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Removed and deprecated functions in Rational Application Developer

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Abstract

The following table lists the removed and deprecated functions in the Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software 9.x.x releases.

Content

Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software 9.x.x
Link Date Released Status

Type of change

Effective version
Function
Deprecated
9.7
Rational Agent Controller (RAC)
  • Rational Application Developer 9.7 will be the last version to support RAC on all platforms. Going forward, we will only release on Windows and Linux.
Deprecated
9.7
RERTCS
  • RERTCS does not install with RTC 6.0.2 and above. It installs properly with RTC versions 6.0 and 6.0.1.
  • An error message displays in Install Manager for RTC versions 6.0.2 and above.
Removed
9.7
Windows 32-bit support
  • Support for Windows 32-bit has been removed due to Node.js v8 not supporting 32-bit.
Removed
9.7
All Dojo tools and libraries
  • Marketplace evolution (preference for JQuery over Dojo)
  • Reduced footprint and improved performance
  • Replacement: Move to JQuery
Removed
9.7
Java 6
  • This Java version is no longer supported and has been removed from the product.
Deprecated
9.6
JSF 1.x tools and support of 1.x specification and runtime
  • End of specification life, lack of community support for JWL
  • Replacement: Move to JSF 2 or an alternate programming model
Deprecated
9.6
Tools for SIP 1.0
  • Obsolete specification
  • Replacement: Move to SIP 1.1
Deprecated
9.6
All Dojo tools and libraries
  • Marketplace evolution (preference for JQuery over Dojo)
  • Reduced footprint and improved performance
  • Replacement: Move to JQuery
Removed
9.6
Visual (diagram-based) editing of Java and Enterprise JavaBeansTM code, using UML notation
  • No evidence of usage within RAD
  • Reduced footprint and improved performance
  • Replacement: Use these capabilities within the Rational Software Architect Designer family of offerings, where they continue to be available.
Removed
9.6
Service Component Architecture (SCA) development tools
  • The SCA runtime in WebSphere Application Server has been deprecated. There is also no evidence that the SCA tools included with RAD are being used.
  • Reduced footprint and improved performance
  • Replacement: Use these capabilities within the Rational Software Architect Designer family of offerings, where they continue to be available.
Removed
9.6
J2C Service Migration wizard
This feature was a complement to the capabilities of IBM WebSphere Application Developer Integration Edition, which has been out of market and out of service for multiple years.
Removed
9.6
Page Designer
  • Replacement: Use Rich Page Editor instead
Removed
9.6
Support for SUSE Linux distributions on desktops
  • IBM strategic decision
  • Note: WebSphere Application Server and the Rational Agent Controller component of RAD continue to support various SLES-SLED distributions on servers.
Removed
9.6
Universal Test Client (UTC)
  • Old feature supporting obsolete specs (EJB 1 and EJB 2)
  • Replacement: Adopt newer JEE technologies
Deprecated
9.5
Page Designer
  • Replacement: Use Rich Page Editor instead
Deprecated
9.5
JSF 1.x tools and support of 1.x specification and runtime
  • End of specification life, lack of community support for JWL
  • Replacement: Move to JSF 2 or an alternate programming model
Deprecated
9.5
Tools for SIP 1.0
  • Obsolete specification
  • Replacement: Move to SIP 1.1
Removed
9.5
Ant task
  • The antImportProjectSet provider type for the projectSetImport Ant task.
    Replacement: Use your Source Code Management (SCM) provider type, such as CVS or Git.
  • The legacy preference management capabilities provided by the workspacePreferenceGet, workspacePreferenceSet, and workspacePreferenceFile Ant tasks.
    Replacement: Always use the Eclipse preference store management.
  • The USERID and PASSWORD attributes for the projectSetImport Ant task.
    Replacement: Define an authentication child element to the task for each repository that requires user name and password credentials.
Removed
9.5
Java Visual Editor (JVE)
  • Replacement: Use one of the available open-source software alternatives.
Removed
9.5
JSF Widget Library (JWL)
  • Incompatible with JSF 2
  • Replacement: Move to JSF 2 or to alternate programming model.
Removed
9.5
Tools for IBM Workload Deployer and PureApplication System
  • IBM Smart Cloud Enterprise (SCE) is no longer operational to work with IBM Workload
  • Replacement: Use alternatives (Cloud Orchestrator, Bluemix).
Removed
9.5
FTP import and export functions
  • Replacement: Use a different import-export modality.
Removed
9.5
HTTP import function
  • Replacement: Use a different import modality.
Removed
9.5
Support for Profiling and Code Coverage of applications running on Java 5 JVM
  • Profiling and code coverage is no longer supported on applications running on Java 5 JVM. This include running locally on Rational Application Developer v95 and remotely using Rational Agent Controller v95.
  • Use previous versions of Rational Agent Controller (e.g. v9.1.x) instead.
Removed
9.5
Rational ClearCase SCM adapter
  • This component is no longer the preferred solution for ClearCase integration with Eclipse.
  • Replacement: Use Rational ClearTeam Explorer (CTE)
Removed
9.5
Dojo Objective Harness (DOH)
Removed
9.5
Dojo-based, site designing Portlet feature for Portal
  • Replacement: Perform this work through the Portal console.
Removed
9.5
Rational Unified Process Process Advisor and Process Browser features
  • Obsolete feature
Removed
9.5
Rational RequisitePro integration
  • The Rational Requisite Pro product has been withdrawn from the market.
  • Replacement: Link requirements to code indirectly using Rational Team Concert-DOORS Next Generation integration
Removed
9.5
Tools support for Struts 1.1 and Tiles
  • These tools were specific to Struts 1.x which reached end of life in 2013
  • Replacement: Work with Struts Tiles using a standard Web Project by bringing your own 2.x or newer libraries.
Removed
9.5
Product Feedback feature (also known as"Phone Home")
  • Can cause unnecessary performance and/or functional issues
  • Contact IBM Support for support issues.
Removed
9.5
TPTP Test component
  • Obsolete feature
Removed
9.5
Installable image for WebSphere Application Server for Developers V7.0
  • WebSphere Application Server V7.0 became eligible (per the IBM Software Support Lifecycle Policy) to go to End of Service in April 2014. It is likely that WebSphere Application Server V7.0 will reach end of service long before Rational Application Developer 9.5 reaches end of service
  • Replacement: Obtain an installable image from an older version of Rational Application Developer or obtain it directly from ibm.com. The server tools for this WebSphere Application Server version are not removed from Rational Application Developer 9.5, so it is still possible to use Rational Application Developer 9.5 to work develop and maintain applications targeted to WebSphere Application Server V7.0.
Deprecated
9.1.1
Ant task
  • The antImportProjectSet' provider type for the projectSetImport Ant task.

  • Replacement: Use your Source Code Management (SCM) provider type, such as CVS or Git.
  • The legacy preference management capabilities provided by the workspacePreferenceGet, workspacePreferenceSet, and workspacePreferenceFile Ant tasks.

  • Replacement: Always use the Eclipse preference store management.
  • The USERID and PASSWORD attributes for the projectSetImport Ant task.

  • Replacement: Define an authentication child element to the task for each repository that requires user name and password credentials.
Deprecated
9.1.1
Struts 1.x runtime
The Apache Struts v1.1 runtime reached end of life (as an OSS distribution) as of April 23, 2013, and as a web development framework this leaves high risk of security vulnerabilities being discovered that will not be fixed by the community. Guidance from the Apache Struts community can be found at http://struts.apache.org/struts1eol-announcement.html.
Replacement: Use Struts v2 as described in this document: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21327401
Deprecated
9.1.1
Apache Tiles
Apache Tiles v1.1 and v2.0 runtime and tooling are deprecated.
Replacement: Use Apache Tiles v3.0, or later, runtime on top of Dynamic Web projects. For more information, visit the Apache Tiles home page at https://tiles.apache.org/index.html.
Deprecated
9.1.1
EJB 1.x and 2.x tooling
  • Universal Test Client
  • Table and Datasource Creator
Deprecated
9.1.1
Suppoort for UML Actional Language (UAL) simulation
Deprecated
9.1.1
Support for installing into an existing non-IBM Eclipse instance
Note: Installation into an existing IBM Package Group, which is the process used to install multiple IBM products into the same Eclipse instance (also referred to as "shell sharing"), is not deprecated.
Deprecated
9.1.1
Tooling support for IBM Workload Deployer and IBM PureApplication System
Deprecated
9.1.1
Test component in TPTP
This includes TPTP JUnit Test, TPTP Test from Recording, and TPTP URL Test.
Deprecated
9.1.0
Rational RequisitePro integration

Support for this integration is deprecated. It is only supported with version 9.0 and earlier.
Deprecated
9.1.0
Rational Unified Process (RUP) Process Advisor and Process Browser

Support for this feature is deprecated. It is only supported with version 9.0 and earlier.
Deprecated
9.1.0
Dojo based Site Designing Portlet feature

Support for this feature is deprecated. It is only supported with version 9.0 and earlier.
Removed
9.1.0
WebSphere Portal Server 7.0

Later versions of WebSphere Portal Server are available.
Removed
9.1.0
DB2 Enterprise Server Edition 9.1
DB2 for OS/390 and z/OS 8.1
DB2 Workgroup Server Edition 9.1
DB2 Express Edition 9.1
DB2 for i5/OS 5R4

Later versions of these DB2 applications are available.
Removed
9.1.0
IBM IMS Transaction Manager (TM) Resource Adapter 11

Later versions of the adapter are available.
Removed
9.1.0
Rational Desktop Connection Toolkit for Cloud Environments

This toolkit is removed. It is only supported with Rational Application Developer, version 9.0 and earlier.
Deprecated
9.0.1
Rational ClearCase SCM adapter

Support for this function is deprecated. It is only supported with Rational Application Developer, version 9.0 and earlier.
Deprecated
9.0.1
Windows XP

Support for this operating system is deprecated. It is only supported with Rational Application Developer, version 9.0 and earlier.
Deprecated
9.0.1
Rational Desktop Connection Toolkit for Cloud Environments

Support for this function is deprecated. It is only supported with Rational Application Developer, version 9.0 and earlier.
Deprecated
9.0.0
FTP and HTTP wizards
The following wizards are deprecated:
  • HTTP Import
  • FTP Import
  • FTP Export
Removed
9.0.0
Data Tools
The following Data tools function are removed:
  • Support for creating Java stored procedures from Java methods.
  • Support for collecting the actual values to compute the cost of SQL statements in DB2 for z/OS data sources.
  • Support for analyzing static JDBC result sets.
Removed
9.0.0
Firebug integration into Eclipse

The following functions are removed:
  • The ability to start an Eclipse debug session and connect to the Firebug JavaScript debugger.
  • Viewing the JavaScript debug stack, controlling breakpoints and stepping through JavaScript code from within Eclipse.
Users can continue to develop web applications using Rational Application Developer and debug them directly using Firebug in Firefox or other JavaScript debuggers.
Removed
9.0.0
iWidget Tooling

Specialized tools for iWidget development are removed. These include a specific iWidget project type and wizard, a specialized editor for the iWidget XML specification, and a browser-based test client.

iWidgets can still be developed in Rational Application Developer using standard Web and XML source editors. Specialized iWidget development tools are available as part of Lotus Widget Factory that is included with Lotus Mashup Center.

iWidget samples and tutorials have also been removed.
Removed
9.0.0
Communications Enabled Application (CEA) Dojo Widget Tooling

The following functions are removed:
  • "CEA Widgets" facet that configures a web project with CEA Dojo Widgets implementation resources.
  • Palette drawer containing the CEA Dojo Widgets.

Existing applications that use the CEA Dojo widgets will continue to work within Rational Application Developer.

CEA samples and help have also been removed. 

Although CEA tooling is removed, customers can still develop web applications that use CEA widgets using the standard Web Tools tooling:
  1. Use the Web Project wizard to create a standard web project. 
  2. Manually copy in CEA from the WebSphere Server containing the CEA Widgets. 
  3. Continue to create/edit web pages using the Web Page Wizard and Rich Page Editor. 

This removal does not prevent customers from developing CEA applications.
Removed
9.0.0
SDO Mediator Tooling

The following functions are removed:
  • "JDBC Mediator" facet which configures a dynamic web project with Java libraries for the SDO-based JDBC Mediator.
  • Palette items "SDO Relational Record" and "SDO Relational Record List" in the "Data and Services" drawer.
  • "SDO Relational Records" category in the Page Data view.

Applications written using the SDO Mediator runtime provided by WebSphere Application Server will continue to function and can still be developed and maintained using source code editors in Rational Application Developer.
Removed
9.0.0
Struts Cheat Sheet

Struts cheat sheet was removed from the available cheat sheets.
Removed
9.0.0
Web Site Navigation Facet

The Web Site Navigation facet was removed. Because of the removal of the facet:
  • The Web Site Navigation icon is not displayed in the Project Explorer view. (For example, if you import a project that has the Web Site Navigation facet installed from an earlier version of the product.)
  • The Site category in the palette view is not available.
Deprecated
9.0.0
Java Visual Editor

The Java Visual Editor (tools for visual design of native (rich client) user interfaces. Note that this feature is only supported at Java version 1.6
Deprecated
9.0.0/8.5.1
JSF Widget Library (JWL) and related tooling
JWL and related tooling is deprecated.
Deprecated
9.0.0
Tooling support for EJB 1.x and 2.x

Tools for EJB 1.x and 2.x were deprecated in favor of EJB 3.0 and the Java Persistence API (JPA).  In support of legacy applications, the tooling support for EJB 1.x and 2.x will be on a best-effort basis. For more information about deprecated features, see Deprecated features of WebSphere Application Server traditional.

Internal Use Only

103533 - Firebug removal

  • 109411 - JWL
  • 110910 - JVE deprecation
  • From RAD Announcement letter (http://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?infotype=an&subtype=ca&appname=gpateam&supplier=877&letternum=ENUSZP13-0263) says:Include deprecations and removals:
      • Deprecated: tool support for EJB 1.x and 2.x (specifically, tools will no longer support new JDK levels or databases)
      • Deprecated: tool support for JSF Widget Library (JWL is also deprecated in the Rational Application Developer V8.5.x maintenance stream, as of version 8.5.1)
      • Deprecated: the Java Visual Editor (tools for visual design of native (rich client) user interfaces. Note that this feature is only supported at Java version 1.6
      • Removed in Rational Application Developer Version 8.5.1: SDO Mediator tools
      • Removed in Rational Application Developer Version 8.5.1: Lotus® iWidget tooling
      • Removed in Rational Application Developer Version 8.5.1: Firebug integration
      • Removed: desktop operating system support for Windows™ Vista


From RAD V9 New and Noteworthy wiki (https://radical.rtp.raleigh.ibm.com/rad/103740-ibm.html)

Web & Mobile Tools

Beta 1

  • Specialized tools for iWidget development are removed.  These include a specific iWidget project type and wizard, a specialized editor for the iWidget XML specification, and a browser-based test client.  iWidgets may still be developed in Rational Application Developer using standard Web and XML source editors.  Specialized iWidget development tools are available as part of Lotus Widget Factory which is included with Lotus Mashup Center. iWidget samples and tutorials have also been removed.
  • The following functions are removed: 1) "CEA Widgets" facet which configures a web project with CEA Dojo Widgets implementation resources, 2) Palette drawer containing the CEA Dojo Widgets. Existing applications using the CEA Dojo widgets will continue to work within Rational Application Developer.  CEA samples and help have also been removed.  While CEA tooling has been removed, customers may still develop web applications that use CEA widgets using the standard Web Tools tooling.  The user would use the Web Project wizard to create a standard web project.  They then would manually copy in CEA from the WebSphere Server containing the CEA Widgets.  They can continue to create/edit web pages using the Web Page Wizard and Rich Page Editor.  This removal does not prevent customers from developing CEA applications.
  • The following functions are removed: 1) "JDBC Mediator" facet which configures a dynamic web project with Java libraries for the SDO-based JDBC Mediator, 2) Palette items "SDO Relational Record" and "SDO Relational Record List" in the "Data and Services" drawer, 3) "SDO Relational Records" category in the Page Data view.  Applications written using the SDO Mediator runtime provided by WebSphere will continue to function and can still be developed and maintained using source code editors in Rational Application Developer.
  • The following functions are removed:  1) the ability to start an Eclipse debug session and connect to the Firebug JavaScript debugger, 2) viewing the JavaScript debug stack, controlling breakpoints and stepping through JavaScript code from within Eclipse.  Users may continue to develop web applications using Rational Application Developer and debug them directly using Firebug in Firefox or other JavaScript debuggers.
  • Struts Cheat sheet was removed for the Rational Application Developer cheat sheets selection.
  • Web Site Navigation facet was removed from Rational Application Developer.  By not supporting this facet, also, Web Site Navigation icon won't be visible from the Project Explorer view (e.g. if facet is installed in an imported project from older RAD versions) and so then, "Site" category in the palette view is not reachable any more.
  • The following wizards have been deprecated in preparation for removal in a future release: HTTP Import, FTP Import, and FTP Export
  • JWL tooling continues to be deprecated in preparation for removal in a future release.

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Modified date:
28 May 2019

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