Removed and deprecated functions in Rational Application Developer

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Abstract

The following table lists the removed and deprecated functions in the Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software 9.x.x releases.

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Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software 9.x.x
Link Date Released Status
Type of change
Effective version
Function
Deprecated
9.1.0
Rational RequisitePro integration

Support for this integration is deprecated. It is only supported with version 9.0 and earlier.
Deprecated
9.1.0
Rational Unified Process (RUP) Process Advisor and Process Browser

Support for this feature is deprecated. It is only supported with version 9.0 and earlier.
Deprecated
9.1.0
Dojo based Site Designing Portlet feature

Support for this feature is deprecated. It is only supported with version 9.0 and earlier.
Removed
9.1.0
WebSphere Portal Server 7.0

Later versions of WebSphere Portal Server are available.
Removed
9.1.0
DB2 Enterprise Server Edition 9.1
DB2 for OS/390 and z/OS 8.1
DB2 Workgroup Server Edition 9.1
DB2 Express Edition 9.1
DB2 for i5/OS 5R4

Later versions of these DB2 applications are available.
Removed
9.1.0
IBM IMS Transaction Manager (TM) Resource Adapter 11

Later versions of the adapter are available.
Removed
9.1.0
Rational Desktop Connection Toolkit for Cloud Environments

This toolkit is removed. It is only supported with Rational Application Developer, version 9.0 and earlier.
Deprecated
9.0.1
Rational ClearCase SCM adapter

Support for this function is deprecated. It is only supported with Rational Application Developer, version 9.0 and earlier.
Deprecated
9.0.1
Windows XP

Support for this operating system is deprecated. It is only supported with Rational Application Developer, version 9.0 and earlier.
Deprecated
9.0.1
Rational Desktop Connection Toolkit for Cloud Environments

Support for this function is deprecated. It is only supported with Rational Application Developer, version 9.0 and earlier.
Deprecated
9.0.0
FTP and HTTP wizards
The following wizards are deprecated:
  • HTTP Import
  • FTP Import
  • FTP Export
Removed
9.0.0
Data Tools
The following Data tools function are removed:
  • Support for creating Java stored procedures from Java methods.
  • Support for collecting the actual values to compute the cost of SQL statements in DB2 for z/OS data sources.
  • Support for analyzing static JDBC result sets.
Removed
9.0.0
Firebug integration into Eclipse

The following functions are removed:
  • The ability to start an Eclipse debug session and connect to the Firebug JavaScript debugger.
  • Viewing the JavaScript debug stack, controlling breakpoints and stepping through JavaScript code from within Eclipse.
Users can continue to develop web applications using Rational Application Developer and debug them directly using Firebug in Firefox or other JavaScript debuggers.
Removed
9.0.0
iWidget Tooling

Specialized tools for iWidget development are removed. These include a specific iWidget project type and wizard, a specialized editor for the iWidget XML specification, and a browser-based test client.

iWidgets can still be developed in Rational Application Developer using standard Web and XML source editors. Specialized iWidget development tools are available as part of Lotus Widget Factory that is included with Lotus Mashup Center.

iWidget samples and tutorials have also been removed.
Removed
9.0.0
Communications Enabled Application (CEA) Dojo Widget Tooling

The following functions are removed:
  • "CEA Widgets" facet that configures a web project with CEA Dojo Widgets implementation resources.
  • Palette drawer containing the CEA Dojo Widgets.

Existing applications that use the CEA Dojo widgets will continue to work within Rational Application Developer.

CEA samples and help have also been removed. 

Although CEA tooling is removed, customers can still develop web applications that use CEA widgets using the standard Web Tools tooling:
  1. Use the Web Project wizard to create a standard web project. 
  2. Manually copy in CEA from the WebSphere Server containing the CEA Widgets. 
  3. Continue to create/edit web pages using the Web Page Wizard and Rich Page Editor. 

This removal does not prevent customers from developing CEA applications.
Removed
9.0.0
SDO Mediator Tooling

The following functions are removed:
  • "JDBC Mediator" facet which configures a dynamic web project with Java libraries for the SDO-based JDBC Mediator.
  • Palette items "SDO Relational Record" and "SDO Relational Record List" in the "Data and Services" drawer.
  • "SDO Relational Records" category in the Page Data view.

Applications written using the SDO Mediator runtime provided by WebSphere Application Server will continue to function and can still be developed and maintained using source code editors in Rational Application Developer.
Removed
9.0.0
Struts Cheat Sheet

Struts cheat sheet was removed from the available cheat sheets.
Removed
9.0.0
Web Site Navigation Facet

The Web Site Navigation facet was removed. Because of the removal of the facet:
  • The Web Site Navigation icon is not displayed in the Project Explorer view. (For example, if you import a project that has the Web Site Navigation facet installed from an earlier version of the product.)
  • The Site category in the palette view is not available.
Deprecated
9.0.0
Java Visual Editor

The Java Visual Editor (tools for visual design of native (rich client) user interfaces. Note that this feature is only supported at Java version 1.6
Deprecated
9.0.0/8.5.1
JSF Widget Library (JWL) and related tooling
JWL and related tooling is deprecated.
Deprecated
9.0.0
Tooling support for EJB 1.x and 2.x
Tools for EJB 1.x and 2.x will no longer support new JDK levels or databases.

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Software Development Rational Software Architect Documentation Linux, OS X, Windows 9.0, 9.0.0.1, 9.1
Software Development Rational Software Architect for WebSphere Software Documentation Linux, OS X, Windows 9.0, 9.0.0.1, 9.1
Software Development Rational Software Architect RealTime Edition Documentation Linux, Solaris, Windows 9.0, 9.0.0.1, 9.1

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More support for:

Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software
General Information

Software version:

9.0, 9.0.1, 9.1

Operating system(s):

Linux, OS X, Windows

Reference #:

7038549

Modified date:

2014-05-23

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