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Rational Team Concert 4.0.6 Release Candidate 1 Milestone

Early Access Milestone | January 20, 2014
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Rational Team Concert 4.0.6 RC1 New & Noteworthy

Rational Team Concert 4.0.6 RC1 New & Noteworthy

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

New in Rational Team Concert 4.0.6 RC1

Tracking and planning

Improved presentation of work item editor links in the web client

The presentation of links in the work item editor is improved for the web client. Changes include:

  • Links are organized by type into sections, which can be collapsed and expanded to display or hide links.
  • Sections include a selection to add or set new links, if applicable for that link type.
  • Overall performance of the link tab is improved; loading and updates are faster.

Work Item links tab

Sort order change of iterations when browsing plans

To make it easier to find the most relevant plans, the All Plans, Current Plans, and My Current Plans pages now display iterations from newest to oldest.

Build

More control over the conditions that trigger the post-build deploy option

The following trigger options are now available:

  1. Enable or disable the entire post-build deploy.
  2. Set the trigger policy for the post-build deploy as one of the following choices:
    • Deploy always
    • Deploy if build has no errors (warnings allowed)
    • Deploy if build has no errors or warnings
  3. Abort the post-build deploy if there are incomplete build activities.
  4. Enable the post-build deploy option for personal builds.

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Build Forge integration enhancements

You now have more control over which step logs are collected for a Build Forge build. In the build definition, you can specify multiple individual steps or ranges of steps.

Build Forge step range configuration

You can also set the connection timeout with a property on the Build Forge build engine. The default is 30 seconds.

Build Forge connection timeout property

If a Build Forge build completes or is deleted without corresponding events being received by Rational Team Concert, the integration now detects this and updates the corresponding Rational Team Concert build. Previously, it remained in the "in progress" status indefinitely, which required the user to manually stop the build. The frequency of these checks is 20 minutes by default, but it can be adjusted in the web UI administrator under Advanced Properties > Rational Build Forge Services Layer > Build Forge Connector Event Poller Task Build Forge Timeout Check.

Dependency build and promotion

Include children of work items when creating a build subset

You now have the option to the include children of selected work items when creating a build subset. Select Include children of selected work items on the "Select Work Items" window of the "Add Files using Work Items" function. Any files related to the child work items of the selected work items are added to the build subset.

Include children of work items for subset

Improved Enterprise Extensions dependency preprocessing

Enhancements include continued performance improvements in Enterprise Extensions dependency builds preprocessing speeds. Depending on the scenario, improvements in dependency analysis ranged from 10 to 30 percent, although in most cases performance remained the same. Each environment and build configuration is different, so your results might vary.

ISPF client

Add or remove components in the ISPF client repository workspace

In the ISPF client, you can add, create, or remove components from a repository workspace on the "Edit Repository Workspace" panel. These actions are available on the "Repository Workspace" panel.

ISPF CLient Edit Repository Workspace

To display the available actions for a component, enter a slash (/) next to a component in the list and press Enter.

ISPF CLient Components List Actions

Change the flow target of the repository workspace in the ISPF

In the ISPF client, you can change the flow target for the workspace. On the Edit Repository Workspace panel, type a slash "/" next to the current flow target and press Enter.

ISPF CLient Edit Repository Workspace

ISPF CLient Change Flow Target

To display all the available actions on a flow target, type a slash "/" next to a flow in the list and press Enter.

ISPF CLient Flow Targets List Actions

To add a flow target in your repository workspace, you can type an "A" action code next to a flow in the list and press Enter.

ISPF CLient Add Flow Target

Enterprise Extensions system definition editors

Support the allocation of a normal PDS in data set definitions

When defining a data set, you can select a Partitioned Data Set (PDS) type to be allocated. The default is the Library (PDSE), but the PDS restriction for new data sets being allocated is removed.

Specify more attributes for temporary data set

When defining a data set, you can specify other attributes for temporary data sets, such as record format, record length, and data set type (PDS or PDS/E).

Allow a DISP of MOD in translators

When defining a translator, you can specify a disposition of MOD in the data set properties for DDs allocated to temporary data sets.

New in previous milestones of Rational Team Concert 4.0.6

For details about new features and functionality in previous milestones of this release, see these pages: