End of Service: IBM Rational XDE products — Replacements available

IBM United States Withdrawal Announcement 906-194
September 12, 2006

 

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Overview

Effective September 30, 2007, IBM will withdraw support from the following product releases licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA).

Program
release                             Program
name                                number
 
Rational Rose(R) XDE(R)             5724-G42
 Developer for Java(TM) V6.0
Rational Rose XDE Developer for     5724-G43
 Visual Studio V6.0
Rational Rose XDE Developer Plus    5724-G44
 V6.0
Rational Rose XDE Modeler V6.0      5724-G45
Rational(R) XDE .NET  V6.15         5724-F64
Rational XDE Java  V6.15            5724-F65
Rational XDE Pro Plus V6.15         5724-F66
Rational XDE Modeler  V6.15         5724-F67

 
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Description

Effective September 30, 2007, IBM will withdraw support for all versions of the product known as XDE. IBM will withdraw all availability of XDE full-product images, effective August 31, 2007 (one month before the End of Service date). Withdrawal from marketing for these bundle offerings that contain XDE was announced on June 6, 2006 (refer to Software Withdrawal 906-118 , dated June 6, 2006).

  • IBM Rational Rose XDE Modeler (5724-G45)
  • IBM Rational Rose XDE Developer for Java (5724-G42)
  • IBM Rational Rose XDE Developer for Visual Studio (5724-G43)
  • IBM Rational Rose XDE Developer Plus (5724-G44)

To be clear, the XDE product is being withdrawn from marketing (for example, licensing) and support. (The Rose products that were bundled in those offerings are not withdrawn from either marketing or support. The Rose products are now marketed as a family of Rose-only products.)

Service extensions

Service extension contracts for XDE will be offered for the two-year period following End of Service — that is, for the period from October 1, 2007, through September 30, 2009. However, service extensions for XDE will not provide certain types of product fixes or full product images.

Migration guidance

Entitlement migration

If you own Rose XDE offerings, your entitlements will be automatically migrated to the following replacement Rose-only offerings on your next renewal anniversary. These automatic entitlement migrations will commence on September 29, 2006.

  • IBM Rational Rose XDE Modeler entitlements will be migrated to IBM Rational Rose Modeler.
  • IBM Rational Rose XDE Developer for Java entitlements will be migrated to IBM Rational Rose Developer for Java.
  • IBM Rational Rose XDE Developer for Visual Studio entitlements will be migrated to IBM Rational Rose Developer for Visual Studio.
  • IBM Rational Rose XDE Developer Plus entitlements will be migrated to IBM Rational Rose Enterprise.

If you own Rose XDE bundle offerings but you use the XDE product portion, these default migrations also permit you to access the following Rational products. These are the products recommended for adoption by XDE users. Every effort should be made to adopt them before XDE End of Service, September 30, 2007:

  • If you own IBM Rational Rose XDE Modeler and use XDE Modeler, adopt Rational Software Modeler.
  • If you own IBM Rational Rose XDE Developer for Java and use XDE Developer for Java, adopt Rational Systems Developer.
  • If you own IBM Rational Rose XDE Developer for Visual Studio and use XDE Developer for Visual Studio, adopt Rational Software Modeler plus a to-be-announced offering that will support model-driven development for projects using Microsoft™ .NET and Visual Studio 20051.
  • If you own IBM Rational Rose XDE Developer Plus and use XDE Developer Plus, adopt your choice of either Rational Software Modeler or Rational Systems Developer, plus IBM Rational PurifyPlus for Windows™, plus a to-be-announced offering that will support model-driven development for projects using Microsoft .NET and Visual Studio 20051.
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For more information about the to be announced offering, contact your account or telesales representative. Note that all statements regarding IBM future direction or intent, including current product plans, are subject to change or withdrawal without notice. All information is provided for informational purposes only, on an as-is basis, without warranty of any kind.

You can start using the intended replacement products while your nominal entitlement remains either to Rose XDE offerings, or to Rose-only offerings. Consult the informational resources posted at the following location

There you will find complete details of the migration options and processes, and guidance on how best to navigate through those processes depending upon which of the bundle offerings you own and which of the individual products you actually use.

Note that once migration from a Rose XDE offering to a Rose-only offering has occurred, access to the XDE media kits or eAssemblies via Passport Advantage® is no longer possible. If you are using XDE on a long-running project, you may be unable to adopt the replacement products by the time your Rose XDE entitlements come up for renewal and are migrated to the replacement Rose-only offerings.

If this describes your situation and you require access to XDE product images after your Rose XDE entitlements have been converted to Rose-only entitlements (for instance, should you need to pick up an XDE Service Release), you should contact Customer Support for assistance. Customer Support will be able to provide access to XDE images until August 31, 2007.

Also note that if you need to purchase additional Rose XDE licenses in anticipation of ramping up a current project, you must complete those purchases on or before September 28, 2006.

Refer to the software support Web site for product support information

Trademarks

 
Rational Rose, XDE, Rational, and Passport Advantage are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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