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:
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.
Sivanagu Kumaran MSoftware Engineering Manager, CA GenBroadcomPlano,TX