areas of the product. It includes COBOL runtime performance
improvements, and IDE performance improvements, particularly in JSF validation and build. Everyone who is using RBD 7.5.x should install it. This fix pack is based on RAD 7.5.2.
See IBM Rational Business Developer Version 184.108.40.206
for more information, including installation instructions and the list
of APARs that are fixed in this release. The download instructions are here.
This fix pack includes the enhancements which were recently shipped in 220.127.116.11:
We've added a small enhancement for JSF applications, to allow you to specify whether a forward to URL statement with a relative URL is implemented as dispatch or redirect. This is described in the Release Information.
Also, we've addressed several issues for applications that have been migrated from VisualAge Generator, where EGL has had inconsistent behavior between V6 and V7. In this fix pack we have focused on two areas, to ensure that we have consistent behavior in debug, Java runtime, and COBOL runtime:
- SQL nullable
- converting between character and numeric data
We have added a couple of new annotations for these areas, to allow you to specify whether you prefer V6 (and VAGen) runtime behavior or V7 behavior. The defaults for these new annotations are determined by the setting of the vagCompatibility switch, so most people will not need to
set them explicitly. Generally you will only need to worry about these new switches if you have a mixture of applications migrated from VAGen and new applications that depend on V7 behavior, and you've been getting unexpected results. You can read more about this in the Release Information.
If you generate COBOL for System z, you should also install PTF UK45676 when it becomes available in the next few days (it's in the process of being published). You do not need to wait for the host PTF before you install 18.104.22.168. >> Updated 4/15 - this PTF is now available <<[Read More]