JTOpen is the open source version of the IBM Toolbox for Java Licensed Program Product (LPP). Aside from simply being "open source", it is our fast-path mechanism to get fixes and enhancements to customers without waiting for possible PTFs or release boundaries.
Thus, the JTOpen offering is always at the most current level of fixes and function, and generally leads by six months the fixes available via the Toolbox for Java LPP. Support for the current, unmodified version of the IBM-supplied JTOpen is identical to the IBM Toolbox for Java LPP.
If a software defect is found, the fix will be provided in the next available public build. The level of support (voice/email/fax) is dependent on the type of service contract. Although the terms and conditions require the statement of "as is" support for JTOpen, the JTOpen code is maintained by the same development team and with the same level of quality as the Toolbox LPP.
Code fixes for JTOpen will continue to be supplied via the web site. The JTOpen support is also possible via the web forum and web site. JTOpen project code is available in both compiled and source code versions for customer downloads. This agreement is applicable worldwide and has been agreed upon by the iSeries Service Support team.
Here are just a few of the many i5/OS and OS/400 resources you can access using JTOpen:
· Database -- JDBC (SQL) and record-level access (DDM)
· Integrated File System
· Program calls
· Data queues
· Data areas
· Print/spool resources
· Product and PTF information
· Jobs and job logs
· Messages, message queues, message files
· Users and groups
· User spaces
· System values
· System status