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Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software 8.5

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IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software 8.5 has been made generally available on the IBM Passport Advantage Web site.

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Table of Contents
Sections Description
This document provides an overview on what is new in this release with descriptions of new features and enhancements.
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.
Supporting Documentation
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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 review your product information center.
Click the link to finds viewlets for some of the new or enhanced product features.
Click the link for a detailed list of the files included with this product assembly on Passport Advantage.
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.


Review the system requirements report to for any prerequisites required for this release.

Installation Instructions

For instructions on how to install the product, see the installation instructions in the Rational Application Developer information center.

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Impact Assessment
Impact Description
This release is a service release of Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software 8.5. 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

To learn about all the documented known problems and limitations in Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software, Version 8.5 and any workarounds or solutions that are available, see

Known problems are recorded in individual documents in the Support knowledge base at:
As problems are discovered and resolved, the knowledge base is updated and maintained with new information. By searching the knowledge base, you can quickly find workarounds or solutions to problems.

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
PM39632 , PM45191 , PM46001 , PM48354 , PM51617 , PM52229 , PM52253, PM52657 , PM53011 , PM53069 , PM53153 , PM53671 , PM53768 , PM53960 , PM54741 , PM54897 , PM54905, PM54966, PM55117 , PM56141 , PM56393 , PM56772 , PM57813 , PM57900 , PM57968 , PM58006 , PM58222 , PM58323 , PM58401 , PM58542, PM58637 , PM58969 , PM59078, PM59288 , PM59375 , PM59386 , PM59674, PM59728 , PM59737 , PM60050 , PM60100 , PM60368 , PM60400 , PM60420, PM61051 , PM61412 , PM61500 , PM61842 , PM62289 , PM62319 , PM62455 , PM62502 , PM62509 , PM62862 , PM63249 , PM64355

Document information

More support for: Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software

Software version: 8.5

Operating system(s): Linux, Windows

Reference #: 4032855

Modified date: 18 June 2012

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