If you can't go to WAS 8, I would definitely go to WAS 7. WAS 6.x is based
on Java EE 1.4 which is quite awful. Also WAS 6.1 uses Java 5 which was
EOL'd almost 3 years ago.

That said, WAS 7 is based on Java EE 5 which is ageing as well. Java EE 6 is
the current standard which WAS 8 implements full Java EE 6 specification and
Java EE 7 will likely be released in about a year or so.

--
James R. Perkins


On Thu, Sep 8, 2011 at 07:06, Jim Oberholtzer <midrangel@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

A client of mine is in the process of upgrading the IBM i 7 from V5R4.

The use WAS (full version) extensively as well as a full copy of Zend
Server. WAS is internal applications, Zend is external.

There is a minimum of WAS 6.1.0.29 (which is already on the V5R4 system
but not implemented) for V7 but WAS 7.0.0.7 is also available. WAS 8.x
is determined to be too big a jump and can't be done before the upgrade
since it is not supported on V5R4.

Those of you who have done this, which server would you use? WAS 6 or
WAS 7? Why?

--
Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects

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