I've recently installed CICS Explorer V5.2 and was successfully able to connect into the WUI as part of the verification of CICS Explorer. Then, I performed a Direct Download of CICS Transaction Gateway plug-in V2.1.0 for CICS Explorer from the bottom of the CICS Explorer Download page. Upon following the install process, as detailed in the CICS TG release notes, the Next> bar does not highlight after selecting the product from the CICS Explorer's Help > Install New Software > Available Software pop-up.
Within the ctg_plugin_release_notes, there is mention of the following System Requirement:
The CICS TG plug-in must be installed in the CICS Explorer Version 5.2.0 open beta.
The system specifics and product installation order are as follows:
Thinkpad T440 with Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 64-bit
Oracle Java SE 8u5 64-bit
Eclipse V4.2.2 64-bit
IBM Explorer for z/OS w/MQ Explorer
CICS Explorer V5.2 32-bit
CICS TG plug-in V5.2 - attempted
Followed the Eclipse addressing matrix listed in blue:
Win 64 - Java 64 - Eclipse 64 - CICS Explorer 32
Win 64 - Java 32 - Eclipse 32 - CICS Explorer 32
Win 32 - Java 32 - Eclipse 32 - CICS Explorer 32
1) The CICS Explorer V5.2 on-line system requirements contained a blank prerequisite section, either Eclipse or Java were listed.
2) Eclipse was installed based off of its tested and verified JRE levels, JRE 8u5 was selected and installed prior to the Eclipse install.
3) The CICS Explorer/readme/readme_eclipse file does not mention JRE 8u5 as a tested and verified version of Java, but operates without issue.
I'm not sure if the inability to select the CICS TG plug-in is due to:
a) the CICS TG open beta prerequisite
b) the level of JRE is higher than detailed for CICS Explorer (which runs fine). JRE levels are not mentioned in the CTG release notes.
c) another issue.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.