Thursday, October 25, 2007

z390 source and downloads now on

The open source z390 Portable Mainframe Assembler and Emulator source and release downloads are now available from mirrorded z390 project site at

The source is now in CVS form and can be browsed via the web here:

Don Higgins

Friday, October 05, 2007

VSAM and CICS compatible support in z390 v1.3.08

This week z390 v1.3.08 was published for download and install via InstallShield for Windows Vista and XP along with file image for Linux installs. This version has new VSAM support including ESDS, RRDS, VRRDS, and KSDS support for random and skip sequential access by primary key. Also in this release of z390 is V3 of CICS compatible support developed by Melvyn Maltz including new BED9 test transaction to create ESDS file and then CEBR transaction to browse the file forward and backword via PF7 and PF8 keys and toggle record formates between EBCDIC, ASCII, and hex using PF2 key.

All the documentation has updated with links from Demo and regression tests are also included.

Don Higgins