Product News

For Those of You Who Need to Debug Intercepts and Exits Inside Dynamic Allocation

We’ve just now pushed out an update (Z21-1505E) that adds support for a //xxxNOALC DD DUMMY jcl statement. When this ddname is present in the TIOT, z/XDC will abort any command or internal service that attempts to use Dynamic Allocation (SVC 99).

We want to thank Bob Edmond of BMC Software for requesting this feature.

FTP Downloads for Maintenance Now Available

A couple years ago, we discovered that we had posted some bad maintenance and we had no way of knowing how many times it was downloaded and who had done the downloading. To help deal with this, we built an interface that requests some basic user information, just a name and email, before the maintenance file can be downloaded. This process gives us a list of users that we can contact in case of an error in the maintenance or an older maintenance has been superseded.

cs-cdf/XDC: Now Able to Connect to Debugging Sessions Across a Sysplex

For a couple of months, we have been developing, testing and now finally documenting a new feature for CDF: The ability to connect a user to a debugging session running on a different processor in a Sysplex.

z/XDC Release 2.1

The latest update to z/XDC, Release z2.1, is here! You can check out our z/XDC z2.1 Announcement Video here, and visit the Release z2.1 Page for the highlights.