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Jazz Foundation 4.0.1

Product Release / Trial | November 27, 2012
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Jazz Foundation 4.0.1 "New and Noteworthy"

Jazz Foundation 4.0.1 New & Noteworthy

Jazz Foundation 4.0.1 is a service release that contains new features and defect fixes.

New in Jazz Foundation 4.0.1

Web Client

Photo List presentation mode

In the Team Members widget, you can now display contributors by using the new Photo List presentation mode.

Team Members widget

Improved tracking of read and unread states

From the Feeds, My Work Item Changes, and Project & Team Events widgets, you can now manually track the read or unread state of feed entries on the Mini Dashboard and Personal Dashboards.

Feeds widget


Command to verify URL mappings before a server rename

You can use a new repotools command to verify mapping files before a server is renamed. You run the command by using the Jazz Team Server repotools, with this syntax:

repotools-jts -verifyURLMappings mappingFile=mappingFile.txt adminUserId=adminUserId adminPassword=adminPassword

The command verifies that the mapping file meets the formatting requirements and looks for common errors, such as missed mapping pairs. If problems are identified with a mapping file, warnings are displayed in the console window and the repotools-jts_verifyURLMappings.log file.

Microsoft SQL Server support for server rename

The server rename feature is now fully supported by Microsoft SQL Server.

Server rename verification wizard

After a server rename, but before you begin running the servers again, you can verify your data. After the rename is complete, a wizard guides you through all the key URLs in your deployment, such as public URLs, registered applications, friend links, and project area links. While the wizard is running, Jazz Team Server and the registered applications are in a special read-only mode so that you can browse data and look for broken links or incorrect URLs.

After the application rename is complete, follow the steps in the wizard.

Summary Error Screen

This image shows a sample of the URLs that are displayed on the Jazz Team Server page:

Verify JTS Screen

On the last page, if all the renamed data is correct, verify the server rename and start using the servers again.

Summary Success Screen

If you made a mistake, you can flag the URL in the wizard, and the wizard displays instructions to fix the problem.

Summary Error Screen

Server alert messages

You can use a new REST service to create and manage server alerts. You can use alerts to inform users of important system-wide events, such as scheduled outages or server renames. The messages are displayed in the upper-right corner of the web client, and multiple alerts scroll within the banner.

Server Alert Messages

To see a more detailed message, hover over the alert.

Server Alert Message Hover


Edit preconditions and follow-up actions in the web client

The project and team area editors in the web client now support viewing and editing preconditions and follow-up actions. This feature is currently adopted and available in Rational Quality Manager.

Edit Preconditions and Follow-up Actions in the web client

Fine-grained customization of configuration data

Rational Team Concert 4.0.1 includes early support for fine-grained customization that allows project areas to extend a shared process without cutting off inheritance. By defining small configuration deltas to a shared work item configuration, projects continue to inherit changes to the shared process instead of completely overriding it. Current plans include further enhancements to this feature in future releases. For more information, see Fine-grained Customization of Configuration Data.

Assign roles while adding members in the web client

The project and team area editors now support adding multiple users at one time and assigning all users a set of roles.

Assigning Roles when Adding Members in the web client

Bulk role management in the web client

The members section of the project and team area editors now supports adding and removing roles for multiple members in one action.

Assigning and Removing Roles for Multiple Members in the web client

Configure an email template for a team invitation in the web client

The project area editor now supports configuring an email template for a team invitation in the web client.

Team Invitation Email Template Editor

Export a process template from a project area in the web client

You can now export and download a process template from a project area in the web client.

Unlike the Extract Process Template feature in the Rational Team Concert Eclipse client, the web client directly exports the template as an archive without creating a new template in the repository. Users who are familiar with the existing support in the Eclipse client are encouraged to try the web client support instead.

Export the Template from a Project Area in the web client

View a practice, practice element, section, or field in the process description viewlet

The process description viewlet now supports displaying a practice, practice element, and the content of a section or field.

Process description viewlet

Change the timeline of a team area in the web client

The team area editor in the web client now supports changing the timeline of a team area.

Change the Timeline of a Team Area in the web client

Collapsible team area hierarchy in the web client

The team area hierarchy in the project and team area editors in the web client is now a navigation tree that can collapse and expand.

Collapsible Team Area Hierarchy in the web client

Jazz Foundation Services

Support for indexing rule filtering

You can scope RDF indexing rules to a specific storage area. The indexing rule is applied only if a resource in the specified storage area is being indexed. For more information, see Jazz Foundation Indexing RDF for Query.