Announcements

  • 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.

  • Rocket DevOps portal 10.1.3 is now available

    I'm pleased to announce the release of Rocket DevOps portal & test v 10.1.3

    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 release include:

    • New audit report scheduler
    • Enhanced audit report parameters
    • Email server configuration support
    • Fast download of Task reports
    • New dashboard shortcut options
    • Safari browser support


    Rocket DevOps test v 10.1.3 UI supports these additional features**

    • Create, edit, view, report test cases
    • Extract & obfuscate test data from production systems
    • Record and playback interactive sessions
    • Submit & monitor batch jobs
    • Execute and monitor remote commands on IBM i, Windows, and Linux systems

    ** Requires the latest versions of LMi (8.6) and/or LMe (6.7) to take advantage of the new features of RDOp and RDOt and a 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

  • Updated: Windows updates July 17 and August 11,2022 causes Uniface Anywhere to fail connections


    The issue applies to the following host operating systems running Uniface Anywhere version 6:

    • Windows Server 2022 Standard/Datacenter
    • Windows Server 2019 Standard/Datacenter
    • Windows 10 x64 Pro/Ent 20H2/21H1/21H2
    • Windows 11 x64 Pro/Ent 


    Symptom:

    When Windows Updates released on July 17th are applied:
     Uniface Anywhere Application Publishing Service will start, but connections will not be accepted.

    Message: “Failed to start session.”

    Resolve actions:

    •    Enable the Windows Compatibility Assurance by selecting to install the Uniface Anywhere 6.0.5 version within the Admin Console, Host options, Updates.
    • Download and install the Uniface Anywhere 6.0.5 version from: Downloads - Rocket Community (rocketsoftware.com) Select in the left column: Uniface and find in the right column: “UNI-30634            Uniface Anywhere 6.0.5”


    Notes

    • Uniface Anywhere applications and components are signed with the Certificates issued by Rocket Software Inc.
    • Critical updates supplied under Windows Compatibility Assurance can contain files with code signing Certificates issued by GraphOn Corporation. This is intentional and by design to be able to deliver patches with the lowest risk of downtime of the Host that requires the update.

     

     

  • Rocket Software and the Uniface Labs are excited to announce the release of Uniface 10.4.02

    During the past few months, we have been working hard to bring further product enhancements and features. We believe that 10.4.02 will boost development performance and application stability, increase deployment options and help you enjoy your experience with Uniface even more.

    What does 10.4.02 offer?

    Uniface 10.4.02 significantly enhances both the development and deployment of Uniface applications.

    • Development
      • Error-free coding: Exceptions (E-Learning module: How to use Exceptions in ProcScript (uniface.com))
      • Centralise web processing (e.g., authentication) and gain complete control of requests/responses: Open-sourced USYSHTTP component
      • Simplified struct handling: USTRUCT: helper library.
      • Secure code: no-debug for global procs
      • Increased maximum component size: Component literal pool size increase
    • Deployment
      • Containerized deployment: Prebuilt Docker images*
      • No infrastructure concurrent licensing: Sentinel CloudLM

    * Available in the coming days

    Please refer to the Uniface documentation for more information on each feature.

    You can download Uniface directly from the Rocket Community Portal.

    Happy development!

    Best,

    Michael Taylor

  • Rocket DevOps test is now available

    I’m thrilled to announce the first release of a brand-new Rocket product – Rocket DevOps test. Not only is this a new Rocket product, but it’s also a completely new IBM i product!

     

    Rocket DevOps test (RDOt) is the second new IBM i product that we’ve launched this year and follows in the footsteps of Rocket DevOps portal (RDOp). Both are core components designed to support the evolution of Rocket DevOps - formerly known as Aldon – and demonstrate our commitment to the IBM i community.

     

    Rocket DevOps test offers integrated testing functions built right into the RDOp platform, and includes automated unit, integration, and regression testing capabilities.

     

    The key features for this release are:

    • Create, edit, view, report test cases
    • Extract & anonymise test data from production systems
    • Record and playback interactive sessions
    • Submit & monitor batch jobs
    • Execute and monitor remote commands on IBM i, Windows, and Linux systems

     

    You need to be on the latest versions of LMi (8.6) and/or LMe (6.7) to take advantage of the new features of RDOp and RDOt.

     

    If you’d like more information, or you’d like to see the products in action, please email me and I’ll be pleased to contact you.

     

    Chris White

    Principal Product Manager

    cwhite@rocketsoftware.com

  • D3/Linux 10.3.3 Certified on Rocky and Alma Linux

    Testing and certification of D3/Linux 10.3.3 on Rocky Linux 8 and AlmaLinux 8 is complete.

    Due to the CentOS 8 change in product lifecycle and compatibility with RedHat Linux a suitable replacement was needed. Rocky Linux and Alma Linux were prime candidates because both are binary compatible with RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).

    Note that this is for release 10.3.3 and later, and that the D3_setup_sub patch must be used so that D3 can load dependencies during execution of D3_setup.
  • Reduce downtime associated with database changes by up to 99% with LMi Convert File While Active.

    With an increase in the number of businesses moving to 24-hour online processing, the growing need to modernize applications, and ever-increasing data storage requirements, IBM i developers must plan their application updates to fit into constantly decreasing maintenance windows.

     

    One of the most time-consuming development activities is applying complex structural changes to IBM i database files. Such changes often require database files to be recreated, together with related dependent objects. While small files may take only minutes to process, large database files can take many hours, or even days, to update.

     

    Traditionally, database files are locked during this process and application users cannot access the associated data – or, more often than not, the entire application.

     

    In LMi 8.6 we introduce a new feature to overcome this problem - Convert File While Active (CFWA). CFWA allows users to continue accessing their applications whilst LMi converts application data and recreates dependencies in the background. During background processing, LMi ensures that all database updates are synchronized to ensure the integrity of data is maintained. At a convenient time, an authorized user can instruct LMi to move the new application objects into production - reducing the downtime from hours or days, to just a few minutes.

     

    The following examples were observed by our engineering teams during recent performance testing:

     

    Structural change made: Change to column / field attribute in middle of database file.

     

    Scenario A: Database file with 400 million records, 30 *INDEX, 20 *LF, 50 *VIEW, 2 *ALIAS

    Downtime required to process structural changes without CFWA: 1 hour 3 minutes

    Downtime required to process structural changes with CFWA: 24 seconds

    Downtime saving: 99.4%

     

    Scenario B: Database file with 2 billion records, 30 *INDEX, 20 *LF, 50 *VIEW, 2 *ALIAS

    Downtime to process structural changes without CFWA: 9 hours 19 minutes

    Downtime to process structural changes with CFWA: 4 minutes

    Downtime saving: 99.3%

     

    Scenario C: Database file with 4 billion records, 1 *LF

    Downtime to process structural changes without CFWA: 5 hours 46 minutes

    Downtime to process structural changes with CFWA: 6 minutes

    Downtime saving: 98.3%

     

    Additional examples of time savings observed by our engineering teams during performance testing are detailed in the following graph:

     

    The table above shows the downtime associated with making structural changes to database objects using LMi with and without CFWA enabled. File sizes (both record counts and physical size) are shown together with % downtime saving that CFWA provided during the tests. The column on the right shows that LMi 8.6 removes the previous 2TB file size limit.

     

    If you would like to start using CFWA, please contact our support team who will arrange a complimentary CFWA introduction and familiarization session.

     

    CFWA is included (at no additional cost) in LMi 8.6 and available to all customers with current maintenance agreements. It can be downloaded from the Rocket Community Portal. Reach out to us if we can help you plan your update.


    Chris White

    Principal Product Manager

    Email: cwhite@rocketsoftware.com

  • Rocket TRUfusion Enterprise 7.9.6.0 maintenance release is available

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

    Rocket TRUfusion Enterprise 7.9.6.0, a maintenance release, offers mitigation to two security vulnerabilities and several issue fixes and enhancements:

    • Security vulnerabilities:
      • Rocket Software has removed the vulnerable JndiLookup class from the existing log4j-core<version>.jar file, which is not used by TRUfusion Enterprise, to mitigate the arbitrary code execution vulnerability Log4Shell (CVE-2021-44228).
      • Rocket Software has updated the Spring Framework jar files used in TRUfusion Enterprise to the latest version 5.3.18 and Spring Security jar files to version 5.6.2 to mitigate the Spring Framework remote code execution vulnerability (CVE-2022-22965).


    • Issue fixes:
      • When using the TRUfusion Enterprise Web Client to send jobs, all emails added as Cc recipients will receive email notifications, including those that are not stored in the database.
      • The Teamcenter 13.2 TRUfusion Enterprise rich client plugin logging framework has been changed to log4j v2.
      • The TRUfusion Enterprise PLM Integration Platform (COMPDM) has improved validation of variables.


    • Enhancements:
      • We’ve enhanced the Windchill Collector inside the TRUfusion Enterprise Windchill plugin so your administrator can configure the way it collects (“as stored”, “latest” or “latest working”) dependent objects of a selected root object, including assemblies or drawings.
      • The TRUfusion Enterprise Web Client now offers pagination of contact list and user list to improve user experience and performance.
      • Support for later versions of several CAD and PLM software products.


    The Rocket TRUfusion Enterprise 7.9.6.0 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.

  • Now available | Rocket Process Insights, Modern Experience and Process Automation (IBM i) 10.1.4

    The Rocket Software team is pleased to announce new versions of Rocket Process Insights, Modern Experience and Process Automation (IBM i) are now available to customers on the Rocket Community Portal!

    Rocket Process Insights is a workflow/process discovery tool that helps prioritize modernization efforts.

     

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

     

    Rocket Process Insights v10.1.4, Rocket Modern Experience v10.1.4 and Rocket Process Automation (IBM i Edition) v10.1.4 expand on these capabilities by introducing error scenario detection in Process Insights, by enhancing the MX Desktop project to MX Web project conversion process and by providing enhanced security across the portfolio.

     

    Highlights include:

     

    General

    Security

    • OpenSSL has been upgraded to version 3.0.2, providing FIPS support and enhanced security.
    • The ‘Spring4Shell’ vulnerability in the Spring Framework (CVE-2022-22965) is rectified for all the products that use this Framework in this release.
    • Support for the SSH1 protocol is removed. SSH2 is the replacement of SSH1.
    • Log4j2 have been upgraded to version 2.17.2, providing enhanced security.

     

    Rocket MX & 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 9.0.62.

     

    Authentication

    • As of this release, configuring the LDAP connection now provides several options for a secure connection. You configure the LDAP authentication on the hub to connect to your LDAP server to provide domain users hub access. Additional options are now provided in the Configure LDAP window:
      • LDAP over SSL using port 636
      • (default) LDAP over TLS using port 389
      • non-secure LDAP

    In earlier releases, LDAP over TLS and non-secure LDAP were the only available options.

     

    Rocket Process Insights

    Improved process state representation

    • Screens now show amalgamated static content to help a Process Insights analyst identify the purpose of each screen.
    • If 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.

     

    Error scenario detection

    • To help a Process Insights analyst identify error situations in processes, screens containing an error are now indicated with the screen name in red, followed by the text Error.
    • On the Application or Process view, hover over the screen to display the full screen name and error. The error message is also displayed in the details pane.

     

    Data redaction

    • To provide a Process Insights analyst the flexibility of redacting on all screens, redaction is now possible on all screens on the Application or Process view. In earlier releases, redaction was only possible on screens with sensitive data.

     

    Rocket Modern Experience (Web Edition)

    Workbench

    MX Desktop (GUI) to MX Web project conversion

    • As of this release, project conversion results are directly displayed in a new workbench view called Conversion log.
    • Use the Conversion log view to expand or collapse log entries, apply filters of your choice, and change the presentation of the logged entries. To do this, you click the icons in the view. To focus your conversion efforts, filter the entries according to severity and priority. 

    Grid column conditional visibility

    • To programmatically toggle the visibility of grid columns based on defined host fields or variable contents at runtime, visibility properties have been added to the grid column definition.

     

    Engines and Client

    Apache Tomcat upgrade

    • Rocket Modern Experience have upgraded Apache Tomcat, the web application server included in the engine installation on Microsoft Windows Server, to version 9.0.62.

     

    Rocket Process Automation

    Workbench

    • To speed up the development of VT microflows in Screen API Classic projects, you can now choose to insert the WaitForCursorInHostfield action in the microflow automatically.  
    • For improved security, the default keystore format in Rocket Process Automation changed from JKS to PKCS12 to store encrypted private keys and certificates.

     

    Rocket Modern Experience (Desktop Edition)

    Workbench

    MX Desktop (GUI) to MX Web project conversion

    • As of this release, project conversion results are directly displayed in a new workbench view called

    Conversion log.

     

    Engines and Client

    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).

     

    Apache Tomcat upgrade

    • Rocket Modern Experience have upgraded Apache Tomcat, the web application server included in the engine installation on Microsoft Windows Server, to version 9.0.62.

     

    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, Modern Experience and Process Automation (IBM i) 10.1.4

    The Rocket Software team is pleased to announce new versions of Rocket Process Insights, Modern Experience and Process Automation (IBM i) are now available to customers on the Rocket Community Portal!

    Rocket Process Insights is a workflow/process discovery tool that helps prioritize modernization efforts.

     

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

     

    Rocket Process Insights v10.1.4, Rocket Modern Experience v10.1.4 and Rocket Process Automation (IBM i Edition) v10.1.4 expand on these capabilities by introducing error scenario detection in Process Insights, by enhancing the MX Desktop project to MX Web project conversion process and by providing enhanced security across the portfolio.

     

    Highlights include:

     

    General

    Security

    • OpenSSL has been upgraded to version 3.0.2, providing FIPS support and enhanced security.
    • The ‘Spring4Shell’ vulnerability in the Spring Framework (CVE-2022-22965) is rectified for all the products that use this Framework in this release.
    • Support for the SSH1 protocol is removed. SSH2 is the replacement of SSH1.
    • Log4j2 have been upgraded to version 2.17.2, providing enhanced security.

     

    Rocket MX & 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 9.0.62.

     

    Authentication

    • As of this release, configuring the LDAP connection now provides several options for a secure connection. You configure the LDAP authentication on the hub to connect to your LDAP server to provide domain users hub access. Additional options are now provided in the Configure LDAP window:
      • LDAP over SSL using port 636
      • (default) LDAP over TLS using port 389
      • non-secure LDAP

    In earlier releases, LDAP over TLS and non-secure LDAP were the only available options.

     

    Rocket Process Insights

    Improved process state representation

    • Screens now show amalgamated static content to help a Process Insights analyst identify the purpose of each screen.
    • If 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.

     

    Error scenario detection

    • To help a Process Insights analyst identify error situations in processes, screens containing an error are now indicated with the screen name in red, followed by the text Error.
    • On the Application or Process view, hover over the screen to display the full screen name and error. The error message is also displayed in the details pane.

     

    Data redaction

    • To provide a Process Insights analyst the flexibility of redacting on all screens, redaction is now possible on all screens on the Application or Process view. In earlier releases, redaction was only possible on screens with sensitive data.

     

    Rocket Modern Experience (Web Edition)

    Workbench

    MX Desktop (GUI) to MX Web project conversion

    • As of this release, project conversion results are directly displayed in a new workbench view called Conversion log.
    • Use the Conversion log view to expand or collapse log entries, apply filters of your choice, and change the presentation of the logged entries. To do this, you click the icons in the view. To focus your conversion efforts, filter the entries according to severity and priority.

     

    Grid column conditional visibility

    • To programmatically toggle the visibility of grid columns based on defined host fields or variable contents at runtime, visibility properties have been added to the grid column definition.

     

    Engines and Client

    Apache Tomcat upgrade

    • Rocket Modern Experience have upgraded Apache Tomcat, the web application server included in the engine installation on Microsoft Windows Server, to version 9.0.62.

     

    Rocket Process Automation

    Workbench

    • To speed up the development of VT microflows in Screen API Classic projects, you can now choose to insert the WaitForCursorInHostfield action in the microflow automatically.  
    • For improved security, the default keystore format in Rocket Process Automation changed from JKS to PKCS12 to store encrypted private keys and certificates.

     

     

    Rocket Modern Experience (Desktop Edition)

    Workbench

    MX Desktop (GUI) to MX Web project conversion

    • As of this release, project conversion results are directly displayed in a new workbench view called

    Conversion log.

     

    Engines and Client

    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).

     

    Apache Tomcat upgrade

    • Rocket Modern Experience have upgraded Apache Tomcat, the web application server included in the engine installation on Microsoft Windows Server, to version 9.0.62.

      

    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).

     

  • MV BASIC for VS Code (MVVS) v1.6.0 now available

    Rocket MV BASIC for VS Code v1.6.0 – Debugging Functionality PREVIEW

     

    The Rocket MultiValue team is pleased to announce the availability of the Rocket MV BASIC for Visual Studio Code 1.6.0 extension, now available on the Visual Studio Code Marketplace.

     

    Rocket MV BASIC for VS Code (MVVS) allows BASIC developers to edit, compile, and now debug their BASIC applications in one of the most popular development environments, Microsoft Visual Studio Code.

     

    The release of MVVS 1.6.0 includes a preview of the Debugging functionality.  By detecting and analyzing errors in your BASIC code, the Debugging feature makes it easy to debug and fix BASIC programs. The 1.6.0 Debugging feature is considered an MVP (Minimal Viable Product) and we will continue to enhance and refine it over a series of releases.

     

    MVVS version 1.6.0 includes:

    • Debugging (MVP* version) - version 1.6.0 allows debugging of BASIC programs when the extension is connected to a UniVerse server    

                                 Supported MVP Debugging Operations:

        • Break Point
        • Continue
        • Step-In, Out, Over
        • Stop

     

    *Debugging MVP Limitations:

    • Only supported on UniVerse 11.3.4 and 12.1.1 (future releases will support UniData)
    • External DAP server binaries must be downloaded from RBC and installed (will be automatic in future data server and MVVS releases)
    • Step-in may terminate debugging session
    • Sometimes unable to step-out at the end of CALL subroutine
    • Use of step-in/out with breakpoint only
    • Unable to run debugging in multiple workspace folders.

     

    • 5 bug fixes for compile and debugging issues

     

    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.

  • Simplification of z/OpenSource downloads

    The set of download options on Rocket’s support portal have been greatly reduced for simplification.  All 20 individual product folders (e.g. Git, Perl, etc.) which contain source distributions are being replaced by one folder with all the source distributions.

    Also, the folder names have been changed for clarification.  These are the new folder names and what they contain:

    • Rocket Open AppDev for Z (free solution)
      z/OS Miniconda installer for users not on paid support contract.  z/OS ports will be downloaded from our conda channel server at anaconda.org.
    • Rocket Open AppDev for Z (Miniconda installer)
      z/OS Miniconda installer for users on paid support contract. z/OS ports will be downloaded from our Rocket-hosted conda channel server.
    • Rocket Open AppDev for Z (local conda channel setup)
      Installer for setting up your own on-premise conda file channel and populating it with the full set of tools and languages in the solution.  This option is only available for users on paid support.
    • Rocket Open AppDev for Z (SMP/E installer)
      SMP/E installer for the full set of tools and languages in the solution.  This option is only available for users on paid support.
    • Source code distributions
      The source code distributions for the full set of tools and languages in the solution.
  • Rocket Open AppDev for Z V2 – Now with IBM z/OS Python, SMP/E option and Bash and Perl updates

    This latest version of OpenApp Dev for Z continues Rocket’s commitment to bringing modern DevOps, IT and application development innovation to IBM Z® without compromising data and security. It also alleviates the challenges of dealing with multiple open source products by including IBM Python within Rocket Open AppDev for Z, fully supported—allowing customers to get all the open source languages and support tools needed for the mainframe from a single vendor and eliminating the frustration stemming from patching together support and code language from different vendors.

    Evolving the solution to further meet the needs of enterprise customers, Rocket Open AppDev for Z now provides:

    • Compatibility between all Rocket z/OS ports and IBM Python, allowing customers to get rid of duplicate z/OS Python installs and standardize on a single Python port
    • The option to install and maintain via SMP/E, a tool designed to manage the installation of software products on z/OS, for the first time, enabling customers to choose between conda, the most popular platform-independent way to deploy and manage packages, and SMP/E, the most popular z/OS deployment technology
    • A z/OS port for the latest version of Bash, so customers can leverage the latest features from the most popular Unix shell for DevOps on z/OS
    • An updated Perl port, adding seamless and transparent ASCII/EBCDIC conversion and allowing customers to run Perl scripts on z/OS in production with full confidence thanks to 24/7 support from Rocket
  • Rocket TRUfusion Enterprise 7.9.5.1 hotfix is available

    Rocket TRUfusion Enterprise 7.9.5.1 hotfix is available.

    Rocket TRUfusion Enterprise 7.9.5.1 is a hotfix release that offers fixes to a number of issues, specifically:

    • Resolution of two Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE®) identified for the TRUfusion Enterprise Portal.
      • CVE-2022-25026: Server-Side Request Forgery (SSRF) issue
      • CVE-2022-25027: An authentication bypass issue
    • Improved approach for TRUfusion Enterprise to load partner users from TRUexchange to avoid time outs.
    • Correct handling of TRUexchange jobs containing zip files.
    • Automatic clear out of TRUfusion Enterprise Portal send job data from the edi/in directory once a job is processed successfully.

    Rocket strongly recommends customers using TRUfusion Enterprise Portal should upgrade to this release.

    The Rocket TRUfusion Enterprise 7.9.5.1 release notes are posted on the Rocket Product Documentation Portal and attached to this email.

    Ready to upgrade now? 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.