IBM Rational Developer for System z 8.5 has been made generally available on the IBM Passport Advantage website.
|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.|
|This section provides the direct link to obtain the download package 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.|
|Click the link to navigate to the system requirement report page. To run the report, select your Product, Version and Operating System.
Note: Choose the parent version of your product to see the system requirements for fix pack releases.
|Click to browse for the version of your product information center available on the product information library page.|
|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.|
See the following documents on the Rational Developer for System z library page.
- For detailed client installation and configuration information, see Rational Developer for System z Installation Guide
- For host installation and configuration, see the Rational Developer for System z Host Configuration Quick Start Guide
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How critical is this fix?
|This release is a service release of Rational Developer for System z 8.5. 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
The Rational Developer for System z Information Center contains a list of new features under the "What is new in this release topic".
IBM Rational Software Support Communities
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:
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.
Problems (APARS) fixed