COBOL 6.1, Solaris 10, Windows 10 - Oh My!!! - All Complete

By SteveSolomon posted 09-27-2016 06:41 PM


Dear CA Gen EDGE Community,


As some of you have been aware I have been out of the office for several weeks.  Which means that I am behind on reviewing your post in the Community and working on the wonderful Ideas that have been submitted. The very good news is that the CA Gen Engineering team has been very busy and has great news to report.


IBM COBOL 6.1 has been certified for CA Gen Release 8.5 and 8.6.  Please see Teresa's posting on IBM COBOL 6.1 at COBOL 6.1 Certification 


Solaris 10 certification for CA Gen Releases 8.5 and 8.6 is complete.  There had to be changes in both releases to support Solaris 10.  A new version of both releases has been posted on CA Support.  If you are planning to use Solaris 10 please be sure to download the new release from CA Support. 


Windows 10 certification for CA Gen 8.5 is almost complete.  We found some issues when testing Windows 10 with CA Gen Release 8.6 and we found the same issues with Release 8.5.  We are in the process of preparing and testing a PTF that you will need to download and apply to Release 8.5.  Hopefully we will not find any other issues and the PTF will soon be on Support. 


It is important to note that the Microsoft Edge Browser is not included in the Windows 10 certification.   Our analysis of the Edge Browser is that certification will require changes and be a fairly extensive project.  If Edge support is critical to your organization please let me know and I will add you to the Beta tester list. 


I hope everyone had a great Summer.  Fall has arrived in Arizona and it is a great time of year.  Which also means that CA Technologies is working hard to put on a great CA World in November.  If you will be attending CA World please drop me an email and let me know.  Several members of the CA Gen EDGE community will be there and we would like to be sure everyone gets invited to our meetups. 





Steve Solomon

CA Gen Product Manager



10-03-2016 02:43 PM

For a complete list of the Gen 8.5 PTFs with their pre-requisites and co-requisites, please use the following link.


CA Gen 8.5 Solutions & Patches - CA Technologies 


Andy Hebert

CA Support

10-03-2016 11:01 AM

Dear Community,


The Certification of CA Gen Release 8.5 with Windows 10 is complete.  


Correct Posting:  I updated the posting to be explicit that the PTF is only needed if you are building MSI packages for ASP.Net applications via the CA Gen Build Tool.  Good catch from the CA Gen Engineering team.  


This same PTF is already part of CA Gen Release 8.6 so if you are moving to the new release there is no additional work needed. 


Link to CA Gen Release 8.5 Windows 10 Build Tool PTF:





09-30-2016 06:28 AM

We are certifying IE 11 with Windows 10.

09-29-2016 07:41 AM

Thanks for the update Steve.  For the Gen 8.5 and Windows 10 certification, what browser is being certified since the Edge browser won't be certified with this Gen 8.5 effort?