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Pinned topic RMC 7.5.1 Available

‏2010-12-07T12:12:09Z |
IBM Rational Method Composer 7.5.1 was released on November 30, 2010. You can read about the new release at:

What's New in RMC 7.5.1
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/rational/products/rup/release.html

RMC 7.5.1 Release Information
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27019245&myns=swgrat&mynp=OCSSBSK5&mync=E

To download the latest release go to:

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/downloads/r/rup/

Cheers,
Chris
Updated on 2011-01-22T01:02:47Z at 2011-01-22T01:02:47Z by SystemAdmin
  • Julian
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    Re: RMC 7.5.1 Available

    ‏2010-12-13T11:46:02Z  in response to SystemAdmin
    Chris,
    The support pages suggest that upgrading to v7.5.1 should be possible via the Installation Manager, but when I try this I am told that no update to be available:
    http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/rmchelp/v7r5m1/index.jsp?topic=/com.ibm.rmc.install.doc/topics/c_upgrading.html

    Is there a delay in this version becoming available through Installation Manager?
    Or is this upgrade not possible from v7.5.0 iFix 1?

    Regards,
    Julian

    Julian Holmes
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    UPMentors.com
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    • SystemAdmin
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      Re: RMC 7.5.1 Available

      ‏2010-12-13T15:55:10Z  in response to Julian
      Hi Julian,

      There is indeed a delay in updating the Installation Manager repository.

      However, as noted in the release information at:
      http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27019245&myns=swgrat&mynp=OCSSBSK5&mync=E
      we recommend doing a fresh install for RMC 7.5.1. Here is the relevant section of the release information:

      Upgrading from previous releases
      Rational Method Composer 7.5.1 introduces a number of changes to simplify method management. Some of these changes required architectural changes to the product. As a result, it is highly recommended to do a fresh installation of v7.5.1, rather than upgrading from v7.5 or v7.5.0.1. It is still possible to upgrade an existing installation. However, due to the architectural changes, there may be warning messages issued by Installation Manager if you try to roll back to a previous version following an upgrade.
      Note: Rational Method Composer v7.5 and v7.5.0.1 libraries are compatible with v7.5.1. The old format library will be automatically migrated to the new format when opened with v7.5.1.

      You can do a fresh install of RMC 7.5.1 in one of two ways:

      1) using the download from the Eval page
      • Download the bits from: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/downloads/r/rup/?S_CMP=rnav
      • Unzip the contents of the archive to a convenient location (ensure all five "disk" folders are in the same parent folder
      • Launch the "launchpad.exe"
      2) via IBM Installation Manager 1.4.1.
      • Use File->Preferences to ensure you have the repository "https://www.ibm.com/software/rational/repositorymanager/repositories/rationalsdp7" is selected
      • Use "Install" from the main page of the Installation Manager

      RMC 7.5.1 and RMC 7.5.0.1 can co-exist on the same machine. Just make sure you install RMC 7.5.1 in a different location.

      You can also uninstall RMC 7.5.0.1 then install RMC 7.5.1 if you want to.

      Either way, you data (libraries) will not be affected. When you open a 7.5.0.1 library (or better yet a copy of it) in RMC 7.5.1 they will be automatically migrated to the new format (you will be given the option to make a copy of your library prior to migrating, just to be safe).

      I hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      Chris
  • SystemAdmin
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    Re: RMC 7.5.1 Available

    ‏2011-01-22T01:02:47Z  in response to SystemAdmin
    Chris is too modest to mention it, but he wrote a highly rated IBM developerWorks article that you might find helpful, too:

    What's new in IBM Rational Method Composer Version 7.5.1

    Works with Rational Team Concert, simplified authoring, license options, new practices, practice-based measured improvement

    By Chris L Sibbald (Chris.Sibbald@ca.ibm.com), Product Manager, Cross-Segment Products and Initiatives, IBM Corporation

    Bio: Dr. Chris Sibbald brings more than 20 years of practical systems engineering experience to his current role as Product Manager, Cross-Segment Products and Initiatives. Chris joined the IBM Rational team in 2008 through the IBM acquisition of Telelogic. Based in Ontario, Canada, he represents IBM as the chair of the Advanced Software Engineering Research and Training (ASERT) Laboratory Advisory Board. He co-authored the OMG Systems Modeling Language (SysML) and was the architect and lead developer of the IBM Rational Harmony Library of Best Practices.

    Summary: IBM® Rational® Method Composer Version 7.5.1 includes significant new and enhanced capabilities, including support for process enactment and progress tracking with Rational Team Concert, integrations with other software development tools, simplified method authoring and maintenance, flexible licensing, and new and enhanced enterprise, systems engineering, and software development practices for better governance and incremental practice-based measured improvement. This article summarizes the main additions and enhancements.

    http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/rational/products/rup/release.html

    Judith Broadhurst
    technical editor for
    IBM developerWorks, Rational software