IBM Rational Host Access Transformation Services for Multiplatforms and 5250 Applications V9.5 offers currency with the latest IDEs, runtimes, and browsers

IBM United States Software Announcement 215-498
November 17, 2015


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New in Rational® Host Access Transformation Services (HATS) V9.5

  • Support for Versions 9.5 of the IBM® Integrated Development Environments (IDEs), which includes:
    • IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere® Software
    • Rational Developer for i
    • Rational Business Developer
    • Rational Developer for the Enterprise
  • Support for IBM Bluemix™ Server
  • TLS 1.1 and 1.2 connectivity
  • Support for the latest runtimes, which include:
    • IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty Core V8.5.5.7
    • WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5.7
    • WebSphere Portal Server
    • Geronimo 3.0.1
    • WebLogic 12c
    • WebSphere Portal Server V8.0.0.1
  • HATS toolkit usability enhancements


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With Rational Host Access Transformation Services (HATS), you can rapidly transform the user experience of your 3270 applications (run on IBM z Systems™) and your 5250 applications (run on IBM i) without modifying those applications. By using the HATS rules-based transformation technology, the screens of your applications can be rendered with intuitive user interfaces. You can further improve the appearance, usability, and navigation of your applications by creating screen transformations and skip-screen macros.

HATS web applications are developed to run in a web application server runtime, and your users can access the applications with standard web browsers, which include mobile device browsers. HATS rich client applications are developed to run in an Eclipse, rich-client platform implementation to provide native, client applications that are targeted for a user's desktop.

HATS can also be used to transform and expand the connectivity of your terminal applications by extending the proven business logic as standard Web services. These services are reusable assets that can be deployed as reusable components and can be integrated into new internal applications or applications outside your enterprise.



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Supports Microsoft™ Windows™ operating systems.

For details, refer to the Hardware requirements and the Software requirements sections.



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November 20, 2015



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Rational HATS consists of two components:

  • The toolkit
  • The runtime

The Rational HATS Toolkit is a set of plug-ins for the Eclipse-based IBM IDEs. The HATS Toolkit enables you to develop new applications that generate GUIs for your 3270 and 5250 applications. Develop your new applications iteratively to preview and save each change you make. Over time, or as quickly as desired, your HATS applications can be streamlined. This makes them easier to use. Your new applications can be accessed from a browser, portlet, rich client, or a mobile device.

With the HATS toolkit, you can create a GUI that is suited to your business needs and standards. Hide unnecessary information, organize data into tables, or display only required input fields. You can provide a drop-down list of valid values for an input field, change the layout and the contents of the user interface, and provide navigation buttons.

The HATS runtime is included in the HATS application, which is deployed to a production environment, such as WebSphere Application Server, WebSphere Portal Server, or the Eclipse Rich Client Platform. Users interact with the HATS application through the HATS GUI and data is sent back and forth between the user and the host application.

Regardless of the kind of HATS application that you create, you can decide that basic customization is enough. But with HATS, you can do much more. For example:

  • Use HATS macro support to provide streamlined navigation through multiple host screens.
  • Take your end-users directly to the first screen that you want them to use to bypass other screens.
  • Use macros or the screen combination function to combine data from several host screens into one HATS GUI panel.
  • Use business logic and global variables to integrate your host applications with other back-end systems in your enterprise, and with your business partners' systems

From HATS macros, you can generate HATS Integration Objects, which are Java™ beans that encapsulate interactions with a host application, and use them to create web pages and Web services. You can also use HATS Integration Objects in Enterprise JavaBeans™.

New in HATS V9.5

  • Support for the latest development environments. The HATS V9.5 Toolkit requires the latest IDEs, such as Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software V9.5. Refer to the Software requirements for more information.
  • Support for IBM Bluemix Server. With HATS V9.5, you can create, run, and debug HATS applications on the Bluemix Server. This enables easy integration of HATS applications into a hosted cloud environment on Bluemix.
  • TLS 1.1 and 1.2 connectivity. HATS 9.5 includes the ability to choose the Java Secure Socket Extensions (JSSE) for secure connections. This will result in HATS trying the highest level of secure connection first (TLS 1.2, then TLS 1.1, and then TLS 1.0 connectivity).
  • HATS Toolkit usability enhancements. With the HATS Visual Macro Editor, you can now add Trace actions, custom screen recognition, conditional screen descriptors, and set the recognition limit and pause time.
  • Other enhancements include the ability to add custom screen recognition classes through the user interface, the inclusion of cursor positioning in screen captures, the ability to set string attributes when creating a screen customization, and showing if the "uselogic" attribute is enabled.
  • Support for Dojo Asynchronous Module Definition (AMD) format. HATS projects are now compliant for Dojo AMD..
  • Support for the latest browsers. This includes Google Chrome for both the HATS and WebFacing components. Refer to the Software prerequisites for more information.
  • Support for the latest runtimes. New supported HATS runtime environments include WebSphere Application Server Liberty Core V8.5.5.7, WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5.7, WebSphere Portal Server V8.5, Geronimo 3.0.1, and WebLogic 12c. See Software requirements section for more information.

Withdrawn capabilities in this version

Capability Rationale Client recommendation
Java Visual Editor (JVE) (used to create and edit HATS Rich Client transformations) The JVE has been removed from V9.5 IBM IDEs. Use one of the available Open Source Software alternatives.
IBM Portlet API portlets The IBM Portlet API has been removed from WebSphere Portal V8.5 Use JSR168/286 standard portlets for HATS projects. Migrate WebFacing portlet projects to HATS.

HATS 9.5 license information

The following text is taken from the HATS license agreement document included with your purchase. It is included here for your convenience and understanding of the terms and conditions around the use of the program. This text is not inclusive.

Rational HATS for Multiplatforms

Supporting programs

The program is licensed as a multi-product package and includes the Supporting Programs identified below. Licensee is authorized to install and use such Supporting Programs only to support Licensee's use of the Principal Program under this Agreement and within the limits of the Proofs of Entitlement for the Program (unless broader rights are provided elsewhere in this License Information document). The phrase "to support Licensee's use" would include only those uses that are necessary or otherwise directly related to a licensed use of the Principal Program or another Supporting Program. The Supporting Programs may not be used for any other purpose. Licensee is not authorized to transfer or remarket the Supporting Programs separate from the Principal Program. A Supporting Program may be accompanied by license terms, and those terms, if any, apply to Licensee's use of that Supporting Program. In the event of conflict, the terms in this License Information document supersede the Supporting Program's terms. When Licensee's right to use the Program expires or terminates, Licensee must discontinue use, destroy or promptly return all copies of the Supporting Programs to the party from whom Licensee acquired the Program. If Licensee downloaded the Supporting Programs, Licensee should contact the party from whom Licensee acquired the Program. If Licensee wishes to license the Supporting Programs for any use beyond the limits set forth above, please contact an IBM Sales Representative or the party from whom Licensee acquired the Program to obtain the appropriate license.

The following are Supporting Programs licensed with the Program:

IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment 8.5

Program-unique terms

The Program consists of two components: the Host Access Transformation Services (HATS) Toolkit and the HATS Runtime. The HATS Toolkit is an Eclipse plug-in that is used to create HATS applications. The HATS Runtime is a set of Java classes that are included in the HATS applications created by the HATS Toolkit.

When determining the number of entitlements required for Licensee's installation or use of the Program, the installation or use of the following Program components are not taken into consideration. In other words, Licensee may install and use the following Program components, under the license terms, but these components are not used to determine the number of entitlements required for the Program.

  • HATS Toolkit
  • HATS Runtime when used in a non-production environment.

A non-production environment means the Program can only be deployed as part of the Licensee's internal development and test environment for internal non-production activities, including but not limited to testing, performance tuning, fault diagnosis, internal benchmarking, staging, quality assurance activity and/or developing internally used additions or extensions to the Program using published application programming interfaces.

IBM Rational HATS for 5250 Applications

Supporting programs

The Program is licensed as a multi-product package and includes the Supporting Programs identified below. Licensee is authorized to install and use such Supporting Programs only to support Licensee's use of the Principal Program under this Agreement and within the limits of the Proofs of Entitlement for the Program (unless broader rights are provided elsewhere in this License Information document). The phrase "to support Licensee's use" would include only those uses that are necessary or otherwise directly related to a licensed use of the Principal Program or another Supporting Program. The Supporting Programs may not be used for any other purpose. Licensee is not authorized to transfer or remarket the Supporting Programs separate from the Principal Program. A Supporting Program may be accompanied by license terms, and those terms, if any, apply to Licensee's use of that Supporting Program. In the event of conflict, the terms in this License Information document supersede the Supporting Program's terms. When Licensee's right to use the Program expires or terminates, Licensee must discontinue use, destroy or promptly return all copies of the Supporting Programs to the party from whom Licensee acquired the Program. If Licensee downloaded the Supporting Programs, Licensee should contact the party from whom Licensee acquired the Program. If Licensee wishes to license the Supporting Programs for any use beyond the limits set forth above, please contact an IBM Sales Representative or the party from whom Licensee acquired the Program to obtain the appropriate license.

The following are Supporting Programs licensed with the Program:

IBM WebSphere Application Server - Express® 8.5

Program-unique terms

The Program consists of two components: the Host Access Transformation Services (HATS) Toolkit and the HATS Runtime. The HATS Toolkit is an Eclipse plug-in that is used to create HATS applications. The HATS Runtime is a set of Java classes that are included in the HATS applications created by the HATS Toolkit.

When determining the number of entitlements required for Licensee's installation or use of the Program, the installation or use of the following Program components are not taken into consideration. In other words, Licensee may install and use the following Program components, under the license terms, but these components are not used to determine the number of entitlements required for the Program.

  • HATS Toolkit
  • HATS Runtime when used in a non-production environment.

A non-production environment means the Program can only be deployed as part of the Licensee's internal development and test environment for internal non-production activities, including but not limited to testing, performance tuning, fault diagnosis, internal benchmarking, staging, quality assurance activity and/or developing internally used additions or extensions to the Program using published application programming interfaces.

The Program may only be used to connect to IBM i 5250 applications.



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5724-U67 9.5 IBM Rational Host Access Transformation Services for Multiplatforms
5724-U68 9.5 IBM Rational Host Access Transformation Services for 5250 Applications on i
5724-U68 9.5 IBM Rational Host Access Transformation Services for 5250 Applications on Multiplatforms


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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements
  • Disk space: 500 MB - 1 GB DASD above the requisite software delivery platform. Additional disk space will be required for web or rich client application resources developed.
  • Display resolution: 1024 x 768, 1280 x 1024 recommended.
  • Memory: 3 GB RAM minimum. 4 GB RAM is recommended.
  • Processor: 32-bit (x86) core2 duo (or equivalent). 64-bit (x64) core2 quad (or equivalent) or higher is recommended
Software requirements

Operating system considerations

  • The HATS toolkit supports all Windows operating systems supported by the required development tools listed in the HATS Toolkit requirements section below.
  • The HATS Web, Portlet, and WebFacing runtimes support all operating systems supported by the required application servers and portal servers.
  • The HATS Rich client runtime supports all operating systems supported by the required platforms listed in the Eclipse runtime environment section.

HATS Toolkit requirements

One of the following development tools:

  • Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software V9.5
  • Rational Business Developer V9.5
  • Rational Software Architect for WebSphere Software V9.5
  • Rational Developer for i V9.5

Notes

The minimum development tool features required in the installation of HATS toolkit are:

  • Web development tools
  • Plug-in development environment
  • Tools for WebSphere Application Server V7.0, V8.0, and V8.5

Application servers

  • WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment V7.0 and future modification levels and their fix packs
  • WebSphere Application Server - Base V7.0 and future modification levels and their fix packs
  • WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment V8.0 and future modification levels and their fix packs
  • WebSphere Application Server for z/OS® V7.0 and future modification levels and their fix packs
  • WebSphere Application Server - Express V8.0 and future modification levels and their fix packs
  • WebSphere Application Server - Base V8.0 and future modification levels and their fix packs
  • WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment V8.5 and future mod levels and their fix packs
  • WebSphere Application Server for z/OS V8.0 and future modification levels and their fix packs
  • WebSphere Application Server - Base V8.5 and future modification levels and their fix packs
  • WebSphere Application Server - Express V8.5 and future modification levels and their fix packs
  • WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment V8.5.5 and future modification levels and their fix packs
  • WebSphere Application Server - Base V8.5.5 and future modification levels and their fix packs
  • WebSphere Application Server for z/OS V8.5 and future modification levels and their fix packs
  • Oracle Weblogic server 12c (12.1.1) and future modification levels and their fix packs
  • Geronimo 2.2.1 and future modification levels and fix packs
  • WebSphere Application Server 8.5 Liberty Profile and future modification levels and fix packs
  • IBM Bluemix Server
  • IBM i V6.1.x Integrated Web Application Server for i and future fix packs (WebFacing runtime only)
  • IBM i V7.1.x Integrated Web Application Server for i and future fix packs (WebFacing runtime only)

Notes

5250 print support requires one of the following, as appropriate:

  • System i® Access for Web 6.1 available as part of the System i Access Family
  • IBM i Access for Web 7.1 available as part of the IBM i Access Family

Portal servers

  • WebSphere Portal Server V8.5 and future modification levels and their fix packs
  • WebSphere Portal Server V8.0 and future modification levels and their fix packs
  • WebSphere Portal Server V7.0 and future modification levels and their fix packs

Eclipse runtime environment

  • IBM Eclipse SDK V4.2 and future modification levels and their fix packs
  • IBM Eclipse SDK V4.4 and future modification levels and their fix packs
  • IBM Eclipse SDK V4.5 and future modification levels and their fix packs
  • Lotus Notes® V9.0.1 and future fix packs
  • Lotus® Expeditor V6.2.3 and future fix packs

Installation

Capilano Components (IBM Installation Manager and IBM Packaging Utility) V1.8.3 and future fix packs, modification levels and their fix packs.

Web browsers

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0 and future modification levels and fix packs
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 10.0 and future modification levels and fix packs
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.0 and future modification levels and fix packs
  • Google Chrome 40 and future modification levels and fix packs
  • Mozilla Firefox 38 and future modification levels and fix packs
  • Apple Safari 5.0 and future modification levels and fix packs
  • Apple Safari 8.0 and future modification levels and fix packs
  • Apple Safari on iOS 6.0 and future modification levels and fix packs
  • Apple Safari on iOS 7.0 and future modification levels and fix packs
  • Apple Safari on iOS 8.0 and future modification levels and fix packs
  • Android default browser 4.1 and future modification levels and fix packs

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Packaging

Rational Host Access Transformation Services for Multiplatforms V9.5

Rational Host Access Transformation Services for 5250 Applications on i V9.5

Rational Host Access Transformation Services for 5250 Applications on Multiplatforms V9.5

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IBM Rational Host Access Transformation Services for Multiplatforms 9.5 5724-U67
IBM Rational Host Access Transformation Services for 5250 Applications on i 9.5 5724-U68
IBM Rational Host Access Transformation Services for 5250 Applications on Multiplatforms 9.5 5724-U68


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Program name PID Charge metric
IBM Rational Host Access Transformation Services for Multiplatforms 5724-U67 Authorized user
IBM Rational Host Access Transformation Services for Multiplatforms 5724-U67 Processor Value Unit
IBM Rational Host Access Transformation Services for 5250 Applications on i 5724-U68 Authorized user
IBM Rational Host Access Transformation Services for 5250 Applications on i 5724-U68 Processor Value Unit
IBM Rational Host Access Transformation Services for 5250 Applications on Multiplatforms 5724-U68 Authorized user
IBM Rational Host Access Transformation Services for 5250 Applications on Multiplatforms 5724-U68 Processor Value Unit

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Product name VRM LI number
IBM Rational Host Access Transformation Services for Multiplatforms 9.5 L-PSWN-A26JT2
IBM Rational Host Access Transformation Services for 5250 Applications on i 9.5 L-PSWN-A279F3
IBM Rational Host Access Transformation Services for 5250 Applications on Multiplatforms 9.5 L-PSWN-A279F3

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