Rational Functional Tester Fix Pack 2 (8.3.0.2) for 8.3

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Abstract

IBM Rational Functional Tester 8.3.0.2 has been made generally available and contains fixes to version 8.3 including all predecessor fix packs.

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Table of Contents
Sections Description
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.
Supporting Documentation
Document Description
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.
The information center provides you with user assistance for the product. You can view, browse, and search online information related to the product. You can also visit IBM Product information page the to browse for additional information centers.
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 Scripting 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.

Note: For details on the list of supported platforms on which IBM Rational Functional Tester can be installed, see Supplement for supported platforms.

Installation Instructions

Install options:

  • 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 8.3.0.2 fix pack 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\rft8302.update.disk1\disk1\.
    4. Use the Update Packages wizard of the Installation Manager to proceed with the update.
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Rational Functional Tester 8.3.0.2 Release Notes English 18491
Rational Functional Tester 8.3.0.2 Installation Guide English 7479

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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 maintenance release of Rational Functional Tester 8.3. It contains fixes for client-reported and internally found defects.

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

The following defects were not resolved in this release.

APAR
Description
PM77402 When multiple JREs are installed, Rational Functional Tester uses the latest JRE version even if the version is not enabled.
PM81321 The TestObjectFinder.findByPropertySet() fails to find test objects.
PM84793 Rational Functional Tester becomes unresponsive while selecting verification points.
PM80622 Rational Functional Tester fails to play back on HTML tables.
PM74996 Incorrect menu options are mentioned in Browser Enablement Tests when enablement fails.
PM77056 The XML playback result log filters do not work.
PM79639 When multiple tabs are opened on Chrome or an unsupported Mozilla Firefox browser, playback on Java applications is slow.
PM84201 The find() API takes more than 10 times longer when running on Chrome compared with Microsoft Internet Explorer.
PM79646 Rational Functional Tester is unable to click on controls that are exactly under the horizontal scroll bar.
PM84792 DojoButton isEnabled() returns True for both enabled and disabled buttons.
PM84477 The HtmlBrowser object in Chrome browsers does not have any property.
PM79180 On Mozilla Firefox 10.0 browsers, playback fails for controls inside an iFrame.
PM83104 While testing an enabled Java Runtime Environment (JRE) in Linux environments, an error occurs.

Change history

Version 8.3.0.2 includes these features and enhancements:

  • Mozilla Firefox 17.0 support: Rational Functional Tester supports testing of HTML applications that are loaded in Mozilla Firefox 17.0 browsers.


Download RELEASE DATE LANGUAGE SIZE(Bytes) Download Options
What is Fix Central (FC)?
Rational Functional Tester 8.3.0.2 29-Mar-13 English 1610612736 FC

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Before you contact IBM Rational Software Support, gather the background information that you need to describe the problem. When you describe a problem to an IBM software support specialist, be as specific as possible and include all relevant background information so that the specialist can help you solve the problem efficiently. To save time, know the answers to these questions:

  • What software versions were you running when the problem occurred?
  • Do you have logs, traces, or messages that are related to the problem?
  • Can you reproduce the problem? If so, what steps do you take to reproduce it?
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Problems (APARS) fixed
PM78081, PM79699, PM81592, PM82579, PM83699, PM72066

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More support for:

Rational Functional Tester
Installation

Software version:

8.3.0.2

Operating system(s):

Linux, Windows

Reference #:

4034648

Modified date:

2014-03-31

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