Some Y2K Questions and Answers

Question: Do we have plans to discontinue support for TAPEMNGL, the TapeXpert ?

Answer: We have no plans to discontinue support for TAPEMNGL, the TapeXpert. We plan to continue support as long as anyone wants to use this product.

Question: What is the version of TAPEMNGL, the TapeXpert that is considered Year 2000 compliant?

Answer: TAPEMNGL, the TapeXpert has in a sense been Y2K compliant since its inseption. This is because TAPEMNGL, the TapeXpert does not really generate any dates used for calculaltions or by the system except for the date in the tape label (which is really generated by the operating system). However the current release 2.3.00 is the recommended release to be using. This is available at our Cache Valley Software Download Page

Question: What are the Date formats used within TAPEMNGL, the TapeXpert ?

Answer: Internally TAPEMNGL, the TapeXpert uses the system double word date/time and the system supplied date. The system double word date is given in micro-seconds since January 1, 1900 and gives the complete date and time and is good until at least September 17, 2042.

Question: If a 4 Byte Century/year is not used, can you elaborate about the details of the approach used?

Answer: The date used in the tape labels is the 3 digit cyy used by IBM. This is a restriction due to predefined label format of the IBM standard label tapes. Dates used by TAPEMNGL, the TapeXpert in any SMF records that it may generate is the system double word date/time. Some dates given on report headers are in two digit format due largely to space limitation in report areas.

Question: Did the TAPEMNGL, the TapeXpert successfully pass Y2K tests utilizing pre Year 2000 dates?

Answer: TAPEMNGL, the TapeXpert has successfully pass Y2K tests utilizing pre Year 2000 dates.

Question: Did the TAPEMNGL, the TapeXpert successfully pass Y2K tests utilizing post Year 2000 dates?

Answer: TAPEMNGL, the TapeXpert has successfully pass Y2K tests utilizing post Year 2000 dates.

Question: Is the compliancy of TAPEMNGL, the TapeXpert dependent upon others?

Answer: The compliancy of TAPEMNGL, the TapeXpert is dependent in part on a Y2K compliant operation system.

Question: If the compliancy of TAPEMNGL, the TapeXpert is dependent upon others, can you provide details?

Answer: Dependency on a Y2K operationg system is caused by the date in the tape label being generated by the operating when doing many of the copy functions.

Question: When does/did this compliant version become available?

Answer: The compliant version is available and can even be gotten from the Cache Valley Software Download Page

TAPEMNGL, the TapeXpert Y2K Information
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