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IBM Rational Build Forge

Automate and accelerate build and release processes

Rational Build Forge

Product Release / Trial | February 24, 2012
This is not the most recent version. We recommend Rational Build Forge . 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 7.1.3 New & Noteworthy

This page contains the following sections:

New features

  • Platform support. Rational Build Forge now supports the following platforms:
    • Firefox 10 web client
    • Red Hat Linux 6 update 2 for both console and agent
  • IBM HTTP Server support: precompiled PHP modules are now provided for some systems to ease setup of this integration. See the help topic Using IBM HTTP Server instead of Apache HTTP Server in the Information Center. Precompiled modules are not provided for the following systems:
    • AIX systems
    • Solaris systems

    For these systems you must compile the PHP modules. Get assistance from support.

  • Faster file transfer between clients: streamed file transfer can be used for higher throughput. This is especially useful for very large files. See Configuring direct file transfer between agents in the Information Center.
  • Component versions. Starting with version, Rational Build Forge uses later versions of its underlying components.
    • Apache: updated from version 2.2.4 to version 2.2.17
    • Apache Tomcat: updated from version 5.5.28 (Solaris) and version 5.5.9 (all others) to version 7.0.14
    • PHP: updated from version 5.2.4 to version 5.3.6
    • OpenSSL: updated to version 0.9.8r

    The later versions provide better protection from security threats.

    Rational Build Forge has changed its support for components compiled in the field. Check the system requirements and preinstallation requirements in document 7022401 on the IBM support site.

Rational Automation Framework for WebSphere

This release does not include IBM Rational Automation Framework for WebSphere.

If you are upgrading to this version of Rational Build Forge from a previous version that included Rational Automation Framework for WebSphere, any data that was created for Rational Automation Framework for Websphere is zipped and stored in /Manager/rafw. The data was created only if you installed and used Rational Automation Framework for Websphere in your previous version of Rational Build Forge.

See the Rational Automation Framework Information Center for version 3.0.