I read a statement from Tim Rowe that said the new Navigator lacks a number
of features of the old one. That sounds like a good reason not to default
to the new one. Although a user-config option wouldn't be a bad idea.


date: Wed, 15 Sep 2021 11:26:42 -0500
from: Jim Oberholtzer <midrangel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
subject: Re: IBM i New Navigator!!

My initial reaction was the same as Larry's, why have a separate URL for
the new Navigator, but since then I've come to the conclusion that IBM was
correct to keep them separate for a time, therefore I do not support this

Here's why:
Most of my customers have mixed setups where some are older PTF groups,
usually 6 to 9 months after availability, they prefer to let others take
the early adoption road (thanks Rob!). They also have users who don't take
much to change, particularly as large of a change as this is going to be.
Trying to get users to utilize ACS to its fullest (and keep that even
within reason of current) much less leave behind the beloved iSeries
Navigator is a substantial job for many.

I surveyed many of my customers and their take is "good, leave it that
way" The feeling is the more progressive users can utilize it and the more
traditional (read: resistant to any changes) will use what they may have
finally started using a very short time ago. We might introduce the newest
version to those stuck on iSeries Navigator to see if we can dislodge that
out of their hands, who knows, might work.

But for now, let's see how this all plays out. I'd prefer a setting
somewhere where I could turn the new environment on/off at port 2001 as

Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects

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