April 7, 2009
WYLBUR Will Be Retiring
WYLBUR, the Titan editing and batch processing system, will be retiring on December 31, 2009, as it is becoming difficult to find IT specialists who can support WYLBUR and fix problems.
Fortunately, many of WYLBUR's text editing functions can now be performed with desktop computer tools. In addition, we have many off-the-shelf products on Titan that will provide customers with the same functionality as WYLBUR command procedures.
Getting through the transition
We will do everything we can to help you with the transition, including working with you to convert your command procedures to REXX EXECs (an interactive language for TSO). For customers who use WYLBUR interactively, we will be offering classes in Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF), a full-screen editor in TSO. For customers who would like to edit their data sets on their desktop computers, we will help you use FTP software to transfer files between Titan and the desktop.
We want to hear from you and make sure we address your concerns. Please contact the NIH Help Desk at http://ithelpdesk.nih.gov/support or 301-496-4357, 301-496-8294 (TTY), or toll free at 866-319-4357 with your questions and requests for assistance.
To keep up with the latest news on the WYLBUR retirement, watch for updates and announcements in Titan News. In addition, refer to the WYLBUR Retirement website at: http://silk.nih.gov/silk/wylbur.
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