Release notes

This document contains information about new features and enhancements for Rational® Test RealTime and links to useful information about the products.



Rational® Test RealTime is a complete test and runtime analysis tool set for systems development created in any cross-development environment.

Rational® Test RealTime provides tools for automated component testing, code coverage, memory leak detection, performance profiling, and UML sequence diagram tracing.

What's new in Rational Test Realtime 8.3.1

  • MISRA updater:
    • When you update from an old version of Rational® Test RealTime and you use MISRA in Rational® Test RealTime for Eclipse IDE 8.3.1 for the first time, you are requested to update the configuration rule with the new rules added to the new version. By default, the unselected rules are disabled, they must be selected to be enabled. See Configuring code review rules.
    • In Rational® Test RealTime Studio, the configuration file is automatically updated and the new rules are disabled. See Running a code review.
  • Support for Eclipse 2020-06 (4.12)

    Rational® Test RealTime is still delivered with Eclipse 4.7.2 but it can be also installed on Eclipse 2020-06 (4.12).

  • TDP Visual 2019

    A new Target Deployment Port dedicated to Microsoft Visual 2019 is delivered.

System requirements

For information about hardware and software compatibility, see System Requirements

Installing the product

You cannot upgrade Rational® Test RealTime from an earlier version of the product to version 8.3.1. If you have an earlier version of the product, you must uninstall it before installing Rational® Test RealTime 8.3.1.

To install the product, see the Installing section in the navigation. You will find additional information in the release note that is delivered with the product, especially details about supported platforms and integrations.

Known problems

Known problems are documented in the download document and in the form of individual tech notes in the Support Knowledge Base. The knowledge base is continually updated as problems are discovered and resolved. By searching the knowledge base, you can quickly find workarounds or solutions to problems.

Product Download document Knowledge Base
Rational® Test RealTime Release document

Fix list

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