IBM COBOL for OS/390 & VM Version 2 Release 1

Software Announcement
May 6, 1997
Announcement Letter Number: 297-131


Table of Contents:



At a Glance

IBM COBOL for OS/390 & VM:

  • Provides DLL support

  • Provides support for SOMobjects for OS/390 Release 3, including CORBA 2.0

  • Is based on IBM COBOL for MVS & VM
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For ordering, contact:
  Your IBM representative, an IBM
  Business Partner, or IBM North America
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Overview

IBM COBOL for OS/390 (TM) & VM enhances the COBOL object-oriented programming support on OS/390 that was introduced in IBM COBOL for MVS (R) & VM. IBM COBOL for OS/390 & VM is based on IBM COBOL for MVS & VM, including features such as: COBOL 85 Standard language support, intrinsic functions, year 2000 support, interlanguage communications, and the mainframe interactive debug tool Full Function Offering.

IBM COBOL for OS/390 & VM Version 2 introduces:

  • COBOL support for Dynamic Link Library (DLL) generation for OS/390 applications. Application programmers can use DLLs to split their applications into smaller units and direct these units to be loaded only when required. Object-oriented applications can separate client code and class libraries into separate load modules. Also, the SOM (TM) kernel and class libraries are accessed as DLLs.

  • COBOL support for SOMobjects (TM) for OS/390 Release 3, which includes support for CORBA 2.0 object services and interoperability.
With the COBOL family of products, you can use your existing COBOL code to upgrade your applications on many platforms and with the newest technologies. This means you can save development costs and increase productivity because of the minimal need to retrain your employees. By implementing these new technologies, you can give your business a competitive edge in your marketplace heading into the year 2000 and beyond.



Intended Customers

  • COBOL developers



Key Prerequisites

  • To use IBM COBOL for OS/390 & VM on the host, one of the following:
    • IBM OS/390 Release 3

    • IBM VM/ESA (R) Version 2
Price

One-time and monthly license charges apply.



Planned Availability Date

May 23, 1997

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This announcement is provided for your information only. For additional information, contact your IBM representative, call 800-IBM-4YOU, or visit the IBM home page at: %+%Start_URL%+% http://www.ibm.com



DESCRIPTION



Dynamic Link Library (DLL) Support

In addition to exploiting the runtime libraries available in OS/390 Language Environment (R), COBOL for OS/390 & VM now provides COBOL developers the means to easily build Dynamic Link Libraries (DLLs). DLL support allows developers to split their applications into units and to direct these units to be loaded only when required. DLLs provide developers with more flexibility. Programmers can use DLLs to split applications into smaller modules and improve system memory usage. DLLs also offer more flexibility for building, packaging, and redistributing applications.

COBOL for OS/390 & VM provides DLL support for generating DLLs in a way similar to the way OS/2 (R) DLLs are generated. DLLs allow a function call or a variable reference in one load module to use a definition located in another load module at run time. The COBOL DLL support uses the same mechanisms as are used in OS/390 C/C++ and OS/390 SOMobjects, thus enabling object-oriented COBOL applications to smoothly interact with them.



Support for SOMobjects for OS/390 Release 3

IBM COBOL for OS/390 & VM Version 2 Release 1 provides COBOL support for SOMobjects for OS/390 Release 3, which includes support for CORBA 2.0 object services and interoperability.

The CORBA 2.0 support in SOMobjects provides the interoperability that will enable this technology to be used to develop distributed applications that can be used in an open, heterogeneous environment. Products will now be able to be built that leverage components residing on any platform regardless of whose CORBA compliant object request broker (ORB) is managing them. This will enable the development of distributed applications. This capability is of particular interest to vendors and very valuable to customers who can now intermix platforms and OO software, thus optimizing their business software investments. The functions and services delivered through CORBA 2.0 interoperability in OS/390 provide a basis for applications to exploit the benefits of operating in the world of network-centric computing.

SOMobjects for OS/390 will support the Object Services of naming, life cycle, persistence, security, externalization, and identity. The Object Naming Service framework is a mechanism by which objects may locate other objects. The Persistence Object Service framework provides a single interface for saving and restoring objects. The persistence service allows the state of an object to be saved onto a persistent medium and then restored later when it is needed. The Object Externalization Service framework allows objects to transform their state into a form that can be processed by external agents. The Object Identity Service framework allows you to compare two objects and see if they are absolutely identical.



PRODUCT POSITIONING

COBOL customers who thought they would need to look to other languages as their only option in creating powerful client/server applications with object technology, can now be assured that they can remain with IBM COBOL and still take advantage of these new technologies. Customers can take advantage of the existing skill base in their organizations, preserve the valuable program base they have built up, and still move aggressively to utilize workstations in mission-critical applications.

IBM's COBOL family of products reaches across multiple workstation and host environments with consistent language implementation and support for many databases. IBM COBOL now has offerings on workstation and host environments such as OS/390, MVS, VM, VSE, OS/400 (R), OS/2, AIX (R), Windows (R) 95, and Windows NT. Object-oriented COBOL support is included in the OS/390, MVS, OS/2, AIX, Windows 95, and Windows NT products.

IBM COBOL for OS/390 & VM Version 2 Release 1 is intended for customers running on the OS/390 or VM/ESA operating systems. IBM COBOL for MVS & VM Version 1 Release 2 will continue to be available for customers running on the currently supported releases of MVS/ESA (TM).



STATEMENT OF GENERAL DIRECTION

IBM intends to enhance IBM COBOL for OS/390 & VM to exploit OS/390 OpenEdition (R) and to provide object-oriented enhancements including performance improvements and the addition of class libraries. Future releases of COBOL for OS/390 & VM will also utilize IBM object server technology as it becomes available on the OS/390 platform. By utilizing these enhancements you will be able to enable your COBOL applications to exploit the open, network-centric computing environment. Also, upon completion of the emerging ANSI/ISO COBOL standard, COBOL for OS/390 & VM will be incrementally extended to implement it.

All statements regarding IBM's future direction and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice and represent goals and objectives only.

Trademarks

      OS/390, SOM, SOMobjects, and MVS/ESA are trademarks of
      International Business Machines Corporation in the United
      States or other countries or both.
      MVS, VM/ESA, Language Environment, OS/2, AIX, OS/400, and
      OpenEdition are registered trademarks of International Business
      Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or
      both.
      Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
      Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or
      service marks of others.



SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION



EDUCATION SUPPORT

Courseware from IBM, including a comprehensive curriculum from the IBM Object Technology University, is designed to help I/T professionals become proficient in using the facilities of VisualAge (R) for COBOL. These courses also address the year 2000 challenge for the I/T community. IBM will offer the following education:

  • VisualAge for COBOL: Find and Fix -- Focuses on maintaining host COBOL applications with VisualAge for COBOL.

  • (N1986) VisualAge for COBOL Application Development -- The existing VisualAge for COBOL course, which focuses on the visual application builder, will be updated to support VisualAge for COBOL Version 2.

  • To assist the COBOL developer in understanding the features of IBM COBOL and Language Environment (R) (LE) that support the year 2000, IBM also offers the following courses:
    • (N2027) COBOL and LE for MVS (R): Advanced Programming and the Year 2000.

    • (N2020) COBOL and LE for VSE: Advanced Programming and the Year 2000.
  • In addition to these courses, IBM will offer customized education for the COBOL solution set of products.
For more detailed information about available training, call IBM Education and Training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322). If you are interested in customized education, ask for customized customer classes.



PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION

The IBM Professional Certification Program is available to COBOL developers. This program, which is also available to VisualAge for Smalltalk and C++ users, recognizes developers for their technical expertise and skills through certifications in product-specific object-oriented applications development. These professional object technology certification roles are:

  • Certified VisualAge for COBOL Object-Oriented Associate Developer

  • Certified VisualAge for COBOL Object-Oriented Developer
Additional information on these certified roles is available from the IBM Object Technology Certification home page:
    http://www.software.ibm.com/spslibrary
Information is also available by fax. In the U.S., dial 800-426-4329 and specify the Education Information category, with document numbers 4869, 3624, 3625, 3630, 4868; in Canada, dial 800-465-3299 and specify the Services/Education/Certification category, with document numbers 15020, 16005, 16006, 16009, 15026.



SERVICES

To get you up to speed on IBM's expanded COBOL capabilities quickly and with a minimum of effort, IBM is offering many services and education programs specifically focused on the most important subject areas. From client/server configurations to object-oriented programming, these COBOL offerings can extend your ability to use COBOL effectively in every part of your enterprise.

IBM COBOL services are designed to make you self-sufficient with our advanced COBOL products. Available services offerings range from assessing the application of COBOL products in your enterprise to developing proof-of-concept applications for you. Additionally, IBM is continually developing new services in response to customer requirements.

With experience in handling COBOL challenges in many different situations, the consultants who perform IBM services bring a level of expertise to your organization that would be difficult to match with in-house staff. The results of an assessment will bolster your in-house resources and allow you to move forward with confidence.

IBM provides the following services for an additional charge:



SmoothStart

Designed for quickly installing and configuring the development environment for IBM VisualAge for COBOL, the SmoothStart service helps demonstrate the functional capability and integration of IBM COBOL into your workstation environment.

Examples of Activities

  • Assess your environment and technical needs

  • Install hardware and software

  • Configure hardware and software

  • Integrate into your environment

  • Verify installation and demonstrate functional capability

  • Provide installation and rollout plan with recommendations
Benefits
  • Fast implementation with fewer technical problems

  • Quick skills transfer to your staff

  • Maximize your staff's productivity by leveraging IBM's experienced consultants



Proof of Concept

IBM consultants will demonstrate the value of IBM COBOL technology through a selected sample application. This is a powerful way to get specific information about how the new IBM COBOL technology applies to your current environment.

With this service, you eliminate the need to learn how to use new technology before you fully evaluate the technology and take advantage of it. This service is also valuable because your staff gets the opportunity to see how to use the product in a real-world application.

Examples of Activities

  • Determine the scope of Proof of Concept (POC)

  • Identify application POC candidates

  • Design the POC application

  • Develop the POC application

  • Demonstrate the POC application
Benefits
  • Validate the new technology in your environment

  • Evaluate the new technology from observation of a working model

  • Validate assumptions of potential benefits

  • Accelerate the start-up time

  • Transfer knowledge to your staff using a real-world application

  • Evaluate the new technology without large in-house skills investment

  • Develop experience to be applied against a model for larger implementations (cost, skills, time frame, performance, resources, etc.)



Host Migration Assessment

This service helps ensure a smooth migration from an older IBM host COBOL environment to one taking advantage of features and technology found in the new family of IBM COBOL products.

Examples of Activities

  • Pre-planning: Review your business objectives

  • Assess installed environment

  • Interview management and technical personnel

  • Conduct an inventory of target applications, runtime options, etc.

  • Identify and evaluate application candidates

  • Determine resource requirements

  • Recommend migration tools and conversion road map

  • Prepare migration and/or restructuring plan

  • Prepare findings and recommendations report
Benefits
  • Rapidly implement new technology

  • Reduce in-house skills requirement

  • Minimize disruption, avoid pitfalls

  • Get proven methodology from experienced IBM consultants

  • Apply automated tools

  • Obtain customized migration road map with recommendations



Workstation Migration Services

This service allows you to leverage the experience of IBM's consultants to help ensure a smooth migration to the IBM COBOL workstation products. The consultants will provide assistance in migrating ANSI-compliant COBOL applications from Micro Focus COBOL on OS/2 (R) or Micro Focus COBOL on AIX (R) to IBM VisualAge for COBOL or IBM COBOL Set for AIX, respectively.

Benefits

  • Rapidly implement IBM COBOL workstation technology

  • Reduce in-house skills requirement

  • Minimize disruption, avoid pitfalls

  • Get proven methodology from experienced IBM consultants

  • Apply automated tools



Customized Educational Services

If your goal is to enhance your staff's understanding of the latest IBM COBOL technology, our customized educational services can help. These services provide a bridge from the principles learned in COBOL education to the specific tasks involved in applying those principles for your enterprise. You can get assistance with tasks such as client/server development, COBOL migration, new application development, and object-oriented development.

This hands-on program includes participation in designing and developing an application. This type of education is a proven method for quickly training new and experienced application development professionals.

To receive a brochure containing more information on services available for IBM's new COBOL family, call 800-IBM-2468, extension STAR703. To arrange for an IBM representative to discuss your specific COBOL service requirements, contact your local IBM representative or call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).



TECHNICAL INFORMATION



Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements: IBM COBOL for OS/390 (TM) & VM and its generated object code will run on any hardware configurations supported by the licensed programs specified below.

Software Requirements: IBM COBOL for OS/390 & VM runs under the control of, or in conjunction with, the following IBM licensed programs and their subsequent releases or their equivalents, unless otherwise announced by IBM. For information on programs listed below that mention the need to apply program temporary fixes (PTFs), refer to the following sources:

  • COBOL for OS/390 & VM program directory (for VM only)

  • COBOL for OS/390 & VM Installation and Customization under OS/390 publication
Required Licensed Programs: IBM COBOL for OS/390 & VM Version 2 Release 1 operates under the currently supported releases of any one of the following system environments (or subsequent releases):
  • OS/390 Release 3 (5645-001)

  • VM/ESA (R) Version 2 (5654-030)
The following provides the required execution environment, library of COBOL runtime services, and is required for the compilation and execution of COBOL applications using COBOL for OS/390 & VM or its generated object programs (or subsequent releases):
  • On OS/390 -- OS/390 Language Environment feature plus PTFs

  • On VM/ESA -- IBM Language Environment for MVS & VM Release 6 (5688-198) plus PTFs
The following OS/390 optional feature is required for the development of object-oriented COBOL applications on OS/390:
  • OS/390 SOMobjects (TM) for MVS Application Development Environment (ADE) plus PTFs
One of the following is needed for installation:
  • OS/390 SMP/E feature

  • SMP/E Release 8.1 (5668-949), for installation from an MVS system
One of the following is needed for customization during or after installation (or subsequent release):
  • OS/390 High Level Assembler feature

  • High Level Assembler/MVS & VM & VSE (5696-234)
Optional Features of OS/390
  • C/C++

  • DFSORT (TM)

  • SOMobjects for MVS Application Development Environment (ADE)
Optional Licensed Programs
  • C for VM/ESA Version 3 Release 1 (5654-033)

  • CICS/ESA (R) Version 4 Release 1 (5655-018)

  • CICS (R) Transaction Server for OS/390 Release 1 (5655-147)

  • COBOL for MVS & VM Release 2 (5688-197)

  • DATABASE 2 (TM) (DB2 (R)) Version 4 Release 1 (5695-DB2)

  • DB2 for OS/390 Version 5 (5655-DB2)

  • DFSMS/MVS (R) Version 1 Release 3 (5695-DF1)

  • DFSORT Release 13 (5740-SM1)

  • DFSORT/CMS Version 2 (5684-134)

  • High Level Assembler/MVS & VM & VSE (5696-234)

  • IMS/ESA (R) Database Manager Version 4 Release 1 (5685-012)

  • IMS/ESA Transaction Manager Version 4 Release 1 (5685-013)

  • IMS/ESA Version 5 (5695-176)

  • IMS/ESA Version 6 (5655-158)

  • ISPF Version 3 Release 2 for VM (5684-043)

  • ISPF Version 4 Release 1 for MVS (5655-042)

  • ISPF/PDF Version 3 Release 5 for MVS (5665-402)

  • ISPF/PDF Version 3 Release 2 for VM (5684-123)

  • OS PL/I Version 2 Release 3 (5668-909, 5668-910, 5668-911)

  • PL/I for MVS & VM Release 1.1 (5688-235)

  • SQL/DS (TM) Version 3 Release 5 (5688-103)

  • TCP/IP Version 3 Release 2 for MVS (5655-HAL)

  • VS COBOL II Release 4 (5668-958, 5688-022, 5688-023)

  • VS FORTRAN Version 2 (5668-806, 5688-087)

  • VSE/VSAM for VM Version 6 (5686-081) for support on VM for VSAM data sets



Security, Auditability, and Control

The announced program uses the security and auditability features of the host operating system software.

User management is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.



ORDERING INFORMATION



New Licensees

Orders for new licenses will be accepted now.

Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.

New users of IBM COBOL for OS/390 & VM should specify:

          Type        Model

5648 A25

Basic License: To order a basic license, specify the program number and feature number 9001 for asset registration. For a graduated one-time charge or graduated monthly license charge specify one of the following feature numbers as applicable and corresponding to the group that contains the designated machine. Also, specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.

Note: The mainframe interactive debug tool is offered with IBM COBOL for OS/390 & VM in what is called the Full Function Offering. The debug tool is a common facility that supports COBOL for OS/390 & VM, COBOL for MVS & VM, PL/I for MVS & VM, and the OS/390 C/C++ optional feature. Only one Full Function Offering is required for debugging applications written using any of these three programming products. An Alternate Function Offering is available for customers who do wish to receive the COBOL for OS/390 & VM compiler but not the debug tool.

Full Function Offering

Basic Basic Graduated Monthly Graduated License Charge One-Time Charge Group Feature Number Feature Number

18 0204 0234 20 0206 0236 25 0208 0238 28 0210 0240 29 0212 0242 30 0214 0244 31 0216 0246 32 0218 0247 35 0220 0249 38 0222 0251 40 0224 0253 50 0226 0255 60 0228 0257 70 0230 0259 80 0232 0261

Alternate Function Offering

Basic Basic Graduated Monthly Graduated License Charge One-Time Charge Group Feature Number Feature Number

18 0205 0235 20 0207 0237 25 0209 0239 28 0211 0241 29 0213 0243 30 0215 0245 31 0217 0475 32 0219 0248 35 0221 0250 38 0223 0252 40 0225 0254 50 0227 0256 60 0229 0258 70 0231 0260 80 0233 0262

Multiple Operating System -- PR/SM (TM) (MOSP): For a graduated one-time charge or graduated monthly license charge, specify the following feature numbers, corresponding to the group that contains the designated machine.

Full Function Offering

MOSP Basic MOSP Basic Graduated Monthly Graduated License Charge One-Time Charge Group Feature Number Feature Number

18 0263 0293 20 0265 0295 25 0267 0297 28 0269 0299 29 0271 0301 30 0273 0304 31 0275 0306 32 0277 0308 35 0279 0310 38 0281 0312 40 0283 0314 50 0285 0316 60 0287 0318 70 0289 0320 80 0291 0321

Alternate Function Offering

MOSP Basic MOSP Basic Graduated Monthly Graduated License Charge One-Time Charge Group Feature Number Feature Number

18 0264 0294 20 0266 0296 25 0268 0298 28 0270 0300 29 0272 0302 30 0274 0305 31 0276 0307 32 0278 0309 35 0280 0311 38 0282 0313 40 0284 0315 50 0286 0317 60 0288 0319 70 0290 0476 80 0292 0322

Note: The group can be determined by referring to either the Exhibit for IBM System/370 (TM) and System/390 (R) Machines (Z125-3901) or the Exhibit for Non-IBM Machines (Z125-3902) that is associated with the IBM Customer Agreement (Z125-4575).

Entry Support License (ESL): To order an ESL license, specify the program number, feature number 9001 for asset registration, and the applicable ESL OTC feature number. Also specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.

                                         ESL One-Time Charge
Program Number/Description               Feature Number

5648-A25, IBM COBOL for 0202, Full Function OS/390 & VM Version 2

5648-A25, IBM COBOL for 0201, Alternate Function OS/390 & VM Version 2

Note: ESL machines can be determined by referring to the IBM Entry End User/390 Attachment (Z125-4379).

Parallel Sysplex (TM) License Charge (PSLC) Basic License: To order a basic license, specify the program number and feature number 9001 for asset registration. Specify the PSLC Base feature. If applicable, specify the PSLC Level A and PSLC Level B features and quantity.

If there is more than one program copy in a Parallel Sysplex, the charge for all copies is associated to one license by specifying the applicable PSLC feature numbers and quantity represented by the sum of the Service Units in Millions (MSUs) in your Parallel Sysplex. For all other program copies, specify the PSLC No-Charge (NC) Identifier feature on the licenses.

Also, specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.

Full Function Offering

PSLC PSLC Basic License Machine(s) Feature MLC Feature MSU Capacity Number Description

1 0323 PSLC Base, 1 MSU 2 0325 PSLC Base, 2 MSUs

3 0327 PSLC Base, 3 MSUs

4 - 45 0329 PSLC Level A, 1 MSU 0331 PSLC Level A, 42 MSUs

46 or more 0333 PSLC Level B, 1 MSU 0335 PSLC Level B, 10 MSUs 0337 PSLC Level B, 50 MSUs

NA 0339 PSLC N/C ID

Example 1: A single machine with 11 MSUs PSLC program features are 0327, quantity 1, and 0329, quantity 8.

Example 2: Two machines with 60 aggregate MSUs in a Parallel Sysplex PSLC program features are:

  • PSLC chargeable program #1 -- 0327, quantity 1, 0331, quantity 1, 0333, quantity 5, and 0335, quantity 1

  • PSLC no-charge program #2 -- 0339, quantity 1
Alternate Function Offering

PSLC PSLC Basic License Machine(s) Feature MLC Feature MSU Capacity Number Description

1 0324 PSLC Base, 1 MSU 2 0326 PSLC Base, 2 MSUs

3 0328 PSLC Base, 3 MSUs

4 - 45 0330 PSLC Level A, 1 MSU 0332 PSLC Level A, 42 MSUs

46 or more 0334 PSLC Level B, 1 MSU 0336 PSLC Level B, 10 MSUs 0338 PSLC Level B, 50 MSUs

NA 0340 PSLC N/C ID

Example 1: A single machine with 11 MSUs PSLC program features are 0328, quantity 1, and 0330, quantity 8.

Example 2: Two machines with 60 aggregate MSUs in a Parallel Sysplex PSLC program features are:

  • PSLC chargeable program #1 -- 0328, quantity 1, 0332, quantity 1, 0334, quantity 5, and 0336, quantity 1

  • PSLC no-charge program #2 -- 0340 quantity 1
Indexed Monthly License Charge (IMLC) Basic License: To order a basic license, specify the program number and feature number 9001 for asset registration. Specify the IMLC Base 80 MSU feature and the applicable additional IMLC MSU features and quantity corresponding to the MSU rating of the designated machine.

Also, specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.

Full Function Offering

IMLC IMLC Basic License Feature MLC Feature Number Description

0348 IMLC Base 80 MSUs 0350 IMLC 1 MSU 0352 IMLC 10 MSUs 0354 IMLC 50 MSUs

Alternate Function Offering

IMLC IMLC Basic License Feature MLC Feature Number Description

0349 IMLC Base 80 MSUs 0351 IMLC 1 MSU 0353 IMLC 10 MSUs 0355 IMLC 50 MSUs

Single Version Charging: To elect single version charging, the customer must notify IBM and identify the prior program and replacement program and the designated machine the programs are operating on.

Version-to-Version Upgrade Credit: To upgrade from a prior program acquired for a one-time charge to a replacement program using a version-to-version upgrade credit, the customer must notify IBM and identify the applicable prior program and replacement program participating in the upgrade credit.

Basic Machine-Readable Material: To order, select the feature number of the desired distribution medium:

Full Function Offering

Feature Environment Number Distribution Medium

MVS 5801 9/6250 tape MVS 5802 3480 tape cartridge MVS 6167 4-mm DAT cartridge VM 5811 9/6250 tape VM 5812 3480 tape cartridge VM 5803 1/4-inch tape cartridge VM 6200 4-mm DAT cartridge

Alternate Function Offering

Feature Environment Number Distribution Medium

MVS 5821 9/6250 tape MVS 5822 3480 tape cartridge MVS 6201 4-mm DAT cartridge VM 5831 9/6250 tape VM 5832 3480 tape cartridge VM 5813 1/4-inch tape cartridge VM 6202 4-mm DAT cartridge

Customization Options: Select the appropriate feature numbers to customize your order to specify the delivery options desired. These features can be specified on the initial or MES orders.

Example: If publications are not desired for the initial order, specify feature number 3470 to ship media only. For future updates, specify feature number 3480 to ship media updates only. If, in the future, publication updates are required, order an MES to remove feature number 3480; then, the publications will ship with the next release of the program.

                                                    Feature
Description                                         Number

Initial Shipments

Serial Number Only (suppresses shipment 3444 of media and documentation)

Ship Media Only (suppresses initial 3470 shipment of documentation)

Ship Documentation Only (suppresses 3471 initial shipment of media)

Update Shipments

Ship Media Updates Only (suppresses 3480 update shipment of documentation)

Ship Documentation Only (suppresses 3481 update shipment of media)

Suppress Updates (suppresses update 3482 shipment of media and documentation)

Expedite Shipments

Local IBM Office Expedite 3445 (for IBM use only)

Customer Expedite Process Charge 3446 ($30 charge for each product)

Expedite shipments will be processed to receive 72-hour delivery from the time IBM Software Manufacturing Solutions (SMS) receives the order. SMS will then ship the order via overnight air transportation.

DSLO License: To order a DSLO license, specify the program number, feature number 9901 for asset registration, and the feature number below for a graduated one-time charge or graduated monthly license charge that corresponds to the group containing the designated machine.

Full Function Offering

DSLO DSLO Graduated Monthly Graduated License Charge One-Time Charge Group Feature Number Feature Number

18 0356 0386 20 0358 0388 25 0360 0390 28 0362 0392 29 0364 0394 30 0366 0396 31 0368 0398 32 0370 0401 35 0372 0403 38 0374 0405 40 0376 0407 50 0378 0409 60 0380 0411 70 0382 0413 80 0384 0415

Alternate Function Offering

DSLO DSLO Graduated Monthly Graduated License Charge One-Time Charge Group Feature Number Feature Number

18 0357 0387 20 0359 0389 25 0361 0391 28 0363 0393 29 0365 0395 30 0367 0397 31 0369 0399 32 0371 0402 35 0373 0404 38 0375 0406 40 0377 0408 50 0379 0410 60 0381 0412 70 0383 0414 80 0385 0416

Multiple Operating System -- PR/SM (MOSP): For a graduated one-time charge or graduated monthly license charge, specify the following feature number that corresponds to the group that contains the designated machine.

Full Function Offering

MOSP DSLO MOSP DSLO Graduated Monthly Graduated License Charge One-Time Charge Group Feature Number Feature Number

18 0417 0445 20 0419 0447 25 0421 0449 28 0423 0451 29 0425 0453 30 0426 0455 31 0428 0457 32 0430 0459 35 0432 0461 38 0434 0463 40 0436 0465 50 0438 0467 60 0440 0469 70 0442 0471 80 0478 0473

Alternate Function Offering

MOSP DSLO MOSP DSLO Graduated Monthly Graduated License Charge One-Time Charge Group Feature Number Feature Number

18 0418 0446 20 0420 0448 25 0422 0450 28 0424 0452 29 0477 0454 30 0427 0456 31 0429 0458 32 0431 0460 35 0433 0462 38 0435 0464 40 0437 0466 50 0439 0468 60 0441 0470 70 0443 0472 80 0444 0474

Ordering a DSLO feature will result in IBM maintaining a record of this customer location as a DSLO user only. All material for the DSLO license must be ordered by the basic licensee. If a user selects DSLO, no other feature numbers are valid for this order and no program materials or updates will be shipped.

Unlicensed Documentation: A memo to users, a program directory (for VM only), and one copy of the following publications are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material:

                                                  Order
Title                                             Number

COBOL for OS/390 & VM Compiler and GC26-4764 Run-Time Migration Guide

COBOL for OS/390 & VM Installation GC26-9045 and Customization under OS/390

COBOL for OS/390 & VM GC26-9044 Licensed Program Specifications

Note: The Migration Guide will be available June 27, 1997.

Optionally, you can request that one copy of the following publications be shipped free with the Full Function Offering version of the product by specifying feature number 7048.

                                                  Order
Title                                             Number

COBOL for OS/390 & VM Programming SC26-9049 Guide

COBOL for OS/390 & VM Diagnosis Guide GC26-9047

IBM COBOL Language Reference SC26-9046

Debug Tool User Guide and Reference SC09-2137

Optionally, you can request that one copy of the following publications be shipped free with the Alternate Function Offering version of the product by specifying feature number 7049.

                                                  Order
Title                                             Number

COBOL for OS/390 & VM Programming SC26-9049 Guide

COBOL for OS/390 & VM Diagnosis Guide GC26-9047

IBM COBOL Language Reference SC26-9046

Copies of unlicensed publications will be available for a fee after product availability. These copies may be ordered from your IBM representative, through the System Library Subscription Service (SLSS), or by direct order.

Displayable Softcopy Publications: IBM COBOL for OS/390 & VM publications will be offered in displayable softcopy form on CD-ROM after June 30, 1997. The files will be shipped on:

  • SK2T-6700 -- IBM Online Library Omnibus Edition: OS/390 Collection

  • SK2T-2067 -- IBM Online Library Omnibus Edition: VM Collection
These collections are orderable as part of the OS/390 and VM/ESA operating system product offerings.

All unlicensed manuals are included.

These displayable manuals can be used with the BookManager (R) READ licensed programs in any of the supported environments. Terms and conditions for use of the machine-readable files are shipped with the files.

Subsequent updates (technical newsletters or revisions between releases) to the publications shipped with the product will be distributed to the user of record for as long as a license for this software remains in effect. A separate publication order or subscription is not needed.



TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Licensing: IBM Customer Agreement

Variable Charges Apply: Yes

Location License Applies: No

Usage Restriction Applies: No

Educational Allowance Available: Yes, to qualified education customers

Volume Orders: Not applicable

Version-to-Version Upgrade Credits Apply: Yes

                                                      Single
Replaced Programs          Replacement Programs       Version
Program   Program          Program   Program          Charging
Number    Name             Number    Name             Applies

5740-CB1 OS/VS COBOL 5648-A25 IBM COBOL for Yes Compiler, OS/390 & VM & Library

5668-958 VS COBOL II 5648-A25 IBM COBOL for Yes Compiler, OS/390 & VM Library, Debugging Facility

5688-023 VS COBOL II 5648-A25 IBM COBOL for Yes Compiler, OS/390 & VM Library

5688-197 IBM COBOL 5648-A25 IBM COBOL for Yes for MVS & VM OS/390 & VM

5648-A25 IBM COBOL To a follow-on, if any N/A for OS/390 & VM

Warranted: Yes

Licensed Program Materials Availability

  • Restricted Materials of IBM: None

  • Non-Restricted Source Materials: None

  • Object Code Only (OCO): All
Testing Period: Basic License -- Two months

Program Services

  • Support Center Applies: Yes. Access is available through the IBM Support Center.

  • Available until Discontinued: 12 months' written notice.

  • APAR Mailing Address:
      IBM Corporation APAR Processing P.O. Box 49023 San Jose, CA 95161-9023
  • Services for DSLO Licenses: Provided through Basic License location.
Support Line: S/390 (R)



CHARGES

Contact your IBM representative for charges information for this announcement.



CALL NOW TO ORDER

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IBM North America Sales Call Center, our national direct marketing organization, can also arrange to put your name on the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.

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            Dept. LE010
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            Atlanta, GA  30321-0848
 Reference: LE010

To identify your local IBM Business Partner or IBM representative, call 800-IBM-4YOU.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

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      BookManager, and S/390 are registered trademarks of
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      Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or
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