We can't go straight to WAS 8 since it is not supported on V5R4 and the WAS applications must be stable before the OS upgrade. Otherwise I would agree.

Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects

On 9/8/2011 10:33 AM, James Perkins wrote:
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 (which is already on the V5R4 system
> but not implemented) for V7 but WAS 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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