OSLC stands for Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration .
Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (also known as OSLC or Open Services) is a community and set of specifications for Linked Lifecycle Data. The community’s goal is to help product and software delivery teams by making it easier to use lifecycle tools in combination.
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One of the key aspects in creating a successful report with RPE is a good understanding of the problem domain and the reportable API used. Guess working your way while creating the template relying only on the schema information can be a very frustrating process.
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In many occasions it is useful to output debug messages at run-time. The debug messages can range from simple “I am here” to data dumps.
java.lang.System.out.println( "I am here");
// your code here ...
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Infocenter links to some of the hot topics in RPE 1.1.2
The latest version of RPE, 1.1.2, has been released today. For details on the latest changes, fixes and many other topics relevant to RPE and its integrations please visit RPE Infocenter
RPE 1.1.2 can be downloaded from IBM Passport Advantage
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RPE automatically parses dates and renders them as instructed ( date formatting property in the docspec or date pattern property in the template) but it can only do so if the element’s type in the schema is a date/time type.
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What is RRDG and how does it relate to RPE?
RRDG stands for Rational Reporting for Document Generation. This is the document generation solution used by Rational tools that want to provide document generation capabilities from their own UI. RRDG does not provide a UI, it is the consumer products that provide that.
Current consumers of RRDG are IBM Rational DOORS 9.3, IBM Focal Point 6.4 and 6.5, IBM Rational Requirements Composer 2.x
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