Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software 8.5.5

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Abstract

IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software 8.5.5 is generally available and contains new features as well as fixes for client-reported and internally found defects.

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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 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

Review the detailed system requirements report for any prerequisites required for this release.

Installation Instructions

For instructions on how to install the product, see the installation instructions in the Rational Application Developer information center.

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Fix Central Fix Central provides fixes and updates for your system's software, hardware, and operating system.

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Impact Assessment
Impact Description
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.
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

Known problems are recorded in individual documents in the IBM Support Portal knowledge base. As problems are discovered and resolved, the knowledge base is updated and maintained with any new information. By searching the knowledge base, you can quickly find workarounds or solutions to problems.



To learn about the problems or limitations that were found in this version at the time of its release and any workarounds or solutions that are available, see Support knowledge base.

The following client reported defects were not resolved in this release:

APAR Description
PM94629 Publishing a utility module containing a web-fragment.xml results in a ClassNotFoundException
PM94645 Multiple options can be selected in the output on Radio Buttons

Change history

For information about new features and functions in this release, review the Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software, 8.5.5: new features and enhancements document.

For information about features and functions that are removed or deprecated in this release, review the document Deprecated, removed and stabilized features in Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software, 8.5.5.


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8.5.5.0-Rational-RAD-groupfixpack 13 Sep 2013 English 1073741824 FC

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Helpful Hints For Obtaining Technical Assistance:

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?
  • Is there a workaround for the problem? If so, be prepared to describe the workaround.

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Problems (APARS) fixed
PM88290, PM94440, PM82101, PM83902, PM89724, PM83608, PM81765, PM83344, PM88282, PM88285, PM90817, PM82849, PM86435, PM79094, PM86295, PM94298, PM81513, PM81263, PM87720, PM84679, PM81167, PM90621, PM81465, PM85900, PM85650, PM86244, PM93936, PM85920, PM84167, PM84457, PM92464, PM83617, PM77291, PM86499, PM89339, PM87920, PM85842, PM82196, PM82242, PM81371, PM86989, PM85904, PM86249, PM83389, PM81941, PM81606, PM77434, PM84218, PM92874: PM93156, PM91613

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Software version:

8.5.5

Operating system(s):

Linux, Windows

Reference #:

4035720

Modified date:

2014-02-10

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