Since the recent support portal migration some useful links have temporarily disappeared from he CA Gen product Home page Here is a list which you may find useful: CA Gen Product Home Page: https://casupport.broadcom.com/product-information-details.html?pname=CA%20Gen CA Gen Solutions & Patches Indexes: https://techdocs.broadcom.com/us/product-content/recommended-reading/technical-document-index/ca-gen-solutions-patches-indexes.html CA Gen Release and Support Lifecycle Dates: https://techdocs.broadcom.com/us/product-content/status/support-life-cycle/indexes/ca-gen-release-and-support-lifecycle-dates.html?r=2 CA Gen Product Release and Support Announcements: https://techdocs.broadcom.com/us/product-content/status/announcement-documents/2008/ca-gen-product-release-and-support-announcements.html CA Gen 8.6 documentation: https://docops.ca.com/ca-gen/8-6/en CA Gen 8.5 documentation: https://docops.ca.com/ca-gen/8-5/en
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Thanks Lynn.I thought CA gen is almost dead if not then will be soon. Are there any new customer anywhere in the world in the last few years who chose Gen over other affordable/popular offering from other vendors ? I don't think so.I think most of the Gen sites are stuck with Gen as they can't replace it that easily (reason could be budget or skills or "if it ain't broke don't fix it" syndrome ???). Having said that I think the trend is to replace Gen code with traditional Java, COBOL etc.etc..I myself worked in Gen space for almost 20 years and then moved away as there are hardly any job opportunities around.
Many thanks for the update. I did try to reply on the forum directly but every time I pressed 'Reply' the system dumped me back out into the 'My Broadcom' page. At present it seems we are unable to post and attempting to go directly to the 'Mainframe' section of communities (via the mainframe icon) drops you back to the 'My Broadcom' page – so there appear to be some issues with the support/communities website at present.
In response I was going to mention that while the return of the PDF option is very welcome the current behaviour is different to what we had previously in that, in the past, you could select a section of the documentation and just download that section (as a PDF). Now, irrespective of the subsection chosen, the entirety of the CA Gen documentation (6000+ pages for 8.6) is always extracted. As an example attempting to download just the release notes: the release note section is selected and opens up, PDF is requested but then the whole of 8.6 techdoc is extracted! Please can I request that we return to the CA support 'techdocs' approach whereby the PDF option/extract was context based. Yes, provide an option to download the whole of the documentation if necessary but, usually, individuals are interested in just a sub-section and only wish to extract that.
Also, when testing this I was frequently dumped out to the 'My Broadcom' page – so this points to some ongoing stability issues with the pages beyond being unable to post.