for OS/400R V4R5
or an earlier release AND creation data was explicitly removed."

Since you can only create for CURRLS-2, that means the only objects that
conceivably cannot be converted are ones that were created on a V5R2
machine for V4R5, and have never since been recompiled.

I gotta say, those are some pretty old programs. V5R2 has been out of
support since last April. One would hope that most vendors have at
least recompiled their systems once on a supported machine in the last
year.

Yes, I understand legacy machines and orphaned systems. But many of
those machines haven't been upgraded to current releases and so are
unlikely to upgrade to V6R1 anyway.

So unless I read this wrong, you have no vulnerability unless you have
legacy programs with no source that haven't been compiled for a.loooong
time while at the same time you've been upgrading your operating system
from release to release.

Joe
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