FAQ: CoolSpools and OS/400 (IBM i)

If you need help with any of the techniques described below regarding OS/400 (IBM i), feel free to contact our Help Desk portal.

What versions of OS/400 is your software compatible with?

CoolSpools V6

The latest version of software is CoolSpools V6 which supersedes all previous software versions, including Slipstream, CoolTools and Communiqué as well as CoolSpools and CoolSpools PLUS.

CoolSpools V6 is compatible with all versions of OS/400 and IBM i from V5R3M0 up to V7R2M0 (IBM i 7.2).

If you are upgrading OS/400 from V5R4M0 or earlier to V6R1M0 or V7R2M0 (IBM i 6.1 or 7.2), there is additional information about that process here.

If you are running OS/400 V5R2M0 or earlier, you cannot install CoolSpools V6. Please contact sales@ariadnesoftware.co.uk.

Software Products and supported versions of OS/400 (IBM i)

Licensed program name Licensed program ID Minimum OS/400 level Maximum OS/400 level
CoolSpools V6 6COOLSP V5R3M0 V7R2M0
CoolSpools PLUS V5 5COOLSP V5R1M0 (See note) V7R2M0
CoolSpools V5 5CVTSPL V5R1M0 (See note) V7R2M0
CoolSpools V4 4CVTSPL V4R5M0 V7R2M0
CoolSpools V3 3CVTSPL V4R5M0 V7R2M0
CoolSpools V2 2CVTSPL V4R3M0 V7R2M0
Slipstream V4 4STMEXP V5R1M0 (See note) V7R2M0
Slipstream V3 3STMEXP V4R5M0 V7R2M0
Slipstream V2 2STMEXP V4R5M0 V7R2M0
Communiqué V1 1CMNQUE V5R1M0 (See note) V7R2M0
CoolTools V2 2SPLTLS V5R1M0 (See note) V7R2M0
CoolTools V1 1SPLTLS V4R5M0 V7R2M0

Note about OS/400 V5R1M0

We have now upgraded our test server to IBM i 7.2 (OS/400 V7R2M0) to allow us to test our software at the new release of the IBM i operating system. In order to allow us to save objects from the test server (V7R2M0) back to our development server (previously at V5R3M0), we have now also upgraded our development server to OS/400 V5R4M0.

This means that we are not longer able to compile for V5R1M0. Consequently, we are no longer able to produce PTFs/fixes/enhancements for the products listed above that will run on OS/400 V5R1M0. All future PTFs will require at least OS/400 V5R2M0 to be applied.

We still have copies of these products available that will run on V5R1M0 but those are now frozen and cannot be further developed or patched.

The latest fixes compatible with OS/400 V5R1M0 for each affected product is shown in the table below.

Product name Last V5R1M0-compatible PTF
CoolSpools PLUS 5CP0191
CoolSpools V5 5CV0306
Slipstream V4 4SX0099
Communiqué V1 1CM0087
CoolTools V2 2ST0070