Question & Answer
What is the cq_extension.zip file that appears in the download list for IBM Rational ClearQuest 7.1.x updates and releases?
The cq_extension.zip file is a ClearQuest Eclipse plug-in that uses IBM Installation Manager for deployment. The plug-in is only compatible with the version of ClearQuest with which the download is included. This file is included with ClearQuest 7.1.x download lists starting in version 18.104.22.168.
This facilitates installing the ClearQuest Eclipse extensions into Rational desktop products such as Rational Software Architect. Having all extensions part of Installation Manager repositories eliminates possible Installation Manager-based installation conflicts with desktop products.
Extract the files to a location of your choice. You can then define that location as a repository in the Rational product to which you want to extend ClearQuest functionality.
Note: You must have a core installation of Rational ClearQuest in order to utilize the Eclipse-plugin.
16 June 2018