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.
|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.|
|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.|
Review the detailed system requirements report for any prerequisites required for this release.
For instructions on how to install the product, see the installation instructions in the Rational Application Developer information center.
|Fix Central||Fix Central provides fixes and updates for your system's software, hardware, and operating system.|
How critical is this fix?
|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||There are no known issues to report.|
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:
|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|
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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What is Fix Central (FC)?
|188.8.131.52-Rational-RAD-groupfixpack||13 Sep 2013||English||1073741824||FC|
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Problems (APARS) fixed