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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 11, 2013

RAD and DevOps: ANt Tasks to export partial EAR/WAR/EBA etc.

With RAD or the Build Utility we can export a full EAR/WAR/EBA etc.
If we use the RAD Ant tasks as the way to create the artifacts to use in a DevOps scenario with IBM UrbanCode Deploy, it would be useful to be able to build a jar file that contains only the delta (modified files) compared to:
- a previous (supplied) EAR/WAS/EBA
- a selected snapshot/baseline (specific to Rational Team Concert)

Use Case
Today, UrbanCode Deploy has a step to publish just a partial EAR update. http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/ucdeploy/v6r0/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.ibm.udeploy.plugins.doc%2Ftopics%2Fwebsphere_updateapplication.html It is difficult to leverage such step because the input must be a jar file that contains the changed files, packaged in the right directories so that WAS can pick them up.
RFE ID 40238
RFE URL
RFE Product Rational Application Developer
Idea Priority High
  • Guest
    Sep 24, 2015

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - WebSphere
    Product family - Application Platform
    Product - Application Developer

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Rational
    Product family - Design & development
    Product - Application Developer

  • Guest
    Jan 9, 2014

    Thank you for taking the time to suggest an enhancement to our product. Many of our product enhancements result from feedback from our customers, so your input is always very important to us. Your request is currently inline with our product strategy so we are prioritizing the request. Thank you for your suggestion and continued support.