Upgrade notes

Starting in 7.2.2

The agent relay property agentrelay.http_proxy.use_rabbit=true introduced in V7.0.5 is now obsolete and deprecated.

Starting in 7.2.1

Announcing end-of-support for WinRS

All our customers should note that starting May 2022, HCL Launch will deprecate WinRS as a supported utility, formally ending our WinRS support.

IBM Java not bundled

In the v7.2.0 upgrade note, Java 8 end-of-support was announced. It is to be noted that IBM Java (JRE/JDK) will not be bundled with HCL Launch v7.2.1.0 and later.

If you are using the bundled JRE, you need to migrate to the other supported runtimes. For supported runtimes, refer to the documentation or software compatibility report.

Starting in 7.2.0

Announcing end-of-support for Java 8

All customers should note that we are officially announcing end-of-support for Java 8 starting June, 2022. Additional information on alternative Java platforms will be communicated later.

End-of-life for JMS communication

Agents and relays that use the JMS communication protocol will no longer be able to connect to the HCL Launch server. Agents and Relays will need to be migrated to the Web communication type in order to connect. You can use agent configuration templates to migrate from JMS communication to web communication.

Starting in 7.1.1

JMS agents when connected to the server in your environment, a warning message is displayed. You are prompted to begin the migration of JMS agents to a web format. See Migrating Agents to Web for more information.

A new version of Hibernate, v5.4.20, is included. Hibernate v5.4.20 may require newer versions of the JDBC driver in order to function properly. Ensure that you have a driver version of at least 4.2 that works with your database to be compatible with Hibernate v5.4.20. This upgrade also removes the hibernate.dialect property from the installed.properties file as the new Hibernate version itself determines the dialect.

All our Mainframe customers should note that with the HCL Launch 7.1.0.2 release, we are officially announcing end of support for HFS codestation as an Artifact Repository on May, 2021. All users are strongly encouraged to migrate to the HCL Launch’s in-built artifact repository Codestation. They can also migrate to supported third party artifact repositories ArtifactoryTM or NexusTM (supported from version 7.0.5)

Starting in 7.1.0.0

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The Show Inactive option has been removed. You cannot view inactive objects in their respective tables. The Active field is still included in the JSON representation of objects and now reflects whether or not the object has been deleted. Logging information is now written to deployserver.outinstead of the stdout file.

Upgrading from UrbanCode Deploy

If your are upgrading from UrbanCode Deploy to HCL Launch, make note of the following changes:
  • The Show Inactive option has been removed. You cannot view inactive objects in their respective tables. The Active field is still included in the JSON representation of objects and now reflects whether or not the object has been deleted.
  • Logging information is now written to deployserver.outinstead of the stdout file.