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Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software Build Utility Fix Pack 1 ( for 8.5.5

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IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software Build Utility has been made generally available and contains fixes to the version 8.5.5 predecessor fix packs.

Download Description

You can use Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software Build Utility to automate the process of building applications created from the Rational Application Developer product. The inputs into the build utility are projects developed using Rational Application Developer, and the output is the code compiled and packaged into JAR, WAR and EAR files. The build utility is an optional, stand-alone utility and is separately installed.

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.

The How critical is this fix section provides information related to the impact of this release to allow you to assess how your environment may be affected.

The Prerequisites section provides important information to review prior to the installation of this release.

The Download package section provides the direct link to obtain the download package for installation in your environment.

The Installation instructions 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

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IBM Knowledge Center provides an entry point to product documentation. You can view, browse, and search online information related to the product.

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.

Information about the supplemental software included with the product.

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Prerequisites include:

You need up to 2.2 GB of disk space to install the update.

To download and extract the compressed installation files, you need up to an additional 3.7 GB of disk space.

Installation Instructions

Review the installation page in the IBM Knowledge Center.

Review the Planning to install optional software topic in the IBM Knowledge Center before you begin to install or update any of the product features.

Review the Getting started with Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software build utility topic in the IBM Knowledge Center after installation.

Download package

Download instructions

You can download the fix pack from Fix Central using either Download Director, HTTP or FTP.

  1. Click the FC link below to access Fix Central.
  2. Under Fix pack: (IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software Version, click Show contained fixes.
  3. Ensure that you select fix pack: (Rational Build Utility Offering version
  4. Follow the prompts on the Fix Central download page to complete the download.

How critical is this fix?

Impact Assessment
Impact Description

This is a maintenance release. It contains fixes for client-reported and internally found defects.


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

  • 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 regressions to report.

Problems solved

Defects resolved

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

Review the following list of known issues and open defects:

There are no known issues report.

Open defects

Review the following list of open defects for Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software on the IBM Support Portal.

Review technote 1461170: Open APARs for Rational products available on the Web for information on how to configure your MyNotifications subscription account and subscribe to the APARs you are interested in following.

Change history

What's new

For information about the new features and enhancements in Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software, review the Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software, 8.5.x: new features and enhancements.

For information about the removed and deprecated functions in Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software 8.5, review the Deprecated, removed, or stabilized functions in the 8.5 Rational Software Delivery Platform design, construction, and modeling products.

Click the link in the Download Options column:

Download RELEASE DATE LANGUAGE SIZE(Bytes) Download Options
What is Fix Central(FC)?
Build Utility download 21 Jul 2014 English 10 FC

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Document information

More support for: Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software
Build Utility

Software version:

Operating system(s): Linux, OS X, Windows

Reference #: 4038005

Modified date: 21 July 2014

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