IBM Rational Focal Point 6.5.2 has been made generally available on the IBM Passport Advantage Web site.
|This section provides an overview on what is new in this release with a description of any new functionality 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.|
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|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.|
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For information on configuring your computer prior to installing, refer Preinstallation tasks documentation.
For system requirements, refer System requirements documentation.
To generate a custom guide based on your install or upgrade scenario, see the Interactive guide for installing or upgrading Rational Focal Point.
For information about installing Rational Focal Point, version 6.5.2, see Installation road map.
For information about upgrading from earlier versions of Rational Focal Point to version 6.5.2, see Upgrading from earlier versions.
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How critical is this fix?
|This release is a service release of IBM Rational Focal Point 6.5.2. It contains new features as well as fixes for client reported and internally found defects.|
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
For known issues, refer the Known problems and limitations section of the Release notes documentation.
List of open APARs:
|PK98534||Option "If a homepage window is empty (no view result) hide the window completely" is not inherited.|
|PM24516||Rational Focal Point's Microsoft Project add-on displays installation error in Korean OS|
|PM32699||Report generated from Rational Focal Point has formatting issues.|
|PM32708||License Feature (user-based) for user "Admin" works for all users|
|PM54972||Bulk editing is not possible for CALM Link attribute in Rational Focal Point|
|PM55127||Copy of Description|
|PM55130||Allocation of Rational Focal Point artifacts|
|PM55944||Group by Integer and Date attributes|
|PM56682||Stacked bar chart displays only certain names of the criteria|
|PM57147||Erratic graphs in Project Stats tab in IA|
|PM57259||View Rule on ‘Number of FP/Workspace Logins is 0’ does not work|
|PM57631||History, user updates and RDS|
|PM58240||Default value field for the number of rows and columns for Text attribute should be reconfigurable|
|PM59319||Delete member and behavior in History, for Owner attribute|
|PM59457||Search performance issue|
|PM59972||Incoming link attribute is not updating correctly when elements switch between views|
|PM60087||Incorrect criteria name is displayed when there are two criteria listening to the same Estimate attribute|
|PM60688||LinkInfo and link attributes behaviour in Public Home Page|
|PM60763||"Required" comparisons keep changing while prioritizing picked elements|
|PM60875||User Log > Last Login sorting is not based on the date|
|PM64034||Week numbers are missing in the calendar pop-up|
|PM64149||Deleted Users, and the Creator and Owner attributes for that user|
|PM65644||Boolean expression fails with Mirror attribute and negative values|
|PM65769||Set access for <...> attribute in views can be extremely slow|
|PM65987||Cancel button is missing from the pop-up although the pop-up displays message to click on Cancel.|
|PM66502||Unable to set URL in Create link in Description, due to presence of two http|
|PM66773||Order of links is different when Link attribute is edited via Dynamic table|
|PM67641||URL formatting does not accept mailto:email@example.com|
|PM67838||Unable to reset a user password if the oldPasswords column in usersession table is too long|
For change history, refer the New features and enhancements section of the Release notes documentation.
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Problems (APARS) fixed