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Rational Software Architect Designer for WebSphere Software V9.5.x, 9.6.x, and 9.7.0: new features and enhancements

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This document provides an overview of new the features and enhancements in IBM Rational Software Architect Designer V9.5.0 and later, including IBM Architecture Room LIVE! and Design Room ONE.

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Rational Software Architect Designer for WebSphere Software 9.7.0
Link Date Released Status
Download 9.7.0 Release

IBM Architecture Room LIVE!
A web-based real-time, multi-user, collaborative modeling environment for globally distributed teams. Simple design sessions on a shared whiteboard and the ability to collaborate globally in real-time makes IBM Architecture Room Live! a powerful offering for your business. Architecture Room Live is as simple as a whiteboard, but it's more than just drawing. All your designs are based on a modeling backbone assuring consistency and integrity for all your architectural domains.

For more information, see the DevOps Community page.

For educative videos, see IBM Architecture Room Live!

IBM Architecture Room LIVE! has a new release every four week, and the latest version can be downloaded from Fix Central. For more information, see Download document.

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Design Room ONE
With Design Room ONE, you can export your Rational Software Architect Designer (RSAD) models to a server. By doing so it becomes possible to view the models in a web browser without having RSAD installed. You can also create links to elements of an exported RSAD model from artifacts of Jazz CLM tools and other OSLC-compliant tools. For example, you can create a link from a requirement in DOORS NG to a use case in your model, to express the fact that the use case specifies the requirement. With Rational Publishing Engine, you can create reports that contain data from Design Room ONE. If the elements have links to OSLC artifacts, these can also be included into the report. For more information, see http://www.devops-community.com/designroomone.html.

Downloads: Design Room ONE follows the continuous delivery model with a release at the end of every three-week sprint. You can download package for a specific sprint from the "Downloads" section in the DR ONE DevOps Community site.

What's new: For a list of sprint-wise new features, see the "What's new" section in the DR ONE DevOps Community site.

Education videos: A list of videos that can help you perform various procedures are available in the "Videos" section in the DR ONE DevOps Community site.


Swagger enhancements
Rational Software Architect Designer V9.7 has support for modeling Swagger global responses and parameters and transforming them. It now has an option for generating inline schemas after transformation. Also, appropriate swagger primitive types get generated after transformation when the model elements refer to UML/XSD primitive types.

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BPMN enhancements
Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) supports importing models, along with the layout information from other third-party BPMN 2.0 compatible tools and preserves the layout of the imported diagrams as available in the source model.

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Eclipse IDE support
The following Eclipse IDE is supported beginning with version 9.7.0:
  • Eclipse 4.7.3.1

IBM product integration support
The following product integration is supported beginning with v9.7.0:
  • IBM Installation Manager 1.8.8
  • Rational Common Licensing 8.1.5
  • IBM Node.JS SDK 8.6.0
  • Cardova 7.1
  • Cloud Foundry 1.1.1
  • Rational Team Concert 6.0.2, 6.0.3, 6.0.4, 6.0.5, (Shell sharing through P2 install is supported from v6.0.3 through v6.0.5), and 6.0.6 (Shell sharing supported through Installation Manager)
    NOTE: With RTC client versions 6.0.4 and later, you may face issues while connecting to the RTC server if the “Requirement Management Integration” from Design Room ONE and/or “Deployment modeling” features are installed. Hence, ensure you have not installed “Requirement Management Integration” from Design Room ONE and “Deployment modeling” features.
  • eGIT 4.1.1
  • ClearTeam Explorer 9.0.0.3, 9.0.0.4, and 9.0.1.3

IBM Runtime Environment Java Technology Edition updates
IBM Runtime Environment Java Technology Edition is updated to the following versions:
  • IBM 64-bit Runtime Environment for Linux, Java Technology Edition, Version 8.0 Service Release 4 FP1

Platform Support

Platform support for the following versions:

  • Windows
    • Windows 10 Enterprise x86-64
    • Windows 10 Pro x86-64
    • Windows 7 Enterprise x86-64
    • Windows 7 Professional x86-64
    • Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
    • Windows 8 Enterprise x86-64
    • Windows 8 Professional x86-64
    • Windows 8 Standard x86-64
    • Windows 8.1 Enterprise x86-64
    • Windows 8.1 Professional x86-64
    • Windows 8.1 Standard x86-64
    • Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition x86-64
    • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition x86-64
    • Windows Server 2012 Datacenter Edition x86-64
    • Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Edition x86-64
    • Windows Server 2012 Essentials Edition x86-64
    • Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Edition x86-64
    • Windows Server 2012 Foundation Edition x86-64
    • Windows Server 2016 x86-64
  • Mac
    • OS X Maverick 10.9 x86-64
    • OS X Yosemite 10.10 x86-64
    • OS X El Capitan 10.11 x86-64
    • OS Sierra 10.12 x86-64
    • OS High Sierra 10.13 x86-64
      Note: If you web publish an IBM Rational Software Architect Designer (RSAD) model on MacOS with Retina display, the labels of the model elements are displayed partially and the layout of the elements on the diagram will also be affected. The text on the model diagrams will appear either cropped or truncated.
  • Linux
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Client 6 6.x x86-64
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Client 7 7.x x86-64
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Server 6 6.x x86-64
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Server 7 7.x x86-64
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Workstation 6 6.x x86-64
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Workstation 7 7.x x86-64
      NOTE: We only support versions supported by Red Hat.
    • SUSE Enterprise Linux Desktop (SLED) 12.x x86-64
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11.x x86-64
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12.x x86-64
      NOTE: We only support versions that are supported by SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.
    • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS x86-64

Eclipse platform updates (updated from 4.4.2 to 4.6.1)
Bugzilla Fixed in Summary
459843 4.5 [RAD,WDT] popupMenu contribution does not appear in the context menu of a Java file. Regression in 4.5 M5
481436 4.5.2 MessageDialog.open() in Mars.1 opens blank screen on Linux
487768 4.6 org.eclipse.wst.jsdt.js.npm and org.eclipse.wst.jsdt.js.bower plugins have unsatisfied dependency to com.google.gson
483950 4.6 Need new BIRT build to react to deprecated plugin removal
IES 4.5 highlights
Reliability
   Maintenance and product support for 6 IES releases across 600+ product dependencies.
   Continuous improvement of build & build process
   Surface more options on Tracing preferences page
Currency (needed for IBM products)
   Improve support for GTK+3 
   SWT browser currency – add XULRunner3 
   Platform currency - Add Power 8 Linux LE platform 
   Drop support for JRE 6 and below 
   Drop support for GTK+2 older than 2.18 
Consumability
   Assist products with IES 4.x adoption, resolve any compatibility issues
   Added WTP EclipseLink Extensions to IES
   Performance
   Improve performance & stability of Platform user interface

For more information about version 4.5, see Eclipse 4.5

IES 4.6 highlights
Reliability

   Maintenance and product support for 7 IES releases across 660+ product dependencies. 
   Recruit & train new Eclipse contributors 
Platforms
   Eclipse support for Java 9 (aligned with Oracle’s Java 9 schedule) 
   Improve support for HiDPI displays 
   Improve support for GTK+3 
   SWT browser currency 
   SWT Webkit2 port for Browser widget on GTK+ 
   Add support for Solaris x86 and SPARC 64-bit platforms 
   Support Windows 10 
   Mac OS X 10.11 
Robustness
   User Experience enhancements (Platform, JDT, and PDE) 
   Performance and stability of Platform user interface 
For more information about version 4.6, see Eclipse 4.6

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Rational Software Architect Designer for WebSphere Software 9.6.1
Link Date Released Status
Download 9.6.1 Release

Design Room ONE With Design Room ONE, you can export your Rational Software Architect Designer (RSAD) models to a server. By doing so it becomes possible to view the models in a web browser without having RSAD installed. You can also create links to elements of an exported RSAD model from artifacts of Jazz CLM tools and other OSLC-compliant tools. For example, you can create a link from a requirement in DOORS NG to a use case in your model, to express the fact that the use case specifies the requirement. With Rational Publishing Engine, you can create reports that contain data from Design Room ONE. If the elements have links to OSLC artifacts, these can also be included into the report. For more information, see http://www.devops-community.com/designroomone.html. Downloads: Design Room ONE follows the continuous delivery model with a release at the end of every three-week sprint. You can download package for a specific sprint from the "Downloads" section in the DR ONE DevOps Community site. What's new: For a list of sprint-wise new features, see the "What's new" section in the DR ONE DevOps Community site. Education videos: A list of videos that can help you perform various procedures are available in the "Videos" section in the DR ONE DevOps Community site.
Eclipse IDE support
The following Eclipse IDE is supported beginning with version 9.6.1:
  • Eclipse 4.6.2

IBM product integration support
The following product integration is supported beginning with v9.6.1:
  • IBM Installation Manager 1.8.5.1 or higher
  • Rational Common Licensing 8.1.4.9
  • IBM Node.JS SDK 6.9.5
  • Cardova 6.5.0
  • Cloud Foundry CLI 6.23.1
  • Rational Team Concert 5.0.2, 6.0.2, and 6.0.3 (Shell sharing through P2 install is supported in v6.0.3)
  • eGIT 4.1.1
  • ClearTeam Explorer 8.0.1.13, 9.0.0.3, and 9.0.0.4
  • Oracle 12, as a database that can be targeted with the development tools
  • Tooling support for WebSphere Portal Server V9

IBM Runtime Environment Java Technology Edition updates
IBM Runtime Environment Java Technology Edition is updated to the following versions:
  • IBM 32/64 bit Runtime Environment for Windows, Java Technology Edition, Version 8.0 Service Release 4 FP1
  • IBM 64-bit Runtime Environment for Linux, Java Technology Edition, Version 8.0 Service Release 4 FP1

Rational Software Architect Design Manager (RSADM)
In Version 9.6.x, you must use Rational Software Architect Design Manager version 6.0.2 ifix003a. You can download the version from RSADM version 6.0.2.
Platform Support
Platform support for the following versions:
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8/8.1
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 2012
  • Windows 2016
  • RHEL 7 x64
  • SLED 11 x64
  • SLED 12 x64
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS x64
  • OS X 10.11
  • OS X Sierra (requires Installation Manager v1.8.7)

Eclipse platform updates (updated from 4.4.2 to 4.6.1)
Bugzilla Fixed in Summary
459843 4.5 [RAD,WDT] popupMenu contribution does not appear in the context menu of a Java file. Regression in 4.5 M5
481436 4.5.2 MessageDialog.open() in Mars.1 opens blank screen on Linux
487768 4.6 org.eclipse.wst.jsdt.js.npm and org.eclipse.wst.jsdt.js.bower plugins have unsatisfied dependency to com.google.gson
483950 4.6 Need new BIRT build to react to deprecated plugin removal
IES 4.5 highlights
Reliability
   Maintenance and product support for 6 IES releases across 600+ product dependencies.
   Continuous improvement of build & build process
   Surface more options on Tracing preferences page
Currency (needed for IBM products)
   Improve support for GTK+3 
   SWT browser currency – add XULRunner3 
   Platform currency - Add Power 8 Linux LE platform 
   Drop support for JRE 6 and below 
   Drop support for GTK+2 older than 2.18 
Consumability
   Assist products with IES 4.x adoption, resolve any compatibility issues
   Added WTP EclipseLink Extensions to IES
   Performance
   Improve performance & stability of Platform user interface
For more information about version 4.5, see Eclipse 4.5 IES 4.6 highlights
Reliability
   Maintenance and product support for 7 IES releases across 660+ product dependencies. 
   Recruit & train new Eclipse contributors 
Platforms
   Eclipse support for Java 9 (aligned with Oracle’s Java 9 schedule) 
   Improve support for HiDPI displays 
   Improve support for GTK+3 
   SWT browser currency 
   SWT Webkit2 port for Browser widget on GTK+ 
   Add support for Solaris x86 and SPARC 64-bit platforms 
   Support Windows 10 
   Mac OS X 10.11 
Robustness
   User Experience enhancements (Platform, JDT, and PDE) 
   Performance and stability of Platform user interface 
For more information about version 4.6, see Eclipse 4.6
Design Room ONE Education Videos
View the how-to and training videos in the Videos section of Design Room ONE DevOps Community site. You will find the list of videos related to installation and product features to choose from.
Rational Software Architect Designer for WebSphere Software 9.6.0
Link Date Released Status
Download 9.6.0 Release

Eclipse IDE support
The following Eclipse IDE is supported beginning with version 9.6.0: Eclipse 4.6.1
IBM product integration support
The following product integration is supported beginning with v9.6.0:
  • IBM Installation Manager 1.8.5.1 or higher
  • Rational Common Licensing 8.1.4.9
  • IBM Node.JS SDK 6.2.2
  • Rational Team Concert 5.0.2, 6.0.2, and higher
  • eGIT 4.1.1
  • ClearTeam Explorer 8.0.1.13 and 9.0.0.3
  • Tooling support for WebSphere Application Server traditional V9 that include updated server tools, tools for developing and deploying Java 8 and JEE 7 applications, and support for remote profiling and code coverage for WebSphere Application Server traditional V9 , using Rational Agent Controller V9.6.

IBM Runtime Environment Java Technology Edition updates
IBM Runtime Environment Java Technology Edition is updated to the following versions:
  • IBM 32/64 bit Runtime Environment for Windows, Java Technology Edition, Version 8.0 Service Release 3 FP10
  • IBM 64-bit Runtime Environment for Linux, Java Technology Edition, Version 8.0 Service Release 3 FP10

Rational Software Architect Design Manager (RSADM)
In Version 9.6, the new version 6.0.2 ifix003a of Rational Software Architect Design Manager must be used. You can download the version from RSADM version 6.0.2.
Platform Support
Platform support for the following versions:
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8/8.1
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 2012
  • RHEL 7 x64
  • SLED 11 x64
  • SLED 12 x64
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS x64
  • OS X 10.11

Eclipse platform updates (updated from 4.4.2 to 4.6.1)
Bugzilla Fixed in Summary
459843 4.5 [RAD,WDT] popupMenu contribution does not appear in the context menu of a Java file. Regression in 4.5 M5
481436 4.5.2 MessageDialog.open() in Mars.1 opens blank screen on Linux
487768 4.6 org.eclipse.wst.jsdt.js.npm and org.eclipse.wst.jsdt.js.bower plugins have unsatisfied dependency to com.google.gson
483950 4.6 Need new BIRT build to react to deprecated plugin removal
IES 4.5 highlights
Reliability
   Maintenance and product support for 6 IES releases across 600+ product dependencies. 
   Continuous improvement of build & build process 
   Surface more options on Tracing preferences page
Currency (needed for IBM products)
   Improve support for GTK+3 
   SWT browser currency – add XULRunner3 
   Platform currency - Add Power 8 Linux LE platform 
   Drop support for JRE 6 and below 
   Drop support for GTK+2 older than 2.18 
Consumability
   Assist products with IES 4.x adoption, resolve any compatibility issues 
   Added WTP EclipseLink Extensions to IES 
Performance
   Improve performance & stability of Platform user interface 
For more information about version 4.5, see Eclipse 4.5 IES 4.6 highlights
Reliability
   Maintenance and product support for 7 IES releases across 660+ product dependencies. 
   Recruit & train new Eclipse contributors 
Platforms
Eclipse support for Java 9 (aligned with Oracle’s Java 9 schedule) 
   Improve support for HiDPI displays 
   Improve support for GTK+3 
   SWT browser currency 
   SWT Webkit2 port for Browser widget on GTK+ 
   Add support for Solaris x86 and SPARC 64-bit platforms 
   Support Windows 10 
   Mac OS X 10.11 
Robustness
   User Experience enhancements (Platform, JDT, and PDE) 
   Performance and stability of Platform user interface 
For more information about version 4.6, see Eclipse 4.6 The following features are new in version 9.6:
Swagger feature
Users can create a Swagger REST Service model and model the different Swagger components in Rational Software Architect Designer for WebSphere Software 9.6. Using the REST Service Model to Swagger transformation, Swagger files can be generated from the model. Also, the Swagger REST Service model can be generated from a Swagger file using Swagger to REST Service Model transformation.
XSD to UML transformation
User now has an option to generate UML Enumerations instead of Classes, which are stereotyped as Enumeration, when running the XSD-to-UML transformation.
Stereotype validity constraints
A model validation error is now thrown for models having dangling and duplicate stereotype references. The error can be fixed using the Quick fix option.
Web Publish – Publish referenced elements
Elements from the referenced packages are also published and displayed beside the package in the web published model.
UML Multiplicity display option
Multiplicity value 0..* is now shown in the properties view and the diagram and the display is driven by a preference setting.
IBM User Education Videos
View the how-to and training videos on YouTube for Rational Software Architect. You will find the list of feature-specific videos to choose from. For example, Swagger feature.

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9.5.0.3 Release

9.5.0.2 Release

9.5.0.1 Release

9.5.0 Release

Rational Software Architect Designer for WebSphere Software 9.5.0.3
Link Date Released Status
Download 9.5.0.3 Release

This release of Rational Software Architect Designer for WebSphere Software contains new features and enhancements in the following areas:

 

Eclipse IDE support Eclipse platform updates IBM product integration support IBM Runtime Environment Java Technology Edition updates IBM User Education Videos


Eclipse IDE support
The following Eclipse IDE is supported beginning with version 9.5.0.3:

  • Eclipse 4.4.2.2


Eclipse platform updates
The following additional Eclipse 4.4.2.2 patches and fixes are included in this release:

Patch Name Version Bugzilla #'s fixed
WST Server_core Feature Patchorg.eclipse.wst.server_core.feature.R442patch[Coreqs] 1.0.0 510910
JDT Patchorg.eclipse.jdt.R442patch[Coreqs] 1.0.2 457871, 490724, 491354, 499809
JDT Source Patchorg.eclipse.jdt.source.R442patch[Coreqs] 1.0.2 457871, 490724, 491354, 499809
Platform NLSBIDI Patchorg.eclipse.platform.nlsBidi.R442patch[Coreqs] 1.0.0 130793
Platform NLS1 Patchorg.eclipse.platform.nls1.R442patch[Coreqs] 1.0.0 130793
JDT NLS2 Patchorg.eclipse.jdt.nls2.R442patch[Coreqs] 1.0.0 130793
Equinox Executable NLSBIDI Patchorg.eclipse.equinox.executable.nlsBidi.R442patch[Coreqs] 1.0.0 130793
RCP NLS2 Patchorg.eclipse.rcp.nls2.R442patch[Coreqs] 1.0.0 130793
JDT NLS2A Patchorg.eclipse.jdt.nls2a.R442patch[Coreqs] 1.0.0 130793
Equinox Executable NLS2A Patchorg.eclipse.equinox.executable.nls2a.R442patch[Coreqs] 1.0.0 130793
JDT NLS1 Patchorg.eclipse.jdt.nls1.R442patch[Coreqs] 1.0.0 130793
Equinox CORE SDK NLS2 Patchorg.eclipse.equinox.core.sdk.nls2.R442patch[Coreqs] 1.0.0 130793
E4 RCP NLS2A Patchorg.eclipse.e4.rcp.nls2a.R442patch[Coreqs] 1.0.0 130793
Equinox CORE SDK NLSBIDI Patchorg.eclipse.equinox.core.sdk.nlsBidi.R442patch[Coreqs] 1.0.0 130793
RCP NLS1 Patchorg.eclipse.rcp.nls1.R442patch[Coreqs] 1.0.0 130793
Platform NLS2 Patchorg.eclipse.platform.nls2.R442patch[Coreqs] 1.0.0 130793
Equinox Executable NLS2 Patchorg.eclipse.equinox.executable.nls2.R442patch[Coreqs] 1.0.0 130793
RCP NLSBIDI Patchorg.eclipse.rcp.nlsBidi.R442patch[Coreqs] 1.0.0 130793
E4 RCP NLSBIDI Patchorg.eclipse.e4.rcp.nlsBidi.R442patch[Coreqs] 1.0.0 130793
Equinox P2 CORE Feature NLS2A Patchorg.eclipse.equinox.p2.core.feature.nls2a.R442patch[Coreqs] 1.0.0 130793
Platform NLS2A Patchorg.eclipse.platform.nls2a.R442patch[Coreqs] 1.0.0 130793
Equinox CORE SDK NLS1 Patchorg.eclipse.equinox.core.sdk.nls1.R442patch[Coreqs] 1.0.0 130793
RCP NLS2A Patchorg.eclipse.rcp.nls2a.R442patch[Coreqs] 1.0.0 130793
Equinox Executable NLS1 Patchorg.eclipse.equinox.executable.nls1.R442patch[Coreqs] 1.0.0 130793
JDT NLSBIDI Patchorg.eclipse.jdt.nlsBidi.R442patch[Coreqs] 1.0.0 130793
E4 RCP NLS2 Patchorg.eclipse.e4.rcp.nls2.R442patch[Coreqs] 1.0.0 130793
Equinox P2 CORE Feature NLS2 Patchorg.eclipse.equinox.p2.core.feature.nls2.R442patch[Coreqs] 1.0.0 130793
Equinox CORE SDK NLS2A Patchorg.eclipse.equinox.core.sdk.nls2a.R442patch[Coreqs] 1.0.0 130793
E4 RCP NLS1 Patchorg.eclipse.e4.rcp.nls1.R442patch[Coreqs] 1.0.0 130793
Equinox P2 CORE Feature NLS1 Patchorg.eclipse.equinox.p2.core.feature.nls1.R442patch[Coreqs] 1.0.0 130793
Equinox P2 CORE Feature NLSBIDI Patchorg.eclipse.equinox.p2.core.feature.nlsBidi.R442patch[Coreqs] 1.0.0 130793
E4 RCP Source Patchorg.eclipse.e4.rcp.source.R442patch[Coreqs] 1.0.5 378644, 383569, 420956, 457198, 418561, 378811, 482308, 378644, 447930
E4 RCP Patchorg.eclipse.e4.rcp.R442patch[Coreqs] 1.0.5 378644, 383569, 420956, 457198, 418561, 378811, 482308, 378644, 447930
RCP Source Patchorg.eclipse.rcp.source.R442patch[Coreqs] 1.0.5 378644, 485106, 458728, 383569, 387821, 420956, 457198, 456729, 411704, 424638, 393601, 459641, 413329, 348331, 460503, 430981, 445538, 334391, 448873, 380233, 457384, 378811, 378644, 485106
RCP Patchorg.eclipse.rcp.R442patch[Coreqs] 1.0.5 378644, 485106, 458728, 383569, 387821, 420956, 457198, 456729, 411704, 424638, 393601, 459641, 413329, 348331, 460503, 430981, 445538, 334391, 448873, 380233, 457384, 378811, 378644, 485106
Equinox Serverside SDK Patchorg.eclipse.equinox.serverside.sdk.R442patch[Coreqs] 1.0.0 479396
JPT JPA Feature Patchorg.eclipse.jpt.jpa.feature.R442patch[Coreqs] 1.0.0 482134
BIRT Patchorg.eclipse.birt.R442patch[Coreqs] 1.0.0 464068
BIRT Chart OSGI Runtime Patchorg.eclipse.birt.chart.osgi.runtime.R442patch[Coreqs] 1.0.0 464068
BIRT Chart Patchorg.eclipse.birt.chart.R442patch[Coreqs] 1.0.0 464068
GMF Runtime Thirdparty Patchorg.eclipse.gmf.runtime.thirdparty.R442patch[Coreqs] 1.0.0 464801
GMF Runtime Thirdparty Source Patchorg.eclipse.gmf.runtime.thirdparty.source.R442patch[Coreqs] 1.0.0 464801
BIRT Report Designer Editor XML WTP Patchorg.eclipse.birt.report.designer.editor.xml.wtp.R442patch[Coreqs] 1.0.0 464068
Platform Patchorg.eclipse.platform.R442patch[Coreqs] 1.0.0 445538
Platform Source Patchorg.eclipse.platform.source.R442patch[Coreqs] 1.0.0 445538
GMF Patchorg.eclipse.gmf.R442patch[Coreqs] 1.0.2 444898, 428176


IBM product integration support
The following product integration is supported beginning with v9.5.0.3:

  • IBM Installation Manager 1.8.5.1
  • IBM Node.JS SDK 6.9.5
  • Rational Application Developer for WebSphere 9.5.0.3
  • IBM Eclipse Tools for Cloud Foundry 1.1.0
  • IBM Eclipse Tools for Bluemix 17.0.0.2
  • IBM Cloud Foundry CLI for Bluemix 6.27.0
  • Cardova 6.5.0
  • Support development and publishing of application on WebSphere Application Server v8.5.5.9 iFix2 using IBM WebSphere SDK Java Technology Edition v8.0 for both Liberty and Full profile.

IBM Runtime Environment Java Technology Edition updates


IBM Runtime Environment Java Technology Edition is updated to the following versions::

  • IBM 32/64 bit Runtime Environment for Windows, Java Technology Edition, Version 8.0 Service Release 4 Fixpack 5
  • IBM 64-bit Runtime Environment for Linux, Java Technology Edition, Version 8.0 Service Release 4 Fixpack 5
  • Oracle Java SDK/JRE/JDK (Mac OS X) v8.0 Update 131

IBM User Education Videos


View the how-to and training videos on YouTube for Rational Software Architect.



Rational Software Architect Designer for WebSphere Software 9.5.0.2
Link Date Released Status
Download 9.5.0.2 Release

This release of Rational Software Architect Designer for WebSphere Software contains new features and enhancements in the following areas:
Eclipse IDE support IBM product integration support IBM Runtime Environment Java Technology Edition updates IBM User Education Videos


Eclipse IDE support

The following Eclipse IDE is supported beginning with version 9.5.0.2:

  • Eclipse 4.4.2.1


IBM product integration support

The following product integration is supported beginning with v9.5.0.2:

  • IBM Node.JS SDK 1.1.0.20- has been updated to address security vulnerability
  • Rational Application Developer for WebSphere 9.5.0.2
  • IBM Eclipse Tools for Cloud Foundry 1.0.0.M3.1
  • IBM Eclipse Tools for Bluemix 1.6.0.1
  • Support development and publishing of application on WebSphere Application Server v8.5.5.9 using IBM WebSphere SDK Java Technology Edition v8.0 for both Liberty and Full profile.


Important Note: The Eclipse Tools for Bluemix and the Eclipse Tools Cloud Foundry updates are Mandatory updates. If these tools are not updated by using this fixpack, then after the Bluemix servers switch their supported security protocols by May 23, 2016, these tools will no longer be able to connect to the Bluemix servers.


IBM Runtime Environment Java Technology Edition updates


IBM Runtime Environment Java Technology Edition is updated to the following versions::

  • IBM 32/64 bit Runtime Environment for Windows, Java Technology Edition, Version 8.0 Service Release 3
  • IBM 64-bit Runtime Environment for Linux, Java Technology Edition, Version 8.0 Service Release 3
  • Oracle Java SDK/JRE/JDK (Mac OS X) x64 bit v8.0 Update 92

IBM User Education Videos


View the how-to and training videos on YouTube for Rational Software Architect.


Rational Software Architect Designer for WebSphere Software 9.5.0.1
Link Date Released Status
Download 9.5.0.1 Release

This release of Rational Software Architect Designer for WebSphere Software contains new features and enhancements in the following areas:
Eclipse IDE support IBM product integration support IBM Runtime Environment Java Technology Edition updates Platform Support Eclipse platform updates Integrating IBM User Education Videos


Eclipse IDE support

The following Eclipse IDE is supported beginning with version 9.5.0.1:

  • Eclipse 4.4.2


IBM product integration support

The following product integration is supported beginning with v9.5.0.1:

  • IBM Installation Manager 1.8.3
  • Rational Common Licensing 8.1.4.9
  • IBM Node.JS SDK 1.1.0.19
  • Rational Application Developer for WebSphere 9.5.0.1
  • Rational Team Concert 5.0.2
  • Rational Team Concert 6.0, 6.0.1, and 6.0.2 now shell shares with RSA/RSA4WS
  • RDz 9.5.1 now shell shares with RSA/RSA4WS
  • eGIT 4.1.1

IBM Runtime Environment Java Technology Edition updates


IBM Runtime Environment Java Technology Edition is updated to the following versions::

  • IBM 32/64 bit Runtime Environment for Windows, Java Technology Edition, Version 8.0 Service Release 2 FP10
  • IBM 64-bit Runtime Environment for Linux, Java Technology Edition, Version 8.0 Service Release 2 FP10
  • Oracle x64 bit JDK 8.0 Update 74 for OS X
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Platform Support

Platform support for the following versions:

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 10, please note that only Internet Explorer 11 is supported as a web browser.
  • Windows 2012
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • RHEL 6 x64
  • RHEL 7 x64
  • SLED 11 x64
  • SLED 12 x64
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS x64
  • OS X 10.10


Eclipse platform updates

The following additional Eclipse 4.4.2 patches and fixes are included in this release:



Integrating

EGit Integration

  • Please see the following document that provides details on RSARTE using Git as a source code management system.

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Rational Software Architect Designer for WebSphere Software 9.5.0
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This release of Rational Software Architect Designer for WebSphere Software contains new features and enhancements in the following areas:

 

Eclipse IDE support IBM product integration support IBM Runtime Environment Java Technology Edition updates Platform Support Eclipse platform updates Compare / Merge Integrating IBM User Education Videos


Eclipse IDE support

The following Eclipse IDE is supported beginning with version 9.5.0:

  • Eclipse 4.4.2


IBM product integration support

The following product integration is supported beginning with v9.5.0:

  • IBM Installation Manager 1.8.3
  • Rational Common Licensing 8.1.4.8
  • IIBM Node.JS SDK 1.1.0.16
  • Rational Team Concert 5.0.2
  • Rational Team Concert 6.0
  • eGit 4.0.1

IBM Runtime Environment Java Technology Edition updates


IBM Runtime Environment Java Technology Edition is updated to the following versions::

  • IBM 32/64 bit Runtime Environment for Windows, Java Technology Edition, Version 8.0 Service Release 1 FP10
  • IBM 64-bit Runtime Environment for Linux, Java Technology Edition, Version 8.0 Service Release 1 FP10
  • Oracle x64 bit JDK 8.0 Update 45 for OS X
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Platform Support

Platform support for the following versions::

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 2012
  • RHEL 6 x64
  • RHEL 7 x64
  • SLED 11 x64
  • SLED 12 x64
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS x64
  • OS X 10.10


Eclipse platform updates

The following additional Eclipse 4.4.2 patches and fixes are included in this release:



Compare / Merge

  • Improved Visualization of Structural Changes
    • The Compare/Merge editor now visualizes structural changes more clearly.
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    • The color of the lines is now different from the selection color to make it easier to see exactly where in the model an element has been deleted or added.
  • Sub Merge Indication of Previous Merge
    • There is now an indication when doing a sub merge of a code snippet which tells you if the code snippet was already merged in the current merge session.
  • Showing Code and Properties for Contributor Element
    • The Code View and Properties View now updates according to which contributor element (left or right) that is selected in the Compare/Merge editor. No longer necessary to always use context menu to specify which contributor to look at.
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    • Code and properties for the merge result can be shown by using context menu command.
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    • The context menu command ”Show In Browse Mode” can be used for switching to ”Browse mode” with focus on the selected element (for exploring surrounding elements).
  • Improved Compare from Command-line
    • The Compare/Merge command-line tool (cmcmdline.jar) now supports launching a two-way compare session for two model files. This is accomplished by omitting the –ancestor flag.
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    • When launching a compare session from the command-line, the Compare editor now always opens in pure compare mode (the Merged pane is not shown). This improves performance and makes it easier to see compare changes in the UI.
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Integrating

EGit Integration

  • EGit commands and views are now adapted for working with model files.
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  • Most commands that involve comparing/merging now trigger model-based merge tool and thus works with logical model and closure mode compare/merge.
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  • Examples: Compare, Merge, Pull, Rebase, Cherry-pick
  • Some less used commands currently lack the support, like commands for stashing and patch handling.

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Document information

More support for: Rational Software Architect Designer for WebSphere Software

Component: Documentation

Software version: 9.5, 9.5.0.1, 9.5.0.2, 9.5.0.3, 9.6, 9.6.1, 9.7.0

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

Reference #: 7046190

Modified date: 27 November 2018