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March 22, 2018

IBM Rational Build Forge

Automate and accelerate build and release processes

Rational Build Forge

Product Release / Trial | September 8, 2017
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 New & Noteworthy

This page contains the following sections:

What's New

  • To get the information about system requirements of Build Forge, go search for Rational Build Forge at the Detailed system requirements for a specific product web page.
  • Refer to the release notes for the new features that are introduced in Build Forge 8.0 releases.
  • Additional Support in Rational Build Forge

    • Windows Server 2016 for Build Forge Console.
    • Windows 10 Enterprise for Build Forge Agent.
    • DB2 Server Enterprise 11.1.

Unsupported functionality

Java Engine does not support Quick report and Performance report.

SSL with Perl Engine on Windows Server 2016
This release does not support SSL when using Perl Engine on Windows Server 2016. It is recommended to disable SSL before using Perl Engine on Windows Server 2016.

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

If you are upgrading to Rational Build Forge from a previous version that includes Rational Automation Framework for WebSphere, any data that was created for Rational Automation Framework for Websphere is compressed and stored in the <bf_install>/Manager/rafw file. This data is created only if you install and use Rational Automation Framework for Websphere in your previous version of Rational Build Forge.

For more information about Rational Automation Framework, see the Rational Automation Framework 3.0.0 Knowledge Center.