IBM Rational Software Architect 188.8.131.52 has been made generally available and contains fixes to version 8.0.4 including all predecessor fix packs.
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|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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Fix pack installation scenarios
There are two scenarios for installing the fix pack:
For information on how to install the product, see: http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/rsahelp/v8/topic/com.ibm.xtools.installation.rsaws.doc/topics/c_intro_product.html.
Installing the fix pack as an update
If IBM Rational Software Architect, Version 8.0, or later, is already installed on your system, then refer to the following sections for details on installing the fix pack as an update:
Restrictions for installing the fix pack as an update:
(Optional) Changing the repository search preferences
When Rational Software Architect is installed, the location of its update repository is automatically embedded in IBM Installation Manager. For Installation Manager to search the default update repository, the preference Search the linked repositories during installation and updates on the Repositories preference page must be selected. This preference is selected by default.
To install the fix pack from a different repository location (for example, if you downloaded the installation files, or if the fix pack is available on a shared drive or HTTP or HTTPS server), you must add the repository location in Installation Manager.
To add a repository location:
Steps for installing the fix pack as an update
To find and install fix pack for Rational Software Architect, Version 8.0 as an update:
Uninstalling the fix pack
You can revert to the previous version by using the rollback feature of Installation Manager. For instructions on uninstalling the product, see the Uninstalling product packages topic in the product information center.
The rollback feature uninstalls the updated resources and reinstalls the resources from the previous version. You can only roll back one version level at a time.
When you roll back to an earlier version of a package, it will be restored with same features that were associated with that version; any features that you added after updating to this fix pack for version 8.0 will be removed, and any features that you removed will be restored.
During the rollback process, Installation Manager must access files from the earlier version of the package. By default, these files are stored on your system when you install a package. If you changed the default setting or deleted the files by using the Remove Stored Files option on the Roll Back preferences page (File > Preferences > Rollback Files), Installation Manager will require access to your installation repository or media. If you installed the product from a repository, you must have listed in your Preferences (File > Preferences > Repositories) the repository from which you installed the previous version of the product. If you installed the product from disks or downloaded installation files, they must be available when you use the rollback feature.
Before you roll back this fix pack for Rational Software Architect, Version 8.0, complete the following steps:
To roll back an updated package, complete the following steps:
For additional instructions on uninstalling Rational Software Architect, see the product information center or the IBM Installation Manager information center.
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How critical is this fix?
|This release is a maintenance release of Rational Software Architect, Version 8.0. It contains 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
|PM54535||Password property of capability exec.DownloadReusableAssetOperation is not hidden|
|PM56568||Text in notes on diagrams is cropped|
|PM60068||One can not find an Enumeration Literal value via search|
|PM60860||Error loading printing library|
|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|
|PM70194||Build error "rtcppdep.pl: Unknown option 'xxx.dep'" occurs when using VS nmake|
|PM73481||Synchronization with a Rational RequisitePro project can cause a delay in opening a opening a fragment|
|PM76484||Multiple duplicate IDs contained in a model are not found by the element identity constraint|
|PM77426||Rational Rose model import: Useless CallBehavior created for Initial/Final activities|
|PM77725||Synchronizing root shadow packages doesn't work|
|PM78200||Quick-Fix checks out the file, but does nothing for "Invalid parent reference in fragment"|
|PM78346||Copy/paste of a lifeline into another interaction creates a new instance|
|PM78476||Internal transitions created for OnEvent actions are not created their corresponding state|
|PM78837||The topic, Understand the workbench environment, in the Help has broken links to developerWorks articles|
See the New features and enhancments document for a complete description of the new features and enhancements in the version 8.0.x releases.
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What is Fix Central(FC)?
|Fix Central||14 Dec 2012||English||1||FC|
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Problems (APARS) fixed