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  • Latest Post - ‏2013-02-27T22:30:02Z by jhanders
joshuawhite929
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Pinned topic Version 8.6.0.1... or not?

‏2013-02-27T18:01:40Z |
Hello,

I am currently running WXS version 8.6.0.0. Recently, I applied the patch (8.6.0-WS-WXS-FP0000001). I expected to see version 8.6.0.1 when I started up, but did not see it. Here is what I see:

Original 8.6.0.0 installation output:

The internal version of WebSphere eXtreme Scale is v7.0.0 (8.6.0.0) [cf11305.31182928]


After applying the patch:

The internal version of WebSphere eXtreme Scale is v7.0.0 (8.6.0.0) [a1246.15174705]


Strangely enough, when I look at the installation manager, it now says that this installation is 8.6.0.1.

Can someone from IBM share some insight into why this is? For my knowledge, what does the "v7.0.0" version number track?

-Joshua
Updated on 2013-02-27T22:30:02Z at 2013-02-27T22:30:02Z by jhanders
  • jhanders
    jhanders
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    Re: Version 8.6.0.1... or not?

    ‏2013-02-27T18:37:57Z  
    Josh,

    The outputs you have are reversed, but the point is the same. We missed updating the CWOBJ0903 message output to say 8.6.0.1. The build number does say cf1 though so that is how you know it is 8.6.0.1 instead of 8.6.0.0. We have corrected this problem in the 8.6.0.1 ifix stream and all 8.6.0.1 ifixes will have the right version number.

    The v7.0.0 is our internal versioning number of the number of versions we have shipped. eXtreme Scale did not start out with version 1.0 from a customer perspective and each release is not +1 from the previous one. This version is an internal number for us to know and be able to determine if we are n-1 vs n-2, etc differences between versions. For instance eXtreme Scale 7.1.0, 7.1.1, and 8.5 are n, n+1, and n+2, but you cannot determine that from the shipped version numbers. This is what we use internally. This is the reason the message says it is the internal eXtreme Scale version.

    I hope that answers your question.

    Jared Anderson
  • joshuawhite929
    joshuawhite929
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    Re: Version 8.6.0.1... or not?

    ‏2013-02-27T20:16:44Z  
    • jhanders
    • ‏2013-02-27T18:37:57Z
    Josh,

    The outputs you have are reversed, but the point is the same. We missed updating the CWOBJ0903 message output to say 8.6.0.1. The build number does say cf1 though so that is how you know it is 8.6.0.1 instead of 8.6.0.0. We have corrected this problem in the 8.6.0.1 ifix stream and all 8.6.0.1 ifixes will have the right version number.

    The v7.0.0 is our internal versioning number of the number of versions we have shipped. eXtreme Scale did not start out with version 1.0 from a customer perspective and each release is not +1 from the previous one. This version is an internal number for us to know and be able to determine if we are n-1 vs n-2, etc differences between versions. For instance eXtreme Scale 7.1.0, 7.1.1, and 8.5 are n, n+1, and n+2, but you cannot determine that from the shipped version numbers. This is what we use internally. This is the reason the message says it is the internal eXtreme Scale version.

    I hope that answers your question.

    Jared Anderson
    Jared,

    Thanks for the quick reply. Looking at your site, for 8.6.0.0 on Linux, I see only one patch (client/server). This was for 8.6.0-WS-WXS-FP0000001. What is the "8.6.0.1 ifix stream" that you are referring to?

    -Joshua
  • jhanders
    jhanders
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    Re: Version 8.6.0.1... or not?

    ‏2013-02-27T22:30:02Z  
    Jared,

    Thanks for the quick reply. Looking at your site, for 8.6.0.0 on Linux, I see only one patch (client/server). This was for 8.6.0-WS-WXS-FP0000001. What is the "8.6.0.1 ifix stream" that you are referring to?

    -Joshua
    Joshua,

    I am referring to the code stream that we have for fixes on the 8.6.0.1 level. If you want an ifix with the updated version number you can open a PMR and we can get you an ifix that has it updated.

    Jared Anderson