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Product migrations with the IBM Rational June 2006 Product Release

This page was last updated on February 20, 2007

With the IBM Rational June 2006 Product Release we withdrew four products and introduced four new offerings as replacements, effectively withdrawing the 'XDE' family of products:


Withdrawn Introduced
IBM Rational Rose XDE Modeler IBM Rational Rose Modeler
IBM Rational Rose XDE Developer for Java IBM Rational Rose Developer for Java
IBM Rational Rose XDE Developer for Visual Studio IBM Rational Rose Developer for Visual Studio
IBM Rational Rose XDE Developer Plus IBM Rational Rose Enterprise

Customers with entitlements to the withdrawn products have a migration path to the replacement offerings. These customers also have alternate migration paths available, to the following products:


Withdrawn Previously introduced
IBM Rational Rose XDE Modeler IBM Rational Software Modeler
IBM Rational Rose XDE Developer for Java IBM Rational Systems Developer
IBM Rational Rose XDE Developer for Visual Studio IBM Rational Systems Developer
- OR -
IBM Rational Software Modeler PLUS IBM Rational Modeling Extension for Microsoft® .NET *
IBM Rational Rose XDE Developer Plus IBM Rational Systems Developer PLUS IBM Rational PurifyPlusfor Windows
- OR -
IBM Rational Software Modeler PLUS IBM Rational Modeling Extension for Microsoft® .NET® PLUS IBM Rational PurifyPlus for Windows

As a Rose XDE customer's choice of which path to follow will depend upon a number of factors such as:

  • Whether they have been using the Rose productor the XDE product

  • Your state of operational preparedness to move to the newer offerings such as Rational Software Modeler and Rational Systems Developer, that are Eclipse-based and support UML2

IBM is providing mechanisms that let you separate the concerns of operational adoption of newer products, from the concerns of migrating your product entitlements. The goal is to make things easier for you, by not requiring you to time the migration of your entitlements to track the way the replacement products are actually adopted by your development projects (in most cases replacement products are not adopted all at once but instead gradually over time, practitioner by practitioner).

This page provides links to a number of migration guidance resources. The following approach is recommended for reviewing the information:

  1. Read the "Definitions" (PDF, 23.2KB) page
  2. Read the "Anticipatory Access" page
  3. Read the product-specific guidance for the product you use by following one of these links: either Roseor XDE
  4. Consult the "Migration Details" (PDF, 91.2KB) if you are unclear about some aspect of the migrations and wish to review an alternate presentation of the information
  5. Consult "Rose Expected Lifetime" if you have questions about the future of the Rose products and how they will be managed in coming years

* References on this web page to IBM products, programs, or services do not imply that they will be available in all countries in which IBM operates. Product release dates and/or capabilities referenced in this document may change at any time at IBM's sole discretion based on market opportunities or other factors, and are not intended to be a commitment to future product or feature availability in any way. All statements regarding IBM future direction or intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice and represent goals and objectives only.

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