RPE 2.1 – “Multumesc”

I’m happy to announce RPE 2.1, codename Multumesc, has been made generally available today. With this release we continued on the path we started in RPE 2.0 around simplifying the user experience with RPE. While with 2.0 and 2.0.1 we focused on administrators and end users with 2.1 our focus are template designers:

  1. Interactive Guides – new designers will be walked through the design process
  2. Drag&Drop for quick template design– drop your resource URL from the Browser in document studio and RPE will create a starting template for you
  3. Simplified CLM traceability – with the POX profile you no longer need to manipulate URLs to transform between OSLC and REST API.
  4. Word Import – use Word documents as the starting point of your template. RPE will convert the structure and a subset of the formatting into an RPE template
  5. Java Script Reuse – you can now define code modules inside a template and reuse the functions defined there everywhere else in the template.

This and much more is described in https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SS6RHZ_2.1.0/com.ibm.rational.pe.overview.doc/topics/c_whats_new_21.html and will be further discussed here.

The team even put together videos to show some of the new features https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZGO0qYNSD4UtXl3xXGsL1hhumg0s8m9i

Kudos to the RPE team and to all of you that helped us define and refine these features.

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3 minute videos

We’ve recorded a number of short videos showing how to deploy RPE. They are just long enough to keep you entertained while boiling eggs for breakfast.

 

A 4 step install guide for RPE 2.0.1

This post is a TL;DR version of it for Liberty and Tomcat. The installation procedure for the RPE WebServices 2.0 is described in detail in http://www-01.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SS6RHZ_2.0.1/com.ibm.rational.pe.install.doc/topics/c_web_rpeng.html

RPE 2.0.1 Login Screen
RPE 2.0.1 Login Screen

 

WAS  Liberty Profile

Apache Tomcat

Ensure the TELELOGIC_LICENSE_FILE environment variable is set and points to a RPE license server.
Copy com.ibm.rpe.web.app.ear from %RPE_HOME%\remote-services into the apps folder of your Liberty server Copy rpeng.war and dgass.war from %RPE_HOME%\remote-services into the webapps folder of the Tomcat server
Ensure the JSP and Auth features are enabled for the Liberty server. Add the required users and roles for RPENG. See the example server.xml.  Add users and roles for RPENG. See the example tomcat-users.xml.
Start Liberty and navigate to  http://<server&gt;:9080/rpeng/home Start Tomcat and navigate to http://<server&gt;:8080/rpeng/home

Trouble shooting

  1. Examine rpeng.log and rpedgaas.log in %TEMP% folder
  2. Clear browser cache. This is mandatory when upgrading from 2.0 to 2.0.1
  3. Admin page – list of failed jobs
  4. View page – job details

What’s new in RPE 2.0.1

You can download the latest Rational Publishing Engine version, 2.0.1, from the IBM Passport Advantage.  Alternatively you can use the online repository.

The attached presentation lists the main features and fixes that we’ve introduced in this release which hopefuly are as many incentives for you upgrading your RPE installation.

What's new in RPE 2.0.1

RPE 2.0.1

Has been released. Please read the  Announcement letter

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In this release of RPE we have continued the work we started in 2.0. Besides bug fixes there are a number of improvements to existing features:

  1. Make the Web UI installation procedure far simpler. No more common library woes
  2. New ways of grouping the artefectas
  3. Share documents and reports
  4. Open Social Widget usable from the CLM Web UI

More details to follow.