The System i PTF Guide Is Back
September 19, 2011 Timothy Prickett Morgan
Long-time readers at IT Jungle and especially those that are trying to sort out IBM‘s patches for the IBM i operating system every week, rejoice. The System i PTF Guide is back.
The System i PTF Guide is put together by Doug Bidwell, the president of DLB Associates, an IBM business partner that supports midrange customers on the OS/400 and Windows platforms, including suites from JDE, Lawson, SSA GT, Harris Data, Friedman, and others. Bidwell knows his midrange hardware cold, and as a service to all of IT Jungle‘s readers for many years, he has put together the System i PTF Guide. Like other publications here at IT Jungle this one is free, and based on the level and annoyance of the feedback I have gotten over the past year while this publication was on hiatus, it was sorely missed. Bidwell had other personal things he needed to attend to, and with that behind him, the System i PTF Guide has returned. You can see the latest issue here, which came out on September 17.
We all owe Bidwell some thanks for all that he has done for the System/3X and AS/400 community over many decades and for all he has yet to do. I depend upon him to listen to my crazy ideas, only some of which actually make it into this newsletter week in and week out for more than two decades thanks, to his expert guidance.