IBM United States
Software Announcement 202-101
April 30, 2002
IBM Workstation APL2 for Multiplatforms V2 Includes Productivity Enhancements and Linux Support
At a Glance
Workstation APL2 V2 provides rich application development and data exploration tools for use on AIX, Linux, Solaris, and Windows.
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).
APL2® is a programming language used by both developers and interactive end users for application development and problem solving.
Information Technology professionals view APL2 as a highly productive tool for developing both commercial and scientific applications. APL2 is used widely in a diverse set of application areas such as commercial data processing, system design and prototyping, engineering and scientific computation, artificial intelligence, and the teaching of mathematics and other subjects.
End users find APL2 is extremely effective in such diverse areas as "what-if" modeling, exploratory programming, interactive computing, decision support, and data analysis. APL2 easily manages large quantities of data, enabling users to remain focused on solving complex problems.
Workstation APL2 V2 combines the benefits and features of previous workstation APL2 products for AIX®, Solaris, and Windows®. In addition, Workstation APL2 has significant new features including:
Workstation APL2 V2 allows you to create mission-critical, line-of-business applications that can be deployed on both host and workstation systems.
Workstation APL2 V2 requires:
IBM APL2 is a highly productive, general-purpose programming language that is useful to application developers and interactive end users. It provides an extensive collection of functions that are quickly combined to solve many business problems. APL2 is widely used in a diverse set of application areas, such as commercial data processing, system design and prototyping, engineering and scientific computation, and the teaching of mathematics and other subjects.
IBM Workstation APL2 V2 enhances workstation APL2 systems to provide increased portability, reusability, and ease of application deployment.
IBM Workstation APL2 V2 runs on the following systems:
IBM Workstation APL2 V2 replaces these previous APL2 products:
and adds these new features:
Highlights of IBM Workstation APL2 V2
Namespaces: Namespaces enable workspace encapsulation and reuse with reduced name conflicts. The support for namespaces on work workstations makes feasible development and testing of applications for deployment as mainframe namespaces.
Tcl Interface: The Tcl command language provides a wide variety of routines and extensions including tools for string parsing, file IO, and building GUI. These facilities can be used through the APL2 Tcl interface.
What can I use APL2 for?
APL2 brings the tools for these tasks together in a single environment. APL2 accomplishes this by combining:
Accessibility by People with Disabilities
For software offerings:
The following features support use by people with disabilities:
Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act
The following features support use by people with disabilities:
Workstation APL2 for Multiplatform V2 is designed to be compatible with IBM APL2 (program numbers 5688-228 and 5688-229) V2.2, for IBM host mainframe processors.
Workstation APL2 can be used to develop applications which can be deployed either on workstations or mainframes.
Product information will be available on day of announcement through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:
IBM Workstation APL2® for Multiplatforms V2 includes the following publication:
APL2 Keyboard Decals SC33-0604
The following displayable softcopy publications are included in PDF format with IBM Workstation APL2 for Multiplatforms V2.
APL2 User's Guide SC18-7021 APL2 Programming: Language Reference SH21-1061 APL2 Programming: Using SQL SH21-1057 APL2 GRAPHPAK: User's Guide and SH21-1074 Reference APL2 Language Summary SX26-3851
These manuals are part of the basic machine-readable material. The files are shipped on the same media type as the basic machine-readable material.
Specified Operating Environment
Minimum software requirements
Some features of Workstation APL2 have additional requirements:
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 future reference.
IBM Workstation APL2 for Multiplatforms V2 is available either for a new installation or as an upgrade for those customers currently licensed for the following products:
Program Name/ Part Description Number Workstation APL2 PP Client User Eng 45P7514 Program Name/ Part Description Number Workstation APL2 V2.0 Eng AIX NetDel 45P8569 Workstation APL2 V2.0 Eng Linux NetDel 45P8570 Workstation APL2 V2.0 Eng Solaris NetDel 45P8571 Workstation APL2 V2.0 Eng Windows NetDel 45P8572
Program Name/ Part Description Number IBM Workstation APL2 for Multiplatforms BA04CIE V2.0 Media PK Eng IBM Workstation APL2 Client User Lic/SW D50Z7LL Maint 1 Anniv IBM Workstation APL2 Client User Lic/SW D50Z8LL Maint 2 Anniv IBM Workstation APL2 Client User SW E008MLL Maint Rnwl 1 Anniv IBM Workstation APL2 Client User SW D50Z9LL Maint Aft Lic 1 Anniv Tradeup license and SW maintenance D5195LL 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 Entitled Maintenance Offerings IBM Workstation APL2 for Multiplatforms APLMPCLI Client Media Pack Description IBM Workstation APL2 for Multiplatforms BA04CIE V2.0 Media PK Eng
Terms and Conditions
Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement. PoEs 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.
The following APL2 Runtime modules may be redistributed:
No other portions of Workstation APL2 may be redistributed.
Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Subscription and Technical Support, is now included in the Passport Advantage Agreement. Installation and technical support for this program 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. The Coverage Period refers to 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 (1) routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions; and (2) code-related questions. 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. Consult your IBM Software Support Guide
for further details. Software Maintenance does not include assistance for (1) the design and development of applications, (2) your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or (3) failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under this Agreement.
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:
IBM iSeries Software Subscription Applies: No
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.
One- Program Name/ Part Time Description Number Charge Workstation APL2 PP Client User 45P7514 $1,500 Eng Workstation APL2 V2.0 Eng AIX 45P8569 1,450 NetDel Workstation APL2 V2.0 Eng Linux 45P8570 1,450 NetDel Workstation APL2 V2.0 Eng Solaris 45P8571 1,450 NetDel Workstation APL2 V2.0 Eng Windows 45P8572 1,450 NetDel
For Passport Advantage and charges, contact your authorized IBM Lotus® Business Partner. Additional information is also available on the Passport Advantage Web site:
Customer Financing: IBM Global Financing offers attractive financing to credit-qualified commercial and government customers and Business Partners to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings, rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit the Web at:
Use the "Select a Country" Menu, to find a contact in your location (or country).
Use Priority/Reference Code: YE001 Phone: 800-IBM-CALL Fax: 800-2IBM-FAX Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org Mail: IBM Atlanta Sales Center Dept. YE001 P.O. Box 2690 Atlanta, GA 30301-2690
You can also contact your local IBM Business Partner or IBM representative. To identify them, call 800-IBM-4YOU.
Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.