Rational Focal Point 6.6.1

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Abstract

IBM Rational Focal Point 6.6.1 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
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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:

Version of IBM Installation Manager required: IBM Installation Manager 1.6.3.1.

For information on configuring your computer prior to installing, refer to Planning the installation documentation.

Installation Instructions

Review the installation guide

You can install Rational Focal Point 6.6.1 either as a direct installation, or as an upgrade.

Procedure:

  1. Download Rational Focal Point, version 6.6.1.
  2. Extract the content of the .zip file to a temporary directory.
  3. In the IBM Installation Manager, click File > Preferences and add the locally downloaded Rational Focal Point, version 6.6.1 repository location to the list of repositories.
  4. Click Install to directly install the complete package.

For more information about installing Rational Focal Point, version 6.6.1, see Installation road map.

For installing Rational Focal Point, version 6.6.1 in the evaluation environment, see Installation road map for evaluation environment.

For upgrading from earlier versions of Rational Focal Point, uninstall the existing version, and install Rational Focal Point, version 6.6.1. 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 technote 1459143: Unable to install Installation Manager on RHEL 6.0/6.1 (64-bit)

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How critical is this fix?

Impact Assessment
Impact Description

This is a service release of Rational Focal Point. 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 client reported defects were not resolved in this release:

Review the following list of open defects. For a list of additional issues, refer the Known problems and limitations section of the Release notes documentation.

APAR Description
PI04784 Relational graph issue with default templates
PI04854 REST Authentication for an SSO user with SSO password fails
PI05047 Cannot update the value of Date attributes using PUT method
PI05154 Full display and filters
PI05551 Copy and paste table from Microsoft Word document to a text attribute
PI05604 “Paste from word" plugin, and the Dates and Numbers settings
PI05653 Performance issue on the loading time of attribute statistics view
PI05669 Microsoft Excel export issue
PM78164 Bulleted and numbered list formatting in Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla FireFox
PM79508 Incoming Links attribute displays links that do not exist (due to deleted Mirror Attribute)
PM80914 Problem in computation of values for streams that depends on calculator tapes
PM83322 Investment analysis: Selecting Auto Recal option freezes Rational Focal Point
PM85983 View with the relative rule "Created Date is today" does not display the elements (Rational Focal Point server on EST)
PM86964 Performance issue when editing rule on Filter on Link attribute
PM89509 Template based workspace and "Is Folder" attribute
PM89985 Rational Focal Point allows creating duplicate links in a Linklist attribute
PM91254 DeadlockLoserDataAccessException errors when importing elements from Microsoft Excel
PM96070 Expression queue executes very slowly after upgrade to Rational Focal Point 6.6 devfix 3
PM96433 Error during "Save this chart ..." in Visualize display
PM99192 Horizontal scroll bar is missing in Configure/Add attribute pages
PM99616 Ctrl-Alt-Del while using Rational Focal Point application using Microsoft Internet Explorer
PM99742 Copy and past from text attribute configured with "Truncate Text"
PI05821 Element creation through Rational Focal Point Rest API is slow
PM98475 Date value is changed to Unix Time value when edited in Dynamic table view
PM92617 Cannot add additional tabs in homepage

Change history

What's new

Refer the New features and enhancements section of the Release notes documentation.

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Problems (APARS) fixed
PI04810, PI04889, PM87159, PM89745, PM90436, PM91484, PM92242, PM92396, PM93495, PM93497, PM95361, PM95860, PM95931, PM96229, PM96245, PM96260, PM96867, PM96868, PM98072, PM98195, PM98321, PM98366, PM98367, PM98371, PM98374, PM99230, PM99360, PM99419, PM99694, PI05765, PI06158

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More support for:

Rational Focal Point
Installation

Software version:

6.6.1

Operating system(s):

Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #:

4036323

Modified date:

2014-04-14

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