There are products updates for IBM’s Gentran line of products including Gentran Server for UNIX, Gentran Server for iSeries, or Gentran:Director. This information was taken directly from an IBM Functional Changes document available to all of their customers on IBM’s customer support site.
Gentran Server for UNIX:
Starting with version 6.2.0 of IBM Sterling Gentran:Server for UNIX, the Visual Mapper will no longer be delivered with the product. Existing visual maps will continue to execute, and the LFTRAN engine will continue to be supported.
Although ODBC mapping has been unsupported for several years, underlying technical components were still present in prior versions of the product. These components have been removed.
In prior versions of the product, the client interface contained a button that opened a HyperACCESS terminal emulation window that could be used to access server functions. Due to issues with IBM technology compliance, HyperACCESS is no longer distributed with IBM Sterling Gentran:Server, and the terminal emulator button has been removed from the client.
OFTP Plus Module
Due to issues with providing IBM technology compliance and low customer usage, this module, which provided support for Odette FTP version 1, will no longer be delivered with the product or supported. Customers who require support for Odette FTP version 1 or version 2 should consider a third party communications utility. For customers who are considering Sterling B2B Integrator, Odette FTP is a supported communication protocol.
Gentran Server for iSeries:
Starting with version 3.6.0 of IBM Sterling Gentran:Server for iSeries, Zmodem will no longer be a supported communication protocol. IBM recommends migrating to a more current, supported communication protocol.
Starting with version 5.5.0 of IBM Sterling Gentran:Director, asynchronous and bisynchronous dialup and TCP/IP will no longer be supported communication protocols. IBM recommends migrating to a more current, supported communication protocol, or using the IBM Sterling B2B Collaboration Network for bisynchronous support.
If you have questions, please see the What’s New guide for the appropriate product for more information or contact IBM Customer Support.