Pinned topic RPE Compataibility with DOORS v9.5
My organisation's current configuration is DOORS v188.8.131.52 and RPE v184.108.40.206. We are looking to move to the latest version of DOORS (v9.5.x) so my questions are:
1. Is RPE v220.127.116.11 compatible with DOORS v9.5.x?
2. If not, and we have to upgrade to RPE v1.2.x, will our existing templates (created using v18.104.22.168) run under v1.2.x?
3. And will those templates behave in the same way with DOORS v9.5.x as they did with v22.214.171.124?
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Re: RPE Compataibility with DOORS v9.52013-04-16T17:16:41Z in response to Craig_Cordrey
>>> 1. Is RPE v126.96.36.199 compatible with DOORS v9.5.x?
The system requirements list is the document that needs to be consulted for this and shows that RPE 1.1.1.x supports DOORS 9.5. But I strongly recommend upgrading to a newer version since RPE 188.8.131.52 is a very old version and lots of improvements have been done to RPE since 184.108.40.206.
>>> 2. If not, and we have to upgrade to RPE v1.2.x, will our existing templates (created using v220.127.116.11) run under v1.2.x?
A newer RPE version is always able to load templates created with older versions. There is however the possibility that due to bug fixes and changes in the product the output of the template to be different from the one produced by the older version. Also if moving to RPE 1.2 make sure you make a backup copy of the templates becuase if you choose to upgrade them to template language 2 you will not be able to use those templates with any older RPE version.
>>> 3. And will those templates behave in the same way with DOORS v9.5.x as they did with v18.104.22.168?
As mentioned above it is possible that your reports behave differently dues to fixes and other changes in RPE and DOORS. In most cases the changes will result in a better/more correct document but some of the changes also require the templates being modified to compensate for them. Given you are migrating from 2 very distant DOORS and RPE versions it is reasonable to expect you will need slight changes in your templates. At the same time an upgrade of the templates to use new features available in RPE 1.2 would be recommended anyway as it can male your templates simpler/faster.
Hope this helps.
DragosUpdated on 2013-04-16T17:17:11Z at 2013-04-16T17:17:11Z by Dragos.Cojocari