IBM Rational Software Architect for WebSphere Software, Version 8.5.1 has been made generally available on the IBM Passport Advantage Online website and Fix Central.
|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.|
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|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 information about hardware and software requirements for installing the product, see the system requirements report website.
Disk space requirements
You need the following disk space to store and extract the electronic parts, and install Rational Software, Version 8.5:
|Platforms||Disk space required for compressed files||Disk space required for extracted files||Disk space required for installation|
|Windows, Linux||5.6 GB||7.1 GB||13 GB|
Extracting the compressed files
Extract all compressed files into the same directory.
See the Installing Rational Software Architect for WebSphere Software section of the information center for details.
If you use FLEXlm floating or token licenses for your product and chargeable components, you must upgrade your license key server to Rational License Key Server, Version 8.1.2, or later, before installing the product.
Rational License Key Server, Version 8.1.2, or later, can used with earlier versions of the product.
For information about how to upgrade from v7.1.x or an earlier Rational License Key Server to v8.1.2, or later, see http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/rational/v0r0m0/index.jsp?topic=/com.ibm.rational.license.doc/topics/r_migration.html.
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How critical is this fix?
|This release is a service release of Rational Software Architect 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
Known problems are recorded in individual documents in the Support knowledge base. As problems are discovered and resolved, the knowledge base will be updated and maintained with any new information. By searching the knowledge base, you can quickly find workarounds or solutions to problems.
To learn about the new problems or limitations that were found in this version at the time of its release and any workarounds or solutions that are available, see IBM Support Portal.
The following defects were not resolved in this release.
|PM54535||Password property of capability exec.DownloadReusableAssetOperation is not hidden|
|PM56184||Popup warnings like: "The license key for this product will expire in..." breaks automatic script.|
|PM60068||One can not find an Enumeration Literal value via search|
|PM60860||Error in loading printing library|
|PM61359||UML diagram surface: Actors' fill color may disappear on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.x|
|PM64342||After performing an automatic merge, sequence diagram interaction use fragments may overlap each other.|
|PM67720||Japanese corrupted in web published html|
|PM68269||Select (none) as attribute multiplicity but '1' shown in the property view leading different code style generated|
|PM69757||The propagation of the TSAM output parameters is not working|
|PM72567||Not possible to resolve Merge Conflicts for TC-files|
|PM73481||Synchronization with a Rational RequisitePro project can cause a delay in opening a opening a fragment|
|PM73647||testing connector operations Please ignore|
|PM74693||Transition lines sometimes not visible at certain zoom levels|
|PM75057||Java exception when viewing asset relationships from publishing topology asset dialog|
|PM76040||UML-to-XSD transformation always generates a folder for the schema name even if no target namespace is defined|
|PM76441||Warning: Iterator is a raw type. References to generic type Iterator<E> should be parameterized|
|PM76483||Loss of State Transitions in nested activities after import from Rational Rose|
|PM76484||Multiple duplicate ids contained in a model are not found by the Element Identity Constraint|
|PM76653||Rational Rose model import: duplicate transitions not properly imported|
|PM76815||Rational Rose model import: items order can lead to missing transitions|
|PM77224||After UML-to-Java transformation, final field arrays are initialized to a default value|
|PM77228||Rational Rose model import: Activities created instead of call behavior actions in diagrams|
Review the New features and enhancments document for a complete description of the new features and enhancements in the version 8.5.x releases.
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|Fix Central||4 Dec 2012||English||1||FC|
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Problems (APARS) fixed