IBM i PTF Guide, Volume 22, Number 42
October 21, 2020 Doug Bidwell
All is quiet on the Western and Eastern fronts as we await the delivery of the Technology Refreshes for IBM i 7.3 and IBM i 7.4 on November 13. The Tech Refresh Resaves will also be available at that time. Other than some nips and tucks in the IBM i PTF Guide, there is not a lot to report, but we do this every week to keep you up to date. From a system administrator point of view, knowing when nothing big is going on is almost as useful as knowing when there is a lot going on.
To that end, there is no reason to give you a rundown of PTF Groups by IBM i release level. There really are not any substantial ones.
New (or Updated)
- TRANSFORM: Using Transform Services to Generate PDF Stream Files instead of Spooled Files
Tips/Definitions: The most important thing is to realize we all live on this crazy blue marble together. Just think about that for a second: We live on a ball, spinning on its axis, with a giant moon that takes a lot of the meteor hits for us, and together we spin on our axes and rotate, like an adult and a child holding hands, and together were cut an ellipse around the Sun, and the Sun is on the far outside of one of the arms of the Milky Way galaxy, spinning around a giant black hole, and the Milky Way is on a collision course with the Andromeda galaxy and together we are all expanding out from the center of the universe in our Local Group. Such enormity it is hard to take it all in at once. . . . So, be kind to each other, and maybe we can understand both eternity and now better.
The Guide at a glance: There are new defectives this week (10/17/20). Here is the defective PTF rundown, which is the last defective for each release:
Defective PTF rundown (The last defective for each release): Defect Defective APAR Fixing Date PTF PTF -------- -------- ------- ------- 7.4 10/06/20 SI73911 SE74370 SI74277 (available) SI73749 SI73341 SI72143 7.3 10/06/20 SI74198 SE74370 SI74275 (available) SI74181 SI73910 SI73744 SI73735 SI73109 SI71844 7.2 10/06/20 SI73839 SE74370 SI74276 (available) SI73601 SI73431 SI73331 SI71769 7.1 07/29/19 SI69653 SE71807 SI70603 (5733SC1, OpenSSH, available!)
Be sure to access the link in the Guide for further details.
Below is the usual archive of the IBM i PTF Guide to help you work through the PTFs in chronological order: