Rational Developer for Power Systems Software 8.5

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Abstract

IBM Rational Developer for Power Systems Software v8.5 has been made generally available on the IBM Passport Advantage Web site.

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Note: New product names were introduced for version 9.0. For details, see: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21667594

Table of Contents
Sections Description
This section provides an overview on what is new in this release with a description of any new functions or enhancements when applicable.
This section provides information related to the impact of this release to allow you to assess how your environment may be affected.
This section provides important information to review prior to the installation of this release.
This section provides the direct link to obtain the download package for installation in your environment.
This section provides the direct link to obtain the AIX and Linux server runtime packages for installation in your environment.
This section provides the installation instructions necessary to apply this release into your environment.
This section contains a link to the known problems (open defects) identified at the time of this release.
Supporting Documentation
Document Description
Click to review the detailed system requirements information for a complete list of hardware requirements, supported operating systems, prerequisites and optional supported software, with component-level details and operating system restrictions.
The information center provides you with user assistance for the product. You can view, browse, and search online information related to the product. You can also visit IBM Product information page the to browse for additional information centers.
Click to review a complete list of the defects (APARs) resolved in this release including a list of resolved defects for the entire version family.

Prerequisites

License/Activation Kit
If the product is purchased in Passport Advantage, the activation kits can be downloaded from the IBM Rational License Key Center.

If the product is purchased in eConfig/AAS (IBM i customers only), the activation kit is included with the product.

Installation Instructions

For installation steps, refer to the Installation Guide for details.

If you develop AIX applications, click here for installation instructions for the AIX server runtime.

If you develop Linux applications, click here for installation instructions for the Linux server runtime.

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Passport Advantage Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express clients are required to sign in to download the software package.

To purchase the product in Passport Advantage, go here.

Note: A 60-day Trial is available at developerWorks.

IBM OEM software IBM Software Group OEM offerings are designed for partners who develop and sell business solutions with embedded or bundled IBM middleware software. Clients with Flexible Contract Type (FCT) license purchases and IBM Business Partners must sign in to download the software package.
ESS IBM i customers using eConfig/ASS can go to the ESS site to download the software package.

Note: A 60-day Trial is available at developerWorks.



The AIX server runtime only needs to be downloaded if you are using the product to develop AIX applications.

The Linux server runtime only needs to be downloaded if you are using the product to develop Linux applications.

How critical is this fix?

Impact Assessment
Impact Description
This release is a service release of Rational Developer for Power Systems Software. It contains new features as well as fixes for client-reported and internally found defects.

Problems solved

Click the Fix List link in the table of contents above to review a list of the problems solved in this release.

Known side effects

Review the Known problems section of the 8.5 Readme.

Change history

IBM Rational Developer for Power Systems Software 8.5 includes a rich set of integrated development tools for C/C++ on AIX and Linux, COBOL on AIX, RPG and COBOL on IBM i, and Java, with capabilities such as file management, searching, editing, analysis, build, and debug all integrated into an Eclipse workbench.

Built on Eclipse 3.6.2, an extensible platform for constructing and integrating software tools, IBM Rational Developer for Power Systems Software is a part of the IBM Rational Software Delivery Platform series of products.
Click the Fix List link in the table of contents above to review a list of the problems solved in this release.

Note: New product names were introduced for version 9.0. For details, see: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21667594


Download RELEASE DATE LANGUAGE SIZE(Bytes) Download Options
What is Fix Central (FC)?
June 2012 AIX server runtime 15 Jun 2012 Language Independent 40671659 FC
June 2012 Linux server runtime 15 Jun 2012 Language Independent 18782402 FC

Technical support

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  • Visit the IBM Support Portal to configure your support portal experience and review FAQs, lists of known problems, fixes, and a wealth of important support information.

  • Visit developerWorks to access an online collection of tutorials, sample code, standards, forums and other resources provided by experts at IBM to assist software developers using Rational tools including access to the IBM RFE Community.

  • Visit the Jazz Community if you use a Rational product created using the Jazz platform to interact directly with the Jazz development team and other community members, download product trials and betas and track developement progress.

Helpful Hints For Obtaining Technical Assistance:

Before you contact IBM Rational Software Support, gather the background information that you need to describe the problem. When you describe a problem to an IBM software support specialist, be as specific as possible and include all relevant background information so that the specialist can help you solve the problem efficiently. To save time, know the answers to these questions:

  • What software versions were you running when the problem occurred?
  • Do you have logs, traces, or messages that are related to the problem?
  • Can you reproduce the problem? If so, what steps do you take to reproduce it?
  • Is there a workaround for the problem? If so, be prepared to describe the workaround.

If you have helpful information to diagnose or identify the problem on your system, you can provide this data by following the instructions to exchange information with IBM Technical Support.

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Problems (APARS) fixed
SE50786, SE50786, SE50958, SE49312, SE49970, SE50391, SE51048, SE51892, SE49312, SE49970, SE50391, SE51048, SE51892, SE51315, SE50958, SE50569, SE50729, SE50737, SE50900, SE49967, SE51313, SE51465, SE50614, SE51196, SE51100, SE50727, SE51245, SE50728, SE51491 , SE51487, SE49972 , SE51497

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Rational Developer for Power Systems Software
Installation

Software version:

8.5

Operating system(s):

Linux, Windows

Reference #:

4032488

Modified date:

2014-03-20

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