IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software 8.5 has been made generally available on the IBM Passport Advantage Web site.
|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.|
|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.|
For instructions on how to install the product, see the installation instructions in the Rational Application Developer information center.
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How critical is this fix?
|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.|
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 http://www.ibm.com/support/search.wss?tc=SSRTLW&atrn=SWVersion&atrv=8.5&atrwcs=on&rankprofile=8&dc=DB500&D600.
Known problems are recorded in individual documents in the Support knowledge base at: http://www.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/Overview/Software/Rational/Rational_Application_Developer_for_WebSphere_Software
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.
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