IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software 8.5.1 has been made generally available on IBM Fix Central and the IBM Passport Advantage web site.
|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 link to the known problems (open defects) identified at the time of this release.|
|Click to review the detailed system requirements information for a complete list of hardware requirements, supported operating systems, prerequisites and optional supported software, with component-level details and operating system restrictions.|
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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.|
Review the detailed system requirements report for any prerequisites required for this release.
For instructions on how to install the product, see the installation instructions in the Rational Application Developer information center.
|Fix Central||If you already have Version 8.5 installed, you can update to Version 8.5.1.
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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
|Annotations Framework||PM76757||A ConcurrentModificationException might occurs when performing a build|
|Data Tools||PM63354||The JDBC driver drop down list is empty on the new database connection wizard after importing workspace preferences|
|Data Tools||PM73860||Show/Hide Compartments > All Compartments is not working|
|Documentation||PM76463||Remove references to WebSphere Portal stubs from the documentation of Rational Build Utility|
|Eclipse SDK||PM77075||Starting the product might result in a java.util.ConcurrentModificationException|
|External Dependencies (JRE)||PM73110||Kerberos authentication for non-ASCII usernames fails|
|Java EE Tools||PM76551||Preferences on the EAR Module Assembly property page might not be persisted|
|Page Designer||PM74700||The CRTL key command functionality (CRTL+F or CTL+Z) may be lost using the JSP or Page Design editor|
|Server Tools||PM77291||Republish of application causes uninstall and reinstall of application|
|Web Services||PM77343||Migrating utility project enables annotation processing|
Known problems are recorded in individual documents in the Support knowledge base. 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.
To learn about all the documented known problems and limitations in Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software, Version 8.5.1 and any workarounds or solutions that are available, review the content posted on the IBM Support Portal.
For information about new features and functions in Version 8.5.1, review the Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software, Version 8.5: new features and enhancements document.
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What is Fix Central (FC)?
|Refresh pack 8.5.1||26 Nov 2012||English||1||FC|
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Problems (APARS) fixed