Fixes are available
Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software 9.0
Rational Software Architect 9.0
Rational Software Architect for WebSphere Software 9.0
Rational Software Architect 8.5.5
Rational Software Architect for WebSphere Software 8.5.5
Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software 8.5.5
Rational Software Architect Fix Pack 1 (188.8.131.52) for 8.5.5
Rational Software Architect for WebSphere Software Fix Pack 1 (184.108.40.206) for 8.5.5
Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software Fix Pack 1 (220.127.116.11) for 8.5.5
Closed as program error.
Abstract: Attempts to start the product might result in an error message which prevents the product from starting if too long an interval passes before choosing a workspace location. Problem: You might see an error such as the following if you wait more than 7 minutes to select the workspace location: 'Could not launch the product because the specified workspace cannot be created. The specified workspace directory is either invalid or read-only.' Local fix: No known workaround except to select the desired workspace without significant delay.
A background task is scheduled to run 7 minutes after the product starts (before the workspace is selected) to send any previously generated error reports to IBM. If this task runs before the workspace is selected then the default workspace is used and the product session is initialized to use this workspace.
The background task to send old error reports to IBM will be scheduled to run after the workspace is selected. The fix for this APAR is included in Rational Application Developer version 8.5.5 and 9.0.
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RATL APP DEV WI
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APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:
APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:
Fixed component name
RATL APP DEV WI
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