Release Notes

Compuware Program Analyzer 18.03

April 3, 2018


What’s New

Compuware Program Analyzer 18.03 changes include the following:

  The mainframe component for Compuware Program Analyzer Release 18.03 is now installed as part of Enterprise Common Components (ECC) Release 17.02. Be sure to apply all current maintenance.

  Updated all mainframe connections to use TCP/IP communications

  Removed support for Code Coverage, Connection Manager, Editor, and File Transfer

  Removed ability to resolve copybooks from a PDS


Software and Hardware Requirements

Refer to the Compuware Program Analyzer Mainframe Installation and Configuration Guide for software and hardware requirements.


Technical Notes

  Compuware Program Analyzer and DevEnterprise cannot exist on the same machine.

  This release converts existing HCI connections in the database to TCPIP connections and adds a code page to TCPIP connections. Note the following:

-- When converting existing HCI connections to TCPIP, the first port number found in an existing TCPIP connection is used. If no TCPIP connections are found, 12170 is used as a default value. This may or may not be correct and should be reviewed by the user.

-- For existing TCPIP connections, which now require a code page, the first code page encountered in an existing HCI connection is used. If none exist, ASCII/EBCDIC is used as a default value. This may or may not be correct and should be reviewed by the user.

  A Google Chrome security update prohibits viewing of WebHelp when the help is deployed locally from a file server (as opposed to a Web server). Attempting to view locally deployed help displays a blank help window. Compuware suggests that online help be viewed using Internet Explorer. Alternatively, Chrome's security feature can be turned off by launching Chrome with the command line option --allow-file-access-from-files. This method should only be used when opening local WebHelp that you trust.

  During mainframe installation of Compuware Program Analyzer, the Customization Manager CLIST $XASETUP must now be executed from the SLXWINST install dataset, which was created during SMP/E installation. Do not execute $XASETUP from the INSTALL dataset as was done in the past. Refer to Chapter 5 of the Compuware Program Analyzer Mainframe Installation Guide for detailed instructions.

  If you encounter a problem opening a PDF, you may be using an unsupported version of the Adobe Reader. Access the Adobe website and download the most current version.

  A Microsoft security update (#896358) prohibits the viewing of compiled HTML help files (those with a .CHM file extension) across a network drive, including from the installation browser. Attempting to do so leads to an “Action Cancelled” or similar message. Microsoft issued a workaround that allows all .CHM help files to be viewable (see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/896054/). Alternatively, you can copy the .CHM file(s) to a local drive. However, the copied help will not launch from within the product (for example, from the Help menu or the Help button on dialog boxes) so you would need to launch the files from your local drive.


Known Issues

There are no known issues related to the current release of Compuware Program Analyzer.