IBM 31-bit SDK for z/OS, Java Technology Edition, Version 7 Release 1

(Updated November, 2014)



The following is the latest on content, availability and service levels:

This product is the z/OS 31-bit Java product that supplies the Java SE 7 APIs. It became generally available in December 2013 and planned to be periodically updated with cumulative service and improvements. 31-bit SDK for z/OS, Java Technology Edition Version 7 Release 1 is a Java SDK that contains the IBM J9 virtual machine, V2.7.


The IBM 31-bit SDK for z/OS, Java Technology Edition, Version 7 Release 1 requires:

Hardware:

This product currently runs on the following IBM System z servers:

Software:

This product requires z/OS V1.12 (5694-A01), or later. Specific functions may require specific software levels or features not included in the z/OS base.

For more product details, read the formal announcement.

Compatibility:

In general, any application that ran with a previous version of the SDK should run correctly with IBM 31-bit SDK for z/OS, Java Technology Edition, Version 7 Release 1 (5655-W43) Classes that are compiled with this release are not guaranteed to work on previous releases.

The com.ibm.jzos.fields package of the IBM JZOS Batch Toolkit for z/OS is updated to support Data Access Accelerator (DAA) for high performance data marshalling and conversion. DAA support is enabled by default. To disable DAA support, explicitly set the system property com.ibm.jzos.fields.use-daa to false. In addition, the com.ibm.jzos.fields.BinaryAsIntField::setSigned(boolean) and com.ibm.jzos.fields.BinaryAsLongField::setSigned(boolean) APIs have been deprecated. When DAA is enabled, both methods will throw an UnsupportedOperationException. When DAA is disabled, their behavior remain unchanged.

For information about compatibility issues between releases, see the Oracle Web site at: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/compatibility-417013.html

Product Content

The 31-bit SDK for z/OS, Java Technology Edition, Version 7 Release 1 is the latest version of this software development kit (SDK). It is designed to be compliant with the Java Standard Edition 7 (Java SE 7) APIs. With 31-bit SDK for z/OS, Java Technology Edition Version 7 Release 1, you can:


Exploit new capabilities available with z/OS V2.1, zEC12, and zBC12, such as:


In addition, 31-bit SDK for z/OS, Java Technology Edition, Version 7 Release 1 includes the following enhancements:

All content above is shipped with the z/OS SDK product and is zAAP eligible. Workloads that are eligible to be run on zAAP processors can also be run on zIIP processors.

For more information about z/OS SDK Version 7 Release and additional IBM value add content see the IBM SDK, Java ™ for z/OS, Java Technology Edition, Version 7 Release 1 Information Center: http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/java7sdk/v7r0/index.jsp

See also:

Getting the Product

The non-SMP/E installable format of the code is available only from the web

Review the readme.txt file prior to download and install and for verification instructions.

Download the non-SMP/E format of the code.

The SMP/E installable format of the code is available only through Shopz

Shopz provides an easy way to plan and order your z/OS ServerPac or CBPDO. It will analyze your current installation, determine the correct product migration, and present your new configuration based on z/OS . Additional products can also be added to your order (including determination of whether all product requisites are satisfied). Shopz is available in the US, Canada, and several countries in Europe. In countries where Shopz is not available yet, contact your IBM representative (or IBM Business Partner) to handle your order via the traditional IBM ordering process. For more details and availability, visit the Shopz website at: ibm.com/software/ShopzSeries

When ordering:

Product History

A brief history of the updates will be kept in this location.

The top-most entries correspond to the code that can be ordered or downloaded from this Web site.

The service summary contains the following information:

November 2014 Maintenance Rollup

A PTF for 31-bit SDK is available that upgrades the product to the latest service levels and provides a full function SDK compliant with Java SE 7 APIs.

PTF number: UI22882 (APARs: PI27139/PI27140). The build date of the code is:

July 2014 Maintenance Rollup

A PTF for 31-bit SDK is available that upgrades the product to the latest service levels and provides a full function SDK compliant with Java SE 7 APIs.

PTF number: UI19910 (APARs: PI21738/PI21739). The build date of the code is:

April 2014 Maintenance Rollup

A PTF for 31-bit SDK is available that upgrades the product to the latest service levels and provides a full function SDK compliant with Java SE 7 APIs.

PTF number: UI17777 (APARs: PI15137/PI15138). The build date of the code is:

December 2013 – General Availability

Who Should Use this Product

31-bit SDK for z/OS, Java Technology Edition Version 7 Release 1 is a Java SDK that contains the IBM J9 virtual machine, V2.7. It is recommended for customers who want to leverage the new functions in this release.


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