OS/390???? Huh?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Despite being a regular reader of this forum (well, not every single thread and post), I seem to have missed the gist of the OS/390 problem. Can someone explain it in 25 words, more or less?
-- Pearlie Sweetcake (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 01, 1999
I'll try an analogy.
You have a 6 room house. You paint it once a year, 1 room at a time. It takes 2 months to paint 1 room. This December paint all 6, 1 room at a time.
-- MoVe Immediate (MVI@aol.com), September 01, 1999.
The gist seems to be
- Y2K updates are still coming out for a commonly used mainframe operating system. Many (most?) customers do not apply these patches when they are released, since they don't automatically trust them. So they wait for a few months to see if other have any problems. So we have lots of mainframes out there with some level of Y2K problem.
- This specific patch has something to do with a particular configuation of the OS. So perhaps it hits a broad category of sites. The details are opaque to me too (and I'm a programmer!)
-- You Know... (email@example.com), September 02, 1999.
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The "gist," Pearlie:
"We've installed and tested X-number IBM "Y2K compliant" OSes over the last several years--finding Y2K "show-stopping" defects _for_ IBM at OUR OWN EXPENSE. When will ALL the Y2K defects be purged and the OS/390 reliable?"
You need more IT experience in the "real world," You Know?
Regards, Bob Mangus
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-- Robert Mangus (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 02, 1999.
-- Pearlie Sweetcake (email@example.com), September 02, 1999.