IBM Rational DOORS version 9.2 readme
IBM Corporation
02 June, 2009

This file contains last-minute product information and updates to IBM® Rational® DOORS® 9.2 (Rational DOORS).

It is divided into the following sections:

For the latest news and information on Rational DOORS, visit the Rational Software Support site.

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System requirements

To run the Rational DOORS 9.2 Database Server you need:

To run the Rational DOORS 9.2 Client you need:

Other requirements are:

At the time of writing, the third party products tested with Rational DOORS 9.2 are:

For additional information about system requirements, including recommended configurations, see the Support Web Site.

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Operating system locales supported by Rational DOORS 9.2

Any Windows locale.

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Compatible products

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Installing Rational DOORS 9.2

If you already have Rational DOORS, the version that you have (i.e. whether it is patched or unpatched) does not affect the way in which Rational DOORS 9.2 is installed. In all cases Rational DOORS 9.2 is installed into a new directory named Program Files\IBM\Rational\DOORS\9.2 by default. After successful installation, if your your current version of Rational DOORS is version 9.0 or after, it is removed from your system. If your current version is prior to version 9.0, it remains on your system.

Note: When you install the Rational DOORS client in Japan, you must accept the default location.

You cannot install Rational DOORS 9.2 into the same directory as your current Rational DOORS installation. If you try to do this the installation will fail.

For information about installing Rational DOORS 9.2, see the Rational DOORS Installation Guide. This is available in PDF format on the Rational Solutions for Enterprise Lifecycle Management DVD, and on the IBM Rational Document Download Information Center.

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Installing the Rational DOORS 9.2 Example Data

If you already have a Rational DOORS Training Database for a previous version of Rational DOORS installed on your machine, remove it before you install the Rational DOORS 9.2 Example Data.

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Installing the Rational Directory Server

For information about installing the Rational Directory Server, see the Rational Directory Server Installation Manual.

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Obtaining a license for Rational DOORS

If this is your first installation of Rational DOORS, you need to obtain a license from IBM. You also need to install version 1.3, 1.4, 1.5 or 2.0 of the Rational License Server TL.

For information about how to obtain a license from IBM, and how to install the Rational License Server TL, see its user documentation.

If you are already running Rational DOORS, the action you need to take depends on the version of Rational DOORS you are running, and whether you have a valid maintenance agreement:

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What's new in version 9.2

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Known problems

For details of known problems in Rational DOORS 9.2, see the IBM Rational Document Download Information Center.

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Spelling Checker

There may be some languages supplied with the spelling checker, for example Russian that don't supply alternative text when errors are detected during a spelling check.

When you set up the options for checking spelling in certain languages, a Modes panel is displayed on the Options dialog box. In some languages the modes that are available are meaningless. For example, if the selected language is Russian, the modes Je and Jo are displayed.

These issues are a result of limitations in the third party software used by Rational DOORS to provide spelling checker capabilities.

Hidden Text

Rational DOORS doesn't support hidden text. For example, if you copy text including hidden text from Microsoft Word and paste it into a Rational DOORS module, the text that is displayed in the module explorer is different to that displayed in the object.

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Contacting Support

Please visit our Telelogic support overview site at:
You will find a one-sheet reference guide about how to best contact support in your geography.

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