IBM Informix Genero V2.40 brings a wealth of enhancements to accelerate delivery of media rich applications

IBM United States Software Announcement 212-066
March 6, 2012


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Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Technical information Technical information
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IBM® Informix® Genero V2.40 can help you deliver both cost and time savings by transforming legacy code into a more modern environment.

IBM Informix Genero V2.40:

For ordering, contact your IBM representative or an IBM Business Partner. For more information contact the Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (426-2255).

Reference: YE001



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IBM Informix Genero, a 4GL solution, is compatible with existing Informix 4GL and provides a cost-effective path to modernize Informix 4GL applications through a graphical user interface, usually with minimal changes to existing code.

Informix Genero V2.40 introduces enhancements that improve compatibility with Informix 4GL, as well as extend web development capabilities with the introduction of a new HTML5 theme that integrates well with a greatly enhanced Microsoft Silverlight template. Additional enhancements to the included Informix Genero Studio development environment component allows for application modelling with improved user navigation for its business application modeller and application generator, enabling developers to more easily create new applications.

Informix Genero V2.40 supports the latest HTML5 enhancements, and therefore, supports most web browser releases that will run on many of the most popular mobile devices (for example, phones, tablets, barcode scanners). This offers a better user experience, and reduces the amount of JavaScript™ required when compared to prior releases. With Informix Genero V2.40, you can now exploit native device dependent widgets, such as combo boxes, progress bars, type ahead, and editable query combo boxes.

Genero Application Server and Web Client enhancements:

Informix Genero V2.40 has improved compatibility with Informix 4GL 7.35 programming constructs, allowing for a more seamless process when transforming character-based applications to a graphical environment. Additional enhancements are provided for Informix Genero's business development language, which allow the user to more easily manipulate data and results. The following are some of the new features:

The Genero Studio development environment component now makes it easier to provide support for web clients, such as the iPhone, Silverlight, and AJAX. And it delivers significant improvements to the Genero code analyzer for business application modelling. The Genero Report Writer component now supports DataMatrix barcodes, hyperlinks, and Excel, and Word 2007 and Word 2010 output formats.



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Key prerequisites
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Refer to the Hardware and software requirements section.



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Planned availability date
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March 6, 2012: Electronic availability

March 6, 2012: Media availability



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Description
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Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested via the IBM website

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

IBM Informix Genero is capable as of March 6, 2012, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT), containing details on the products accessibility compliance, can be requested on the following website

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html


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IBM Informix Genero complements Informix 4GL product offering. This offering works to extend the current Informix 4GL capabilities and drives solutions to modern environments across disparate platforms with simplicity.

Informix Genero does not replace the current Informix 4GL product portfolio. Existing 4GL customers, who do not require modern environments for business applications, can remain on their current 4GL products and platforms.



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Product description            Language        GA date
 
IBM IFMX Genero Dev Suite      English         March 15, 2012
 V2.40.0
IBM IFMX Genero RT Ste fr GE   English         March 15, 2012
 V2.40.0
IBM IFMX Genero RT Suite       English         March 15, 2012
 V2.40.0


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Program number
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Program    VRM                          Program name
number
 
5725-D13   2.40.0                       IBM Informix Genero


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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® website

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage


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Publications
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No hardcopy publications are shipped with this product.

The IBM Publications Center

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the U.S.) or customer number for 20 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries.



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Specified operating environment

Hardware and software requirements

Informix Genero

Platform requirements for product components will vary based upon usage.

Apple

Processor/System       Operating system       Informix Genero
 
Apple
Apple                  Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6,   32 bit, 64 bit
                        10.7

Hewlett Packard

Processor/System       Operating system       Informix Genero
 
PA RISC                HP-UX 11.11, 11.31     64 bit
la64                   HP-UX 11.23, 11.31     64 bit

IBM

Processor/System       Operating system       Informix Genero
 
System p               VAIX 5.3 to V7.1       64 bit

Linux™

Processor/System       Operating system       Informix Genero
 
x86_32                 Linux RHEL 4, 5, 6,    32 bit
                        and SUSE Enterprise
                        10, 11, and Debian
                        Stable (5.0 and 6.0)
x86_64                 Linux RHEL 4, 5, 6,    64 bit
                        and SUSE Enterprise
                        10, 11, and Debian
                        Stable (5.0 and 6.0)

PowerPC®

Processor/System       Operating system       Informix Genero
 
PowerPC                Red Hat Enterprise 4   64 bit

Solaris

Processor/System       Operating system       Informix Genero
 
x86_64                 Solaris 10, 11         64 bit
SPARC                  Solaris 9, 10          64 bit

x86

Processor/System       Operating system       Informix Genero
 
x86_32                 Windows™ XP, 2003       32 bit
                        Server, 2008 Server,
                        Vista, Windows 7,
                        Visual C++ 9.0
x86_64                 Windows XP, 2003       64 bit
                        Server, 2008 Server,
                        Vista, Windows 7,
                        Visual C++ 9.0

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a readme file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

Planning information

Packaging

IBM Informix Genero Developer Suite V2.40

IBM Informix Genero Runtime Suite V2.40

Security, auditability, and control

IBM Informix Genero uses the security and auditability features of the host hardware or software.

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



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Ordering information
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This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Product information

Licensed function title             Product group   Product
                                                    category
 
IBM Informix Genero Developer       IBM Informix    Informix
 Suite Option                        Servers         Genero
IBM Informix Genero Runtime Suite   IBM Informix    Informix
 Option                              Servers         Genero
IBM Informix Genero Runtime Suite   IBM Informix    Informix
 for Growth Edition                  Servers         Genero
Program name                          PID        Charge unit
                                      number     description
 
IBM Informix Genero Developer Suite   5725-D13   Per Authorized
 Option                                           User Single
                                                  Install
IBM Informix Genero Runtime Suite     5725-D13   Per Processor
 Option                                           Value Unit (PVU)
IBM Informix Genero Runtime Suite     5725-D13   Per Floating
 Option                                           User Single
                                                  Session Single
                                                  Install
IBM Informix Genero Runtime Suite     5725-D13   Per Authorized
 Option                                           User Single
                                                  Session
IBM Informix Genero Runtime Suite     5725-D13   Per Limited Use
 for Growth Edition                               Socket

Charge metrics definitions

Install

Install is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. An install is an installed copy of the program on a physical or virtual disk made available to be executed on a computer. Licensee must obtain an entitlement for each install of the program.

Processor Value Unit (PVU)

PVU is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. The number of PVU entitlements required is based on the processor technology (defined within the PVU table by processor value, brand, type and model number at

http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/pvu_licensing_for_customers.html

and the number of processors made available to the program. IBM continues to define a processor, for the purpose of PVU-based licensing, to be each processor core on a chip. A dual-core processor chip, for example, has two processor cores.

Licensee can deploy the program using either full capacity licensing or virtualization capacity (sub-capacity) licensing according to the Passport Advantage Sub-Capacity Licensing Terms (refer to web page below). If using full capacity licensing, licensee must obtain PVU entitlements sufficient to cover all activated processor cores* in the physical hardware environment made available to or managed by the program, except for those servers from which the program has been permanently removed. If using virtualization capacity licensing, licensee must obtain entitlements sufficient to cover all activated processor cores made available to or managed by the program, as defined according to the Virtualization Capacity License Counting Rules at

http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/Counting_Software_licenses_using_specific_virtualization_technologies.html

* An activated processor core is a processor core that is available for use in a physical or virtual server, regardless of whether the capacity of the processor core can be or is limited through virtualization technologies, operating system commands, BIOS settings, or similar restrictions.

Notes: Some programs may require licenses for the program and what is being managed. In that case, the following applies. In addition to the entitlements required for the program directly, licensee must obtain PVU entitlements for this program sufficient to cover the processor cores managed by the program.

Some programs may be licensed on a managed basis only. In that case, the following applies. Instead of the entitlements required for the program directly, licensee must obtain PVU entitlements for this program sufficient to cover the processor cores managed by the program.

A few programs on an exception basis may be licensed on a referenced basis. In that case, the following applies. Rather than obtaining entitlements for the activated processor cores available to the program, licensee must obtain PVU entitlements for this program sufficient to cover the environment made available to the referenced program as if the program itself were executing everywhere the referenced program was executing, independent of the basis on which the referenced program is licensed.

Passport Advantage program licenses

IBM Informix Genero

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Informix Genero Developer Suite Option
IFMX Genero Dev Option Per Author User Single Install    E0BQPLL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
IFMX Genero Dev Option Per Author User Single Install    D0IKYLL
 Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
IFMX Genero Dev Option Per Author User Single Install    D0IKZLL
 SW S&S Reinstate 12

IBM Informix Genero

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Informix Genero Runtime Suite Option
IFMX Genero RT Suite Opt Float User Sngl Sess Sngl Inst  E0BQNLL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
IFMX Genero RT Suite Opt Float User Sngl Sess Sngl Inst  D0IKWLL
 Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
IFMX Genero RT Suite Opt Float User Sngl Sess Sngl Inst  D0IKXLL
 SW S&S Reinstate 1
IFMX Genero RT Suite Opt Per Author.User Single Session  E0BQMLL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
IFMX Genero RT Suite Opt Per Author.User Single Session  D0IKULL
 Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
IFMX Genero RT Suite Opt Per Author.User Single Session  D0IKVLL
 SW S&S Reinstate 1
IFMX Genero RT Suite Opt Per Processor Value Unit (PVU)  E0BQ8LL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
IFMX Genero RT Suite Opt Per Processor Value Unit (PVU)  D0IJMLL
 Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
IFMX Genero RT Suite Opt Per Processor Value Unit (PVU)  D0IJNLL
 SW S&S Reinstate 1

IBM Informix Genero

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Informix Genero Runtime Suite for Growth Edition
Informix Genero RT Suite GE Per Limited Use Socket       E0BQLLL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
Informix Genero RT Suite GE Per Limited Use Socket Lic   D0IKSLL
 + SW S&S 12 Mo
Informix Genero RT Suite GE Per Limited Use Socket SW    D0IKTLL
 S&S Reinstate 12 Mo

Passport Advantage supply

Program name/description                                 Part
                                                         number
 
IBM IFMX Genero Dev Suite V2.40.0
IBM IFMX Genero Dev Suite Linux for System i® Integrated  BB1ACML
 Mid-Market Busines
IBM IFMX Genero RT Ste fr GE V2.40.0
IBM IFMX Genero RT Ste fr GE Windows Vista               BB1AEML
 Business,SUSE Linux Enterprise
IBM IFMX Genero RT Suite V2.40.0
IBM IFMX Genero RT Suite Windows Vista Business,SUSE     BB1ADML
 Linux Enterprise Serv

Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details

Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.

IBM IFMX Genero RT Suite V2.40.0

Entitled maintenance        Media packs description     Part
offerings description                                   number
 
Informix Genero Runtime     IBM IFMX Genero RT Suite    BB1ADML
 Suite Option per            Windows Vista
 Authorized User Single      Business,SUSE Linux
 Install                     Enterprise Serv
Informix Genero Runtime     IBM IFMX Genero RT Suite    BB1ADML
 Suite Option per Floating   Windows Vista
 User Single Session Single  Business,SUSE Linux
 Install                     Enterprise Serv
Informix Genero Runtime     IBM IFMX Genero RT Suite    BB1ADML
 Suite Option per Processor  Windows Vista
 Value Unit                  Business,SUSE Linux
                             Enterprise Serv

IBM IFMX Genero RT Ste fr GE V2.40.0

Entitled maintenance        Media packs description     Part
offerings description                                   number
 
Informix Genero Runtime     IBM IFMX Genero RT Ste fr   BB1AEML
Suite per Socket            GE Windows Vista
                            Business,SUSE Linux
                            Enterprise

IBM IFMX Genero Dev Suite V2.40.0

Entitled maintenance        Media packs description     Part
offerings description                                   number
 
IBM Informix Genero         IBM IFMX Genero Dev Suite   BB1ACML
Developer Option per        Linux for System i
Authorized User Single      Integrated Mid-Market
Install                     Busines


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The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

Licensing

IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and Proof of Entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. 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.

License Information form number
Program name                              Program    Form number
                                          number
 
IBM Informix Genero                       5725-D13   L-DDAY-8FMVSF

The program's License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement website

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
Limited warranty applies

Yes

Limited warranty

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IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. For further information, consult the IBM Software Support Handbook found at

http://www.ibm.com/support/handbook

IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

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Money-back guarantee

For clarification, note that if for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

For clarification, note that for programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program.

International Passport Agreement
Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage website at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage

This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Other terms
IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel

No

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.

Statement of good security practices

IT system security involves protecting systems and information through prevention, detection, and response to improper access from within and outside your enterprise. Improper access can result in information being altered destroyed or misappropriated or can result in misuse of your systems to attack others. Without a comprehensive approach to security, no IT system or product should be considered completely secure and no single product or security measure can be completely effective in preventing improper access. IBM systems and products are designed to be part of a comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective. IBM does not warrant that systems and products are immune from the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.



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Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner, or authorized IBM Business Partner for Software ValueNet®, if applicable. Additional information is also available at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage

Business Partner information

If you are an IBM Business Partner -- Distributor for Workstation Software acquiring products from IBM, you may link to Passport Advantage Online for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBM ID and password are required.

https://www.ibm.com/software/howtobuy/passportadvantage/paoreseller


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To order, contact your local IBM representative or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM Business Partner or IBM representative, call 1 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968). For more information, contact the Americas Call Centers.

Phone: 800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
Fax: 800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)

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For IBM Business Partner: pwswna@us.ibm.com

Mail:       IBM Teleweb Customer Support
            ibm.com® Sales Execution Center, Americas North
            3500 Steeles Ave. East, Tower 3/4
            Markham, Ontario
            Canada
            L3R 2Z1
Reference:  YE001

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Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries, or both.

Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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