Announcing StarTeam 16.2

We are pleased to announce the release of Starteam 16.2. This contains the following new functionality and is available from http://supportline.microfocus.com 

 

StarTeam Command Line Tools

The following are the updates for this release of the StarTeam Command Line Tools.

New Parameter -pi

A new -pi parameter has been added for add, ci, and sync commands. When adding -pi typename:"path", the type name is the internal name of a component that supports being a process item type, for example change request, task, requirement, story, custom component name.

New Parameter: rolldown

In the Select command, rolldown can only be specified for tree item types. When specified, the children of the selected tree items (specifically, the entire tree of descendants) are added to the result set.

 

StarTeam Cross-Platform Client

The following are the new features for this release of the StarTeam Cross-Platform Client.

Support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3

StarTeam Cross-Platform Client now supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3.

Configuring Projects to Create Workspace Change Packages

StarTeam Cross-Platform Client now provides a way control workspace Change Package creation at the project-level. If the feature is enabled (the default), then Change Packages are created when files are checked in, folders are created, and etc. The feature behavior changes depending on the StarTeam Server
configuration in the starteam-server-configs.xml file.

Refer to the Project section, Configuring Projects to Create Workspace Change Packages topic, of the
StarTeam Cross-Platform Client help for more information on how to use this feature.

Favorite Projects

StarTeam Cross-Platform Client now provides the ability to save projects to Favorites, making it easy toreturn to frequently used projects.

Server Outage Information Available Through StarTeam Cross-Platform Client

Server outage information is now available through StarTeam Cross-Platform Client.

 

StarTeam Git Command Line Utility.

The StarTeam Git Command Line Utility brings centralized source code control and security to teams using Git. Git users can connect to the StarTeam Server using the command line utility to push and pull changes with their local Git repository. Teams are able to share Projects in StarTeam such that developers can work
synchronously either in Git or StarTeam clients.

With the StarTeam Git Command Line Utility, developers can:

• Use the clone command to clone a StarTeam View from a StarTeam Server and populate the master branch in a local Git repository with the tip content.

Important: The clone command initializes the developers local Git workspace and allows them toissue further commands to interact with the StarTeam View content. User credentials specified during the clone command will be cached and re-used during subsequent fetch, pull, and push commands from the same local repository unless a different username or password is specified during those commands. However, caching of credentials is only available on Microsoft Windows platforms and all commands issued from Linux must specify a username and password. 

• Use the fetch and pull commands to update a local Git repository with changes from StarTeam. When you pull changes, each StarTeam Change Package becomes a commit in a local Git repository.
• Use the push command to push changes from a local Git repository into StarTeam Server. Each Git commit becomes a StarTeam Change Package, including the user ID, timestamp, and comment.

Benefits

• Developers are able to use their preferred Git client tools on a local Git repository while connecting with the centralized StarTeam source code control system using the StarTeam Git Command Line Utility.
• Enterprises retain what StarTeam offers: rich change management, ALM traceability, Issue/Process enforcement, security, and visibility.

 

StarTeam Server

The following are the new features for this release of the StarTeam Server.

Offline Proxy Utility

Use the new Offline Proxy utility to communicate to StarTeam users that the server is down for maintenance. Previously, when StarTeam Server is down due to database issues or maintenance, a user connecting with StarTeam SDK or StarTeam Cross-Platform Client gets a message stating, "Unable to connect to server." Since they do not know what the reason is, they might raise issues with their IT department . When using the Offline Proxy utility, administrators can better communicate the reason for the disruption in the Server, avoiding unnecessary IT service tickets.

Server Message Notification

The new Server Message Notification alerts users when logging in or when the StarTeam Offline Proxy is running. Configure the message from the Server Administration Tool Configuration.

Server Hooks

Server hooks are scripts that run automatically every time a particular event occurs in the StarTeam Server repository. Server hooks allow the user to trigger customizable actions at key points in the development life cycle. For more information, refer to the "Server Hooks" topic in the Server Administration Help.

 

Custom Component Builder Enhancements

StarTeam Server now provides the ability to add Primary Descriptors and Secondary Descriptors using Custom Component Builder.

Support has been added for the following;

• StarTeam Server now supports Oracle database character set AL32UTF8.
• StarTeam Server now supports Oracle Database 12c container databases.
• StarTeam Server now supports Oracle 12c version 12.2.
• StarTeam Server now supports SQL Server 2016.
• StarTeam Server now supports Microsoft Windows Server 2016.
• StarTeam Server now supports PostgreSQL 9.6.

De-support of Object Caching on Server

Object Caching is de-supported on the server. StarTeam Server will ignore ObjectTypes Settings setting defined in CacheAgentConfig.xml file for all cache agents which include root and remote cache agents.

 

Workflow Extensions

The following are the new features for this release of StarFlow Extensions.

New Controls for Extensions guicomponents.jar

New controls have been added to the extensions guicomponents.jar. The controls are:

• MultiSelectCheckBoxControl
• UserListPropertyEditor
• ContentEditor

For more details, refer to the Workflow Extensions User's Guide.

 

StarTeam Web Client

The following are the new features for this release of the StarTeam Web Client.

New File Service Button in File List Perspective

The StarTeam Web Client File List perspective now has a Use File Service button. This is a toggle button that indicates whether you want to use file service or not.
When the button is not clicked, the file list loads without file statuses.

If you want to use the file service, click the Use File Service button and click Refresh. The File Service launches and file statuses, check in, and check out files is visible.