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GA and Continuous Delivery Announcement for CA Spool r14

  • 1.  GA and Continuous Delivery Announcement for CA Spool r14

    Posted 10-22-2019 03:35 PM
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    To:          CA Spool™ Customers

    From:     The CA Technologies CA Spool Product Team

    Subject:  General Availability Announcement and Continuous Delivery Announcement for CA Spool Version 14.0

    CA Technologies, a Broadcom company, is pleased to present you with the Generally Available (GA) Continuous Delivery (CD) release of CA Spool. We will enhance this version using the CD model, which provides new features and product fixes to you faster with easier deployment.

    In the CD release model:

    • Enhancements are delivered in the maintenance service stream as feature PTFs. New product features and fixes are no longer bundled together.
    • Enhancements are delivered disabled where possible to give you more control over when and how the features are implemented. With new features disabled, you control when to make the new features available for use in your environment. An explicit action is required to enable the feature.
    • Product validation programs are available so that you can influence feature design and test new features and capabilities before they are made generally available (GA). For more information about these programs, go to or contact
    • Individual product fixes are provided when needed, separate from product features. You can apply product fixes without enabling new features, which limits exposure to additional features being applied in a production environment.


    Moving forward the Broadcom Mainframe Division release strategy is evolving to Continuous Delivery (CD). Continuous Delivery releases are generally available, and customers are fully supported when running on the CD release. CD aligns with industry-standard naming conventions and describes how we are delivering value to our customers. For this strategy, you can read more about it by clicking here.

    For detailed information about this release, current support information, and the latest technical bulletins, visit the CA Spool product page. For download instructions, follow the installation procedures for CA Spool at

    To connect, learn, and share with other customers, join and participate in the CA Spool user community at For available education courses, visit Learning Paths.

    If you have any questions or require assistance, contact support online. To speak with a customer representative or a support engineer, call +1-800-225-5224 in North America or see for a local number in your country.

    Thank you for your business.

    Product Manager Output Management