Announcements

  • Now available: Rocket Process Insights, Process Automation and Modern Experience v10.2.1

    The Rocket Software team is pleased to announce that new versions of Rocket Process Insights, Rocket Process Automation (IBM i edition) and Rocket Modern Experience are now available.

    Today’s businesses rely on their IBM i systems for running hundreds of critical applications that are vital to their operations. For those businesses, a data-informed IBM i modernization plan will immediately and positively impact business productivity and ROI.

    Rocket Process Insights provides an elevated level of awareness and data into their processes, helping businesses develop a modernization plan and evolve their IBM i platforms without interrupting those important processes.

    Once you have end-to-end visibility of your business processes with Rocket Process Insights, leverage Rocket Modern Experience and Rocket Process Automation to build modern, intuitive user interfaces and automate business processes with customer-host applications that improve productivity and enhance the experience of employees, customers, and partners.

    Rocket Process Insights v10.2.1,  Rocket Process Automation (IBM i edition) v10.2.1 and Rocket Modern Experience v10.2.1 provide enhanced security, seamless transition of desktop applications to Web applications and offer simplified & secure access management using the MX and Automation Hub.


    Highlights include:

    General Enhancements

    Security updates

    • To enhance the security of Automation workbench, the java version included is upgraded to version 1.8.0.345. This enables a more secure protocol TLS v1.3 and makes the latest vulnerability patches for Java available
    • To mitigate the risk of known vulnerabilities in the previous version of OpenSSL it is now upgraded to version 3.0.7
    • The Apache Tomcat version used in the hub is upgraded to version 9.0.68 for securing against a known vulnerability


    Installation

    • To streamline the installation process and configure secure connections between all product components this version adds the ability to use command line parameters when running a silent installation
    • To stay updated with the latest developments and utilize newer Java functionalities, the hub now requires Java 11 or higher
    • The JVM selection during installation is updated and now provides an option to select a specific Java version or to use the system default


    AIX version 7 support

    • As, IBM has ended support for AIX version 6. The MX GUI Engine, MX Web Engine & the Process Automation host connector will now support AIX version 7 as the minimum version.



    Rocket MX & Automation Hub

    Hub access assignment through environments

    To adhere to high security standards and create a fine grained Separation of Duties, a new simplified access management system of Rights and Permissions for environments is introduced which replaces the old system of Role based access. This new system will remove the dependency of developers on administrators for every single deployment.

    Primary access to the hub is now controlled by environments

    • User access is granted per environment by the system administrator. Users assigned to an environment can use and manage the engines registered to that specific environment

    The system administrator adds groups of users, individual users, or both, to a specific environment on the new Access tab

    By default, environments are restricted to users assigned to that environment. This restriction also applies to existing environments when upgrading from an earlier version of the hub

    • A system administrator can also assign the System Administrator role to a user

    Hub user access is now restricted to the following users:

    • The user assigned to the sysadmin account
    • Users assigned as a system administrator
    • Users with access to at least one environment
    • Any user with an Analyst (Process Insights) license

    For workbench users, publishing to the hub from within the workbench requires access to an environment.

    Assigning hub user access is now done on the new Access tab for each environment. Assign a group of users, individual users, or both for access to the environment.


     

    Rocket Process Insights

    Improved hub layout

    • The Recorders page now displays information in groups on the Details tab


    IBM i Client Access support for recordings

    • The new version now supports users that use IBM i Client Access. Recording a track is now possible on any emulator without additional configuration


    Extended screen information in Process view

    • Error visibility has been added in the Details section to show information about possible screen errors while reviewing screens in a process on the heatmap


    Service creation enhancements

    The Service creation process is now improved and faster using

    • Simplified configurations for handling a subfile
    • Easier field selection for overlapping fields on screen



    Rocket Process Automation (IBM i edition)

    Security enhancements

    • More secure protocols TLSv1.2 and TLSv1.3 are now added to the list of selectable protocols for HTTPS, SOAP, and SSL communication managers
    • The Apache Commons Daemon version used in the Process Automation engine upgraded from 1.3.2 to 1.3.3 to improve logging
    • To simplify the deployment of secure API library projects, Secure Framework option has been added to HTTPS and SOAP communication manager configuration

     


    Rocket Modern Experience (Desktop Edition)

    Workbench

    In this release, we have an improved MX Desktop (GUI) to MX Web project conversion wizard for a seamless MX Desktop panel controls conversion to MX Web widgets:

    • Project conversion wizard is now easy to use two-step process
    • To generate an enhanced UI output, Style sheets have been improved for converted web pages
    • Created Theme projects have refined generated appearances
    • Better font conversion from LegaSuite GUI projects using Seagull fonts


    Rocket Modern Experience (Web Edition)

    Hub connection settings

    To ease the process of creating and publishing a project, the product now has the ability to auto populate hub connection values from the Preferences page in the workbench for:

    • Project creation wizard
    • The new project's Publish Settings tab

    When the Preferences page does not have hub connection values, the hub connection values from the wizard are now automatically saved to the Preferences page.

    Responsive and Improved UI generation

    • To generate a responsive and seamless UI, the read-only text fields, radio buttons, and check boxes now resize automatically based on the size of the text and the layout they are in, unless configured separately
    • With the new updates in the theme builder, the web designer can now change the look and feel of the of the Menubar widget and the menu buttons
    • To reduce web development efforts, users can now select the Custom appearance name directly from the Properties view

     

    Thank you for trusting your business to Rocket Software. Together, we power legendary outcomes for your company and your customers.

     

    Detailed release notes can be found here: Rocket Process Insights Rocket Process Automation (IBM i Edition), Rocket Modern Experience (Desktop Edition) and Rocket Modern Experience (Web Edition)

  • Now available: Rocket Process Insights, Process Automation and Modern Experience v10.2.1

    The Rocket Software team is pleased to announce that new versions of Rocket Process Insights, Rocket Process Automation (IBM i edition) and Rocket Modern Experience are now available.

    Today’s businesses rely on their IBM i systems for running hundreds of critical applications that are vital to their operations. For those businesses, a data-informed IBM i modernization plan will immediately and positively impact business productivity and ROI.

    Rocket Process Insights provides an elevated level of awareness and data into their processes, helping businesses develop a modernization plan and evolve their IBM i platforms without interrupting those important processes.

    Once you have end-to-end visibility of your business processes with Rocket Process Insights, leverage Rocket Modern Experience and Rocket Process Automation to build modern, intuitive user interfaces and automate business processes with customer-host applications that improve productivity and enhance the experience of employees, customers, and partners.

    Rocket Process Insights v10.2.1,  Rocket Process Automation (IBM i edition) v10.2.1 and Rocket Modern Experience v10.2.1 provide enhanced security, seamless transition of desktop applications to Web applications and offer simplified & secure access management using the MX and Automation Hub.


    Highlights include:

    General Enhancements

    Security updates

    • To enhance the security of Automation workbench, the java version included is upgraded to version 1.8.0.345. This enables a more secure protocol TLS v1.3 and makes the latest vulnerability patches for Java available
    • To mitigate the risk of known vulnerabilities in the previous version of OpenSSL it is now upgraded to version 3.0.7
    • The Apache Tomcat version used in the hub is upgraded to version 9.0.68 for securing against a known vulnerability


    Installation

    • To streamline the installation process and configure secure connections between all product components this version adds the ability to use command line parameters when running a silent installation
    • To stay updated with the latest developments and utilize newer Java functionalities, the hub now requires Java 11 or higher
    • The JVM selection during installation is updated and now provides an option to select a specific Java version or to use the system default


    AIX version 7 support

    • As, IBM has ended support for AIX version 6. The MX GUI Engine, MX Web Engine & the Process Automation host connector will now support AIX version 7 as the minimum version.



    Rocket MX & Automation Hub

    Hub access assignment through environments

    To adhere to high security standards and create a fine grained Separation of Duties, a new simplified access management system of Rights and Permissions for environments is introduced which replaces the old system of Role based access. This new system will remove the dependency of developers on administrators for every single deployment.

    Primary access to the hub is now controlled by environments

    • User access is granted per environment by the system administrator. Users assigned to an environment can use and manage the engines registered to that specific environment

    The system administrator adds groups of users, individual users, or both, to a specific environment on the new Access tab

    By default, environments are restricted to users assigned to that environment. This restriction also applies to existing environments when upgrading from an earlier version of the hub

    • A system administrator can also assign the System Administrator role to a user

    Hub user access is now restricted to the following users:

    • The user assigned to the sysadmin account
    • Users assigned as a system administrator
    • Users with access to at least one environment
    • Any user with an Analyst (Process Insights) license

    For workbench users, publishing to the hub from within the workbench requires access to an environment.

    Assigning hub user access is now done on the new Access tab for each environment. Assign a group of users, individual users, or both for access to the environment.


     

    Rocket Process Insights

    Improved hub layout

    • The Recorders page now displays information in groups on the Details tab


    IBM i Client Access support for recordings

    • The new version now supports users that use IBM i Client Access. Recording a track is now possible on any emulator without additional configuration


    Extended screen information in Process view

    • Error visibility has been added in the Details section to show information about possible screen errors while reviewing screens in a process on the heatmap

    Service creation enhancements

    The Service creation process is now improved and faster using

    • Simplified configurations for handling a subfile
    • Easier field selection for overlapping fields on screen



    Rocket Process Automation (IBM i edition)

    Security enhancements

    • More secure protocols TLSv1.2 and TLSv1.3 are now added to the list of selectable protocols for HTTPS, SOAP, and SSL communication managers
    • The Apache Commons Daemon version used in the Process Automation engine upgraded from 1.3.2 to 1.3.3 to improve logging
    • To simplify the deployment of secure API library projects, Secure Framework option has been added to HTTPS and SOAP communication manager configuration

     


    Rocket Modern Experience (Desktop Edition)

    Workbench

    In this release, we have an improved MX Desktop (GUI) to MX Web project conversion wizard for a seamless MX Desktop panel controls conversion to MX Web widgets:

    • Project conversion wizard is now easy to use two-step process
    • To generate an enhanced UI output, Style sheets have been improved for converted web pages
    • Created Theme projects have refined generated appearances
    • Better font conversion from LegaSuite GUI projects using Seagull fonts


    Rocket Modern Experience (Web Edition)

    Hub connection settings

    To ease the process of creating and publishing a project, the product now has the ability to auto populate hub connection values from the Preferences page in the workbench for:

    • Project creation wizard
    • The new project's Publish Settings tab

    When the Preferences page does not have hub connection values, the hub connection values from the wizard are now automatically saved to the Preferences page.


    Responsive and Improved UI generation

    • To generate a responsive and seamless UI, the read-only text fields, radio buttons, and check boxes now resize automatically based on the size of the text and the layout they are in, unless configured separately
    • With the new updates in the theme builder, the web designer can now change the look and feel of the of the Menubar widget and the menu buttons
    • To reduce web development efforts, users can now select the Custom appearance name directly from the Properties view

     

    Thank you for trusting your business to Rocket Software. Together, we power legendary outcomes for your company and your customers.

     

    Detailed release notes can be found here: Rocket Process InsightsRocket Process Automation (IBM i Edition), Rocket Modern Experience (Desktop Edition) and Rocket Modern Experience (Web Edition)

  • New blog added with important information about the Uniface documentation

    Please see the new blog in the list below or click on this link:

    Uniface 10.4 documentation library updates

  • Critical security vulnerabilities announced for Git

    Two new critical CVEs affecting z/OS Git were published last week that may impact customers of Rocket Open AppDev for Z:

    These vulnerabilities affect version 2.26.2-pl532_86 and older versions of z/OS Git.

    A new build of Rocket’s z/OS Git port (git-2.26.2-pl532_87) has been prepared, tested and is ready now for download from Rocket’s secure conda channel server. 

  • Rocket TRUfusion Enterprise 7.10.0.0 release is available

    A new release of Rocket® TRUfusion™ Enterprise is available.

    The Rocket TRUfusion Enterprise 7.10.0.0 release offers major enhancements and several issue fixes. The major enhancements include:

     

    • TRUfusion Enterprise Web Client user interface:
      • The user interface has been modernized, simplified and made more intuitive. Rocket is confident that this will help with its adoption for use by new users and improve the user experience for existing users. More improvements are planned in future releases.
    • TRUfusion Enterprise Portal authentication:
      • New multi-factor authentication (MFA) support to provide an additional layer of security for users, in addition to the first-level authentication using username and password. This is an optional configuration to provide two additional options for authentication using either:
        • a one-time password (OTP) sent to the user's email address.
        • a code generated by an authenticator app installed on the user's smartphone.
      • Additional add-on module for Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) based authentication. This provides the ability for users to securely access multiple applications with a single set of credentials entered once in customer environments which have implemented SAML.
    • TRUfusion Enterprise architecture modernization
      • All communication with the TRUfusion Enterprise EDI Server module now take place through gRPC instead of CORBA. CORBA will continue to be replaced in in future releases.

    The Rocket TRUfusion Enterprise 7.10.0.0 release notes are posted on the Rocket Product Documentation Portal and attached to this email.

    Ready to upgrade? If you have a current Rocket TRUfusion Enterprise maintenance agreement, you can download this new release from the Rocket Community Portal.

    If you’re using Rocket TRUfusion Enterprise, but don’t have an active maintenance agreement, we can help you get current. Email your account executive or contact Rocket Support and a Rocket representative will reach out to discuss your options.

    Thank you for entrusting your business to Rocket Software.
    The Rocket Software Team

  • Rocket Open AppDev for Z v2.0.3 releases

    Hello users of our z/OS open-source ports,

    I am pleased to announce the release of Rocket Open AppDev for Z v2.0.3.  This release includes version currency updates of ant, Python and Vim, as well as a long list of security fixes and other fixes for most of our ports.  For customers on support contract, these latest builds are already available via conda and will be available at the end of this week for those using SMP/E. For users not on support, these builds will be made available on our public conda channel server on July 17, 2023.

    The new Rocket Open AppDev for Z release includes updated Miniconda for Z installer (miniconda-zos-2.0.3-01-17.run). The new version of Miniconda for Z is based on Python 3.10.7, has Bash 5.1 in the base environment and also contains the latest version of conda package and its dependencies. The updated packages come with a bunch of vulnerability fixes, therefore the upgrade is highly recommended.

    Version currency updates:

    • Vim 9.0.1050=6   This is a major version update (previous version supported on z/OS was v8.0).  Full details on what is new in this version can be found here.
    • ant 1.10.12=0

    CVE and other fixes:

    • cURL 7.77.0=18  CVE-2022-32221, CVE-2022-42916, CVE-2022-43551, CVE-43552 
    • gzip 1.9=7  CVE-2022-1271
    • mktemp 1.7=2  Bug: “output to STDOUT in batch is in ASCII format, not EBCDIC”
    • perl 5.32.1=11  CVE-2021-36770
    • perl-dbi 1.643=pl532_5  CVE-2014-10402
    • php 8.1.1=11  CVE-2022-37454
    • python 3.10.7=17  new version release of IBM Python bundled with cffi-1.14.6, cryptography-3.3.2, numpy-1.21.2, pip-22.2.2, pycparser-2.20, setuptools-63.2.0, six-1.16.0
    • sudo 1.8.21p2=10  CVE-2022-43995
    • sudo_nokrb 1.8.21p2=6  CVE-2022-43995

    Fixes in dependencies:

    • libtag 1.7=10    Bugs:
         “tag_version() function has the correct name everywhere”
         “set_attr_stdio is visible in ebcdic mode”
    • ncurses 6.1=16   CVE-2022-29458
    Note, all bundled packages except Python 3.10.7 are compatible with the previous version of Miniconda for Z. Python 3.10.7 requires the latest version of Miniconda for Z.
  • Rocket DevOps core for Enterprise 10.2 is now available

    I'm pleased to announce that a new version of Rocket® DevOps is now available.

    Rocket DevOps core for Enterprise (RDOe), is the new name for Rocket Aldon Lifecycle Manager for Enterprise. 

    As well as renaming Lifecycle Manager, we have made the following enhancements:

     

    Rocket DevOps core for Enterprise

    • Visual Studio 2022 support
    • Promotion activities tracked by task
    • Alert feature for same part in multiple tasks
    • Part association limit for tasks (optional performance enhancement)
    • Shipped example of CI/CD workflow
    • New sample event trigger to prevent promote to <env> if target contains part with Request Promote
    • Command line support: import package purge
    • Enhanced message logging
    • Enhanced git support (aldongit file rename, sync to RDOe)
    • Upgrade shipped JDK 8 to JDK 11
    • Improved DevOps portal report integration
    • iASP support
    • IBM i V7.5 support

     

    Security Server

    • Long password support for 'administrator' user
    • Apache tomcat upgrade to 9.0.63
    • Upgrade Log4j library to 2.17.2

     

    Bug Fixes

    • Resolve Visual Studio 2019 file transfer issues
    • Resolve reporting for 0 byte file deployments
    • Resolve Java heap size limitations
    • Include missing task name in promote request reporting
    • Deployment authority updates (ad hoc deploy and default profile maintenance).
    • RDOe gui cannot resolve part lists to remove part association for Task with ~ 90k parts

     

    Upgrade path

    • LM(e) - from version 6.7 to RDOe 10.2
    • Security Server from 2.4 to 10.2
    • Ald/CS from 1.16 to 10.2

    Upgrades from an earlier 5.x or 6.x release include complex database changes. I advise you you take advantage of complimentary pre-upgrade verification run on a Rocket test server prior to upgrading from earlier LM(e) versions. You can request this service through our support team by calling your local country number or by email (support@rocketsoftware.com).

     

    Compatibility

    • RDOe on IBM i is compatible with
      • RDOi 10.2
      • RDOp 10.2.0
      • RDOt 10.2.0
      • CM 11.6.14**
      • Jira Add-on 3.0
      • Jenkins Plug-in 2.1.1

     

    ** See CM 11.6.14 PTFs for integration PTF for RDOi 10.2 and RDOe 10.2

    For full details, please refer to the Compatibility documents, available in the Rocket Documentation Library (docs.rocketsoftware.com).

     

    Comprehensive details of the changes in this release can be found on the Rocket documentation website using the following link:

    Rocket DevOps core for Enterprise 10.2 Release Notes

    Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions regarding Rocket DevOps.

     

    Kind regards,

     

    Chris

    Chris White
    Principal Product Manager
    cwhite@rocketsoftware.com

  • Important change to the Uniface TLS connection policy

    Starting with patch level 10.4.02.012, there is a change in the Uniface policy regarding TLS levels that are used.

    Read all about it in this blog post:

    Rocket Uniface upgrades secure TLS connections to a minimum of TLS v1.2 (rocketsoftware.com)
  • Uniface Anywhere 6.2.2.32331

    Uniface Anywhere 6.2.2.32331 is available for download from Downloads (rocketsoftware.com)

    New functionality and fixes are done in this new release.
    Please see the downloadable release notes.

    Note: 
    Uniface Anywhere 6.2 cannot be used with a version 6.0 or version 6.1 license. If you are upgrading to Uniface Anywhere 6.2 from an earlier version, you will need a new, version 6.2 license file.
  • Rocket DevOps 10.2 is now available

    I’m pleased to announce the release of Rocket® DevOps 10.2. Rocket DevOps (formerly Rocket Aldon®) is a platform designed specifically to enable end-to-end CI/CD for IBM® i+ environments. This latest release includes a suite of enhancements designed to streamline your user experience.

    The products in the Rocket DevOps family have been rebranded for this version. Lifecycle Manager (IBM i Edition), LMi, is renamed to Rocket DevOps core for IBM i, also known as RDOi. Lifecycle Manager (Enterprise Edition), LMe, is renamed to Rocket DevOps core for Enterprise, also known as RDOe.


    Rocket DevOps test, our latest core component of Rocket DevOps that delivers integrated testing capabilities right into the platform, now includes full licensing support through the Rocket DevOps portal. Users can import, validate, and provision Rocket DevOps test licenses, as well as view license statuses directly on the portal. A new, fully integrated IBM i install also allows Rocket DevOps test to be run natively on IBM i.

     

    DevOps test 10.2 Release Notes

    Additionally, version 10.2 includes the following highlights for its core components:

    Rocket DevOps core for IBM i (formerly Rocket Aldon Lifecycle Manager IBM i Edition)

    • Secure TCP deployment (TLS/SSL)
    • Change File While Active (CFWA) enhancements
      • Temporal and partitioned table support
      • Control CFWA process by target
      • Resume journaling option

    DevOps core for IBM i 10.2 Release Notes

    Rocket DevOps core for Enterprise (formerly Rocket Aldon Lifecycle Manager Enterprise Edition) for Linux servers **

    • Db2® 11.5.4 support
    • Promotion activities tracked by task
    • Alert feature for the same object in multiple tasks
    • Place a limit on part association for task
    • Shipped example of CI/CD workflow
    • Compatibility with Visual Studio 2022

    DevOps core for Enterprise 10.2 Release Notes

    ** - IBM i install version will be available January 12th 2023.

    Rocket DevOps portal

    • Role based security for RDOp and RDOt users
    • Housekeeping functions for RDOi servers
    • Change File While Active (CFWA) deployment
    • TLS Location status visibility
    • Additional dashboards

    DevOps portal 10.2 Release Notes

     

    For more information, please contact:

    Chris White
    Principal Product Manager
    cwhite@rocketsoftware.com

  • Rocket® Terminal Emulator 10.1.4 (Desktop Edition) and (Web Edition) now available

    The Rocket Software team is pleased to announce that a new version of Rocket® Terminal Emulator (Desktop Edition and Web Edition) is now available.

    The new version 10.1.4 of Rocket® Terminal Emulator provides several new and enhanced features that improve user experience, scripting, customization, and performance including several customer requirements.

    Highlights of this release for Rocket® Terminal Emulator (Desktop Edition):

    Transition from PASSPORT to Rocket® Terminal Emulator

    • All PASSPORT macro types are now supported in Rocket® Terminal Emulator (Desktop Edition). ZMC macros are supported natively, ZAM macros can be imported into Rocket® Terminal Emulator.

    User Experience

    • The directory where the session information is stored can be changed after the installation
    • Hotspots, highlighted areas on the screen that can be activated via mouse or touch, are shown without flickering. Spaces are removed in long hotspot text
    • “mailto:” is supported in Hotspots
    • Terminal Emulator tabs indicate when a long-lasting action has finished
    • English (United Kingdom) and Japanese keyboard types are supported

    Scripting

    • Rocket® Terminal Emulator Basic script supports additional functions

    Highlights of this release for Rocket® Terminal Emulator (Web Edition):

    Administration

    • A group with authentication settings can be defined as a default group that will be used when the login URL does not contain a group name

    User Experience

    • Type ahead is now supported in 3270, 5250 and VT
    • Single-Sign-On to the Terminal Emulator session is possible – users do not need to log in when they start the session
    • The system keyboard on Apple iOS devices can be used
    • Keyboard on mobile devices can be displayed automatically when the cursor is positioned in an entry field
    • Copy and paste is supported on mobile devices
    • Power pad buttons are aligned to the mobile device UI
    • Swipe up/down is available on Apple iPADs to show or hide the header
    • The host bell sound can be enabled
    • There is a new user guide available in the Rocket Online Documentation: Rocket Terminal Emulator Web Edition User Guide V10.1.4

    Performance Improvements

    • For VT SSH sessions
      • Login time reduced by factor 1,5 to 6,5
      • Added Multi-threading to improve overall performance
    • Reporting improvements up to factor 20

    Scripting

    • Administrators can manage scripts per session setting that are executed when the user connects to the session, for power pad, keyboard, or hotspot
    • End users can import, export, create, edit, record, and play scripts

    Additionally, several issues have been fixed.

    Detailed release notes can be found in the Rocket Online Documentation:

    Ready to upgrade now? If you have a current maintenance agreement for Rocket Terminal Emulator, you can access the Rocket Community to download the respective new releases now.
  • Rocket DevOps portal and test version 10.1.4 available for new installations

    I'm pleased to announce the release of Rocket DevOps portal & test limited release v 10.1.4

    Rocket DevOps is the next evolution of Rocket Aldon ALM. Rocket DevOps portal is a management and orchestration console that provides an easy-to-use web interface for Rocket DevOps operations. It supersedes Rocket Aldon Ops portal and provides a common interface for other new and planned modules. New dashboard capabilities and a consolidated Report Manager are included together with remote system status monitoring.

    Highlights of this RDO portal 10.1.4 Limited Release include:

    • Installation (new installation only)
      • Installation for the RDOt server and agent on IBM i (requires Node.js version 14 for IBM i screen action recording)

    Detailed Release Notes can be found here: DevOps portal v 10.1.4 Release Notes

    Rocket DevOps test v 10.1.4 UI supports these additional features**

    • Installation
      • Installation for the RDOt server and agent on IBM i (requires Node.js version 14 for IBM i screen action recording)
    • Data extraction
      • Data extraction to remote as well as local locations
      • Obfuscation method 'substitution' using user defined dictionaries
      • Filter for libraries and tables when configuring Data extraction scenario
    • Miscellaneous
      • Rocket DevOps test 90 day trial/evaluation license
      • A filter for test results
      • Ability to annotate test results
      • Ability to override parameters
      • Ability to override the default logging level

    Detailed Release Notes can be found here: DevOps test v 10.1.4 Release Notes 

    ** Requires the latest versions of LMi (8.6) and/or LMe (6.7) to take advantage of the new features of RDOp and RDOt (separate product download).  For further information, or to see the Rocket DevOps test in action, please contact:

    Chris White
    Principal Product Manager
    cwhite@rocketsoftware.com

  • Now available | Rocket Intelligent Legacy Automation and Rocket Modern Experience 10.2.0

    The Rocket Software team is pleased to announce that new versions of Rocket Process Insights, Rocket Modern Experience, and Rocket Process Automation (IBM i edition) are now available.  

     

    Today’s businesses rely on their IBM i systems to run hundreds of critical applications vital to their operations. For those businesses, a data-informed IBM i modernization plan will immediately and positively impact business productivity and ROI.  

     

    Rocket Process Insights provides an elevated level of awareness and data into their workflows, helping businesses develop a modernization plan and evolve their IBM i platforms without interrupting those critical workflows. 

     

    Rocket Process Insights v10.2.0 new ‘click to API’ built-in automation with Rocket’s Process Automation tool automatically triggers the creation of APIs as informed by the modernization plan.  

     

    Once you have end-to-end visibility of your workflows with Rocket Process Insights, leverage Rocket Modern Experience to build modern, intuitive user interfaces and workflows with customer-host applications that improve productivity and enhance the experience of employees, customers, and partners. 

     

    Highlights include:

    General

    Securing connections during installation

    • To easily configure secure connections across product components, configuring the installation of a product component now automatically applies the secure connection configuration to the installation fields of other product components.
    • Subsequent installs will reuse the secure connection configuration when installing product components on the same computer.

     

    Repository management integration

    • The workbench now includes the current Rocket Aldon Lifecycle Manager plug-in 8.2.701 (64-bit), which is required for Rocket Aldon Lifecycle Manager Enterprise Edition.

     

    Security updates

    • OpenSSL has been upgraded to version 3.0.5, providing FIPS support and enhanced security.

     

    Rocket Process Insights (Part of Rocket Intelligent Legacy Automation’s Family of Products)

    Creating services 

    • In this release, analysts can create a service with a simple click, all from within the Rocket Process Insights UI. A new wizard starts by identifying the best scenario to create a service and helps the analyst define the input and output variables. Any service that is not completed is saved as a draft for completion later. The analyst then publishes the service as an API library which can be deployed to a Process Automation Engine.

     

    Insight into usage of stored procedures 

    • Stored procedures are sometimes called from an application on IBM to run SQL statements on a remote database and provide queried results. In this release, you can configure Process Insights to record data about these stored procedures. A usage count of stored procedures is included with exported process data or data from a selected track to a PDF document.

    Heatmap view 
    • The average process duration is displayed on the heatmap tiles. The heatmap can be sorted according to this process duration.  

     

    Improved state representation 

    • If a state description is available in the display file of the host application, it will be displayed under the screen name in the application graph and process detail view.

      

    Performance improvements 

    • Deleting tracks is significantly faster 
    • Screen-to-screen navigation has improved on a screen-level view of a process in a heatmap. 

     

    Rocket Process Automation (Part of Rocket Intelligent Legacy Automation’s Family of Products)

    Workbench

    Creating Screen API and Host picture projects leveraging Process Insights 

    • As of this release, you can create projects that include pictures and screen definitions from a recorded track on Process Insights with an option to include the microflows created based on one or more services 

     

    Creating Screen API projects from templates 

    • To speed up the development of microflows in Screen API projects, templates containing SIGNON screen and the handling of SIGNON exceptions are now available for projects that use the TN5250 protocol 

     

    Credential reuse in user pools 

    • Previously, if you wanted to reuse the user's credentials multiple times, you had to add many eries to the user pool. Now, you can add one entry for the user and then specify the number of times to reuse the credentials 

     

    Configurable HTTP response status code 

    • To improve the experience of the consumer of the generated API, it is now possible to set the HTTP response status code to override the 200 OK status code or the 500 Internal Server Error status code for Screen API projects 

     

    Engine

    • For easier troubleshooting, if the Process Automation engine fails to start on the IBM i, the issue is reported in the log file. 
    • To help diagnose issues with multi-stage microflows, the problem is reported in the log file if the ending screen of the return stage of a multi-stage Screen API does not match the starting screen of the execution stage. 
    • The Apache Commons Daemon version upgraded from 1.2.4 to 1.3.2 to improve logging. 

     

    Security

    • The Apache Commons Configuration version in Process Automation upgraded from 2.7 to 2.8.0 to address security vulnerability CVE-2022-33980.
    • The Jetty version in Process Automation upgraded from 9.4.46 to 9.4.48 to address security vulnerability CVE-2022-2048. 

     

    Rocket Modern Experience & Automation Hub

    Installation

    • Rocket MX & Automation Hub have upgraded Apache Tomcat, the web application server included in the hub installation on Microsoft Windows Server, to version 9.0.65.
    • The PostgreSQL database server is upgraded from version 13.4 to version 13.8.1.

     

    User Experience

    • The hub layout is now based on React for improved UI performance and responsiveness in the hub.

     

    New deployment notifications

    • In this release, you now can send out deployment notifications regarding the deployment status to an engine in a specific environment.

     

    Rocket Modern Experience (Web Edition)

    Workbench

    Creating MX Web and Host picture projects leveraging Process Insights

    • As of this release, you can create projects that includes pictures and screen definitions from a recorded track on Process Insights with an option to download a usage statistics report to review identified areas to modernize
    • A new Insights view helps prioritize modernization on these pictures based the popularity of the pictures from frequently viewed screens.

     

    Persistent pages

    • To improve the rendering performance of pages with content that do not change on every screen, you can now define a section of a page as persistent. This will improve page performance for fast menus, footers, or headers in containers.

     

    Single-Sign-On (SSO) support in project templates

    • In earlier releases, templates in MX Web projects were extended to easily use IBM z Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) and Rocket MFA. In this release, Single-Sign On (SSO) identity provider support has been added for use with MFA. Sample scripts to enable this functionality are available in the LegaSuite project template for 5250, and the Material Design project template for 5250 and 3270.

     

    Engines and Client

    Secure connections for engine and clients

    • For increased security, administrators can now secure these connections at installation time:
      • Engine to the host system
      • Web servlet to the engine
      • Web browser to web server (when the web server option is selected)
      • Web engine and web servlet to the MX and Automation Hub

     

    Improved logging

    • For easier troubleshooting, warnings about mismatched versions of the Web client and MX Web engine are now logged
    • To help diagnose issues with themes, logging in the web browser console is improved for issues with appearances

     

    Security

    • The .NET framework that is used by the Web desktop client is now upgraded to .NET 4.7.2.
    • The Chromium version used by the Web desktop client is now upgraded to 98.0.4758.102 or later to mitigate security vulnerabilities (CVE-2022-0609, CVE-2022-1096 and CVE-2022-1364). 

     

    Rocket Modern Experience (Desktop Edition)

    Workbench

    MX Desktop (GUI) to MX Web project conversion

    • Improvements and fixes have been made to the GUI-to-Web project conversion functionality to provide a seamless conversion experience for MX Desktop panel controls to MX Web widgets.

     

    Importing legacy projects without an album

    • To help customers stay current with the latest (security) enhancements, it is now possible to import legacy J Walk or WinJa projects without an album into a MX Desktop project.

     

    Engines and Client

    Secure connections for engine and clients

    • For increased security, administrators can now secure these connections at installation time:
      • Engine to the host system
      • Web browser to web servlet

     

    License counting for Java clients

    • If you are a J Walk or Rocket LegaSuite customer that uses Java clients as an applet in Internet Explorer, licenses are counted per user, not per session. When using the Java client as an application or using Java Web Start deployment, each session used a license count. As of this release, licenses are counted per user and maintained by the License and Message Server (LMS).

    Thank you for trusting your business to Rocket Software. Together, we power legendary outcomes for your company and your customers.

     

    Detailed release notes can be found here: Rocket Process InsightsRocket Process Automation (IBM i Edition), Rocket Modern Experience (Desktop Edition) and Rocket Modern Experience (Web Edition).

     

     

     

  • Now available | Rocket Intelligent Legacy Automation and Rocket Modern Experience 10.2.0

    The Rocket Software team is pleased to announce that new versions of Rocket Process Insights, Rocket Modern Experience, and Rocket Process Automation (IBM i edition) are now available.  

     

    Today’s businesses rely on their IBM i systems to run hundreds of critical applications vital to their operations. For those businesses, a data-informed IBM i modernization plan will immediately and positively impact business productivity and ROI.  

     

    Rocket Process Insights provides an elevated level of awareness and data into their workflows, helping businesses develop a modernization plan and evolve their IBM i platforms without interrupting those critical workflows. 

     

    Rocket Process Insights v10.2.0 new ‘click to API’ built-in automation with Rocket’s Process Automation tool automatically triggers the creation of APIs as informed by the modernization plan.  

     

    Once you have end-to-end visibility of your workflows with Rocket Process Insights, leverage Rocket Modern Experience to build modern, intuitive user interfaces and workflows with customer-host applications that improve productivity and enhance the experience of employees, customers, and partners. 

     

    Highlights include:

    General

    Securing connections during installation

    • To easily configure secure connections across product components, configuring the installation of a product component now automatically applies the secure connection configuration to the installation fields of other product components.
    • Subsequent installs will reuse the secure connection configuration when installing product components on the same computer.

     

    Repository management integration

    • The workbench now includes the current Rocket Aldon Lifecycle Manager plug-in 8.2.701 (64-bit), which is required for Rocket Aldon Lifecycle Manager Enterprise Edition.

     

    Security updates

    • OpenSSL has been upgraded to version 3.0.5, providing FIPS support and enhanced security.

     

    Rocket Process Insights (Part of Rocket Intelligent Legacy Automation’s Family of Products)

    Creating services 

    • In this release, analysts can create a service with a simple click, all from within the Rocket Process Insights UI. A new wizard starts by identifying the best scenario to create a service and helps the analyst define the input and output variables. Any service that is not completed is saved as a draft for completion later. The analyst then publishes the service as an API library which can be deployed to a Process Automation Engine.

     

    Insight into usage of stored procedures 

    • Stored procedures are sometimes called from an application on IBM to run SQL statements on a remote database and provide queried results. In this release, you can configure Process Insights to record data about these stored procedures. A usage count of stored procedures is included with exported process data or data from a selected track to a PDF document.

    Heatmap view 
    • The average process duration is displayed on the heatmap tiles. The heatmap can be sorted according to this process duration.  

     

    Improved state representation 

    • If a state description is available in the display file of the host application, it will be displayed under the screen name in the application graph and process detail view.

      

    Performance improvements 

    • Deleting tracks is significantly faster 
    • Screen-to-screen navigation has improved on a screen-level view of a process in a heatmap. 

     

    Rocket Process Automation (Part of Rocket Intelligent Legacy Automation’s Family of Products)

    Workbench

    Creating Screen API and Host picture projects leveraging Process Insights 

    • As of this release, you can create projects that include pictures and screen definitions from a recorded track on Process Insights with an option to include the microflows created based on one or more services 

     

    Creating Screen API projects from templates 

    • To speed up the development of microflows in Screen API projects, templates containing SIGNON screen and the handling of SIGNON exceptions are now available for projects that use the TN5250 protocol 

     

    Credential reuse in user pools 

    • Previously, if you wanted to reuse the user's credentials multiple times, you had to add many eries to the user pool. Now, you can add one entry for the user and then specify the number of times to reuse the credentials 

     

    Configurable HTTP response status code 

    • To improve the experience of the consumer of the generated API, it is now possible to set the HTTP response status code to override the 200 OK status code or the 500 Internal Server Error status code for Screen API projects 

     

    Engine

    • For easier troubleshooting, if the Process Automation engine fails to start on the IBM i, the issue is reported in the log file. 
    • To help diagnose issues with multi-stage microflows, the problem is reported in the log file if the ending screen of the return stage of a multi-stage Screen API does not match the starting screen of the execution stage. 
    • The Apache Commons Daemon version upgraded from 1.2.4 to 1.3.2 to improve logging. 

     

    Security

    • The Apache Commons Configuration version in Process Automation upgraded from 2.7 to 2.8.0 to address security vulnerability CVE-2022-33980.
    • The Jetty version in Process Automation upgraded from 9.4.46 to 9.4.48 to address security vulnerability CVE-2022-2048. 

     

    Rocket Modern Experience & Automation Hub

    Installation

    • Rocket MX & Automation Hub have upgraded Apache Tomcat, the web application server included in the hub installation on Microsoft Windows Server, to version 9.0.65.
    • The PostgreSQL database server is upgraded from version 13.4 to version 13.8.1.

     

    User Experience

    • The hub layout is now based on React for improved UI performance and responsiveness in the hub.

     

    New deployment notifications

    • In this release, you now can send out deployment notifications regarding the deployment status to an engine in a specific environment.

     

    Rocket Modern Experience (Web Edition)

    Workbench

    Creating MX Web and Host picture projects leveraging Process Insights

    • As of this release, you can create projects that includes pictures and screen definitions from a recorded track on Process Insights with an option to download a usage statistics report to review identified areas to modernize
    • A new Insights view helps prioritize modernization on these pictures based the popularity of the pictures from frequently viewed screens.

     

    Persistent pages

    • To improve the rendering performance of pages with content that do not change on every screen, you can now define a section of a page as persistent. This will improve page performance for fast menus, footers, or headers in containers.

     

    Single-Sign-On (SSO) support in project templates

    • In earlier releases, templates in MX Web projects were extended to easily use IBM z Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) and Rocket MFA. In this release, Single-Sign On (SSO) identity provider support has been added for use with MFA. Sample scripts to enable this functionality are available in the LegaSuite project template for 5250, and the Material Design project template for 5250 and 3270.

     

    Engines and Client

    Secure connections for engine and clients

    • For increased security, administrators can now secure these connections at installation time:
      • Engine to the host system
      • Web servlet to the engine
      • Web browser to web server (when the web server option is selected)
      • Web engine and web servlet to the MX and Automation Hub

     

    Improved logging

    • For easier troubleshooting, warnings about mismatched versions of the Web client and MX Web engine are now logged
    • To help diagnose issues with themes, logging in the web browser console is improved for issues with appearances

     

    Security

    • The .NET framework that is used by the Web desktop client is now upgraded to .NET 4.7.2.
    • The Chromium version used by the Web desktop client is now upgraded to 98.0.4758.102 or later to mitigate security vulnerabilities (CVE-2022-0609, CVE-2022-1096 and CVE-2022-1364). 

     

    Rocket Modern Experience (Desktop Edition)

    Workbench

    MX Desktop (GUI) to MX Web project conversion

    • Improvements and fixes have been made to the GUI-to-Web project conversion functionality to provide a seamless conversion experience for MX Desktop panel controls to MX Web widgets.

     

    Importing legacy projects without an album

    • To help customers stay current with the latest (security) enhancements, it is now possible to import legacy J Walk or WinJa projects without an album into a MX Desktop project.

     

    Engines and Client

    Secure connections for engine and clients

    • For increased security, administrators can now secure these connections at installation time:
      • Engine to the host system
      • Web browser to web servlet

     

    License counting for Java clients

    • If you are a J Walk or Rocket LegaSuite customer that uses Java clients as an applet in Internet Explorer, licenses are counted per user, not per session. When using the Java client as an application or using Java Web Start deployment, each session used a license count. As of this release, licenses are counted per user and maintained by the License and Message Server (LMS).

    Thank you for trusting your business to Rocket Software. Together, we power legendary outcomes for your company and your customers.

     

    Detailed release notes can be found here: Rocket Process InsightsRocket Process Automation (IBM i Edition), Rocket Modern Experience (Desktop Edition) and Rocket Modern Experience (Web Edition).

     

     

     

  • Rocket Open AppDev for Z v2.0.2 releases

    Hello users of our z/OS open-source ports,

    I am pleased to announce the release of Rocket Open AppDev for Z v2.0.2.  This release includes version currency updates of PHP, gettext, libssh2, nghttp2, and zlib, as well as a long list of security fixes and other fixes for most of our ports.  For customers on support contract, these latest builds are already available via conda and will be available at the end of this week for those using SMP/E. For users not on support, these builds will be made available on our public conda channel server on April 30, 2023.

    Version Currency Updates:

    • PHP v8.1.1=10   This is a major version update (previous version supported on z/OS was v7.0.5)
    • gettext v0.21=0
    • libssh2 v1.10.0=0
    • nghttp2 v1.48.0=0
    • zlib v1.2.12=1

    CVE and other fixes:

    curl=7.77.0=15
     - CVE-2022-22576, CVE-2021-22924, CVE-2021-22945, CVE-2022-27774, CVE-2022-27775, CVE-2022-27776, CVE-2022-27781, CVE-2022-27782, CVE-2022-30115, CVE-2022-32205, CVE-2022-32206, CVE-2022-32207, CVE-2022-32208, CVE-2022-35252, BDSA-2022-0504, BDSA-2022-1120, BDSA-2022-1130, BDSA-2022-1336 fixes
     - Rebuilt with new version of kerberos, libssh2 and nghttp2 (to fix a group of CVEs)
    git=2.26.2=pl532_86
     - CVE-2022-24765, CVE-2022-29187, CVE-2022-39253, CVE-2022-39260 fixes
    openssl=1.1.1k=11
     - CVE-2022-0778, CVE-2021-4160, CVE-2022-1292, CVE-2022-2068 fixes
     - fix the issue: pkg-config files for OpenSSL are unreadable after installation
    perl=5.32.1=9
     - Add init_attr_stdio fixes a encoding in datasets (fix an issue with perl and datasets when called from BPXBATCH).
    sudo=1.8.21p2=9
     - CVE-2019-14287, CVE-2019-18634, CVE-2021-2323, WS-2021-0493 fixes.
     - Rebuilt with the new version of kerberos (to fix a group of CVEs).
     - Fixed issue with ASCII stdout when called from a batch job.
    sudo_nokrb=1.8.21p2=5
     - CVE-2019-14287, CVE-2019-18634, CVE-2021-2323, WS-2021-0493 fixes.
     - Fixed issue with ASCII stdout when called from a batch job.
    unzip=6.0=14
    - CVE-2014-8139, CVE-2014-8140, CVE-2014-8141, CVE-2014-9636, CVE-2014-9913, CVE-2015-7696, CVE-2015-7697, CVE-2016-9844, CVE-2018-1000035, CVE-2018-18384, CVE-2019-13232 fixes
    The following Debian patches are also applied:
    - Update section number in manpages
    - Set maintainer to Debian "Branding patch": UnZip by Debian. Original by Info-ZIP.
    - Handle the PKWare verification bit. Handle the PKWare verification bit of internal attributes.
    - Fix UID/GID handling. Restore uid and gid information when requested.
    - Initialize the symlink flag. When unzipping some large zipfiles with many entries, unzip may sometimes treat regular files as symlinks if a symlink appeared earlier in the zipfile. The problem seems to be that unzip reuses memory without properly reinitializing it.
    - Allow zip format version >=10. Do not crash when 'hostver' value is >= 100.
    - Prevent unsigned overflow on invalid input.
    - Do not ignore extra fields with Unix Timestamps.
    - Fix incorrect parsing of 64-bit value. The makeint64() function parses 64-bit values incorrectly - it ignores the 5th byte. Because of it "unzip -l" and "zipinfo" report an incorrect size.
    - Detect and reject a zip bomb using overlapped entries. This detects an invalid zip file that has at least one entry that overlaps with another entry or with the central directory to the end of the file. A Fifield zip bomb uses overlapped local entries to vastly increase the potential inflation ratio. Such an invalid zip file is rejected.
    - Do not raise a zip bomb alert for a misplaced central directory. There is a zip-like file in the Firefox distribution, omni.ja, which is a zip container with the central directory placed at the start of the file instead of after the local entries as required by the zip standard.
    - Avoid zipgrep errors when no members are present.
    ncurses=6.1=13

     -  CVE-2018-19211, CVE-2021-39537, CVE-2019-17594, CVE-2019-17595 fixes

  • UniVerse 12.2.1, U2 DB Tools 4.5.0 and U2 Common Clients 5.3.0 have landed!!

    The Rocket MultiValue team is very excited to announce the release of UniVerse 12.2.1, U2 DB Tools 4.5.0 and U2 Common Clients 5.3.0 on October 18th, 2022. 

    UniVerse has always been efficient and inexpensive to operate delivering a quality data application server that powers thousands of business-critical operations across numerous industries. UniVerse 12 brings with it the ability to handle heavy workloads and reduce the risk of file corruption.  With the two-process architecture of UniVerse 12, customers will see accelerated transaction performance and improved data integrity. 

    UniVerse 12.2.1 is beta group and focus group tested and is now “ready for release”

    UniVerse 12.2.1 adds many new features to an already feature rich UniVerse 12 and is beta and focus group tested to ensure the quality and standards meet our customers’ expectations.  Two key new features are the 3rd mode (system buffer on/off) for enhanced usability and UV BASIC Profiling for application performance analysis.

    System Buffer On/Off – Understanding that some customers do not have a need for running the recoverable file system (RFS) and want to take advantage of some of the new functionality in UV 12 we have added the ability to upgrade and run in single-process mode.  With the system buffer off, the recoverable file system (RFS) functionality is disabled, and you will see performance similar to previous versions of UniVerse.

    UV BASIC Profiling – This new feature provides application performance analysis and insight to help you determine bottlenecks and performance improvement areas in your applications.  BASIC Profiling has two profiling process control methods, two profiling data formats, and two methods of measurement. 

    And that’s not all!  UniVerse 12.2.1 contains 110 enhancements and 346 bug fixes including:

    • Features that bring v12.2.1 in sync with v11.3:
      • Python v3.9 upgrade
      • Preserve Python modules and path files
      • OpenSSL upgrade to v1.1.1n (TLSv1.3 support)
      • UTC Datetime support
      • Geospatial enhancements
      • Replication of sequential I/O
    • RHEL 8 certification & RHEL 8 FIPS support
    • BASIC compiler directive
    • UVNET access to 12.2.1 from 11.3.x

    More about the tools

    In conjunction with the UV 12.2.1 release we are also releasing the U2 DB Tools 4.5.0 and U2 Common Clients 5.3.0 data server tools.  We’ve certified both tools on UV 11.3.3+, 12.2.1+, and UniData 8.2.3+ and the tools have numerous enhancements and fixes including:

    U2 DB Tools 4.5.0:

    • EDA enhancements and EDA Schema Manger support for MySQL and PostgreSQL
    • TLS v1.3 support

    U2 Common Clients 5.3.0:

    • OpenSSL 1.1.1n & TLS v1.3 support
    • JDBC support for Java 9 and higher
    • Addition of TIMESTAMP SQL data type

     

    Learn more in the release notes

    You can find more details on enhancements and fixes in these products on RBC at:

    UniVerse 12.2.1 Release Notes

    U2 DB Tools 4.5.0 Release Notes

    U2 Common Clients 5.3.0 Release Notes 

    UniVerse 12.2.1 FAQ PDF

    Have more questions on UniVerse 12.2.1?  We may have already answered your question!  Check out the UniVerse 12.2.1 FAQ in the Rocket MV Forum under Roadmaps & Related Documents.

    Download UniVerse 12.2.1 and the U2 data server tools today on the Rocket Business Connect (RBC)  

  • Rocket MV 2022 Product Lifecycle Announcement and New Product Lifecycle Policy

    On September 1st, 2022, Rocket MV announced Product Lifecycle updates.  These changes will have a one-year grace period and will take effect September 1, 2023.  You can find lifecycle status definitions and changes in product version statuses on RBC

    The MV product portfolio has grown, and you will now see the addition of jBASE, OpenQM, AccuTerm, and MVConnect to the lifecycle announcement. 

    New Product Lifecycle Policy

    In the future, we will be announcing the lifecycle of a product version at the time of release.  Each product version will have a standard, predetermined lifecycle.   We are making this move to align with industry best practices and to allow you to plan your upgrades.   You can find a complete explanation of the new policy and how it affects product versions that are already released and Generally Available on RBC and below:

  • Rocket MV 2022 Product Lifecycle Announcement and New Product Lifecycle Policy

    On September 1st, 2022, Rocket MV announced Product Lifecycle updates.  These changes will have a one-year grace period and will take effect September 1, 2023.  You can find lifecycle status definitions and changes in product version statuses on RBC

    The MV product portfolio has grown, and you will now see the addition of jBASE, OpenQM, AccuTerm, and MVConnect to the lifecycle announcement. 

    New Product Lifecycle Policy

    In the future, we will be announcing the lifecycle of a product version at the time of release.  Each product version will have a standard, predetermined lifecycle.   We are making this move to align with industry best practices and to allow you to plan your upgrades.   You can find a complete explanation of the new policy and how it affects product versions that are already released and Generally Available on RBC and below:

  • Rocket MV 2022 Product Lifecycle Announcement and New Product Lifecycle Policy

    On September 1st, 2022, Rocket MV announced Product Lifecycle updates.  These changes will have a one-year grace period and will take effect September 1, 2023.  You can find lifecycle status definitions and changes in product version statuses on RBC

    The MV product portfolio has grown, and you will now see the addition of jBASE, OpenQM, AccuTerm, and MVConnect to the lifecycle announcement. 

    New Product Lifecycle Policy

    In the future, we will be announcing the lifecycle of a product version at the time of release.  Each product version will have a standard, predetermined lifecycle.   We are making this move to align with industry best practices and to allow you to plan your upgrades.   You can find a complete explanation of the new policy and how it affects product versions that are already released and Generally Available on RBC and below:

  • Rocket MV 2022 Product Lifecycle Announcement and New Product Lifecycle Policy

    On September 1st, 2022, Rocket MV announced Product Lifecycle updates.  These changes will have a one-year grace period and will take effect September 1, 2023.  You can find lifecycle status definitions and changes in product version statuses on RBC

    The MV product portfolio has grown, and you will now see the addition of jBASE, OpenQM, AccuTerm, and MVConnect to the lifecycle announcement. 

    New Product Lifecycle Policy

    In the future, we will be announcing the lifecycle of a product version at the time of release.  Each product version will have a standard, predetermined lifecycle.   We are making this move to align with industry best practices and to allow you to plan your upgrades.   You can find a complete explanation of the new policy and how it affects product versions that are already released and Generally Available on RBC and below:

  • Rocket MV 2022 Product Lifecycle Announcement and New Product Lifecycle Policy

    On September 1st, 2022, Rocket MV announced Product Lifecycle updates.  These changes will have a one-year grace period and will take effect September 1, 2023.  You can find lifecycle status definitions and changes in product version statuses on RBC

    The MV product portfolio has grown, and you will now see the addition of jBASE, OpenQM, AccuTerm, and MVConnect to the lifecycle announcement. 

    New Product Lifecycle Policy

    In the future, we will be announcing the lifecycle of a product version at the time of release.  Each product version will have a standard, predetermined lifecycle.   We are making this move to align with industry best practices and to allow you to plan your upgrades.   You can find a complete explanation of the new policy and how it affects product versions that are already released and Generally Available on RBC and below:

  • Rocket MV 2022 Product Lifecycle Announcement and New Product Lifecycle Policy

    On September 1st, 2022, Rocket MV announced Product Lifecycle updates.  These changes will have a one-year grace period and will take effect September 1, 2023.  You can find lifecycle status definitions and changes in product version statuses on RBC

    The MV product portfolio has grown, and you will now see the addition of jBASE, OpenQM, AccuTerm, and MVConnect to the lifecycle announcement. 

    New Product Lifecycle Policy

    In the future, we will be announcing the lifecycle of a product version at the time of release.  Each product version will have a standard, predetermined lifecycle.   We are making this move to align with industry best practices and to allow you to plan your upgrades.   You can find a complete explanation of the new policy and how it affects product versions that are already released and Generally Available on RBC and below:

  • Rocket TRUfusion Enterprise 7.9.6.1 hotfix is available

    Rocket Software has released a new hotfix of Rocket® TRUfusion™ Enterprise 7.9.6.1, offering fixes to several issues.

    • Security:
        • We resolved a Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2022-36431: File upload servlet vulnerability was reported for the TRUfusion Enterprise Portal.
          • An attacker can create a specially crafted POST request on the /UpDwModule/ResumableUploadServlet endpoint to execute arbitrary commands on the server and access the underlying filesystem.
          • Rocket Software has addressed this vulnerability by restricting unauthenticated access to the URL by introducing an authentication mechanism in the UpDwModule and sanitizing the URL parameters before consuming them. The sanitization process blocks the directory traversal attempts of an attacker.
        • We added TRUfusion Enterprise Windchill Plugin support for Simple Logging Facade for Java (SLF4J) logging to remove the dependency on the Log4j logging framework. SLF4J supports multiple logging frameworks (including Log4j), so this support allows customers to choose the desired logging framework during deployment.
        • We also added support for non-vulnerable versions of Axis2 1.8.0 and Log4j log4j-api-2.17.jar as a further follow-up action to the log4j vulnerability (CVE-2021-44228).

    • Fixes:
      • We’ve developed a workaround for TRUfusion Enterprise Portal download timeouts. In deployments where the connection between the client computer and Apache Tomcat server is slow, you can set the connectionTimeout property in server.xml to a value higher than the default setting of 20,000 milliseconds.
      • We’ve ensured internal send jobs with conversion step work as expected. The receive job creation no longer fails and the source document is no longer sent by mistake.
      • We’ve resolved receive job handling of ReqIFz files so TRUfusion Enterprise recognizes and processes ReqlFz files correctly (the contents are no longer extracted as if they were zip file).
      • We’ve updated the TRUfusion Enterprise Archiving Module so it deletes temporary jobs without errors.
      • We’ve resolved the file type selection and filter issue in the Web client.
      • You can edit passwords for contacts in Edit mode.

    To ensure the security of your data, we recommend you download and upgrade to this release.

    You can find the Rocket TRUfusion Enterprise 7.9.6.1 release notes on the Rocket Product Documentation Portal and we’ve attached them to this email.

    Ready to upgrade? If you have a current Rocket TRUfusion Enterprise maintenance agreement, you can download this new release from the Rocket Community Portal.

    If you’re using Rocket TRUfusion Enterprise, but don’t have an active maintenance agreement, we can help you get current. Email your account executive or contact Rocket Support and a Rocket representative will reach out to discuss your options.

    Thank you for entrusting your business to Rocket Software.

    The Rocket Software Team

  • Rocket MV BASIC for Visual Studio Code v1.7.0 Now Available

    We’re pleased to announce the availability of Rocket® MV BASIC for Visual Studio Code (VS Code) v1.7.0, which will let you preview debugging capabilities for UniData and UniVerse!

    Rocket MV BASIC for VS Code (MVVS) offers features to help your developers modernize, simplify, and work more productively in one of the most popular development environments, Microsoft Visual Studio Code.

    By detecting and analyzing errors in your BASIC code, the Debugging feature makes it easy for you and your team to debug and fix BASIC programs. The 1.7.0 Debugging feature is considered an MVP (Minimal Viable Product) and we will continue to enhance and refine it over a series of releases.

    • Supported MVP Debugging Operations when the extension is connected to a UniData or UniVerse server:
      • Break Point
      • Continue
      • Step-In, Out, Over
      • Stop

               *Debugging MVP Limitations:

        • Only supported on UniData 8.2.4, UniVerse 11.3.4 and 12.1.1
        • Step-in may terminate debugging session
        • Sometimes unable to step-out at the end of CALL subroutine
    • New Features:
      • Debugging support for UniVerse without requiring the installation of additional binaries
    • Enhancements:
      • File parsing performance improvements
      • UniVerse debugging stability improvements
    • 29 bug fixes 

    MVVS Functionality Support Matrix

    MVVS Debug Functionality Support Matrix

    For more information on future MVVS releases and to collaborate with fellow MVVS users, please visit the Rocket MVVS: MV BASIC for Visual Studio Code forum.

     

    Where can I get Rocket MV BASIC for VS Code?

    Please visit the VS Code Marketplace to download the free Rocket MV BASIC for VS Code extension today.

  • Now available - UniData 8.2.4

    The Rocket MultiValue team is very excited to announce the release of UniData 8.2.4 on August 18th, 2022. 

    The UniData 8.2.4 maintenance release provides a wealth of enhancements and bug fixes as well as the highly anticipated MV BASIC for VS Code debugger preview.

    Debugging is now easier with UniData 8.2.4.  Your developers will love the changes we made in UniData 8.2.4 to support your team’s use of the UniDebugger with the MV BASIC for VS Code (MVVS) v1.7.0 extension.  We’re releasing 8.2.4 in conjunction with the MVVS v1.7.0 extension, available for free on the Visual Studio Code Marketplace.  Rocket MV BASIC for VS Code empowers your BASIC developers to edit, compile, and now debug your BASIC applications in one of the most popular development environments, Microsoft Visual Studio Code.  You can review the MV BASIC for VS Code v1.7.0 release announcement on the MVVS Rocket Forum for details including the MVVS Debugger platform support matrix.

    In addition to MVVS debugging, UniData 8.2.4 includes these highlights:

    • Audit Logging Enhancements:
      • Configure Audit change data capture at an attribute level
      • Consolidate audit records based on the record ID using the new consolidation mode
    • Security Improvements:
      • Administrators will appreciate the enhancements we’ve made to the Pluggable Authentication Module (PAM); a new, optional PAM service enables U2 connections without affecting strict login rules.
      • Get current with OpenSSL 1.1.1n
    • Python Updates:
      • If you’ve been using Python, you can preserve your Python environment during the UniData upgrade
      • Take advantage of Python v3.9.12
    • External Database Access (EDA)
      • We’ve enhanced the TRANS function to support the use of another remote key id, which was previously restricted to the mapping of ID
    • Certified for Windows 11 and Server 2022
    • 43 Enhancements
    • 52 bugs fixes

    For more details, please read the UniData 8.2.4 release notes.  To download 8.2.4, place your order on Rocket Business Connect (RBC) – it’s included as part of your maintenance. If you don’t have a current maintenance contract, please contact your Rocket sales rep – he or she is happy to help you get back on maintenance.