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Abstract

This is your “one stop shop” for all of the key information that you might need to know, as you plan and execute your adoption of new releases of IBM Rational Software Architect.

Below you see a row of tabs showing Rational Software Architect version numbers -- one tab for each Version (V.x.x.x), Release (x.R.x.x), or Modification (x.x.M.x) that is still in active service.

The content of each such tab is a second row of tabs, each of which contains a particular type of information. As you select each release-specific tab on the top row, the content in all of the tabs in the second row will change to reflect information that corresponds to that product release.

For your convenience here are some additional information sources:

  • For general overview information about Rational Software Architect, visit its product page on ibm.com.
  • For product support and technical information, download access to older product versions, and more, visit the Rational Software Architect Support Portal.
  • To access the trial of the latest release of Rational Software Architect, visit its Trial Information page on developerWorks.
  • Another useful website is the Rational Software Architect Community on developerWorks, where you can find a variety of resources to help you design, develop, implement, and deploy applications. You can also find the latest updates and events related to Rational Software Architect.
  • To find an entry point to product documentation, visit IBM Knowledge Center, where you can view, browse, and search online information related to the product.


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Rational Software Architect v9.1.1

Rational Software Architect 9.1.1 general availability information.

Rational Software Architect v9.1.1 contains new features as well as fixes for client-reported and internally found defects.

Version 9.1.1 does not require a new version of the Floating User license keys. The Authorized User (AU) license activation kit is version-specific as usual, but as of version 9.1 the product installable image has begun to include the AU activation kit. (The AU activation kits will also continue to be available from the Rational License Key Center for those who prefer to keep track of all their license keys there). For general information on obtaining license keys, see How to obtain license keys for IBM Rational products, and for more information about the inclusion of AU license activation kits with product images, see this DCF document.

Version 9.1.1 does not require a full install (that is, you can apply 9.1.1 as an update to an existing 9.1 installation).

For information on downloading the Rational Software Architect installable image from Passport Advantage Online, see Rational Software Architect v9.1.1 eAssemblies to be downloaded from Passport Advantage Online.

To see the complete product documentation, visit IBM Knowledge Center.

Rational Software Architect Announcement letter

Click here to see what's new in version 9.1.1 of Rational Software Architect.

For a list of fixes in version 9.1.1, see the Fix list for Rational Software Architect.

Click here to see a detailed comparison matrix of the features and functions of the Rational IT Solution Architecture and Construction v9 family of products and Eclipse.

For a detailed list of prerequisites and corequisites, see the Installation considerations in the Rational Software Architect product documentation, or the System Requirements tab on the Rational Software Architect product page.

"Packaging" refers to how the product is named, how it is structured (e.g. as one or more editions), and the details of the PIDs and part numbers used to purchase it, renew support, and so on.

No packaging changes were introduced as part of the Rational Software Architect 9.1.1 release.

Rational Software Architect is sold as only one edition, so no edition comparison information is provided.

Click the link here to view a list of the removed or deprecated features in the v9.0/9.1 releases of the product.

The Rational IT Solution Architecture and Construction v9 Offerings and Eclipse 4.2.2: Detailed Feature Comparison Matrix document provides a detailed comparison matrix of the features and functions of the Rational IT Solution Architecture and Construction v9 family of products and Eclipse, for example, a break down of the Database Development features.

Rational Software Architect v9.1.0

Rational Software Architect 9.1.0 general availability information.

Rational Software Architect v9.1.0 contains new features as well as fixes for client-reported and internally found defects.

Version 9.1.0 does not require a new version of the Floating User license keys. The Authorized User (AU) license activation kit is version-specific as usual, but as of version 9.1 the product installable image has begun to include the AU activation kit. (The AU activation kits will also continue to be available from the Rational License Key Center for those who prefer to keep track of all their license keys there). For general information on obtaining license keys, see How to obtain license keys for IBM Rational products, and for more information about the inclusion of AU license activation kits with product images, see this DCF document.

Version 9.1.0 does require a full install (that is, you cannot apply 9.1 as an update to an existing 9.0 or 9.0.x installation).

For information on downloading the Rational Software Architect installable image from Passport Advantage Online, see Rational Software Architect v9.1 eAssemblies to be downloaded from Passport Advantage Online.

To see the complete product documentation, visit IBM Knowledge Center.

Rational Software Architect Announcement letter

Click here to see what's new in version 9.1 of Rational Software Architect.

For a list of fixes in version 9.1, see the Fix list for Rational Software Architect.

Click here to see a detailed comparison matrix of the features and functions of the Rational IT Solution Architecture and Construction v9 family of products and Eclipse.

For a detailed list of prerequisites and corequisites, see the Installation considerations in the Rational Software Architect product documentation, or the System Requirements tab on the Rational Software Architect product page.

"Packaging" refers to how the product is named, how it is structured (e.g. as one or more editions), and the details of the PIDs and part numbers used to purchase it, renew support, and so on.

No packaging changes were introduced as part of the Rational Software Architect 9.1.0 release.

Rational Software Architect is sold as only one edition, so no edition comparison information is provided.

Click the link here to view a list of the removed or deprecated features in the v9.0/9.1 releases of the product.

The Rational IT Solution Architecture and Construction v9 Offerings and Eclipse 4.2.2: Detailed Feature Comparison Matrix document provides a detailed comparison matrix of the features and functions of the Rational IT Solution Architecture and Construction v9 family of products and Eclipse, for example, a break down of the Database Development features.

Rational Software Architect v9.0.0

Rational Software Architect 9.0.0 general availability information.

Rational Software Architect v9.0.0 contains new features as well as fixes for client-reported and internally found defects.

Version 9.0.0 does not require a new version of the Floating User license keys. For general information on obtaining license keys, see How to obtain license keys for IBM Rational products.

Version 9.0 does require a full install (that is, you cannot install 9.0 as an update to an existing 8.5.5, or earlier, product installation).

For information on downloading the Rational Software Architect installable images from Passport Advantage Online, see Rational Software Architect v9.0 eAssemblies to be downloaded from Passport Advantage Online.

To see the complete product documentation, visit IBM Knowledge Center.

Rational Software Architect Announcement letter

Click here to see what's new in version 9.0.0 of Rational Software Architect.

For a list of fixes in version 9.0.0, see the Fix list for Rational Software Architect.

Click here to see a detailed comparison matrix of the features and functions of the Rational IT Solution Architecture and Construction v9 family of products and Eclipse.

For a detailed list of prerequisites and corequisites, see the Installation considerations in the Rational Software Architect product documentation, or the System Requirements tab on the Rational Software Architect product page.

"Packaging" refers to how the product is named, how it is structured (e.g. as one or more editions), and the details of the PIDs and part numbers used to purchase it, renew support, and so on.

No packaging changes were introduced as part of the Rational Software Architect 9.0.0 release.

Rational Software Architect is sold as only one edition, so no edition comparison information is provided.

Click the link here to view a list of the removed or deprecated features in the v9.0/9.1 releases of the product.

The Rational IT Solution Architecture and Construction v9 Offerings and Eclipse 4.2.2: Detailed Feature Comparison Matrix document provides a detailed comparison matrix of the features and functions of the Rational IT Solution Architecture and Construction v9 family of products and Eclipse, for example, a break down of the Database Development features.

Rational Software Architect v8.5.5

Rational Software Architect 8.5.5 general availability information.

Rational Software Architect v8.5.5 contains new features as well as fixes for client-reported and internally found defects.

Version 8.5.5 does not require a new version of the Floating User license keys. For general information on obtaining license keys, see How to obtain license keys for IBM Rational products.

Version 8.5.5 does not require a full install (that is, you can apply 8.5.5 as an update to an existing 8.5, or earlier, product installation).

For information on downloading the Rational Software Architect installable images from Passport Advantage Online, see Rational Software Architect v8.5.5 eAssemblies to be downloaded from Passport Advantage Online.

To see the complete product documentation, visit IBM Knowledge Center.

Rational Software Architect Announcement letter

Click here to see what's new in version 8.5.5 of Rational Software Architect.

For a list of fixes in version 8.5.5, see the Fix list for Rational Software Architect.

Click here to see a detailed comparison matrix of the features and functions of the Rational IT Solution Architecture and Construction v8 family of products and Eclipse.

For a detailed list of prerequisites and corequisites, see the Installation considerations in the Rational Software Architect product documentation, or the System Requirements tab on the Rational Software Architect product page.

"Packaging" refers to how the product is named, how it is structured (e.g. as one or more editions), and the details of the PIDs and part numbers used to purchase it, renew support, and so on.

No packaging changes were introduced as part of the Rational Software Architect 8.5.5 release.

Rational Software Architect is sold as only one edition, so no edition comparison information is provided.

Click the link here to view a list of the removed or deprecated features in the v8.5 releases of the product.

The Rational IT Solution Architecture and Construction v8 Offerings and Eclipse 3.6: Detailed Feature Comparison Matrix document provides a detailed comparison matrix of the features and functions in Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software v8.x and in Rational Application Developer Standard Edition for WebSphere Software v8.x, for example, a break down of the Database Development features.

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Software Development Rational Software Architect for WebSphere Software Documentation Linux, OS X, Windows 8.5, 8.5.1, 8.5.5, 8.5.5.1, 8.5.5.2, 9.0, 9.0.0.1, 9.1, 9.1.1

Document information

More support for: Rational Software Architect
Documentation

Software version: 8.5, 8.5.1, 8.5.5, 8.5.5.1, 8.5.5.2, 9.0, 9.0.0.1, 9.1, 9.1.1

Operating system(s): Linux, Windows

Reference #: 7043219

Modified date: 30 October 2014


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