Looks like NetIQ has released Auto Update 2!

For those of you wondering, if your Designer is on the Internet, just
select the Check for Designer Updates in the Help menu.

There are two updates components, one for general IDM stuff in Designer,
and one specific to Provisioning.


Designer Auto Update 2 Release notes:

This update has the following bug fixes in Designer 4.0.1 for
Identity Manager:
*** NOTE for "Linux platforms" only ***
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After running the Designer Auto-Update, do the following steps
to complete the Designer updates:
1) Exit Designer.
2) Go to <Designer_install_location>/ and execute "sh
../features/com.novell.idm.feature.patch_xxxx/autoUpdate.sh",
where xxxx is the latest plugin version
3) Start Designer by executing <Designer_location>/StartDesigner.sh
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Following are the list of bug fixes:

1. Memory leak fixes in various plugins especially in the policy editors
and version control.
2. Support for bi-directional eDirectory driver
3. Separate JDBC package for each supported database type such as DB2,
Informix, MySQL, Oracle, Postgres, SQL Server and Sybase.
4. Fix for proper trace ouput during Simulation
5. Fix for proxy settings to be functional during the check for Designer
auto update
6. Improved performance with policy editing



This update fixes some major bugs in Designer 4.0.1 for Identity
Manager Provisioning.
*** NOTE for "Linux platforms" only ***
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
After running the Designer Auto-Update, do the following steps to
complete the Designer updates:

1) Exit Designer.
2) Go to <Designer_install_location>/ and execute "sh
../features/com.novell.idm.feature.patch_xxxx/autoUpdate.sh",
where xxxx is the latest plugin version
3) Start Designer by executing <Designer_location>/StartDesigner.sh
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Following are the list of bug fixes:
1. Fix for form preview to be functional in PRD editor.
2. Namespace is added to the URI in the Data Item Mapping view when
increasing the occurrence of an element.
3. Integration Activity building incorrect xml from wsdl.
4. Designer does not accept WSDL files when using them for integration
activities.
5. Fixes in provisioning PRD integration activity.
6. Integration Activity does not retain added HTTP headers.
7. Designer throws exception when editing approval action.
8. Fix for email notification to be importable in workflow.


The memory fixes are somewhat extensive, and alas are mostly focussed on
leaks vs efficiency. That is, if you close something, it should not
leave memory behind. This is important, since otherwise you run out of
memory, and every time Garbage Collection runs, Designer freezes longer
and longer as it tries to free the memory each time, but cannot.

Would be nice to try and make the various widgets and things take less
memory space, but that was not the focus.

The Provisioning fixes for Integration Activities (Aka Make a SOAP call
in a Workflow) are hugely improved! This is a great step forward, and
if your WSDL import has been an issue before, I would try it again now,
it is way better.