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BCD Minimum Support OS/400 Release Level Notification

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

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Technical Support. Knowledge Base article 5595 includes a list of commands for checking software release levels.

V7R2 Readiness for BCD Products

The BCD Product Development team has tested the following versions of our software at V7R2:

  • Presto 5.6
  • WebSmart ILE/PHP/Clover 10.2 and 10.5
  • Catapult 7.9.1
  • Spool-Explorer 4.52 (server version 4.50)
  • Exodus 5.3
  • ProGen Plus 9.7
  • DBGen 2.5
  • Docu-Mint 6.6
  • File-Flash Plus 4.5
  • Nexus 4.09

Nexus requires a new authorization module (available by request, and to be included in the next build of the software). With WebSmart we encountered an odd, sporadic library lock error on install; you can answer the message with a Retry (R) to get by it. We are currently working on this issue with IBM.

We didn’t run into any other problems.

If you have any questions please contact Technical Support. If you need to verify your current release levels, KB Article 5595 has instructions on how to find these for all our products.

Search terms: 7.2 V7 R2

The dangers of letting your software versions lag

Over the last month we have had a few difficult support issues where the technical challenges involved in resolving them were directly related to the customers being significantly behind our current software versions (free to all clients on maintenance!). While our support and development teams do make every effort to help out with issues that come up with older versions, it’s important to realize that as the years pass it becomes more and more difficult for us to provide quick and effective help. In short: it is risky to lag too far behind.

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Did you know you can edit RPG code in the WebSmart IDE?

Are you looking for a free alternative to SEU? You can now use WebSmart to edit and compile RPG source code. This makes WebSmart an even better all purpose editor!

You’ll be able to enjoy some of the editor benefits inherent in a client side IDE, such as:

  • Color coding, more intuitive copy/paste, undo, find, MRU, etc.
  • Double clicking procedures and subroutines from a list to position to them in the code
  • Viewing the joblog and compile listing in new tabs in the IDE
  • Stepping through your code in debug
  • Smart tabbing – no need to open multiple emulator sessions

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ProGen Plus 9.70 Updates PG97001 & 2 Available

We have posted two updates for ProGen Plus 9.70:

  • PG97001 – Addresses an issue where the CALLP action isn’t validating correctly in the Actions Editor.
  • PG97002 -Resolves a problem with a “Name or indicator not defined” compile error on a record format name (most likely an RNF7030 on CLRS01@@).

Download and execute the files to apply the updates. You can find additional information at the ProGen Plus 9.70 updates page.

Please let me know if you have any questions!

Reminder: BCD Minimum Supported OS/400 Release Level Change

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

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Technical Support. Knowledge Base article 5595 includes a list of commands for checking software release levels.

ProGen Plus 9.6 Update PG96002 Available

ProGen Plus 9.6 update 2 (PG96002) is now available for download from our web site:

http://www.bcdsoftware.com/iseriessupport/progen/updates/current/

This update addresses a reported problem where in a Style F program, a lock was being generated in Factor 1 for the LDA when additional data areas are defined in the program.

Please let me know if you have any questions!

BCD Minimum Support OS/400 Release Level Notification

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.

ProGen Plus 9.6 is now available for download.

ProGen Plus 9.6 is available for download. This release consolidates fixes made since version 9.5, paving the way for the next major release. You can upgrade directly to version 9.6 from any release higher than 8.0.

Note that ProGen 9.5 and higher requires a new license key. If you are upgrading to ProGen 9.6 from a release earlier than 9.5  please contact our sales office for your new key before beginning the upgrade.

These changes are included:

  • Resolved issue where the transfer of a definition from one environment to another caused the CMP process to go into MSGW status.
  • Resolved issue where ZWRKPDF option 13 was not listing referenced objects.
  • Upgrades now retain any RPG source files in GN#LIB.
  • The current version is now reflected correctly in data areas and message files.
  • Resolved issue with a CPF5218 error when loading an empty subfile list.
  • Resolved issue where the D spec for a timestamp was missing in the source.
  • Generation command ZCRTOBJ now points to the environment library in order to find the validation module master file.
  • Resolved issue where conditional attributes are stripped out when moving a block of fields to a different location.
  • Resolved a reported issue with function key messages.

As noted above, these are for the most part fixes to version 9.5, though not all of them were previously available.

Looking forward, we have a further set of minor enhancements and new features we’ve been working on over the last couple of years to incorporate, which we will most likely release as version 9.7 later this year. After that we’ll start work on the main features in the upcoming version 10.

Please let us know if you have any questions about ProGen 9.6!