RPE 1.2.1 HotFix

Late in the 1.2.1 development cycle, several customers identified defects that they encountered in previous versions of Rational Publishing Engine. These issues affected mainly the Document Studio and Rational Reporting for Document Generation (RRDG) components ( and indirectly the RPE Web Service too) and were significant enough to warrant publishing an update immediately after version 1.2.1 was released rather than waiting until the next release.  We also took this opportunity to address a number of problems our QA teams discovered in the same time frame.

Some of these issues, most notably the Dynamic Data Source performance one,  were also addressed for through the RPE HotFix

The hotfix is available on the IBM Fix Portal here. If you use the RPE Remote Document Generation service you also need to patch it with the RRDG component. For more information about downloading and installing the hot fix, contact IBM Support.

PMR Affects Description
85596 RRDG RGB color format not supported for XHTML text elements.
23707 RRDG Poor performance with deep query nesting.
RRDG If retry count is defined in the metadata of the document specification, the max number of attempts will always be made for Generic XML/REST data sources. The impact on the performance is non-existent since after the first successful request the data will be reused from the local cache.
RRDG On Red Hat Linux the RPE output is saved in default temp location even though a full path is provided in the document specification.
86657 RRDG “Fit tables to page width” does not work as expected for table within table if the container has a master page.
Studio Delete button does not work in the Launcher perspective of Document Studio.
Studio Duplicated references (variables, data sources, master pages, styles) in Document Studio outline and the conflict resolution wizard.
81262 Studio Studio allows copy-pasting a query in a non-compatible context which in turns corrupts the template.
Studio Schema annotations not used in Studio.
23699 Studio Unable to copy a template fragment that contains a reference to another template from one part of the template to another
23700 Studio Performance issues loading and editing templates that have a large number of dynamically imported templates/snippets.

Author: Dragos Cojocari

Architect for Rational Publishing Engine

2 thoughts on “RPE 1.2.1 HotFix”

  1. The patching process can be scripted fairly easily (I’ll update the post with a sample script for Windows). And you could have the patch files placed in a central location so you would only have to push and run the script itself.

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