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Cisco Unified Application Environment
Release Notes, Release 2.5.1
Revised: October, 2008, OL-16625-01
The Cisco Unified Application Environment is a development and runtime platform designed for creating, deploying, and executing converged voice and data applications. It is integrated with Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Cisco Unified Presence.
These release notes describe the new features and caveats for the Cisco Unified Application Environment, Release 2.5.1.
There are two types of related documentation: product and developer.
•Table 1 provides links to product documentation.
•For developer documentation, go to: http://developer.cisco.com/web/cuae
New and Changed Information
The following sections describe new features and changes that are pertinent to the Cisco Unified Application Environment:
•Language and Integrated Development Environment Flexibility
With this release, the Cisco Unified Application Environment provides a new set of powerful development tools and provides expanded access to APIs:
–Popular languages (Java, C#) for writing to Unified Communications APIs can now be used.
–APIs, which were previously only accessible from inside the Cisco Unified Application Server, can be accessed by developers over the network using new Etch technology.
–Network connection over the Etch Bridge supports Transport Layer Security (TLS).
•Enhanced Developer Experience
These enhancements to the developer experience have been made:
–Because language and network barriers have been removed, developers can now use their IDE and application container of choice for Cisco Unified Application Environment development.
–Cisco Unified Application Environment APIs are now documented in Javadoc and C#, and are installed to the developer machine with the Developer Tools installer.
–A new developer community includes extensive example applications, API references, and forums: http://developer.cisco.com/web/cuae/home
•New Messaging Plugin
Developers can download a new plugin to build applications that interact with Cisco Unity and Cisco Unity Connection, Release 7.0. The Messaging API supports the reading and sending of voicemail. To download the new plugin and associated documentation, go to http://developer.cisco.com/web/cuae/downloads.
•Enhanced Administration Experience
These enhancements to the administrator experience have been made:
–The Cisco Unified Application Environment Administration interface was updated to improve usability and provide administrators with a more consistent look and feel across Cisco Unified Communications products
–New Etch-based Management API allows programmatic control of Cisco Unified Application Environment Administration functions
•Integration with Cisco Unified Communications Manager
Cisco Unified Application Environment, Release 2.5.1 is integrated with Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Release 7.0, and continues support for Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Releases 6.0 and 6.1, and Cisco Unified CallManager, Releases 4.x and 5.x.
Installation and Upgrade Notes
When you upgrade from Release 2.4.3 to Release 2.5.1, you do not need to verify that you have applied all the necessary hotfixes. All of the Release 2.4.3 hotfixes in Table 2 have been rolled into Release 2.5.1.
This section includes these topics:
Using Bug Toolkit
Known problems (bugs) are graded according to severity level. These release notes contain descriptions of:
•All severity level 1 or 2 bugs.
•Significant severity level 3 bugs.
You can search for problems by using the Cisco Software Bug Toolkit. To access Bug Toolkit, you need the following items:
•Cisco.com user ID and password
To use the Software Bug Toolkit, follow these steps:
Step 1 To access the Bug Toolkit, go to http://tools.cisco.com/Support/BugToolKit/action.do?hdnAction=searchBugs.
Step 2 Log in with your Cisco.com user ID and password.
Step 3 To look for information about a specific problem, enter the bug ID number in the "Search for Bug ID" field, then click Go.
Table 3 lists the open caveats. For information about an individual bug, click the Identifier to access the online record, including workarounds.
Note Because defect status continually changes, be aware that Table 3 reflects a snapshot of the defects that were open at the time the release notes were compiled. For an updated view of open defects, access Bug Toolkit and follow the instructions as described in the "Using Bug Toolkit" section.
Table 4 lists Severity 1, 2 and 3 defects that are resolved since the last release of the Cisco Unified Application Environment.
For more information about an individual defect, you can access the online record for the defect by clicking the Identifier or going to the URL shown. You must be a registered Cisco.com user to access this online information.
Because defect status continually changes, be aware that Table 4 reflects a snapshot of the defects that were resolved at the time this report was compiled.
For an updated view of resolved defects, access Bug Toolkit as described in the "Using Bug Toolkit" section on page 5.
Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request
For information on obtaining documentation, submitting a service request, and gathering additional information, see the monthly What's New in Cisco Product Documentation, which also lists all new and revised Cisco technical documentation, at:
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This document is to be used in conjunction with the documents listed in the "Related Documentation" section.
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