Rational Synergy 7.2.1

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Abstract

IBM Rational Synergy 7.2.1 has been made generally available and contains new features as well as fixes for client-reported and internally found defects.

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Table of Contents
Sections Description

The Change history 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.

The Known side effects 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 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

Prerequisites include:

Rational License Key Server 8.1.1 or any later versions

Rational Directory Server 5.1.1.2 (Apache) or Rational Directory Server 5.2.1 (Tivoli) are recommended but see detailed system requirements for all supported versions.

On UNIX and Linux, the tsort command must be in the search path.

Installation Instructions

Review the installation guide:

Click on the relevant links below for Installation Instructions for Windows, UNIX with Informix, or UNIX with Oracle.

URL LANGUAGE SIZE(Bytes)
Installing Rational Synergy on Windows English 1
Installing Rational Synergy on UNIX with Informix English 1
Installing Rational Synergy on UNIX with Oracle English 1

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How critical is this fix?

Impact Assessment
Impact Description

This is a service release of Rational Synergy. It contains new features as well as fixes for client-reported and internally found defects.

Test Results

Definitions

Regression: An error in the Maintenance Delivery Vehicle (MDV) that produces incorrect or unexpected behavior causing a supported feature to stop functioning as designed.
This includes:

  • Coding errors that cause a regression
  • Documentation or packaging problems that cause a regression
  • Errors reported in a new function delivered in a MDV that cause a regression

Incomplete: An error in the MDV has not regressed, but does not work as designed.
This includes:

  • Fixed APARs which did not solve the original problem but did not break anything new
  • APARs reporting documentation errors, such as readme errors, that cause problems applying an MDV but do not lead to a regression

Notes:
  • Regression and incomplete APARs are considered fix-in-error or MDV-in-error
  • Definitions above apply only to valid APARs that result in product fixes (APARs returned as working-as-designed are not assessed for being fix-in-error)
  • Issues in major releases due to new functionality do not apply in this definition

There are no known issues to report.

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:

Review the following list of open defects in the Known Problems document.

Change history

What's new

Review the Rational Synergy 7.2.1 announcement for the following information:

  • Detailed product description, including a description of new functions
  • Product-positioning statement
  • Packaging and ordering details
  • International compatibility information
Rational Synergy 7.2.1 includes the following enhancements:



Cache server

  • A new cache server component improves the client-side performance for users who work in remote co-located teams. Day to day operations such as copy, update and sync projects become faster.
  • Using cache server to serve static files takes the load of Synergy main server, thus improving the performance of core server as it is available to server other process requests
Improved Serviceability
  • Synergy splash screen dialog now shows the progress bar and provides the various stages of the startup activity. If the user experiences any problem during start up, he can look into the documentation of the concerned step and detect possible causes for the failure.
  • Error messages are listed under information center
Synergy-RTC tighter integration
  • Synergy now integrates with Rational Team Concert in a similar way it integrates with Rational Change. Users can now launch Rational Team Concert , query for work item, link Synergy tasks with Work Item from within Synergy client or from Rational Team Concert Eclipse client.
Synergy-RTC synchronizer
  • Synergy RTC Synchronizer imports data from Rational Synergy and export data to Rational Team Concert and vice versa. It enables synchronization of selected files and folders between both environments, essentially data can be migrated from Synergy to RTC over time.
Other enhancements
  • New CLI command to enable DCM administrators to perform DCM transfer package preview
  • Compliance with new cryptographic-standard NIST SP800-131a
  • Enhanced project grouping CLI command to update baseline projects
  • Display warning when release of project grouping and current task don't match while resolving work area conflicts
  • Enhance wording when check in of an object which is used in multiple project fails because of work area conflicts
  • Display a confirmation dialog in Java GUI before publishing a baseline

Enhanced Documentation
  • For installing Synergy in secure Windows environments
  • For Synergy GUI startup problems
  • For archive conversion and tips on problem solving

Updated Platform Support Below are some of the technotes available :

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Problems (APARS) fixed
PM59748, PM82040, PM95652, PM96737, PM96841, PM98242

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Rational Synergy
Installation

Software version:

7.2.1

Operating system(s):

AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #:

4035314

Modified date:

2014-03-20

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