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Now Available: z/OS Implementation Toolset upgrade of COBOL 6.2 and Db2 V12

  • 1.  Now Available: z/OS Implementation Toolset upgrade of COBOL 6.2 and Db2 V12

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Apr 22, 2021 01:28 PM

    We are pleased to announce an upgrade of the CA Gen 8.6 z/OS Implementation Toolset, now built with COBOL 6.2 and Db2 V12. This upgrade will provide you with improved performance and ensure CA Gen stays up to date with supported software. 


    You can find the solution at the following links:


    Additional documentation is available on Tech Docs:

    • Release Notes: New Features
      • See "z/OS Implementation Toolset upgrade of COBOL V6.2 and Db2 V12 (LU00570)"

    Note: 

    • This does not change the support of 3rd party products certified for Gen applications.
    • This is part 2 of 3 in our work to upgrade the compilers and Db2. The z/OS Runtimes will also be upgraded (COBOL 6.2, C/C++ 2.2, Db2 V12) 


    P.S. CA Gen has moved to a continuous delivery model. To learn more about Broadcom's approach to continuous delivery and maintenance best practices, read HERE 

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    Kim Peelman
    Product Owner, CA Gen
    Broadcom
    Plano,TX
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  • 2.  RE: Now Available: z/OS Implementation Toolset upgrade of COBOL 6.2 and Db2 V12

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Aug 06, 2021 04:17 PM

    Note that this enhancement PTF (LU00570) delivers the Gen 8.6 z/OS IT re-built targeting hardware architecture level 10 and Third-Party software using new versions of DB2 and compilers. Historically this type of change would have been provided as a new release, ie. Gen 8.7. However, with our adoption of a CD strategy, we are delivering these changes in small increments via PTF(s) to Gen 8.6.

    Please read the Release Notes and Technical Requirements closely to assess the impact to your environment. 

    In 2019 we announced that Broadcom products, including Gen, would be adopting a Continuous Delivery model. This is similar to the previous Incremental Release strategy, but with fewer barriers for customers and even more emphasis on delivering value early in smaller pieces that enable customers to supervise and minimize impact to their business. For more information regarding Continuous Delivery, check out this article and this webcast.

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    Sivanagu Kumaran M
    Software Engineering Manager, CA Gen
    Broadcom
    Plano,TX

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