When you check out a component, the standard ISPF statistics are carried forward and the
version number (the vv portion of vv.mm) is incremented. ChangeMan ZMF adds the check
out information to the statistics that make up the component history. A record of this event
(checkout component) is placed on the Activity Log. Anyone can browse this log for
information not only on checkout actions, but also other ChangeMan ZMF activities.
When you associate the checkout to a valid change package ID, the component name is
added to the package staging list. This means that when you select the stage option from the
Build Options Menu and select to stage from the Package Driven option, the component is
already listed with a checkout status.
It is important to check out the component even if it is an EXE or DLL type