IBM Rational Focal Point, version 6.6 has been made generally available and contains new features as well as fixes for client-reported and internally found defects.
|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.|
For planning the installation, refer Planning the installation documentation.
To generate a custom guide based on your install or upgrade scenario, see the Interactive guide for installing or upgrading Rational Focal Point.
- Download Rational Focal Point, version 6.6.
- Extract the content of the .zip file to a temporary directory.
- In the IBM Installation Manager, click File > Preferences and add the locally downloaded Rational Focal Point, version 6.6 repository location to the list of repositories.
- Click Install to directly install the complete package.
For more information about installing Rational Focal Point, version 6.6, see Installation road map.
For upgrading from earlier versions of Rational Focal Point, uninstall the existing version, and install Rational Focal Point, version 6.6. For details, see Upgrading from earlier versions.
Note: To install or start IBM Installation Manager on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux RHEL 6.0/6.1 x86_64 (64-bit), you must install 32-bit OS system libraries on your system. For details, see IBM Installation Manager technote 1459143.
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How critical is this fix?
|This release is a service release of Rational Focal Point. 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
You can run the customized query of the live Support Knowledge Base to view all the known problems for Rational Focal Point, version 6.6.
List of open APARs:
|PM78164||Bulleted list and numbered list formatting in Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Forefox|
|PM79508||Incoming Link attribute displays links that do not exist (due to a deleted Mirror Attribute)|
|PM80110||Advanced filter mode on List/Link attribute: Deselecting links does not work|
|PM80914||Problem in computation of values for streams that depend on calculator tapes|
|PM83322||Investment Analysis: Editing variables when Auto racalc run freezes Rational Focal Point|
|PM86964||Performance issue when editing rule on filter, on Link attribute|
|PM87881||Choice attribute icons are not matching in GroupBy and Workflow|
|PM88855||Link to element URL and URL link in Text attribute|
|PM89185||Single user is checking out more than one license in the case of multi node setup|
|PM89381||Rollback error detected. Lifecycle Query Engine detected that the data source (Phase 3B) rolled back its database|
|PM89509||Template based workspace and "Is Folder" attribute|
|PM89745||Rational Focal Point: Mirror attribute's data and Lifecycle Query Engine|
|PM89802||Space added with prefix and suffix|
|PM89865||Mail log is not captured when account information is sent to a user added through Need Access|
|PM89985||Rational Focal Point allows creating duplicate links in a linklist attribute|
|PM90436||Information mismatch in integration link|
|PM90587||Special XML characters are not working correctly in Rational Focal Point|
|PM90607||Expressions missing in the elements after importing the workspace in Rational Focal Point|
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Problems (APARS) fixed