Tasktop Dev Support Center

Tasktop Dev 4.8.0

Last Updated: Oct 13, 2016 10:38AM PDT

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.

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

  • 52222: Visual Studio now supports writing and viewing HTML-based comments.
  • 50914: Fixed a problem editing TFS tasks with changeset links in Visual Studio.
  • 49618: All relevant link fields in the Task Editor’s Links section for CA Agile Central will be shown.
  • 49545: When adding new links via the task editor, only tasks of acceptable types are listed.
  • 46929: Duration fields in task editor now support entering “0” duration.

Features

Bridge

  • 51025: CA Agile Central fields hidden at the workspace level are not shown in the task editor.

General

  • 48940: A connector for HPE ALM Octane is now available.

Mylyn

  • 48735: Tasks that are assigned to the active user have a gold task icon in the task list.

Visual Studio

  • 48734: Added a filter option for tasks owned by the user in the Visual Studio task list.
  • 48733: Tasks in the Visual Studio tasklist now have a tooltip when hovering over them displaying information such as priority, summary, owner, and status.
  • 48556: Visual Studio users can select multiple tasks to add to the Pending Changes comment.

Mylyn

This is a partial list of changes. Please visit https://www.eclipse.org/mylyn/new/ to view additional noteworthy changes.

Mylyn

  • 45630: Made some changes to the task list scheduled presentation, including adding support for configurable sorting.

Mylyn Builds

  • 50732: Jenkins 2.7.3 is now supported.

Mylyn Reviews

  • 48678: The reviews table in the task editor shows the branch of each review and provides a rich tooltip like the task list.

Mylyn Tasks

  • 49935: The scheduled date for newly created tasks can be configured in preferences.
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