There is so much right with this post, and yet, so much wrong.

Paul Nelson
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From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Birgitta Hauser
Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 12:08 AM
To: 'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion'
Subject: AW: End of support for IBM i 6.1 is 9/30/2015


Those attendees at the conferences are never the problem!
The problem are those ignorants, who didn't move the last 20 years, because
they still code in a style that was (not even) modern 20 years ago with
technologies already available 20 years ago.
Those guys are not interested in innovation, but still sitting in the IT
departments where decisions are made and are sometimes those guys are not
far from retirement.
... and there is no way to reach them, because they are neither at the
conferences, nor in the IBM i forums, nor read any books or articles.

Just recently someone complaint in a class I hold, he feels overwhelmed with
all this "free format" coding (and in this particular class I only used free
format C-Specs, not yet fully free RPG)!
Working in a small software house, we now decided only support release 7.1
and higher (before july this year I had to down complie everything to V5R4!)
Don't ask how often I wrote 2 versions of the same program/procedure, only
because V5R4 did not support something.
Now after having decided going to 7.1 there are again a lot of our customers
complaining about this.

How old is Release 7.1 now 5 years? In the PC world mean this time range
already aeons!

Mit freundlichen Grüßen / Best regards

Birgitta Hauser

"Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land among the stars." (Les
"If you think education is expensive, try ignorance." (Derek Bok)
"What is worse than training your staff and losing them? Not training them
and keeping them!"

-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] Im Auftrag von
Holger Scherer
Gesendet: Monday, 31.8 2015 20:55
An: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Betreff: Re: End of support for IBM i 6.1 is 9/30/2015

When running some "whats new in VxRy?" sessions at common, we always see the
customers who are interested in IBM i and know that the system is alive. We
never see customers who still are on V4 or V5 - usually they do not attend a
common show. They run a server with a 3rd party software, and after 10
years, the box is thrown out and they buy SAP...


Am 31.08.15 um 20:31 schrieb DrFranken:
> it... So says clients....

Who apparently don't read the 'What's new' documents for each release
and each Technology Refresh. BOY are they missing out!
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