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Version 2.2.0 (July 2022)

Version 2.2.0 (July 2022)

Welcome to the Zowe Version 2.2.0 release!

See New features and enhancements for a full list of changes to the functionality. See Bug fixes for a list of issues addressed in this release.

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New features and enhancements#

Zowe Version 2.2.0 contains the enhancements that are described in the following topics.

Zowe installation and packaging#

  • A new command configmgr is now present in /bin/utils. It can load, validate, and report on the Zowe configuration file.

Zowe Application Framework#

  • Added a script which assists in managing external dependencies needed for project compilation
  • Added a new build target, configmgr, which builds a tool that can be called to either load, validate, and print the zowe configuration, or load, validate, and run a JS script that is given the configuration.
  • Added an automated build for configmgr which is consumed by the Zowe packaging

Zowe API Mediation Layer#

  • Revoke a Personal Access Token by admin (#2476) (e4d42a9), closes #2476
  • Caching Service can store invalidated token rules (#2460) (055aac9), closes #2460
  • Exchange client certificate for SAF IDT (#2455) (303087c), closes #2455 #2384
  • Fix SAF IDT scheme and service (#2224) (7772401), closes #2224
  • Generate Personal Access Token (#2452) (0e39aa7), closes #2452
  • Limit the scope of a Personal Access Token (#2456) (cc0aba4), closes #2456
  • Revoke a Personal Access Token (#2422) (c7f79d5), closes #2422
  • Validate ServiceId with Endpoint (#2413) (9f3825f), closes #2413

Zowe CLI#

Zowe CLI (Core)#

  • Added the zowe files download data-sets-matching command to download multiple data sets at once. (#1287)

    Note: If you used this command previously in the extended files plug-in for Zowe v1, the --fail-fast option now defaults to true which is different from the original behavior.

  • Added the zowe zos-files compare data-set command to compare two datasets and display the differences on the terminal. (#1442)

Zowe Explorer#

  • Pull from Mainframe option added for JES spool files. #1837
  • Updated Licenses. #1841

Bug fixes#

Zowe Version 2.2.0 contains the bug fixes that are described in the following topics.

Zowe API Mediation Layer#

  • Immediately expire a passticket command to generate a passticket for each call (#2496) (8adca78), closes #2496
  • Optimize image builds (#2445) (e220cbd), closes #2445
  • Extend Tomcat to be able to recover after TCP/IP stack is restarted, so that the service does not require restart. (#2421) (a851b8f), closes #2421

Zowe CLI#

Zowe CLI and related components contain the following bug fixes.

Zowe CLI (Core)#

  • Updated Imperative to address ProfileInfo related issues.
  • Fixed the Zowe Daemon binary exiting with an error if the daemon server does not start within 3 seconds.
  • Alter the zowe daemon disable command to only kill the daemon running for the current user.

Zowe CLI Imperative Framework#

  • Expose the isSecured functionality from the ProfilesCredentials. (#549)
  • Allow the ConfigAutoStore to store plain-text properties that are defined as secure in the schema (for example, user, password). (zowe/vscode-extension-for-zowe: #1804)
  • Added ANSI escape codes trimming for the Web Help. (#704)
  • Fixed AbstractRestClient not converting LF line endings to CRLF for every line when downloading large files on Windows. (zowe/zowe-cli/#1458)
  • Fixed zowe --version --rfj including a trailing newline in the version field. (#842)
  • Fixed --response-format-json option not supported by some commands in daemon mode. (#843)
  • Removed some extraneous dependencies. (#477)

z/OS FTP Plug-in for Zowe CLI#

  • Pick up zos-node-accessor v1.0.11 to fix listing single USS file or symbol link and update PDS dataset allocation.
  • Refine help of partitioned dataset allocation.

Zowe Explorer#

  • Updated imports to use the imperative instance provided by the CLI package. #1842
  • Fixed unwanted requests made by tree node when closing folder. #754
  • Fix for credentials not being updated after the invalid credentials error is displayed. #1799
  • Fixed hyperlink for Job submitted when profile is not already in JOBS view. #1751
  • Fixed key bindings for Refresh Zowe Explorer to not override default VSC key binding. See for new key bindings. #1826
  • Fixed Update Profile issue for missing nonsecure credentials. #1804
  • Fixed errors when operation cancelled during credential prompt. #1827
  • Login and Logout operations no longer require a restart of Zowe Explorer or VSC. #1750
  • Fix for Login token always being stored in plain text. #1840
  • Fixed Theia tests. #1665