Xray 7.3 Release Notes
Released On: 12/09/2015
XRAY V7.3 is now available for use in the following environments:-
- VSE/ESA, z/VSE - CICS 2.3, CICS TS 1.1 - 2.1
- OS/390, z/OS - CICS 4.1, CICS TS 1.1 - 5.3
Existing customers will need to upgrade if they wish to migrate to VSE CICS TS 2.1 or OS CICS TS 5.3
As well as consolidating fixes for all known problems, version 7.3 incorporates the following enhancements:
XRAY may now be used by direct connection to a 3270 session. The Direct connection mode may be used in conjunction with other connections modes that use a CICS connection for debugging since in cases where debugged programs required a large amount of storage, a direct connection may not be appropriate.
24-bit Storage usage in CICS
All use of below the line storage has been eliminated by moving all remaining 24-bit programs and control blocks above the line.
The number of programs that make up the product has been reduced by merging common functionality into single programs.
Alternate Screen Size usage
XRAY displays will now automatically use the alternate screen size, if any, assigned to a display irrespective of the transaction profile in use.
Upper/Mixed Case usage
Output displays will always use mixed case for protected fields and the case of unprotected fields will always adhere to the Use Mixed Case setting in the User Preferences irrespective of the UCTRANS setting of the terminal. Similarly data will be received in mixed case even when the terminal is set UCTRANS(YES) if the Use Mixed Case setting is YES and will be converted to upper case even when the terminal setting is UCTRANS(NO) if the Use Mixed Case setting is NO.
The source processor has been enhanced to store lines in mixed case rather than folding them to upper case so the displayed image is a true representation of the source.
It will now permit listings for larger programs to be loaded, eliminating a BLD119 termination message when a record overflow occurs.
For z/OS binder maps that do not consist solely of B-Text segments will now be stored and displayed in the binder image format instead of link edit format.
A new RSA command ha been introduced that will display register save areas on a formatted display.
A new AREAs command has been introduced that will list the programs and storage areas used within the batch partition/region on a formatted display from where any of the areas listed can be displayed by cursor selection.
Picture Field Display
The handling of picture fields has been revised to reflect the SIGN LEADING, SIGN LEADING SEPARATE and SIGN TRAILING SEPARATE options instead of always displaying a fixed sign.