Mobile Foundation 18.104.22.168-MFPF-IF201807180449-CDUpdate-02 released
Krishnakumar Balachandar December 24, 2018MobileFirst_Foundation Announcement CDUpdate_8.0 CDUpdate iFix_8.0
We are pleased to announce the continuous delivery (CD) update 2 for Mobile Foundation v8.0.
To learn more about the continuous delivery support model, refer to the Mobile Foundation v8.0 CD support announcement.
What is included in this CD update
This CD update is cumulative (includes fixes and features from 22.214.171.124-MFPF-IF201711230641-CDUpdate-01) and includes fixes and features included in all previous iFixes released since the last CD update (126.96.36.199-MFPF-IF201711230641-CDUpdate-01). See the list of iFixes.
Features included in this CD update
Below is the list of major features included in this CD update.
Features introduced with this CD update
Support for React Native development
Mobile Foundation announces the support for React Native development with the availability of IBM Mobile Foundation SDK for React Native apps. Learn more.
Automated synchronization of JSONStore collections with CouchDB databases for iOS and Cordova SDK
Starting with this CD Update, using MobileFirst iOS SDK and Cordova SDK, you can automate the synchronization of data between a JSONStore Collection on a device with any flavour of CouchDB database, including Cloudant. For more information on this feature, read this blog post.
Introducing Refresh tokens
Mobile Foundation now introduces special kind of tokens called Refresh tokens that can be used to request a new access token. Learn more.
Features included in this CD update (from previous iFixes)
Support for Cordova v8 and Cordova Android v7
Starting from this iFix (188.8.131.52-MFPF-IF201804051553), MobileFirst Cordova plugins for Cordova v8 and Cordova Android v7 is supported. To work with the mentioned version of Cordova, you need to get the latest MobileFirst plugins and upgrade to the latest CLI (mfpdev-cli) version. For details on supported versions for individual platforms, refer to Adding the MobileFirst Foundation SDK to Cordova Applications.
Automated synchronization of JSONStore collections with CouchDB databases
Starting with this iFix (184.108.40.206-MFPF-IF201802201451), using MobileFirst Android SDK, you can automate the synchronization of data between a JSONStore Collection on a device with any flavour of CouchDB database, including Cloudant. For more information on this feature, read this blog post.
APAR Fixes in this CD update
PH00482 SUPPORT FOR REFRESH TOKEN
PH00480 UPGRADING JAVA AND LIBERTY VERSIONS FOR BYOL/ICP PACKAGES
PH00105 USE OF ANALYTICS WEB SDK MODIFIES THE NATIVE OBJECT XMLHTTPREQUEST.
PH00066 DB2 Q-REPLICATION WITH MFP DB NOT WORKING IN MFP8
PI99445 USE OF HARD-CODED PASSWORD IN JSONSTORE CODE
PI99056 UNABLE TO REMOVE A COOKIE USING MOBILEFIRST V8 ANDROID SDK
PI97512 HTTPS CONNECTION CREATES NEW SOCKET FOR ALL REQUESTS.
How to upgrade
To upgrade, download & install the Developer Kit for evaluators, Developer Kit for customers / CD update package for on-prem production environment (requires login to IBM Fix Central), or refresh your Mobile Foundation service from your service Dashboard.
To upgrade, run the upgrade commands for your platform.
Individual artifact build numbers in this CD update
IBM MobileFirstPlatform Push SDK 8.0.2018041611
Inclusive terminology note: The Mobile First Platform team is making changes to support the IBM® initiative to replace racially biased and other discriminatory language in our code and content with more inclusive language. While IBM values the use of inclusive language, terms that are outside of IBM's direct influence are sometimes required for the sake of maintaining user understanding. As other industry leaders join IBM in embracing the use of inclusive language, IBM will continue to update the documentation to reflect those changes.