Announcements

  • Rocket Software Acquires Database and Tools Products of Zumasys, Inc.

    Acquisition Allows Rocket® to Innovate at Scale, Provide eLearning, and Develop Coordinated Product Roadmaps Informed by Zumasys Application Expertise
  • Rocket Software Releases EDX 6

    Attention all Rocket® EDX™ customers. We informed you via email in the summer about the release of EDX 6. This was also announced in a press release. Check out the link below.
    EDX 6 Press Release

    The benefits of EDX 6 include:
    • Rocket EDX 6 allows organizations to quickly and efficiently onboard trading partners and business systems
    • Rocket EDX 6 reduces total cost of ownership of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), with fast return on investment
    • Integrates with existing ERPs and supports commonly used EDI standards and communication protocols

    The new Rocket EDX Web Portal provides users with provides an intuitive, easy to use interface with operational and business-intelligence insights into EDI activity, ready to act upon.

    Find out more by visiting our website with updated content on Rocket EDX.
    Updated Rocket EDX content

    This includes two whitepapers on "EDI modernization" and "Modern EDI: Keeping Goods and Business Moving:
    EDI Modernization
    Modern EDI: Keeping Goods and Business Moving
  • Rocket Software Releases TRUfusion Enterprise Enhancements in 7.9.4.0

    Attention all Rocket® TRUfusion™ Enterprise customers. We informed you via email in the summer about the 7.9.4.0 release of  TRUfusion™ Enterprise.

    This was also announced in a press release. Check out the link below.

    This is an important release for Rocket, its customers and potential new customers.

    Why?
    • Rocket added a new PTC Windchill plug-in to TRUfusion™ Enterprise. This is the first version of this new capability and its functionality will improve significantly in the next release 7.9.5.0 planned for December 2021. 
    • Updated and enhanced the Teamcenter Active Workspace client TRUfusion Enterprise plug-in. This is important for Teamcenter customers who will be migrating to use the Active Workspace client.
    • Improved TRUfusion Enterprise Web Client and TRUfusion Enterprise Portal Web Client user experience. This is the start of a complete user experience overhaul for these web clients. More to follow in 2022.
    If you are running or planning to run Windchill or Teamcenter and don't have an integration with TRUfusion™ Enterprise, our team would be pleased to share with you some customer case studies and demonstrate the value of PLM integration.

    PLM integration and automation of product design data exchange (PDX) can boost engineering productivity by reducing data exchange time by 90% or more. It speeds up the decision making processes between you and your partners to help keep product design work on track and minimizes the risks of delays. 






  • Rocket Software Acquires Database and Tools Products of Zumasys, Inc.

    Acquisition Allows Rocket® to Innovate at Scale, Provide eLearning, and Develop Coordinated Product Roadmaps Informed by Zumasys Application Expertise
  • Rocket Software Acquires Database and Tools Products of Zumasys, Inc.

    Acquisition Allows Rocket® to Innovate at Scale, Provide eLearning, and Develop Coordinated Product Roadmaps Informed by Zumasys Application Expertise
  • Rocket Software Acquires Database and Tools Products of Zumasys, Inc.

    Acquisition Allows Rocket® to Innovate at Scale, Provide eLearning, and Develop Coordinated Product Roadmaps Informed by Zumasys Application Expertise
  • Rocket Open AppDev for Z V1.2 – Security and version currency updates for z/OS Open-Source Languages

    V1.2 of the Rocket Open AppDev for Z solution bundle has been released.  This release includes CVE fixes for cURL, Git, OpenSSL, and Python and also includes new versions of cURL, OpenSSL and libssh2.  The new builds of these ports are already available now for customers on support contract at condaserver.rocketsoftware.com and, for the remainder of our user community, will become available on anaconda.org/zoss-appdev in six months.

    The detailed listing of updates is as follows:

    curl=7.77.0=8
    - new version release
    - fix for CVE-2021-22922
    - fix for CVE-2021-22923
    - fix for CVE-2021-22925
    - fix for CVE-2021-22926
    - a collection of minor bug fixes
    libssh2=1.9.0=6
    - new version release
    libtag=1.7=8
    - a collection of minor bug fixes
    git=2.26.2=pl524_82
    - fix for CVE-2021-21300
    - fix for CVE-2021-40330
    - a collection of minor bug fixes
    - more efficient dependency packaging for a 15% reduction in installation footprint
    ncurses=6.1=12
    - a collection of minor bug fixes
    openssl=1.1.1k=6
    - new version release
    - fix for CVE-2021-3711
    - fix for CVE-2021-3712
    perl=5.24.4=10
    - a collection of minor bug fixes
    python=3.7.0=36
    - fix for CVE-2020-26116
    - fix for CVE-2020-27619
    - fix for CVE-2021-23336
    - fix for CVE-2021-3177
    sudo=1.8.21p2=8
    - add info about sudo setup after installation

  • MV BASIC for VS Code (MVVS) v1.2.0 now available

    We’re pleased to announce the availability of Rocket® MV BASIC for Visual Studio Code (VS Code) v1.2.0 now with compiling capabilities!!!

    Rocket MV BASIC for VS Code offers features to help your developers modernize, simplify, and work more productively.

    We are developing and releasing MV BASIC for VS Code (MVVS) at regular intervals to provide more frequent enhancements and fixes.

    The release of MVVS 1.2.0 includes three enhancements most notably Compiling.  The Compiling feature is considered an MVP (Minimal Viable Product) feature and will continue to be enhanced and refined over a series of releases.

    Version 1.2.0 includes feature enhancements:

    • Compile (MVP* version) – allows you to compile or catalog BASIC program files when the extension is connected to a U2 server

                        *Known MVP limitations:
                         - After compiling, regardless of whether the compile succeeds or fails, the BASIC files will be synchronized to the U2 server, overwriting the existing ones and new files will also be created
                         - Generated objective files will not be synchronized from the server to the local machine
                         - Compilation does not work properly when VS Code and the extension run on Linux platforms

    • Configuration File Comments - aids in the formatting and setup of the standard configuration files for newly created projects.
    • Optimize Activation Process – allows you to choose “UniVerse” or “UniData” when opening the project for first time (previously defaulted to “UniVerse”)


    In addition to these enhancements MVVS 1.2.0 includes 18 bug fixes.

    For more information on planned MVVS release content please join our quarterly roadmap webinars or view the MVVS roadmap on the Rocket Forum.

    Where can I get Rocket MV BASIC for VS Code?

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

  • Rocket Uniface 10.4.01 is here. Future-proof your development

    Simplify your Uniface landscape! Uniface 10.4 is future proof – we have prepared the Uniface repository for coming enhancements. As of this version, you can take control of your licensing using cloud-based Sentinel licensing, giving you increased flexibility, self-service licensing and remote updates.
  • Announcing Rocket Process Insights for IBM i!


    The Rocket Software team is pleased to announce Rocket Process Insights, a new solution in the Rocket modernization portfolio of products.  

    You and your team are working hard to deliver bottom-line value to the business through your modernization efforts, but there’s often a lingering question about whether you are doing the right things in the right order. Is it more impactful to automate the invoicing workflow first or to modernize the UI for order management? 
    Now there is a tool to help you answer that question:  

    Introducing Rocket Process Insights for IBM i.  


    Rocket Process Insights shines a light on how your business engages with IBM i applications. It allows you to identify the screens, workflows, and business processes that are most frequently used in your application, regardless of whether that engagement is directly by a user or through a macro.  

    With this insight, you can build a modernization plan that drives the most value to the business, including prioritizing modernization efforts that delivers bottom line wins right out of the gate.  

    Then, 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. 
  • Now available | Rocket Modern Experience and Rocket Process Automation (IBM i Edition) 10.1.1

    The Rocket Software team is pleased to announce new versions of Rocket LegaSuite and Rocket API are now available to customers on the Rocket Community Portal! 

    With these new releases (versions 10.1.1), Rocket is rolling out new naming for the two modernization tools:

    • Rocket LegaSuite is now Rocket Modern Experience, Rocket Software's flagship modern UI tool for mainframe and IBM i.
    • Rocket API is now Rocket Process Automation (IBM i Edition), Rocket Software's flagship tool with automation capabilities for IBM i.

     

    Rocket Modern Experience and Rocket Process Automation enable customers to build modern, intuitive user interfaces and workflows with their host applications that improve productivity and enhance the experience of employees, customers, and partners.

    Rocket Modern Experience v10.1.1 and Rocket Process Automation (IBM i Edition) v10.1.1 expands on these capabilities by enhancing the automatic UI generation process and by adding new configuration options to improve the user experience.

       

    Highlights include:

     

    General

    OpenSSL has been upgraded to version 1.1.1l, providing enhanced security.

     

    Rocket Modern Experience (Web Edition)

    Workbench

    Web application design experience:

    • To optimize the development process, it is now possible to apply a specific template for certain fields on a picture in smart build. For example, you can apply a template to always create a Browse button next to an entry field.
    • Smart build modifications are now displayed in the Picture editor’s Outline view for easy access.
    • It is now possible to mark output fields as label when working with pictures providing more control over the smart build result.
    • Developers can now define the package description before publishing the package to the hub.
    • Labels and buttons now automatically resize based on the size of the text and the layout they are in, to render well on a variety of devices and window or screen sizes.

     

    Template updates:

    • A content security policy has been implemented for the LegaSuite, Material Design and Sidebar project templates for a better security out of the box.

     

    Engines and Servlet

    Security enhancements:

    • For improved security, the default web server that is included in the engine installation is pre-configured for secure connections.
    • Modern Experience Web engine and servlet are now available as Docker image supporting containerization or container-first strategies.
    • Support for additional encryption algorithms has been added to the Encrypt and Decrypt script functions for improved security.

     

     

    Rocket Process Automation

    Workbench

    • In Screen API projects, when connecting to the host system, you now see a lock icon in the status bar area of the workbench which indicates the encryption status of your connection to the host.
    • In Screen API projects, the session editor interface has been improved with updated category labels and a separate new Encoding category containing character set settings.
    • The validation of function names in the JDBC command line tool (SqlCli) has been enhanced to improve the quality of the generated configuration files.

     

    Rocket MX & Automation Hub

    • The hub installation experience has improved to allow an easier out of the box installation for evaluation purposes or a more customized selection of specific features to include in the installation.
    • To familiarize new users with key hub functionality, a guided tour will automatically start when a user logs in for the first time.
    • To further simplify the configuration of secure connections, it is now possible to generate security certificates direct from the hub UI eliminating the need for separate security tools.
    • The hub LDAP configuration page has improved to offer a quicker configuration experience.

     

     

    Rocket Modern Experience (Desktop Edition)

    Rocket MX GUI engine and Clients

    • The License Message Server (LMS) and the licensing logic in the engines now support Live Partition Mobility (LPM).
    • The icons for the printer client secure and non-secure connections have been refreshed.
    • User functions created in scripts in the workbench or using the ScriptExec function are now callable from user macros, making it easier for use in the MX Desktop client.
    • For increased security, support for additional encryption algorithms has been added to the Encrypt and Decrypt script functions.

     

     

    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 Automation (IBM i Edition), Rocket Modern Experience (Desktop Edition) and Rocket Modern Experience (Web Edition).

     

  • MV BASIC for VS Code (MVVS) v1.1.2 now available

    We’re pleased to announce the availability of Rocket® MV BASIC for Visual Studio Code (VS Code) v1.1.2

    Rocket MV BASIC for VS Code offers features to help your developers modernize, simplify, and work more productively.

    We are developing and releasing MV BASIC for VS Code (MVVS) at regular intervals to provide more frequent enhancements and fixes.

    Version 1.1.2 includes editing feature enhancements:

    • Code Lens (New) allows you to review your code and find references to variables, functions, or subroutines without leaving the editor.
    • Signature Help has been enhanced to automatically update the parameter lists of user-defined functions when editing the BASIC files that contain those functions.
    • Other Enhancements:
      • Three new statements have been added to Code Folding to further improve code readability for large blocks of code: WHILE and UNTIL clauses in loops as well as the LOCK statement.  The large code block surrounded by these statements can be folded into one line so that users can quickly go through the whole program.
      • All variables declared in an INCLUDE file are now referenced without error


    In addition to these enhancements MVVS 1.1.2 includes 38 bug fixes.

    For more information on planned MVVS release content please join our quarterly roadmap webinars or view the MVVS roadmap on the Rocket Forum.

    *Full diagnostic support will be added to MVVS over a series of releases.

    Where can I get Rocket MV BASIC for VS Code?

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

  • See the latest Rocket MVVS Roadmap here

    The MultiValue product team will now publish updates to product roadmaps each quarter in the forum. See the latest version of the MVVS Roadmap here.
  • See the latest Rocket MV Tools Roadmaps here

    The MultiValue product team will now publish updates to product roadmaps each quarter in the forum. See the latest version of the MV Tools Roadmaps here.
  • See the latest Rocket U2 Roadmap here

    The MultiValue product team will now publish updates to product roadmaps each quarter in the forum. See the latest version of the UniVerse and UniData Roadmap here.
  • See the latest Rocket D3 Roadmap here

    The MultiValue product team will now publish updates to product roadmaps each quarter in the forum. See the latest version of the D3 Roadmap here.
  • New release of Rocket TE is available with Rocket MFA (IBM i Edition)

    Rocket Software is excited to announce the launch of Rocket Multi-Factor Authentication (IBM i Edition) v1.1, that also integrates with Rocket Terminal Emulator. 

    Rocket MFA or RMFA integrates with both Desktop and Web editions of Rocket Terminal Emulator, and is available as a bundled option for customers.

    Other highlights for Rocket MFA (IBM i Edition) v1.1 include:

    • IBM i Client support – support authentication on IBM i.
    • Linux on Intel Server installation requirement – ability to run Rocket MFA Server on Linux on Intel (RedHat support).
    • Authentication factors – RADIUS and RADIUS-based RSA SecurID, time-based one-time passwords, LDAP, pin-protected certificates, and Yubikey support.
    Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions or feedback regarding the new releases of Rocket TE and Rocket MFA, or their integration.
    • Rocket Terminal Emulator v10.1.1 now available

      The latest release of Rocket Terminal Emulator is now available. For this release, the team focused on improving the administrative and user experiences, as well as enhancing the security and availability of Rocket Terminal Emulator.

      Rocket Terminal Emulator v10.1.1. highlights includes:

      • Improved Experience: There are enhancements to the administration console, including the ability to add new users at the group admin level. We also increased localization support for both Desktop and Web Editions.
      • Secure Terminal Emulation: Rocket Terminal Emulator can integrate with IBM Multi-Factor Authentication for IBM Z and Rocket MFA (IBM i Edition), allowing customers to build a more layered defense against password attacks. Rocket Terminal Emulator (Desktop Edition) now supports TLS 1.3
      • High Availability: Rocket Terminal Emulator (Web Edition) now offers support for high availability
      You can find a complete list of enhancements and updated system requirements for Rocket Terminal Emulator v10.1.1 in the release notes on our Rocket Community page.

      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 release(s) now.
    • Rocket UniVerse 11.3.3 now available

      Last week the Rocket MultiValue R&D team released version 11.3.3 of UniVerse. This latest release is what we call a maintenance release since it’s a hotfix rollup release with some new features.

      The NEW features in UniVerse 11.3.3 include:

      • Support for Python version 3.9
      • A new ADE tool that enables you to validate that encryption components are synchronized in order to protect you data.  This new tool consists of commands to check encryption metadata consistency and to help diagnose and repair problems
      • The ability for UniVerse to better handle out-of-memory situations so that they are clearly identified in runtime error messages or error log files allowing for faster diagnosis of the issue
      • The extension of the Windows UseShortUserNames registry key to allow the option for applications to exclude the domain name
      • Additional fields in stat.file that assist in determining which files may require maintenance

      For more details, please read the UniVerse 11.3.3 release notes. To download 11.3.3, place your order in RBC.

    • MV BASIC for VS Code (MVVS) v1.1.1 now available

      We’re pleased to announce the availability of Rocket® MV BASIC for Visual Studio Code (VS Code) v1.1.1

      Rocket MV BASIC for VS Code offers features to help your developers modernize, simplify, and work more productively.

      We are developing and releasing MV BASIC for VS Code (MVVS) at regular intervals to provide more frequent enhancements and fixes.

      Version 1.1.1 is the first of these regular releases and includes editing feature enhancements:

      • Diagnostic Support* – syntax error checking for statements and variables.  When writing BASIC programs, syntax error checking highlights errors in statements and can even warn you when a variable is undefined making it easier to correct coding mistakes on the fly.
      • Signature Help – automatic parameters list for internal or customized functions.  Signature help will automatically display the list of parameters associated with an internal function for quick and efficient coding.  For customized functions, developers can define the list of parameters to be displayed automatically.

      To learn more about these features, please view the MVVS v1.1.1 video.

      For more information on planned MVVS release content please join our quarterly roadmap webinars.

      *Full diagnostic support will be added to MVVS over a series of releases.

      Where can I get Rocket MV BASIC for VS Code?

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

    • NOW AVAILABLE | ICLUSTER VERSION 8.3.2

      We're excited to announce that iCluster 8.3.2 is now available to customers on the Rocket Customer Portal.

      The highlight of this release:

       

      Replication enhancements

      Improved commitment control performance

      • The replication efficiency of files under commitment control has been improved in this release improving the RPO. Depending on the data size and type, this version of iCluster brings double-digit performance gains compared with the previous version.

       

      Detailed release notes can be found at https://docs.rocketsoftware.com

       

      Upgrade Path

      You can only upgrade to this PTF directly from iCluster 8.3 or 8.3.1. For releases earlier than 8.3, first upgrade to 8.3 and then to 8.3.2.

    • Rocket UniData 8.2.3 now available

      Today the Rocket MultiValue R&D team has made a new version of UniData available, version 8.2.3. This latest release is what we call a maintenance release since it’s a hotfix rollup release with some new features. Specifically, UniData 8.2.3 includes support for Python 3.9.

      Also, we introduced a new and improved upgrade and install script, ‘udtsetup’, with UniData 8.2; please note UniData 8.2.3 will be the final release that supports ‘udtinstall’ and ‘updatesys’. Future releases of UniData will only support the new ‘udtsetup’ script.

      UDT.OPTION Changes

      • – Update to UDT.OPTION 116: Please note this printing option is for 32-bit only and should not be used with 64-bit releases.
      • – NEW: UDT.OPTION 129 U_VF_ALLOW_STALE_READ – this new option allows for virtual field stale (updating the index with a possibly, already obsolete value) reads

      For more details, please read the release notes. To download 8.2.3, place your order in RBC.

      Later in the quarter we’re hosting our next Rocket MV roadmap livestream. To learn what we’re planning for UniData, please join us on Wednesday, May 19th. To save your seat, please fill out the form on our roadmap registration page.

    • NOW AVAILABLE | ROCKET CONNECTIQ 7.2.2

      We're excited to announce that Rocket ConnectiQ 7.2.2 is now available to customers on the Rocket Customer Portal!

      Highlights include:

      • The Copy and Paste functionality in Configure has been enhanced to allow a developer to copy one or more statements from a task and paste them into a different task. This allows for faster task development.

       

      • A UI enhancement to import an SSL Certificate to the web server has been added. You can import a certificate by navigating to Platform → Administration → SSL Certificate and completing the certificate dialog.

       

      • Various performance and efficiency improvements.

       

      Detailed release notes can be found here: ConnectiQ 7.2.2.
    • NOW AVAILABLE | ROCKET LEGASUITE 8.5.6 AND ROCKET API 8.5.6


      We're excited to announce that Rocket LegaSuite 8.5.6 and Rocket API 8.5.6 is now available to customers on the Rocket Community Portal!

      Highlights include:

      Rocket LegaSuite Web

      Workbench

      Web application design experience:

      • In previous versions, any manual modifications to widgets in a page are lost when Smart Build is re-run. To optimize the development process, it is now possible to retain the modifications to Smart Build results on pages. For example, changing the list header definitions, excluding (parts of) fields or changing the web control type.

      Dynamic UI updates:

      • To provide better support for regular expressions in Dynamic UI rules, the PCRE2 regular expression library is introduced to replace the in-house regular expression library.

       

      Web Desktop Client

      • The Web Desktop Client has been upgraded to the latest version of Chromium, providing enhanced security.
      • It is now possible to save and load profile information for easier troubleshooting.

       

      Engines and Servlet

      Security enhancements:

      • New configurable rate limits have been implemented to manage the number of connections and requests made within a time period to prevent Denial of Service (DoS) attacks.
      • To prevent unrestricted communication to the servlet, CORS (Cross-origin Resource Sharing) rules can be defined in the servlet configuration.

       

      Rocket API

      Workbench

      Multi-user support for deployment projects:

      • The project create wizard for API Deployment projects has a new option to configure the API Deployment project for multi-user development.
      • Support for managing microflows using Source Control Management software has been improved.

       

      Access & Connectivity Hub

      • It is now possible to configure automatic cleanup for the hub's database. To exclude packages from the database cleanup, lock specific versions of packages by toggling the Locked switch on a version.
      • A new Start menu option was added to update the configuration of the Tomcat container where the hub is running on Windows. For example, adding extra system properties or changing the Java memory allocation.

       

       

      Rocket LegaSuite GUI

      Workbench

      • To improve the developer experience, it is now possible to also recreate the screen when the user is prompted to recreate the page during Smart Build.

       

      Detailed release notes can be found here: Rocket API 8.5.6, Rocket LegaSuite GUI 8.5.6 and Rocket LegaSuite Web 8.5.6.

    • Rocket D3 10.3.3 Available Now

      As part of our commitment to develop, enhance and support our MultiValue products, the Rocket D3 R&D team has made a new version of D3 available, version 10.3.3. This latest release is what we call a maintenance release since it includes both bug fixes and some new features. Specifically, D3 10.3.3 includes a new service to support additional client connectivity, including UOPY.

      For more details, please read the release notes. To download the installer, go to the Downloads section of the Rocket Community Portal.

      Rocket Software encourages you and all our customers to run the latest versions of our MultiValue Application Platform, so your organization is:

      • keeping up with new features which deliver enhanced security, compliance, and performance
      • maximizing the value of your maintenance contract, which includes free access to the latest releases

      Other D3 News:

      Later in the quarter we’re hosting our next Rocket MV roadmap livestream. To learn what we’re planning for D3, please join us on Wednesday, May 19th. To save your seat, please fill out the form on our roadmap registration page.

      In June, Tim Rude, the head of our D3 R&D team, will be introducing the next release of D3 10.4 and invites you to participate in the D3 10.4 alpha program. Rocket values your input as we continue to develop and enhance D3 to help you address your business challenges. We hope you’ll engage with this alpha program, and with our technical and product management teams. Interested in participating? Sign up here.