RPE 2.1.2 M2 Milestone

This is the first time RPE has published a milestone during the release cycle. RPE 2.1.2 M2 Milestone is available to install desktop (Studio an Launcher) and deploy Document Builder (web). If this is the first time you are looking to try RPE and you need a RPE trial license, please contact your sales representative and they will get you going in no time.

Important Features and Enhancement included are the following.

  • Generate documents from Atlassian JIRA that produces JSON through it’s REST API
  • Simplify data source configuration
  • Document generation from CLM enabled with JSA (SSO)
  • Document Builder
    • Improved asset permission to make individual asset as public / private. Add co-owner to an asset.
    • Improved Runtime Variables administrative page
    • Map JTS roles to RPE role when Document Builder is configured to use JTS authentication
    • Tag support for connections
      • Add tag for connections
      • Advanced search
      • Search by tag while associating data source to a connection.

Find more details at https://jazz.net/pub/new-noteworthy/rpe/2.1.2/M2/index.html.

Any feedback are welcome.

Monitoring and controlling document generation jobs in Document Builder

With RPE 2.1.1, an RPE administrator can pause, resume, or cancel the jobs that are running for an unexpectedly long time, or allow a high priority job to go through early in the queue by cancelling some of the low priority jobs.

Find more details on jazz dot net blog https://jazz.net/blog/index.php/2017/01/20/monitoring-and-controlling-document-generation-jobs-in-document-builder/

Sample assets in RPE Document Builder

Out-of-the-box sample assets have been available in the Rational Publishing Engine (RPE) Desktop installation of RPE Document Studio and RPE Launcher for many versions. These sample assets are now included within RPE Document Builder 2.1.1.

Find details at https://jazz.net/blog/index.php/2017/01/19/sample-assets-in-rational-publishing-engine-document-builder/


Math equations in Word and PDF documents in RPE 2.1.1

With Rational Publishing Engine (RPE) 2.1.1, we can render mathematical equations in Word and PDF documents. RPE expects input to be MathML format to be able it to render them. See examples of mathematical equations in MathML format at MathJax. Microsoft Word DOCX format has built-in support for math equations (through MathML) with an equations editor to create and modify equations.



JavaScript improvements with Rational Publishing Engine 2.1.1

JavaScript is one of the key components while building a Rational Publishing Engine (RPE) template. The plain JavaScript dialog editor has been improved with:

  • Content Assist: Ctrl + space lists available variables, helps with syntax of various JavaScript functions, parameters to be passed to a function. Tip: If the variable is a data attribute from a query, store it in a JavaScript variable to take advantage of content assist.
  • Syntax coloring: For any programming language, syntax coloring is a must.
  • Line marking: The line containing the cursor has a line marking.

Find more at https://jazz.net/blog/index.php/2017/01/17/javascript-improvements-with-rational-publishing-engine-2-1-1/

Generate documents from fine-grained components

Rational Publishing Engine (RPE) 1.3 and above was already capable of configuration-aware document generation. With Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) 6.0.3, we can use configurations of separate components in the project area to achieve re-usability. Rational DOORS Next Generation (RDNG) and Rational Quality Manager (RQM) offer the reusable solution. With RPE 1.3 (yes, 1.3) and above, we can generate documents by selecting the configuration of a component through RPE Launcher (desktop application) and also from RPE Document Builder (Web application) while configuring the template data source.

Find more details at https://jazz.net/blog/index.php/2017/01/16/generate-documents-from-fine-grained-components/