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Any IBM announcements on Cobol v4.2 EOS
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Usher, Darrold
2017-08-02 12:04:25 UTC
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Any IBM announcements on End of Support for Enterprise Cobol for z/OS v4.2? We have Cobol v6.1 installed and our application teams are testing, but it would be nice to know how the 4.2 EOS date.

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Lizette Koehler
2017-08-02 14:47:59 UTC
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Going to www.ibm.com I used the search box with the words

COBOL ROADMAP or COBOL LIFECYCLE

This brought me to this Webpage

https://www-01.ibm.com/software/support/lifecycleapp/PLCDetail.wss?from=spf&synkey=B984385H82239E03

Lizette
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Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2017 5:06 AM
Subject: Any IBM announcements on Cobol v4.2 EOS
Any IBM announcements on End of Support for Enterprise Cobol for z/OS v4.2?
We have Cobol v6.1 installed and our application teams are testing, but it
would be nice to know how the 4.2 EOS date.
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Lizette Koehler
2017-08-02 15:00:12 UTC
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Note: If there is no EOS/EOM/EOL for that version of the product, then IBM has not determined a date. So you are probably good for a long time yet.

I do not think they would do anything less than 1 year out when determining not to support a product - which is the first step to its life ending.

For example. Cobol 4.1

Enterprise COBOL for z/OS Version 4.1.x
PID 5655-S71

License type ICA

Lifecycle dates, announcement letters and other information

GA 14-Dec-2007, 207-339
EOM 28-Aug-2009, 209-244
EOS 30-Apr-2014, 913-010

Lifecycle policy Standard

Last updated: 13-Jun-2013.


There was 18 months from GA to EOM, And 7 years from GA to EOS

This seems to me to mean it will take a while for the product, once a date is announced, to actually go through the process.

Then there are the customers of IBM, once the date is announced, that will complain, and IBM may move it out again.


I would not be too concerned that there is no date at this point. If your conversion takes longer than 2 years, you may have some issue.

If it is that much of an issue, you could open an SR to IBM and get the answer, if they have one. I am not sure the list will have internal information from IBM. And IBM probably cannot discuss this issue on an open list. ;-D


Lizette
-----Original Message-----
Behalf Of Lizette Koehler
Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2017 7:49 AM
Subject: Re: Any IBM announcements on Cobol v4.2 EOS
Going to www.ibm.com I used the search box with the words
COBOL ROADMAP or COBOL LIFECYCLE
This brought me to this Webpage
https://www-
01.ibm.com/software/support/lifecycleapp/PLCDetail.wss?from=spf&synkey=B98438
5H82239E03
Lizette
-----Original Message-----
On Behalf Of Usher, Darrold
Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2017 5:06 AM
Subject: Any IBM announcements on Cobol v4.2 EOS
Any IBM announcements on End of Support for Enterprise Cobol for z/OS v4.2?
We have Cobol v6.1 installed and our application teams are testing,
but it would be nice to know how the 4.2 EOS date.
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