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Tasktop Dev 4.7.0

Last Updated: Jul 14, 2016 05:14PM PDT

Tasktop Dev Version 4.7.0
 
Upgrade Notes

Upgrading from the Previous Version of Dev
IBM Rational Team Concert

Since Tasktop Dev 4.6, a new generation of the IBM Rational Team Concert connector is available, which is based on our latest connector technology available in all Tasktop products. This connector technology ensures continued support for the latest repository versions while improving reliability and allowing support for additional functionality. Tasktop Dev also includes a migration wizard to help you migrate your configuration and data to the new connector. The new connector has some differences in functionality from its predecessor, including the following:

  • The Rational Team Concert Eclipse Client plugin is no longer required.
  • Uses the standard Mylyn task editor


Microsoft Team Foundation Server Connector
Since Tasktop Dev 4.6, a new generation of the Microsoft Team Foundation Server connector is available, which is based on our latest connector technology available in all Tasktop products. This connector technology ensures continued support for the latest repository versions while improving reliability and allowing support for additional functionality. Tasktop Dev also includes a migration wizard to help you migrate your configuration and data to the new connector. The new connector has some differences in functionality from its predecessor, including the following:
  • The Microsoft Team Explorer Everywhere plugin is no longer required. Instead, you will need to download the Microsoft TFS SDK zip file. This can be done while configuring your first repository.
  • You can now query projects by task type

JIRA Connector
The JIRA connector is no longer supported by Atlassian. Since version 4.4, Tasktop Dev includes a JIRA connector created by Tasktop, and a migration wizard to help you migrate your configuration and data to the new connector. The new connector has some differences in functionality from its predecessor, including the following:
  • can view watchers
  • can add and remove watchers
  • label fields have content assist
  • links are shown in a separate section
  • cannot submit time from time reports
  • existing worklogs are not shown in the task editor
  • icons for different task types are not shown in the task list

VersionOne Connector
Since Tasktop Dev 4.5, a new generation of the VersionOne connector is available, which is based on our latest connector technology available in all Tasktop products. This connector technology ensures continued support for the latest repository versions while improving reliability and allowing support for additional functionality. Tasktop Dev also includes a migration wizard to help you migrate your configuration and data to the new connector. The new connector has some differences in functionality from its predecessor, including the following:
  • Epics and Requests are supported
  • links are supported
  • person fields support entering people using their Display Name or User Name
  • completion state in the task list is based entirely on whether a task is Closed and does not depend on status
  • authentication using VersionOne access tokens is supported
  • the “Use Default Networking” option is not available, but NTLM authentication using username and password is supported without any special configuration
  • queries cannot be filtered by owner, but there is a built in “Assigned to me” query
  • icons for different task types are not shown in the task list

Tasktop Dev Pro
Connectors for Polarion, Mingle and VersionOne are no longer included in Tasktop Dev Pro. They are available as part of Tasktop Dev Enterprise.



Tasktop Enterprise
Connectors for IBM ClearQuest and Borland StarTeam are no longer provided in Tasktop Enterprise.


Tasktop Dev Standalone Application
The Tasktop Dev Standalone Application is now built on Eclipse 4.5. It has a more modern look and feel and some differences in the way that views, editors, and trims work.


End of Support Notice
Tasktop Dev Enterprise no longer supports Microsoft Visual Studio 2010. Tasktop Dev Enterprise supports Visual Studio 2012, 2013 and 2015. Please note that Microsoft has removed support for Visual Studio 2010 as well.

 
Dev Upgrade Notes
  • 46046 - Dev for Visual Studio has dropped support for Visual Studio 2010, and now supports versions 2012, 2013 and 2015
 
System Requirements
Your system must meet the following requirements prior to the installation of Tasktop Dev:

Supported Operating Systems
Windows, Mac OS X, Linux.
Official supported versions:
  • Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 (x86, x64)
  • Ubuntu 12.04
  • Mac OS X El Capitan
Hardware
Hard Disk Space: 1 GB free
CPU: 2 Ghz
Memory (RAM): 2 GB
Display: 1280×1024 or higher resolution

Required Software (Eclipse): Required Software (Visual Studio)
  • Visual Studio 2012, 2013 or 2015 Professional, Premium, Ultimate
Required Software (Standalone):
  • Java 8 or later is required for non-Windows operating systems
  • .NET Framework 2.0 is required to run the Tasktop application on Windows
See the Platform Limitations for more information about the supported operating systems.
 

Fixes

   Dev Fixes
  • 46927 - Visual Studio now displays attachments for HPE QC / ALM in the Task Editor.
  • 44641 - Fixed NoSuchMethodError when using Tasktop Dev in Eclipse Neon.
  • 44155 - Fixed a problem on Eclipse Mars where clicking a rich text field caused the task editor to behave as though it had unsaved changes.
  • 43470 - Fixed an issue where opening RTC and TFS tasks was slow.
  • 32158 - Fixed a delay when displaying the task list tooltip for unread tasks.

Features

   General
  • 46043 - Existing worklogs on a task are listed in the Worklogs section of the task editor.
   Mylyn
  • 14835 - Tasks with new comments mentioning the user will be decorated with a gold person icon next to the usual blue incoming arrow.
   Task Editor and Task List
  • 46048 - Tasktop Dev now supports SP and IDP initiated SSO when connecting to CA Agile Central.
  • 46045 - Tasktop Dev now supports SP initiated SSO for connecting to CA Agile Central.
   Visual Studio
  • 46046 - Dev for Visual Studio can now fill the Team Explorer Pending Changes comment with a customizable message using a task.
 
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