Rational Functional Tester Interim Fix 01 for 8.3

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Abstract

IBM Rational Functional Tester (RFT) 8.3_iFix001 has been made generally available adding the RFT extension for Google Chrome.

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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 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.

Prerequisites

Rational Functional Tester 8.3

Installation Manager 1.6

If you are installing or upgrading Rational Functional Tester on Microsoft Windows, to use the .NET Integration feature, you must copy msvcp71.dll into the System32 directory (C:\Windows\System32), if it is not already available. You can copy the msvcp71.dll file from any other Windows operating system such as Windows XP or download it from Internet.

Before you update Rational Functional Tester, close the Eclipse and Microsoft Visual Studio IDEs, as well as any open Web browsers, and all other applications that are enabled by Functional Tester.

Installation Instructions

You can install Rational Functional Tester, Version 8.3 iFix01 in two ways:

  • Using IBM Installation Manager
If IBM Rational Functional Tester, Version 8.3 is already installed on your computer, you can install this update using the Update Packages wizard in IBM Installation Manager.
  • Local upgrade of an existing installation
    1. Download the Rational Functional Tester 8.3 iFix01 interim fix from the location specified at the bottom of this page.
    2. Extract the files to a temporary directory. For example, extract the file to C:\temp
    3. In the IBM Installation Manager click File > Preferences and add the temporary directory to the list of repositories, for example, C:\temp\rft83.update.disk1\disk1\.
    4. Use the Update Packages wizard of the Installation Manager to proceed with the update.

Accessing Help:
Rational Functional Tester help is included with the product. You can also connect to the ibm.com site and access the information center help. See Accessing help in Rational Functional Tester versions 8.2.2 and later in the Rational Functional Tester Information Center.
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Rational Functional Tester 8.3 Release Notes English 21552
Rational Functional Tester 8.3 Installation Guide English 9949

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The following sections provide detailed information related to this release.


How critical is this fix?

Impact Assessment
Impact Description
This release is a interim fix release of Rational Functional Tester 8.3. It makes the IBM Rational Functional Tester extension for Google Chrome browsers available on the Google Chrome Web Store, and also contains a critical fix for Rational Functional Tester Microsoft Visual Studio Integration.

Problems solved

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

Review the link to the parent release in the Prerequisites section for a list of known problems.

Change history

iFix001does not contain fixes to predecessor fix packs. It contains the following changes:

  • iFix001 makes the IBM Rational Functional Tester extension for Google Chrome browsers available on the Google Chrome Web Store.
  • iFix001 also contains the fix for the script failure playback problem in Rational Functional Tester Microsoft Visual Studio Integration on Google Chrome browsers.


Download RELEASE DATE LANGUAGE SIZE(Bytes) Download Options
What is Fix Central (FC)?
RFT 8.3 iFix001 19-Nov-12 English 1610612736 FC

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Rational Functional Tester
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Software version:

8.3

Operating system(s):

Linux, Windows

Reference #:

4033839

Modified date:

2012-11-20

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