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Rational Software Architect Designer 9.6.x: new features and enhancements

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Abstract

This document provides an overview of new features and enhancements in IBM Rational Software Architect Designer version 9.6.x releases.

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Rational Software Architect Designer 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 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 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.

Related information

Rational Software Architect Designer

Original publication date

2016/11/17

Document information

More support for: Rational Software Architect Designer
Documentation

Software version: 9.6, 9.6.1

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

Reference #: 7048832

Modified date: 14 June 2018


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