Sorry for reviving an old thread, but this one caught my eye and I just had to
make some, admittedly off-topic, comments per the concept of assumptions that
pervaded a number of the posts here.
1) Having worked with all manner of IBM systems, as well as some environments
you guys probably never heard of, why anyone would assume that the way you do
it in an IBM environment is the way you would do it anywhere else is beyond me.
Heck, it often doesn't work the same way going from one IBM environment to
another. (obligatory IBM dig here)
2) Trying to implement something in the Windows environment, I would assume
that someone would go ahead and use the fine Windows installer that someone has
been kind enough to create and maintain over the years -- instead of installing
from the zip file. But then again, people on this list keep proving me wrong
on this point.
3) Assuming something works on Windows, or any Microsoft implementation, the
same way it works in other environments is also beyond me (obligatory Microsoft
4) Someone beginning to work in a new environment would read all available
documentation on said environment as well as the related documentation of the
application they wish to use that specifically targets that environment. But
that takes time, and with the sorry state of documentation these days, or lack
thereof, it doesn't really surprise me that someone wouldn't. Pretty soon, we
will be at the other end of the spectrum from the old IBM 360/370 days, where
documentation was not only voluminous, but also incomprehensible. That end of
the spectrum ends with "completely non-existent, good luck reading the source
It's been one of those weeks, and I had to get that off my chest. I've been in
this industry since 1982, and the only thing that's really changed is the
names. That and we can really mess things up much faster now.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: James H. H. Lampert [mailto:jam...@touchtonecorp.com]
> Sent: Thursday, September 08, 2016 3:49 PM
> To: Tomcat Users List <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Re: AT WITS END regarding JVM arguments
> On 9/8/16, 12:23 PM, Christopher Schultz wrote:
> > Would you care to create an account on the Tomcat Wiki and post
> > your CL program? It may help someone else running in similar
> > environments. In fact, if you want to write-up a whole page about
> > "Running Tomcat on IBM Midrange", you could include that as well as
> > any other nuggets you've collected throughout the years.
> Hmm. Looks like there are scant resources there for Tomcat on Midrange.
> (I bookmarked a page at mysamplecode.com that was very helpful with my
> first few installations.)
> I now have a Tomcat Wiki account, but it appears I need to request
> posting privileges (apparently via this very list?) in order to receive
> I'm enrolled as "JamesLampert"; I'll see what I can put together offline
> until I'm informed that I have posting privileges on the Wiki.
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