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Rational Quality Manager 6.0

Product Release / Trial | June 26, 2015
This is not the most recent version. We recommend Rational Quality Manager 6.0.6 . This is made available for archival purposes and may contain bugs and/or security vulnerabilities. If you do download this version, it is being provided AS IS, without warranties of any kind, including the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. We strongly advise you review the support pages for this version and update the product or take actions recommended therein. Security bulletins contain instructions for the security vulnerability addressed therein, and may require upgrading to a newer version. Link to security vulnerability blog: IBM PSIRT blog.

Rational Quality Manager 6.0 New & Noteworthy

Rational Quality Manager 6.0 New & Noteworthy

Rational Quality Manager is an integral part of the Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM). For new and noteworthy information about other CLM applications, see these pages:

New in previous versions of Rational Quality Manager

For details about new features and functionality in previous releases, see these pages:

New in Rational Quality Manager 6.0

Configuration management information and activation

To learn how to use the latest configuration management and global configuration management capabilities, see these resources:

Test Statistics widget

A new Test Statistics dashboard widget is available in the catalog. You can use this widget to show the results of any saved test artifact query in a graphical format, such as in bar charts, pie charts, column charts, and tables.

Test Statistics viewlet

New Copy Project Properties utility

You can use the new Copy Project Properties utility to copy project properties to a different project area (see Manage Project Properties). The new utility is a stand-alone Java application that copies project properties from an existing source project area to a different destination project area on the same or different Rational Quality Manager server. The new Copy Project Properties utility is packaged on the Rational Quality Manager server and replaces the Copy Project Settings utility.

Basic bidirectional (bidi) support

Basic bidirectional (bidi) support (such as support for base text direction and non-Gregorian calendars) is available in Rational Quality Manager 6.0. The display of entered data is based on user-set globalization preferences. One limitation remains when Rational Quality Manager data is exported in PDF format, and text is rendered from left to right. Work on the PDF export function is tracked in Work item 119150.

New optional arguments in the Rational Quality Manager execution tool

You can use two new optional arguments in the execution tool, for both command-line and ANT tasks.

-buildRecord=<web ID of the Build Record>: The web ID of the build record that must be linked to the test case result that was created when the test case execution record ran.

-suiteBuildRecord=<web ID of the Build Record>: The web ID of the build record that must be linked to the test suite result and test case result that were created when the test suite execution record ran.

Usability improvements

Synchronizing back links for deleted and duplicated test plans and test cases

  • Test plans

    When you delete a test plan, back links are removed from linked requirement collections or development plans. Likewise, when you restore a test plan, back links are re-added to the previously linked requirement collections or development plans.

    When you duplicate a test plan, back links to the duplicated test plan are added to the linked requirement collections or development plans.

  • Test cases

    When you delete a test case, back links are removed from linked requirements or development items. Likewise, when you restore a test case, back links are re-added to the previously linked requirements or development items.

    When you duplicate a test case, back links to the duplicated test case are added to the linked requirements or development items.

Querying all values for filters

When you construct queries or filters in table views, you can now select all the values that are available for certain filters.

Select All

Specifying the default sort order for table columns

Previously, you had to click a table column once to sort it in ascending order, and then click it a second time to sort it in descending order. You can now specify the default sort order for table columns.

Sort Order

Generating test case execution records

When you generate test case execution records by selecting test cases in a test plan and then using the wizard, you previously had to save the test plan to generate the test case execution records. Now, when you generate test case execution records, the test plan is saved automatically, which eases the workflow for assigning tests.

Licensing

Rational License Key Server lmgrd.log file output is different in 6.0

In version 6.0, the output of the Rational License Key Server lmgrd.log file includes the client access license (CAL) role type. For details, see the Collaborative Lifecycle Management New & Noteworthy page.

CLM Server Monitoring permanent and term licenses available in 6.0

In version 6.0, permanent and term authorized user licenses are available for CLM Server Monitoring. When you generate a permanent or term authorized user license or floating license for a CLM product from the License Key Center, the license includes the CLM Server Monitoring authorized user license. For details, see the Collaborative Lifecycle Management New & Noteworthy page.

Token license packaging in 6.0

Because of issues with generating both 5.0 and 6.0 token licenses from the License Key Center (the license generator would time out and no licenses were generated), version 5.0 licenses are no longer generated when you generate 6.0 token licenses. The only exception is for Rational DOORS 9.6 customers, where 5.0 and 6.0 token client access licenses (CALs) are generated for Rational DOORS Next Generation Analyst and Rational DOORS Next Generation Contributor. All other licenses are generated for version 6.0 only. For version 5.0 token licenses, contact IBM Support.