IBM Rational Software Architect Standard Edition 188.8.131.52_iFix00x has been made generally available and contains fixes to version <V.R.M.F> including all predecessor fixes.
|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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Software requirements for the interim fix.
|Installation Manager 1.3.4 or later||By default, if you attempt to update or install packages by using an earlier version of Installation Manager, the latest version of IBM Installation Manager is installed on your computer automatically.
To download the latest version of IBM Installation Manager, see http://www.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/All_download_links/Software/Rational/IBM_Installation_Manager.
For information about working with Installation Manager, visit the Installation Manager Information Center at http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27010911.
Hardware requirements for the interim fix
|Hard disk space required to install the interim fix||2.0 GB *
* Your actual disk space requirements depend on:
|Hard disk space required to download and extract the contents of the compressed files*
* Only required if you want to install locally from download installation files.
Interim fix installation scenarios
There are two scenarios for installing the interim fix:
For information on how to install the product, see: http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/rsasehlp/v7r5m0/topic/com.ibm.xtools.installation.rsase.doc/topics/c_intro_product.html.
Installing the interim fix as an update
If IBM Rational Software Architect Standard Edition, Version 7.5, or later, is already installed on your system, then refer to the following sections for details on installing the interim fix as an update:
Restrictions for installing the interim fix as an update:
(Optional) Changing the repository search preferences
When Rational Software Architect Standard Edition 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 interim fix from a different repository location (for example, if you downloaded the installation files, or if the interim fix 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 interim fix as an update
To find and install Interim Fix 001 for Rational Software Architect Standard Edition, Version 184.108.40.206 as an update:
Uninstalling the interim fix
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 Interim Fix 001 for version 220.127.116.11 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 Interim Fix 001 for Rational Software Architect Standard Edition, Version 18.104.22.168, complete the following steps:
To roll back an updated package, complete the following steps:
For additional instructions on uninstalling Rational Software Architect Standard Edition, see the product information center or the IBM Installation Manager information center.
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How critical is this fix?
|This release is an interim fix release of Rational Software Architect Standard Edition 22.214.171.124. It contains fixes to 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.
The following defects were not resolved in this release.
|PM64342||After performing an automatic merge, sequence diagram interaction use fragments might overlap each other.|
|PM73481||Synchronization with a Rational RequisitePro project can cause a delay in opening a a fragment.|
|PM76484||Mutlipe duplicate IDs contained in a model are not found by the Element Identity Constraint.|
|PM78346||Copying/pasting of a lifeline into another interaction creates a new instance.|
|PM78837||The Understand the workbench environment Help topic has broken links to developerWorks articles.|
Review the New features and enhancments document for a complete description of the new features and enhancements in the version 7.5.x releases.
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|Fix Central||14 Dec 2012||Dutch||1||FC|
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Problems (APARS) fixed