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Rational DOORS and Rational DOORS Web Access Fix Pack 8 (9.6.1.8) for 9.6.1

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Abstract

IBM Rational DOORS and Rational DOORS Web Access version 9.6.1.8 has been made generally available and contains fixes to version 9.6.1.

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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.

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

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.

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.

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Prerequisites

Prerequisites include:

You must install the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) before you install Rational DOORS and DOORS Web Access.

The Rational DOORS 9.6.1.8 client for Windows uses the JRE version 7 for document generation with Rational Publishing Engine and for the help system. You must install a 64-bit version of Java 7, which can be obtained from IBM. After installing, verify that your system has a JAVA_HOME environment variable that is set to the JRE install path; for example: C:\Program Files\IBM\Java71\jre.

To install Rational DOORS Web Access 9.6.1.8, you must first install the JRE version 8, which can be obtained from IBM.

JRE for Linux is available on IBM developerWorks as part of the IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition. The JRE for Windows is available on IBM developerWorks as part of the IBM Development Package for Eclipse. See Detailed System Requirements for Rational DOORS and Rational DOORS Web Access for more information.

Review the Version compatibility for Rational DOORS Web Access, interoperation server, Rational DOORS database server and client document prior to installation to ensure the client and server compatibility requirements are met in your environment.

Installation Instructions

Review the Installing section of the Knowledge Center for details.

The Rational DOORS 9.6.1 client supports 64-bit Windows. There is no support for 32 bit.

The Rational DOORS Web Access 9.6.1 server supports 64-bit Windows and Linux. There is no support for 32 bit.

All other Rational DOORS components are 32 bit. You can install 32-bit Rational DOORS components on a supported 64-bit Windows platform. See system requirements for a list of supported platforms.

Rational DOORS 9.6.1 and Rational DOORS Web Access 9.6.1 do not support Solaris.

The Rational DOORS kit for ISO 26262 and IEC 61508 has been updated for Rational DOORS 9.6.1.

The integrations with IBM Rational Rose and IBM Rational ClearCase are not supported in Rational DOORS 9.6.1.

If you plan to configure local help by deploying the IBM Knowledge Center locally, see the Open defects list.

Download package

The following sections provide detailed information related to this release.

Click the FC link below to obtain the release from Fix Central.


How critical is this fix?

Impact Assessment
Impact Description
Corrective

This is a maintenance release. It contains fixes for the following security vulnerabilities:

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 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 DOORS and DOORS Web Access 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

There are no new functions or enhancements in this release.

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What is Fix Central(FC)?
Rational DOORS fix pack 8 (9.6.1.8) for 9.6.1 28 Apr 2017 English 1111392333 FC

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Document information

More support for: Rational DOORS
Installation

Software version: 9.6.1.8

Operating system(s): Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #: 4043582

Modified date: 28 April 2017