IBM TPF Toolkit Interim Fix v3.6.2
IBM TPF Toolkit Interim Fix v3.6.2 is now available on the update site. This document lists the fixes and enhancements that are included in the Interim Fix.
The following is the list of fixes and enhancements that are included in Interim Fix v3.6.2:
Source scan updates
- APAR JR40278 - The source scan tools have been enhanced to provide additional support for Sabretalk source code:
- It is now possible to scan Sabretalk source files using IBM supplied or custom HLAsm source scan rules. You may enable this feature on the TPF Toolkit > Migration to z/TPF > Rule Information preference page.
- It is now possible to create custom Sabretalk rules using the source scan extensibility framework. Users may specify a pattern to detect in source files along with a corresponding fix to correct the detected problem.
- A new Configuration Editor has been created to assist administrators in creating update sites for internal use. Using this editor, it is also possible to automatically identify customized Eclipse preference files that must be deployed to users.
- The following enhancements have been made to the System Z LPEX editor:
- You can now use the Next annotation and Previous annotation buttons to navigate between remote index search results.
- A quick-fix may now be provided when an unrecognized macro is encountered in a source file.
- An Open Declaration action has been added for HLAsm source files. This action can be invoked on a variable or a label and will result in the cursor being repositioned to the declaration of the selected item.
- APAR JR40277 - The 3-way merge editor has been enhanced to differentiate between active and non active differences in the output file.
- Menu Manager project actions can now be created so that they run on TPF subprojects when the action is invoked on a parent TPF Toolkit project.
- APAR JR40159 - TPF Toolkit has been enhanced to suppress unsigned signature warning messages while performing a product update.
- APAR JR40160 - The RSE save conflict dialog will now offer to save the contents of the editor to a different remote file by default.
- APAR JR40157 - The default font for the Remote Console view has been changed to a fixed-width font for better readability.
- APAR JR40280 - A new preference page, Remote C/C++ > Editor > Scalability, has been added to configure settings that should be applied when viewing or editing large source files in the Remote C/C++ editor.
- The Remote Index Search view has been enhanced to display the time when the index was last searched.
- APAR JR40156 - When deleting symbolic links on a remote system, the target file of the symbolic link is no longer deleted.
- APAR JR40158 - The Remote Shell available in RSE has been enhanced to properly handle control characters.
- The SSH client in TPF Toolkit has been updated to correctly handle log-in banner messages on z/OS systems.
- The ECB Tree pane of the ECB view has been enhanced with the addition of a new EB0EB tab.
- APAR JR40279 - The Troubleshooting and support > TPF Toolkit FAQ > LPEX Editor > How do I run LPEX outside of TPF Toolkit? help page has been updated.
Installing the latest Interim Fix
To apply the latest Interim Fix:
- Click Help > Check for Updates.
- In the Available Updates page, select the feature versions that you want to upgrade, and then click Next.
- Review the installation details, and then click Next.
- Carefully review the license agreements for the upgraded features. If the terms of all of these licenses are acceptable, select the I accept the terms in the license agreements check box, and then click Finish. Do not proceed to download the features if the license terms are not acceptable.
- Once all of the features and plug-ins have been downloaded successfully and their files are installed into the product on the local computer, a new configuration that incorporates these features and plug-ins is formulated. When asked to exit and restart the Workbench, click Yes for the changes to take effect.
Installing standalone features
Various TPF Toolkit features are provided as standalone features, giving you the option to selectively install the features you choose.
For example, the TPF Toolkit Administrator feature is shipped as a standalone feature. The TPF Toolkit Administrator feature enables the Administration preference page in TPF Toolkit. The Administration preference page allows you to control which features you want to enable or disable in TPF Toolkit. In addition, it allows you to control the list of action and menu XML files in the Menu Manager configuration files.
The various TPF PUT level specific documentation is also shipped as standalone features, giving you the option to only install the documentation for the PUT level that you choose.
To find and install standalone features:
1. Click Help > Install new software to open the Install wizard.
2. In the Available Software page, do the following:
- To install optional features, select the TPF Toolkit Optional update site in the Work with dropdown list.
- To install PUT level documentation, select the TPF PUT Level Help update site in the Work with dropdown list.
3. Select the features you want to install, and then click Next.
4. Review the installation details, and then click Next.
5. Carefully review the license agreements for the new features. If the terms of all of these licenses are acceptable, select the I accept the terms in the license agreements check box, and then click Finish. Do not proceed to download the features if the license terms are not acceptable.
6. Once all of the features and plug-ins have been downloaded successfully and their files are installed into the product on the local computer, a new configuration that incorporates these features and plug-ins is formulated. When asked to exit and restart the Workbench, click Yes for the changes to take effect.