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Rational DOORS Next Generation 6.0.5

Product Release / Trial | December 4, 2017
This is not the most recent version. We recommend Rational DOORS Next Generation 6.0.6 . 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 DOORS Next Generation 6.0.5 New & Noteworthy

Rational DOORS Next Generation 6.0.5 New & Noteworthy

Rational DOORS Next Generation is an integral part of the Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM). For new and noteworthy information about other applications, see these pages:

For a list of changes to the installation and upgrade process, see the CLM and IoT CE 6.0.5 Installation and Upgrade Notes.

New in Requirements Management 6.0.5

For details about new features and functionality in all milestones of this release, see the Requirements Management 6.0.5 New & Noteworthy.

For a summary of items in this release, see the following highlights:

Electronic signatures for baselines

This release provides support for electronic signatures on baselines, which ensures accountability, documents consensus, and conforms to FDA guidelines. To electronically sign a baseline, open a baseline, click Sign, and re-enter your user name and password. Depending on how the project administrator has configured the project area, you might need to select a reason for signing and enter a comment.

When you sign a baseline, the electronic signature is attached to the baseline and is displayed in the baseline editor on the Electronic Signatures tab. You can view information about the signature, such as when it was signed, the reason for signing, and any associated comments. You can configure these settings in the Manage this Project Area section.

Differentiation between module and base artifacts

To help find relevant information and improve traceability, it is now easier to distinguish between module and base artifacts. Visual differences were introduced for the two editors and it is easier to move between them. In addition, base artifact links, tags, and comments are now always shown within a module.

Management of projects at a higher level

A new project base property inheritance was introduced that enables you to share user roles, workflows, and permissions between both new and existing projects.

Link storage and direction

This release introduces the concept of link direction for link types. Each link type now has an outgoing role and an incoming role. The outgoing role represents the source of the link and the incoming role represents the target. Cross-project or cross-component links are stored in the project or component of the source artifact. This concept enables users and organizations to better understand what happens to links in versions and global configurations.

When link types are displayed in the user interface, icons indicate the direction of the link type role everywhere a link label is displayed.

In some cases, such as when you create an internet link and cross-project or cross-component links, certain rules are applied to show only the link types that are available for selection.

In the Links sidebar, new options were added to filter and group links based on the link direction.

REST API: Support for module structure changes

The Requirements Management (RM) server now supports the retrieval and manipulation of module structure through an OSLC-compatible public API. The API supports the following actions:

  • Retrieving a module resource by using a GET operation to discover the module's structure
  • Retrieving the full module structure by using a GET operation
  • Updating the full module structure in one request by using a PUT operation

The module and structure resources are available in either RDF or in a simplified JSON format.

For the draft specification, see Rational DOORS Next Generation Module Resources.

Usability improvements

Several usability improvements were made, including additional attributes for bulk editing, improved module scrolling, enhanced quick search, and improved compare and merge support for configurations.

New in previous versions of Rational DOORS Next Generation

For details about new features and functionality in previous releases, see these pages: