Natural Version 8.2.8 Release Notes for Mainframes

This document provides a brief summary of the changes and enhancements that have been introduced in Natural Version 8.2.8 for Mainframes and the Natural add-on products released with this version. Revised and updated documentation sets are available with this version.

The release notes for all currently supported versions of Natural for Mainframes are provided in Previous Release Notes.

Supported Environments

Operating Systems
TP Monitors/Online Interfaces
Database Management Systems
IBM z/OS Authorized Code Scanner (zACS)

Available and Supported Software AG Product Versions

Product Availability and End of Maintenance
Overview of New Natural Add-On Product Versions
Software AG Product Versions Supported by Natural

Installation and Compatibility

Changes to Installation
License File

New and Changed Features of Base Natural

Operations and Performance
Unicode and Code Page Support
System Commands
Terminal Commands
Profile Parameters
Application Programming Interfaces

New and Changed Features of Natural Add-On Products

Natural Development Server
Natural for DB2
Natural ISPF
Natural RPC (Remote Procedure Call)
Natural for zIIP

New and Changed Features of Most Recent Natural Add-On Products

Natural CICS Interface Version 8.3.5
Natural Com-plete/SMARTS Interface Version 8.3.6
Natural IMS TM Interface Version 8.3.5
Natural Optimizer Compiler Version 8.4.1

Dropped Features

Features Dropped with this Natural Version
Features Dropped with a Future Natural Version

Previous Release Notes Past Release Notes of Natural