Fake RPE documentation links to possibly malicious website

A search for “Rational Publishing Engine” reveals the following link in the top 5 results:


The PDF looks like what you can see below and the suspiciously looking link inside leads to a site that is blocked by the IBM firewall. As I can’t get to the the content of that page I cannot say with 100% certainty it is indeed a malicious site however the whole setup is very suspicious and I recommend caution.


RRDG versions used by RDNG

“What is the RRDG version in DNG 4.0.6 or 5.0.2 or … ?” This is a very common question we get for RRDG and DNG and this is also the first question one asks when trying to debug a DNG document generation issue or understand what RPE capabilities can be used with that version.

The RM Reporting Wiki has a very nice table at the bottom of the page that documents the mapping between DNG and RRDG versions. Here is the link to it Which versions of the Rational Reporting for Document Generation plug-in are included with which versions of the RM application?

User Interface Changes in RPE 2.0 M6

For the upcoming M6 build of RPE 2.0 we have operated a number of changes in the M5 user interface you can test via the RPE Bluemix deployment. We believe the changes improve the usability and  quality of our User Interface so we’d like to share them with you in advance and get your feedback.


The changes and the questions we have for you are documented in the attached PDF document ( RPE 2.0 M6 Changes ). Please send your thoughts and comments at. rpe20_beta_support@wwpdl.vnet.ibm.com We welcome all feedback.

RPE 2.0 Beta on Bluemix is running the M5 build

The IBM Rational Publishing Engine 2.0 Beta running on Bluemix at https://rpe.mybluemix.net/rpeng/ has been refreshed with the M5 build. This build adds many new capabilities to RPE 2.0 and improves the ones already seen in the M4 build.

Attached are the announcement letter and the updated tutorial in PDF format:

  1. IBM Rational Publishing Engine 2 M5 Announcement
  2. IBM Rational Publishing Engine 2 M5 Help

We appreciate the time you take to evaluate RPE 2.0 and we are looking forward for all your feedback. In particular this is what we aim to achieve with this milestone and in general with our beta.

  1. Is the design simple enough for the end users?
  2. Do you see all the capabilities that your report designers need?
  3. Is the interface intuitive enough and the flow simple enough?
  4. What is missing from this new RPE component to make it attractive for your organization?

We welcome all your feedback at rpe20_beta_support@wwpdl.vnet.ibm.com

Please ensure you go through the tutorial first. If you choose to skip it for a fast start than your first step should be go to the “Design Page” and use the “Create examples” link.

To further help users explore this build we have recorded presentation videos:

  1.  Document Generator Walk-Through: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAaQ0dHPtwk
  2.  Report Designer Part 1 – First Steps: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oa5y0aX3w1w
  3. Report Designer Part 2 – Create your Own Reports: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvPSSyeI2R0
  4. Report Designer Part 3 – Quick Report Creation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaCx3mKhfHE


RPE 2.0 Beta – Open Social Widgets

A feature available in the RPE 2.0 open Beta that is more difficult to notice in the Bluemix deployment is the ability to embed document generation capabilities in Open Social containers, such as the CLM dashboards.

The RPE 2.0 Web UI provides an example widget that provides access to the last version of the documents create for a report and also allows to invoke the document generation from the dashboard. Additional widgets can be created using the REST APIs exposed by RPE 2.0 Web Services.


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