i5/OS Support of Selected iSeries Models, January 2006
IBM plans for i5/OS V5R4 to be the final release supported on iSeries models 270, 820, 830, 840, SB2, and SB3. The next release is planned to be supported on models 520, 550, 570, 595, 800, 810, 825, 870, and 890.
iSeries Access Family, January 2006
IBM plans to discontinue shipping the WebSphere Host Access Transformation Services Limited Edition (HATS LE) product from the iSeries Access Family on May 1, 2006.
HATS LE will continue to be serviced with iSeries Access Family (V5R3, V5R2) until these releases reach their end-of-service dates. Therefore users can continue using the current HATS LE product after May 1, 2006.
Use the 5250 emulator in iSeries Access for Web, delivered with the iSeries Access Family. Learn more about iSeries Access for Web at http://www.ibm.com/eserver/iseries/access/web.
Use the full WebSphere Host Access Transformation Services (HATS) application development product for extending legacy applications to the Web. Learn more about HATS at http://www.ibm.com/software/webservers/hats/.
iSeries Access for Windows Data Transfer for Excel, January 2006
IBM plans for iSeries Access for Windows V5R4 to be the final release to support Excel 95 and Excel 97 with the Data Transfer add-in support. Only Excel 2000, and later, will be supported for data transfers in the release after V5R4.
Upgrade to Excel 2000 or newer.
Apache Tomcat, January 2006
IBM plans for i5/OS V5R4 to be the final release to ship Apache Tomcat (jsp/servlet) support in IBM HTTP Server which ships with i5/OS.
Use WebSphere Application Server Express, which is shipped with i5/OS
Use an open source version of Tomcat, which can be obtained from jakarta.apache.org
Enhanced Netware Integration, January 2006
IBM plans for i5/OS V5R4 to be the final release to support Enhanced Netware Integration (5722-SS1 Option 25).
Tivoli Management Agent, January 2006
IBM plans for i5/OS V5R4 to be the final release to include Tivoli Management Agent with i5/OS shipments.
Obtain the Tivoli Management Agent for i5/OS through Tivoli channels.
S/36 and S/38 Environment, January 2006
IBM plans to continue supporting the S/36 and S/38 environment within i5/OS in the next release of i5/OS.
RPG & COBOL System/36 & System/38 compatible compilers, January 2006
IBM plans for WebSphere Development Studio for iSeries V5R4 to be the final release to ship and support the following S/36 and S/38 compiler options. V5R4 will be the final release to include these compilers in the SW Maintenance or SW Subscription contract.
5722-WDS Option 32 - System/36 Compatible RPG II
5722-WDS Option 33 - System/38 Compatible RPG III
5722-WDS Option 42 - System/36 Compatible COBOL
5722-WDS Option 43 - System/38 Compatible COBOL
IBM recommends migrating existing S/36 and S/38 environment applications to the integrated language environment (ILE) on i5/OS.
The S/36 and S/38 compilers will be available as separate non-warranted PRPQs in the next release after V5R4. The PRPQs will not be covered by the SW Maintenance or SW Subscription contract.
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