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> Compelling reason?
Seems completely reasonable to me. For example I might say "I replace my car every 10 years unless I encounter a compelling reason." Then at 7 years it is determined that the transmission has failed. This might be a compelling reason to replace the car before 10 years has passed.

Perhaps IBM could determine that a significant change is required that is more than can be effected with some PTFs or a TR update. Or perhaps the change is sufficient that a new version or release should be triggered for the level of change.

- Larry

On 10/7/2022 3:58 PM, Rob Berendt wrote:
IBM updated the Release life cycle page at:

In it they also say:
IBM i 7.3 Service Extension Offering will be announced prior to the standard end-of-service date of September 30, 2023.

EOS X+3 announced
5.2 4/07 6.1 1/08
5.3 4/09 7.1 4/10
5.4 9/13 7.2 4/14
6.1 9/15 7.3 4/16
7.1 4/18 7.4 4/19
7.2 4/21 7.5 5/22
7.3 9/23 x+1 ?4/24?
unless we find a compelling reason to change our strategy,
major releases will come out every three years."

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