What's new in IBM Z Open Development

For what's new in IBM z/OS Debugger, see Summary of changes for z/OS Debugger.

Version 2.0.1

The following changes were added for IBM Z Open Development Version 2.0.1.

COBOL Editor
  • Introduces a check during file save that ensures all characters can be mapped to an appropriate remote or local code page.
  • Support for the Filter view menu item. To open a filter view on a source file in the editor, right-click and select Filter View.
  • You can now export a program control flow diagram to a .png file.
PL/I Editor
  • Introduces a check during file save that ensures all characters can be mapped to an appropriate remote or local code page.
  • Support for the Filter view menu item. To open a filter view on a source file in the editor, right-click and select Filter View.
  • You can now export a program control flow diagram to a .png file.
Rational Team Concert Integration
The IBM Rational Team Concert product has been renamed IBM Engineering Workflow Management. This change is now reflected in the Knowledge Center.
z/OS Integrated Development Environment (zIDE)
When you open a new workspace, the z/OS Projects view contains links for creating a z/OS project, importing a z/OS project, creating a local z/OS project, and opening help for z/OS projects.

Version 2.0

The following changes were added for IBM Z Open Development Version 2.0.

  • Using Alt+Shift+U to toggle vertical line indicator in COBOL and PL/I editors
  • Saving software analysis reports in both HTML and PDF formats
    • You can print or save a software analysis report in the HTML or the PDF format.
  • Integrating IBM Z Open Development and Dependency Based Build
    • You can now save, export, and import a DBB User Build configuration and apply it as the project default to apply it to all related project files.
    • You can start a quick build on a file or a project after a configuration has been applied to it.
    • You can now customize your groovy script calls with custom arguments.
    • Resolving dependencies now uses the "Content Types" preference to determine what extensions to check. Adding extensions to these preferences allows you to use custom extension names for copybooks or include files.