As our product line evolves, we strive to keep up-to-date with IBM OS/400 release levels while giving you enough time to plan for these changes. This allows us to use current technologies in our products and to make those technologies accessible to you from within our products.
IBM discontinued support for V5R4 on September 30, 2013. Any future BCD product releases and updates will require IBM i 6.1 as the minimum OS/400 release level.
The following versions of our products are the last releases that can be installed on V5R4:
- Presto 6.2
- WebSmart PHP 10.10.0
- WebSmart ILE 10.10.0
- Clover 10.10.0
- Catapult 8.0.0
- Nexus 4.10
- ProGen Plus 9.70 (Update PG97006)
- Spool-Explorer 8.0.0
- File-Flash Plus 4.50
- DbGen 2.5 (Update DB25R0002)
- Docu-Mint 6.6
BCD Software will be ending support for Microsoft XP on June 30, 2014.
This means we will no longer be performing any testing of Presto, WebSmart, Clover, Catapult, Spool-Explorer or EZ-Pickin’s on Windows XP, and future versions of the software may not run on Windows XP. In Technical Support, we will only be able to provide limited support for application issues which appear to be related to running our software, or the generated applications, on Windows XP.
Microsoft ended support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. In addition, a significant security bug was recently discovered in all versions of IE, and which Microsoft didn’t initially plan to address for XP, though they ultimately did. But going forward, continuing to run XP will represent a security risk.
Please contact us if you have any questions.
This is a followup to our October 19, 2011 Minimum OS/400 Release Level Notification for BCD products.
As of later this month V5R4 will be the minimum OS/400 release level supported by most BCD product releases as well as any software updates we create.
The following versions of our products are the last releases that can be installed on OS/400 V5r3:
- WebSmart ILE 9.0
- WebSmart PHP 4.0
- Clover 3.0
- Presto 3.8
- Catapult 7.71
- Nexus 4.03
- ProGen Plus 9.6
- Spool-Explorer/400 4.52
- File-Flash Plus 4.5
- DbGen 2.5
- Docu-Mint 6.6
As part of our ongoing development strategy and planning efforts here at BCD we are scheduling future internal IBM i system upgrades. This will affect the minimum OS/400 release level supported by BCD products. Our product line currently requires a minimum OS/400 release level of V5R3. As of January 1, 2012 V5R4 will be the minimum OS/400 release level supported by most BCD products and updates released after that date.
As our products continue to evolve and new products are introduced it is generally our intention to keep in step with IBM OS/400 release levels, while also giving our clients enough time to plan for this change. This allows us to develop using current technology and to make this technology available to you in our product family.
IBM discontinued support for V5R3 on April 30, 2009.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Technical Support.
This webinar is available for on-demand viewing. The latest version was presented on March 27, 2013.
Join us for a webinar on EZ-Pickin’s, Catapult and Spool-Explorer tomorrow, March 10th, at 1:00 EST.
EZ-Pickin’s empowers financial, sales and other staff members to unlock the vast amounts of critical data buried in spool files, reports, documents and database files and turn it into data they can use now. Your users can now get timely and accurate data with no programming skills or assistance from the IT department needed.
Attend this to learn how EZ-Pickin’s helps you save time, reduce printing costs and make better decisions by doing the following:
- Convert IBM i spool files to Excel spreadsheets, PDF and other formats
- Extract and mine data from virtually any type of report or database file
- Turn reports into live interactive views to analyze, summarize and graph data
- Email or archive reports automatically or manually*
The BCD Product Development team has run a series of tests of the following versions of our software at V7R1:
- Catapult 7.6
- Spool-Explorer 4.5
- Exodus 5.1
- WebSmart 8.2
- Presto 2.2
- ProGen 9.5
- DBGen 2.5
- Docu-Mint 6.5
- File-Flash Plus 4.5
- Nexus 3.6 and 4.0
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