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Rational Publishing Engine 1.2

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IBM Rational Publishing Engine 1.2 has been made generally available on the IBM Passport Advantage website.

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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 installation instructions necessary to apply this release into your environment.
This section contains a list of the problems fixed in this release.
This section contains a link to the known problems (open defects) identified at the time of this release.
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Click to review a complete list of the defects (APARs) resolved in each release of the version family.


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Impact Description
This release is a service release of Rational Publishing Engine. It contains new features as well as fixes for client-reported and internally found defects.

Problems solved

To review a list of the problems solved in this release, see the Fix list for Rational Publishing Engine 1.2.

Known side effects

When you generate a document, performance might degrade. If the document specification contains more tables than paragraphs or lists, to improve performance, use the native filter and sort rather than the Rational Publishing Engine filter and sort, and avoid multiple passes over the same data.

  • The document generation process may not be effective if the document specification contains more tables than paragraphs or lists.
  • It is preferred to replace scripted sorts and filters wherever possible by native sorts or filters.
  • Ensure that multiple passes over data are avoided.

Additional known problems are documented in the form of individual technotes in the Support knowledge base. As problems are discovered and resolved, the IBM Support team updates the knowledge base. By searching the knowledge base, you can quickly find workarounds or solutions to problems.

To launch a customized query of the live Support knowledge base, use this link: Known problems for Rational Publishing Engine.

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IBM Rational Software Support Communities

  • 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
PM75650, PM74705, PM74619, PM73814, PM73803, PM73237, PM70725, PM69562, PM67900, PM67760, PM66710, PM65323, PM64796, PM64021, PM63758, PM63593, PM60679, PM60424, PM58644, PM48320, PM36944

Document information

More support for: Rational Publishing Engine

Software version: 1.2

Operating system(s): Linux, Windows

Reference #: 4033517

Modified date: 11 May 2015

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