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IBM Alternate Library for REXX on zSeries Version 1.4.0 for use with z/OS

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This package enables users to install the Alternate Library in a fast and easy way. Vendors who distribute REXX compiled code may want to add this package to their installation.

Download Description

The Alternate Library is shipped together with the fee-based program product 5695-014 for z/OS. It is designed for REXX developers who want to distribute REXX compiled products. IBM grants you the right to package the Alternate Library with your REXX compiled products. The Alternate Library allows customers who do not own the Library for REXX on zSeries (5695-014) to run REXX compiled code.

Note, however, that the "real" REXX Runtime Library offers many benefits compared to the REXX Alternate Library.


- z/OS V1.4 or later

Installation Instructions

Follow the installation instructions described in the 'MAKEALTZ.README.TXT'.

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Download RELEASE DATE LANGUAGE SIZE(Bytes) Download Options
MAKEALTZ.README.TXT 3/31/2008 English 10628 FTP
MAKEALTZ.ZIP 3/31/2008 English 24582 FTP

Technical support

Support for this product is available by contacting IBM Technical Support. For customers entitled to technical support, U.S. customers may call 1-800-IBM-SERV (1-800-426-7378). For non-U.S. customers, contact the IBM Support Center in your country. Users may also contact the IBM Support Center electronically by visiting

Product Alias/Synonym

REXX ALternate Library

Document information

More support for: Compiler and Library for REXX on zSeries
Alternate Library

Software version: 1.4.0

Operating system(s): Platform Independent, z/OS

Reference #: 4006107

Modified date: 03 March 2009