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Rational Build Forge 7.1.2.2

Product Release / Trial | April 8, 2011
This is not the most recent version. We recommend Rational Build Forge 8.0.0.7 . This is made available for archival purposes and may contain bugs and/or security vulnerabilities. If you do download this version, it is being provided AS IS, without warranties of any kind, including the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. We strongly advise you review the support pages for this version and update the product or take actions recommended therein. Security bulletins contain instructions for the security vulnerability addressed therein, and may require upgrading to a newer version. Link to security vulnerability blog: IBM PSIRT blog.

Rational Build Forge 7.1.2.2 New & Noteworthy

Rational Build Forge 7.1.2.2 New & Noteworthy

This page contains the following sections:

New and changed features

These sections summarize the new and changed features in this release:

Rational Build Forge

  • Oracle 11g RAC: Support is added in this release. Additional configuration is needed to support failover. See Implementing Failover for Build Forge Using Oracle 11.2 RAC.
  • SQL Server 2008: SQL Server 2008 is supported in SQL Server 2005 compatibility mode.
  • Oracle Instant Client 11.2: Oracle Instant Client 11.2 is supported for use with Oracle 11g.
  • Red Hat 6: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server is supported for the console and agent.
  • MySQL 5.1: MySQL 5.1 is supported when used with the MySQL 5.0 client.
  • Change in behavior:
    • Before Rational Build Forge 7.1.2.2, when a job with the On Fail property set to Continue failed, if notification was set, that notification would go to the access group specified in the Pass Notify property.
    • Starting with version 7.1.2.2, when a job with the On Fail property set to Continue fails, if notification is set, that notification goes to the access group specified in the Fail Notify property.
    • Failing a step that has multiple commands: in releases from 7.1.2 on, if the On Fail property was set to continue, the step attempts to execute all commands in the step, even after one failed. In releases prior to 7.1.2, any failed command in the step caused the step to fail. Users should separate multiple commands into separate steps to anticipate this behavior.
  • System configuration settings - Removed
    The Bump Active Users setting was defunct and was therefore removed from the product.
  • Integrating Rational Build Forge and Rational Quality Manager
    You can integrate Rational Quality Manager 2.0.1.1 and later with Rational Build Forge 7.1.2 and later.
    To implement this integration:
    1. Locate the rbf-services-client-war-java.jar file on the computer running your Rational Build Forge management console.
    2. Copy that rbf-services-client-war-java.jar file and use it to overwrite the file of the same name in your Rational Quality Manager installation.

Rational Automation Framework for WebSphere

  • Red Hat 6: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server is supported for the framework server.
  • Extensions to Rational Automation Framework for WebSphere: Extensions to Rational Automation Framework for WebSphere are now available from our business partner, MidVision. Use these extensions to get support for additional middleware targets for installation, deployment, and configuration actions. The following extensions are available:
    • MidVision Extension to IBM® Rational® Automation Framework for WebSphere® for WebSphere Connectivity. This extension supports the following middleware targets for automation purposes:
      • IBM WebSphere MQ
      • IBM WebSphere Message Broker
    • MidVision Extension to IBM Rational Automation Framework for WebSphere for Oracle WebLogic Application Server. This extension supports the following middleware target for automation purposes:
      • Oracle WebLogic Application Server
    • MidVision Extension to IBM Rational Automation Framework for WebSphere for RedHat JBoss Application Server. This extension supports the following middleware target for automation purposes:
      • RedHat JBoss Application Server

    For information about the MidVision extensions, see the extensions documentation at http://www.midvision.com/infocenter/midvisionhelp/v1r0/index.jsp

Incubators: Evaluate and influence future functionality

Incubators provide trial versions of technology that might be incorporated in a future release of Rational Build Forge. Download and install the incubator software to better understand and plan for potential upcoming enhancements. You can also make suggestions and help guide how the functionality is ultimately implemented.

The current incubator provides reports so that you can analyze the configurations, builds, and build logs in a Rational Build Forge environment.

To download the incubator, visit Rational Build Forge 7.1.2 Downloads.