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Compatibility with versions of OS/400 (IBM i)


ariadne logo FAQ: CoolSpools and OS/400 (IBM i)

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

CoolSpools V7

The latest version of software is CoolSpools V7 which supersedes all previous software versions, including Slipstream, CoolTools and Communiqué as well as CoolSpools and CoolSpools PLUS.

CoolSpools V7 is compatible with all versions of OS/400 and IBM i from V6R1M0 up to V7R3M0 (IBM i 7.2).

CoolSpools V6 is compatible with all versions of OS/400 and IBM i from V5R3M0 up to V7R3M0 (IBM i 7.2).

If you are upgrading OS/400 from V5R4M0 or earlier to V6R1M0 or V7R1M0 (IBM i 6.1 or 7.1), there is additional information about that process here.

If you are running OS/400 V5R2M0 or earlier, you cannot install CoolSpools V6 or V7. However, we do still have earlier versions of our software you can try. Although these do not include all of the features available from CoolSpools V6 or V7, you may well still find they do what you need. See our download page for details.

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

Licensed program nameLicensed program IDMinimum OS/400 levelMaximum OS/400 level
CoolSpools V7 7COOLSP V6R1M0 V7R3M0
CoolSpools V6 6COOLSP V5R3M0 V7R3M0
CoolSpools PLUS V5 5COOLSP V5R1M0 (See note) V7R3M0
CoolSpools V5 5CVTSPL V5R1M0 (See note) V7R1M0
CoolSpools V4 4CVTSPL V4R5M0 V7R1M0
CoolSpools V3 3CVTSPL V4R5M0 V7R1M0
CoolSpools V2 2CVTSPL V4R3M0 V7R1M0
Slipstream V4 4STMEXP V5R1M0 (See note) V7R1M0
Slipstream V3 3STMEXP V4R5M0 V7R1M0
Slipstream V2 2STMEXP V4R5M0 V7R1M0
Communiqué V1 1CMNQUE V5R1M0 (See note) V7R1M0
CoolTools V2 2SPLTLS V5R1M0 (See note) V7R1M0
CoolTools V1 1SPLTLS V4R5M0 V7R1M0

Note about OS/400 V5R1M0

We have now upgraded our test server to IBM i 7.3 (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 (V7R3M0) 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.

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