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What is it, you ask? Clarity comes in the form of the Software Product Compatibility Reports tool: an innovative tool designed to allow you to easily generate custom reports about compatible IBM software combinations.
Using this tool, you may create reports about a product's compatibility with operating systems, prerequisite software or virtualization environments. You may also use this tool to tailor-make graphical reports about a set of product's end of service dates.
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What are the IBM Product Lifecycle and EOS? - This video will help you understand the stages of the IBM Product Lifecycle, including End of Support.
For more information on End of Support items, review the following two recent blog posts concerning an announcement was made on the week of April 8th, 2014 that certain versions of multiple Rational products would be end of support on April 30th, 2015:
On 12 August 2014, IBM
SQA Robot is part of SQA TeamTest . This bundle consists of SQA Robot and SQA Tester.
Since version 2002.05.00, Rational added a function SQAV
IBM Rational Robot Version 184.108.40.206 introduced the OpenComparator function in stand-alone mode. This version also introduced support for 64-bit operating system and made the step into the 64-bit world possible after the end of life of Windows XP. See The
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Consciously or unconsciously, we see history lightly in the form of a conflict between the old and the new. - Johan Huizinga.
Are you using IBM Rational Robot? Robot will go end of life 30 April 2016. That means that IBM no longer supports Robot. In this post I will point out what that could mean to you.
Robot has been out for more than 15 years. Since that time the software world has been changing rapidly and still is developing at breakneck speed. For many present-day applications, Robot is no longer the right tool. For example, Robot is a 32-bit tool. As such, Robot cannot work with 64-bit applications.
A European customer has used Robot from the beginning of this century to monitor their web applications. At that time, only Robot integrated with Tivo
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Therefore I think that a gradual switch over to RFT and RPT would be the best option I can think of. When you decommission an application that you have tested with Robot, you can replace Robot with RFT or RPT for the replacement. The same might apply when you make far-reaching changes to your applications.
Hopefully this post helps you to think about the future of your testing activities. If you'd like to discuss this further, leave a comment here or connect with me on Twitter @GunangWaney. You can also open a service request against IBM support, preferably before 30 April 2016.