IBM United States
Software Announcement 202-107
May 7, 2002
IBM VisualAge Smalltalk Enterprise V6.0 The Comprehensive Smalltalk Development Tool for e-Business on Demand
At a Glance
VisualAge Smalltalk lets programmers create and deploy e-business applications that are cross-platform, object-oriented, and integrated with key IBM initiatives:
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).
Through the pure object-oriented language of Smalltalk you can quickly create portable, scalable, multi-tier business applications.
With the introduction of Web services support, VisualAge® Smalltalk V6.0 can allow you to take your existing and future Smalltalk assets and create self-contained, modular applications. Using industry-standard protocols such as Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) messaging and WebSphere® Open Servlet Engine (OSE) plug-in, your valuable, proven Smalltalk code can integrate with anyone, anywhere on the net.
Secure Socket Layer (SSL) enables your Smalltalk applications to use Open SSL to heighten security for any transactions running over Socket Communication Interface (SCI).
VisualAge Smalltalk has expanded its world-class development environment to include Linux, Windows® XP, and Windows Me. Functions such as Server Smalltalk (SST) and Asynchronous call-out have been expanded beyond your current platforms to OS/390®, z/OS, and HP-UX.
The power to create, deploy, and debug distributed server applications through VisualAge Smalltalk Server Workbench is now completely included in the base product, VisualAge Smalltalk Enterprise. One price now gets you the all the tools needed to help take full advantage of client-server architecture.
Refer to the Technical Information section for details.
VisualAge Smalltalk Enterprise V6.0 can bring you the best in
object-oriented application development environments. Create
client-server applications that can meet and exceed your development
needs. As you face ever-changing user requirements and the need to
integrate with new technology, VisualAge Smalltalk gives you the tools to
be more productive, more integrated, and react to the needs of your
With VisualAge Smalltalk Web services support, you can take your existing, proven Smalltalk code and turn it into a new breed of Web application. Your valuable, mission-critical applications can soon be self-contained, self describing, modular applications that can communicate with other Web services using standard protocols. With VisualAge Smalltalk 6.0, you can blend Web services into their enterprise applications, including:
Help protect your Smalltalk business assets with SSL. VisualAge Smalltalk V6.0 has embraced OpenSSL to supply the communication security you need. Existing programs written to the SCI API can be security enabled with a few simple changes to the code.
VisualAge Smalltalk has integrated the full-strength, general purpose
cryptography library of OpenSSL with the flexibility of Server Smalltalk.
The same SSL support provided by SCI can also be easily employed to
secure Smalltalk-to-Smalltalk applications. In addition Server
Smalltalk now has HTTPS support to enhance security for Web applications.
Linux and Windows XP/ME
VisualAge Smalltalk V6.0 adds support for Red Hat Linux, Windows XP, and
Windows Me operating systems. Now Smalltalk developers can work and
deploy on Linux, Windows, AIX®, Sun Solaris, HP-UX, and OS/2®. You
can also create applications to be deployed on the mainframe with
VisualAge Smalltalk Server for OS/390 and z/OS.
All of the function of VisualAge Smalltalk Server Workbench is now
included in the base product. By simplifying the purchasing of VisualAge
Smalltalk, your developers can now take advantage of all the function
offered in our product with one price. The function of Smalltalk Server
Workbench offers a convenient way to develop applications that access the
information and transactions your users need via the Web or intranet.
VisualAge Smalltalk Enterprise V6.0 continues to improve and enhance the development environment including:
VisualAge Smalltalk ObjectExtender, VisualAge Smalltalk UML Designer, and VisualAge Smalltalk Advanced Database Feature are no longer available as separately priced features with VisualAge Smalltalk Enterprise. For details on how to continue to use VisualAge Smalltalk ObjectExtender and VisualAge Smalltalk UML Designer, visit:
If you would like extended support or enhancements for these features, contact the VisualAge Smalltalk group at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
VisualAge Smalltalk Enterprise V6.0 continues the IBM commitment to the Smalltalk language by allowing you to leverage your continuing investments in Smalltalk and integrate with strategic e-business initiatives such as Web services, WebSphere and DB2®.
VisualAge Smalltalk is a powerful server environment for e-business applications with integrated lifecycle support. VisualAge Smalltalk Enterprise V6.0 is targeted at professional developers to create business logic and enterprise integration code.
Contact the VisualAge® Smalltalk Group at email@example.com for information on educational and consulting services.
Smalltalk education is available from VisualAge Smalltalk Business Partners:
Product information will be available on day of announcement through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:
No publications are shipped with this program.
All publications for VisualAge Smalltalk V6.0 are provided in HTML format on the base program product media:
VisualAge Smalltalk Enterprise V6.0 publications are provided in displayable HTML format, with all manuals included. The displayable manuals are part of the basic machine-readable material, and are shipped on the product CD-ROM.
For the latest documents in PDF format, refer to the VisualAge Smalltalk Web site at:
For Windows® Platforms:
For UNIX® Platforms:
Supported operating systems for Development and Runtime:
In addition, migration support services are available through the VisualAge Software Sales Representative. Contact the IBM technical sales team at firstname.lastname@example.org for availability and pricing, or visit their Web page at:
This program when downloaded from a Web site, contains the applicable IBM
license agreement, and License Information (LI), if appropriate and will
be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program.
The license and LI will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT for
Security, Auditability, and Control
VisualAge Smalltalk Enterprise V6.0 uses the security and auditability features of the development platform. VisualAge Smalltalk Server for OS/390® logs all changes in a source change log and captures change management and versioning information in a source code repository that can reside on the client machine or within a network.
The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
VisualAge Smalltalk Enterprise V6.0 has one charge unit, for registered users.
Part Description Number VisualAge Smalltalk Enterprise V6.0 BA05HNA MultiPlatforms Media Package English VisualAge Smalltalk Enterprise User D5AKELL LIC/SW MAINT 1 ANNIV VisualAge Smalltalk Enterprise User D5AKFLL LIC/SW MAINT 2 ANNIV VisualAge Smalltalk Enterprise User E1AKGLL SW MAINT RNWL 1 ANNIV VisualAge Smalltalk Enterprise User D5AKHLL SW MAINT AFT LIC 1 ANNIV
Passport Advantage Customer: Media Pack Entitlement Details
Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed below are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.
Part Description Number VisualAge Smalltalk Enterprise User LIC/SW MAINT 1 ANNIV D5AKELL LIC/SW MAINT 2 ANNIV D5AKFLL SW MAINT RNWL 1 ANNIV E1AKGLL SW MAINT AFT LIC 1 ANNIV D5AKHLL Media Pack VisualAge Smalltalk Enterprise V6.0 BA05HNA MultiPlatforms Media Package English
Terms and Conditions
Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement. Proofs of Entitlement are required for all authorized use. Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.
This software license includes Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support.
Money-Back Guarantee: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program, return it within 30 days from the invoice date, to the party (either IBM or its reseller) from whom you acquired it, for a refund. This applies only to your first acquisition of the program.
For a list of the files and applications, which may be redistributed without additional licenses, refer to the license agreement on the VisualAge Smalltalk Enterprise V6.0 media.
Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Subscription and Technical Support, is now included in the Passport Advantage Agreement. Installation and technical support for the product announced in this letter is provided by the Software Maintenance offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service enhances customer productivity by providing voice and/or electronic access into the IBM support organizations.
IBM includes Software Maintenance with each program acquired during the coverage period. This is the period commencing on the date you acquire the program up to the first or second anniversary date, depending on whether you acquired coverage for one or two anniversaries. The coverage period for Software Maintenance acquired in the two months preceding an anniversary date will be extended to the next applicable anniversary date.
While your Software Maintenance is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your:
IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. This assistance is not available to your end users. IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, every day of the year. For further details, consult your IBM Software Support Guide at:
Software Maintenance does not include assistance for:
For more information, about the Passport Advantage Agreement refer to the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement Software Announcement 201-202 , dated July 10, 2001 or visit the Passport Advantage Web site at:
The prices provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.
For Passport Advantage and charges, contact your authorized Lotus® Business Partner. Additional information is also available on the Passport Advantage URL:
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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.