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Jama Connect® Self-Hosted Release Notes

By Kristina King posted 04-26-2016 21:14

  


NOTE: We recommend performing incremental upgrades to each major version change before proceeding to our latest release:
Incremental Step Upgrade Path for 8.x and Beyond


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Jama Connect 8.79.3 Self-Hosted, hotfix


Release Date: 2023/01/09



Smartfacts Authentication Update

For customers using the OSLC-based integrations via Smartfacts, this release reduces the number of times that user credentials are required to access content from various endpoint systems.  

 

Review Center Performance

The loading time for the Review Center Table View has been improved when you have a large number of items and item revisions. 

 

KOTS Installation Updates

This hotfix includes the following updates to Kubernetes Off-the-Shelf (KOTS) deployments and upgrades:

  • Changes made to parameters in Jama Connect and in Tomcat logs and log size avoid crashes in specific scenarios. 
  • For self-hosted customers using the Wiris MathType plug-in, a trusted certificate issue has been resolved. 

 

Resolved Issues 

ID Description
SOS-DEF-6717 Test Cycle custom attributes are now displayed correctly in the Add/Edit Cycle Details window.
SOS-DEF-6736 In a review, when a moderator clicks Resolve below the original comment, the comment is now saved correctly and the item content isn't changed. 
SOS-DEF-6668 In Trace View and Coverage Explorer, exported items with Matrix Lookup Calculations are now displayed correctly. 




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Jama Connect 8.79.2 Self-Hosted


Release Date US: 2022/11/23
Release Date AU/EU: 2022/11/24

KOTS Installation Updates

This hotfix release applies only to Kubernetes Off-the-Shelf (KOTS) deployments and upgrades, and includes these administrative changes:

  • TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 configuration options have been removed. 

  • For installations that don't start from a .jama file, we now provide improved support when you upgrade directly to existing data sources. 


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Jama Connect 8.79.1 Self-Hosted



Release Date: 2022/11/02 

 

End of Life (EOL) Features — New Section in Admin Details Page

The Organization Admin Details page now includes the new section, EOL Features, that lists which features will be discontinued. EOL features can be enabled or disabled as needed.  ​

 

End of Life for Trace Matrix Feature

As announced in the Jama Connect 8.76 Cloud release notes, the Trace Matrix will no longer be supported within the next year. This decision was guided by the superior capabilities and the significantly higher usage (over 20x) of Trace View, as well as the objective to simplify the available options for traceability analysis in Jama Connect.  

With this release, an organization admin now controls the visibility of the Trace Matrix feature in Jama Connect -- it is disabled by default (Off). This configuration is available only until the Fall 2023 self-hosted release, when the Trace Matrix feature will EOL. Trace View and Coverage Explorer will not be impacted by this change.  

 Test Management Updates

  • Deleted test runs are now logged in the project activity stream.

  • Make Test Runs Current is now called Sync Test Runs to Test Cases for improved clarity.
  • When you select Sync Test Runs to Test Cases — previously called Make Test Runs Current — the test run is now versioned instead of replaced.
    • Synced test runs are versioned and updated to reflect the changes from the test case.
    • Any previous progress, results, or statuses are saved in the test run version history.
    • To restore previous results, select Make current in the test run version history widget. 

  • While you edit the contents of a test cycle, selecting the same test groups no longer deletes and replaces the test runs that haven't run.

  • When you edit the contents of a test cycle, and the selected groups or statuses alter the contents of the cycle, you can now preview changes before committing them.

 

New Dashboard Widget: Complex Chart

This release introduces the Complex Chart Widget, which is a reusable, configurable dashboard widget. It displays a granular snapshot of data based on filter, field, and series selections. 


The first enabled chart type is the Stacked Bar Chart. The Stacked Bar Chart has a wide range of filters, fields, and series selections that display data in a user-friendly format.


Introducing Lookup Matrix Calculated Field Type

Lookup matrices serve as a source for logic-based calculations in lookup matrix type calculated fields and provide logic-based calculations (for example, 3 * 5 = High).

They also can return results with color formatting, which visually helps users interpret the calculation results.


Admin Changes
 

Pick lists now have a type:

  • Standard: Default single-select field

  • Lookup Matrix: Appropriate when planning to use a pick list in a logic-based calculation (powered by lookup matrices)

 

New Admin Tab — Lookup Matrix

You can now configure lookup matrices as the calculation source for Lookup matrix type calculated fields.

  

New Calculated Field Type Lookup Matrix

When configuring a calculated field, you can now select the Lookup matrix type (along with the existing options for SumMultiply, and Weighted Shortest Job First). 

 

 

    REST API Updates

    • POST /picklist endpoint now includes the option for STANDARD and LOOKUP_MATRIX type pick lists

    • GET /pick list endpoint now returns STANDARD and LOOKUP_MATRIX type pick lists

     

    Categories Enhancements 

    Advanced Filters Now Include Categories

    When you create a filter, you can now select Categories and choose is equal to or is not equal to when you add a rule. 

     

    Categories Now Include Project Activity Messages

    When you apply or unapply categories to items:

    • A project activity stream message now appears

    • A Single Item View activity message now appears

     

    Version History Now Available for Item Categorization

    In Single Item View and in Reading View, the Categories table now includes the Applied column. View this column to see which version the item was at when a category was applied. 

     

     

    Ability to Enable Category Management for Locked Items

    Organization admins now have the option to allow users to manage categories on system-locked and on user-locked items. 

    • This option is disabled by default. 

    • When enabled, users with read/write access can manage categories on locked items.

    • When enabled or disabled, a message appears in the Admin Activity stream. 

     

    Categories Feature Now Available in Baselines

    When enabled by an organization admin, historical versions of categories are now visible in the baseline.   

     

    List View

     

    Reading View

     

    Ability to Manually Update Applied Categories

    Organization admins now have the ability to perform a manual update to applied categories with current and historical items. To perform this action, select Admin > Organization > Categories, then click Clean up categories

     

     

    New Categories Labs API Endpoints

    Organization admins can now create categories from the Labs API:

     

     

    View Previous Versions of an Item

    In Single Item View, you can now use a new Version drop-down menu to view the differences between items that have more than one version. View the history of an item to quickly identify changes and track progress. 

     

    When you view an older version of an item: 

    • The in-app tab appears in blue.

    • The Relationship widget displays all relationships up to the version that is being viewed.

    • The Categories table displays a new Unapplied column; the table represents when a category was applied or unapplied.

     

    When previewing an item in a baseline, you can navigate to the most current or baselined version.

     

      

    Improvements from Community User Feedback

    You can now quickly scan and identify the relationship status for Live Traceability coverage in your list of requirement items.

    • Individual icons will become highlighted in their coordinating color when the item violates the relationship rule applied to the project. Hovering your cursor over the icon will display the specific relationship status name in a tooltip:
      • Suspect Item is indicated by an orange exclamation point icon in the first column.
      • Causing Suspect is indicated by a yellow question mark icon in the second column.
      • Orphan Item is indicated by a teal up arrow in the third column.
      • Missing Downstream is indicated by a teal down arrow in the fourth column.

    • In List View and in Trace View, unique icons for the Relationship Status Indicator now display the "Relationship Status" show/hide fields column configuration.

    • When you hover the arrow icon, informative tool tips now appear. 

    • Relationship status icons now appear in separate columns. 

    Note: In Jama Connect 8.77, new icons will appear in the Dashboard filter widget.

    Do you have feedback on the Relationship Status feature improvements? Join our Community where you can comment on this Idea card.

     

     

    Ability to Expand Row Height in Baseline List View

    • In List View for baselines, you can now manually expand the row height and toggle between Condensed, Medium, and Extended row heights. 

    Do you have feedback on the "Adjustable Row Height" feature for baselines? Join our Community where you can comment on this Idea card.

     

     

    Improved Activity Stream Audit Messaging for Clearing Suspect Links

    • Simplified messaging describes which item relationship was modified by clearing the Suspect Link.

    • Clearing the Suspect Link in one item produces a second audit activity for the coordinating related item.

    Do you have any feedback on the ability to clear all Suspect Links on an item? Join our Community where you can comment on this Idea card

     

    Usability Updates 

    • The Find items secondary panel tree, results, and selected items UI has been updated to provide consistency and align with Jama Software design standards.

    • The Find items search capabilities now allow you to search by item ID, tags, name, and description. 

    • The Find items and Filter items by windows now include condensed headers, borders, and backgrounds. Updates were also made to their search box, tab index orders, accessibility, and more for improved consistency with Jama Software design standards. 

    • Now, when you add source content with '<pre>' HTML tag (pre-formatted text), the text is wrapped so you can compare the types of items more easily. 

     

    Categories

    • HTML title tags now appear in the Admin Category tree. When hovering over an icon, admins now see these category types:
      • Global category
      • Project category 
      • Unassigned category

    • The header in Category List View now contains active links.

     

    License Administration

    • The language for the Downgrade and Denial statistics has been changed from Number of users - to Number of login attempts - to more accurately describe the captured data. 

    • The percentage of licenses used on a daily bases was updated. Now, when you view all license types, the statistic represents the overall percentage instead of a sum of each license's percentage. 

     

    Baselines

    When you select an item with previous versions in the baseline, the historical view of that item opens in Single Item View. Selecting an item's link from a baseline will route you to the baselined version — historical or current. You can hover over a link to see the available versions of an item. 

     

    Version History

    When you click Make current from an item's version history widget, you now see a confirmation message. Improvements were also made to the system comments and activity logs to more clearly indicate that the version has been copied.  

     

     

    General Updates

    • Infotips are now supported for multi-select fields.

    • When an organization or process admin edits a pick list or item type, the content in the right panel now automatically reflects their selections.
      • This update prevents unintentional changes to the wrong item or pick list. 

    • The test execution window now reflects the same field order as test case and test run items, with description presented above test steps instead of below them.

    • When you delete a custom field from an item type that data is now automatically removed, avoiding issues in calculations and item updates when the unique field name is reused later. 

    • In the Project activity stream, a link now takes you to the source in the baseline tree.

    • The item types list now correctly displays all data, even when you change the screen size. 

    • The "Lock" button now includes the locked and unlocked icons. 

    • The gear settings icon and its drop-down menu were replaced with a new layout button. 

    • When you publish an edited item in a review, your scroll position is now maintained in the details of the review. 

    • The item types page for for organization admins includes improved language and behavior.
      • The Add item option is now Add field.
      • When a new item is added, the right panel now opens automatically. 

    • The Pick lists page for organization admins includes improved language and behavior.
      • The UI text items is now values.
      • When a new item is added, the right panel now opens automatically. 

    • Infotips for multi-select item type fields is now consistent in Reading View, List View, and reviews. 

    • When you add a defect from the Test Execution window, a confirmation message now appears. 

    • The full Category Path is now displayed in the project's List View and is based on the cell width. 

    • You can now apply relationship indicator icons to the Dashboard filter widget. 

     

    SCIM Provisioning for Group Management

    This release builds on the new System for Cross-domain Identity Management (SCIM) workflows for user management that were introduced in Jama Connect 8.74. Your organization can now automatically provision groups from Okta into Jama Connect. 

    With SCIM group management, you can:

    • Create new organization-level groups
    • Read existing org-level group membership
    • Update org-level group membership (add/remove)
    • Delete org-level groups

    In addition to SCIM support for Okta, Jama Connect now includes SCIM support for Microsoft Azure AD. Contact Jama Customer Support to assist with enablement and to ensure successful implementation.

     

     

    Performance Improvements: Review Center Dashboard

     

    The Review Center views now load much faster than previously, even if you have a large number of reviews.  

     

    OpenSearch

    Jama Connect now utilizes OpenSearch for application-wide searching and other index-driven applications. OpenSearch is a community-driven, open-source search suite and is a fork of Elasticsearch that was first announced in January 2021.

         

       

      Notes for System Administrators

      IMAP Server Configuration Now Supports OAuth for Microsoft Domains

      Microsoft has announced EOL for basic authentication in Exchange Online, starting as early as October 1, 2022. If you use basic authentication on a Microsoft-hosted IMAP server, you must update the connection settings to use OAuth. You must also register a Microsoft AAD application with the appropriate permissions. For more information, see Authenticate an IMAP, POP, or SMTP connection using OAuth.

      Jama Connect supports the Client Credentials Flow using a client Secret. Other IMAP server providers or relays can also be used. If you don't implement these changes and apply this release (or a previously released hotfix for Jama Connect 8.66, 8.71, or 8.74):

      • Replies to Stream comments via email aren't saved in Jama Connect.
      • Users aren't notified if an error occurs. 

      Outbound notifications from Jama Connect utilize SMTP and should continue to work as intended. Microsoft has communicated that customers can continue to use SMTP basic authorization or it can be re-enabled.

      For additional information, see our Community announcement.    


      For SAML Customers Only

      Root users see a new configuration option in System Properties > Authentication Properties > Basic + IdP.

      To validate a user's identity, the new Match on field setting allows admins to select which option SAML uses during the authentication flow. Previously, SAML only used the Email option. We've also introduced the option to use Username and Custom identifier. The ability for SAML to use Username simplifies the SCIM integration process

       

       

      Replicated Kubernetes Off-The-Shelf (KOTS) and Standard Replicated EOL

      Our partner, Replicated, is a leader in deploying cloud-ready infrastructure into self-hosted environments, including airgap and customer-managed cloud environments. Replicated developed KOTS, which preserves the previous versions' options for simple installation, monitoring, and updating, but is upgraded to leverage Kubernetes. Kubernetes is an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications.

      This update is part of Jama Software's focus on continual improvements to enterprise tooling. The 8.79.1 release (and any required hotfixes) will be the last self-hosted release provided on both the 'standard' and KOTS deployment channels.  Beginning with Spring 2023, self-hosted releases will only be made available via the KOTS channel.

      In order to maintain standard support under Jama Software's standard maintenance and support agreement (current release and two (2) releases prior), we also ask that all customers upgrade to the KOTS deployment either in line with, or prior to, the Spring 2024 release.      

       

       

      CentOS EOL

      With the Spring 2023 release, Jama Connect will no longer support CentOS. Server operating system support will be provided on both Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and Ubuntu per our published supported software at the time of that release.  

       

      Supported Software

      For this current release (and for all self-hosted releases), we encourage system administrators to review the complete Supported Software information on the Jama Software User Community before upgrading.  

       

      Container Artifacts

      Replicated release number 2.53.2
      Replicated KOTS admin release number 1.80.0
      Java version (JDK_UPDATE) 11.0.9.1
      NGINX_VERSION 1.18.0
      TOMCAT_VERSION 8.5.72

       

       

       

      We regression tested using Replicated 2.53.2, and recommend the use of the following script for the initial installation of Jama Connect. This will install Replicated 2.53.2: 

      curl -sSL "https://get.replicated.com/docker?replicated_tag=2.53.2&replicated_ui_tag=2.53.2&replicated_operator_tag=2.53.2" | sudo bash -s no-auto

       

      Airgap Environments

      Airgap customers can download the required version of Replicated via https://s3.amazonaws.com/replicated-airgap-work/stable/replicated-2.53.2%2B2.53.2%2B2.53.2.tar.gz before installing the 8.79.1 Airgap file available in your portal. 



      Replicated KOTS

      We recommend the use of the following script for the initial installation of Jama Connect. This will install Replicated KOTS: 

      curl -sSL https://k8s.kurl.sh/jama-k8s-standardkots | sudo bash

       
       

      Resolved Issues

      ID Description
      SOS-DEF-766

      The complete list of editor templates is now visible in the organization admin menu.

      SOS-DEF-1757

      Bullets and numbering are now consistently applied to the selected test step cell.

      SOS-DEF-2677

      When you select a formatting option from the text editor, the cursor now remains in the highlighted cell.

      SOS-DEF-5095

      Admins can now include an ampersand (&) in the workflow status for a pick list field without receiving an error.

      SOS-DEF-5396

      In a review, when you click CommentReply, or Resolve in a comment without text, validation is no longer missing in review, stream, and item comments.

      SOS-DEF-5606

      When an item is removed from an older version of a review, its associated comments now appear in Single Item View.

      SOS-DEF-5610

      When you attempt to log in to Jama Connect with Atlassian Crowd and you use incorrect log in information, you see the correct error message.

      SOS-DEF-5721

      Deleted upstream relationships no longer appear below the Relationship widget in a Test Run item.

      SOS-DEF-5784

      When you switch to the Categories List View tab, the screen no longer refreshes and your selections are preserved.

      SOS-DEF-5822

      When you export a Word, Excel, or PDF file that includes the Lookup Matrix type, the string format is now displayed correctly in the Calculated and Logic field.

      SOS-DEF-5831

      You can now move versioned attachments to a different project without an error. 

      SOS-DEF-5840

      In a review, the action drop-down menu now closes as expected.

      SOS-DEF-5857

      In Single Item View, when you add sub-items from the Explorer Tree and Add item options, the content header name is now correctly displayed.

      SOS-DEF-5858

      Multiple links are no longer created in the component header breadcrumb when the set name contains a '|' vertical bar with or without spaces

      SOS-DEF-5869

      In a review, a delay in comment replies no longer allows for a different reply for the same comment.

      SOS-DEF-5886

      Baseline Compare Velocity reports no longer produce a DiffService error.

      SOS-DEF-5887

      When you delete a custom field from an item type that data is now automatically removed, avoiding issues in calculations and item updates when the unique field name is reused later.

      SOS-DEF-6476

      Users with create/edit permissions without project admin permissions can use the REST API to assign a test case to a test group.

      SOS-DEF-6477

      In a review, when a comment is resolved by a moderator, that comment is now saved correctly and the item content is not impacted.

      SOS-DEF-6498

      When code blocks are sent to a review, the formatting is now preserved.

      SOS-DEF-6539

      In Review Center Reading View, the Test Case field for a test run is now correctly displayed.

      SOS-DEF-6557

      When you view an older review, an error message no longer appears.

      SOS-DEF-6593

      Admins can no longer add a custom field named Item Path to items, which previously caused a conflict with the existing Item Path field.

       

      Known Issues

      ID Description
      SOS-DEF-6613

      When you export a baseline with categories, the categories do not maintain the baselined information.

      SOS-DEF-6614

      From the Manage Categories window, categories can't be grouped.

      SOS-DEF-6615

      Categories with more than four spaces in the middle of the name are displayed inconsistently across Jama Connect.

      SOS-DEF-6616

      A 400 error appears when you edit a category name that uses all lowercase to include uppercase letters.




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      Jama Connect 8.74.3 Self-Hosted, hotfix


      Release Date US: 2022/10/05
      Release Date AU/EU: 2022/10/06

       

      IMAP Server Configuration Now Supports OAuth for Microsoft Domains

      Microsoft has announced EOL for basic authentication in Exchange Online, starting as early as October 1, 2022. If you use basic authentication on a Microsoft-hosted IMAP server, you must update the connection settings to use OAuth. You must also register a Microsoft AAD application with the appropriate permissions. For more information, see Authenticate an IMAP, POP, or SMTP connection using OAuth.

      Jama Connect supports the Client Credentials Flow using a client Secret. Other IMAP server providers or relays can also be used. If you don't implement these changes and apply this hotfix:

      • Replies to Stream comments via email aren't saved in Jama Connect.
      • Users aren't notified if an error occurs. 

      Outbound notifications from Jama Connect utilize SMTP and should continue to work as intended. Microsoft has communicated that customers can either continue to use SMTP basic authorization or it can be re-enabled.

      For additional information, please see our Community Announcement.    
            

      Resolved Issues

      ID Description
      SOS-DEF-5886

      Velocity-based compare reports now run without error.




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      Jama Connect 8.74.2 - Self-Hosted (KOTS Only), hotfix


      Release Date US: 2022/08/08

      Release Date AU/EU: 2022/08/09

       

      Replicated KOTS Updates

      This release is includes improvements specific to Replicated KOTS deployments: 

      • Ability to save tenant assets in AWS Elastic File Store (EFS)
      • Externalized the volume size for Elasticsearch nodes so that customers can specify the amount of disk space that each Elasticsearch node is allowed to use

      With this release targeted for KOTS deployments, customers utilizing the standard Replicated channel for deployment will not benefit from, and are not advised to, install this hotfix release.  



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      Jama Connect 8.74.1 - Self-Hosted


      Release Date All: 2022/06/16


       

      License Administration

      The Admin License page has been redesigned and enhanced for ease of use and readability. 

      • The page filter drop-down menu now includes all license types -- you are no longer limited to a portion of your license usage. You can also now select All to group overall license usage into a single view.
      • The bar chart has been updated to an area chart to display grouped license types with more clarity.
      • When viewing the area chart as a date range, you can click on a single day to view the hourly breakdown. You can also click on a single hour to view a new minute-by-minute breakdown for better real-time analysis.
      • The page data is now displayed in your local time zone (converted from UTC). 
      • A newly-added statistic represents when a user tries to log in with a creator (float) license but is then downgraded to a reviewer (float) license due to lack of availability.
      • A new CSV export helps you analyze license usage trends within Excel (the exported data represents a UTC time zone). 

        

      Project Dashboard Updates

      New dashboard views use visual storytelling to improve comprehension.

      For line, bar, and pie chart widgets, the new Data Table View provides a detailed breakdown of the filtered segments, presented in an easy-to-read table format.

      If you need this information elsewhere, you can download individual bar, line, or pie chart data directly from an individual widget in three (3) formats: 

      • PNG
      • CSV
      • SVG


      The new Full Screen View creates greater visibility and clarity for seeing a broad view, guiding focus to the screen and into the data. 


      The legends in dynamic dashboard widgets help you to drill down, focus, and compare the widget information you need while deselecting and selecting legend segments.

       

      SCIM Provisioning for User Management

      A new System for Cross-Identity Management (SCIM) workflow allows your organization to automatically provision users from Okta into Jama Connect. To assist with enablement and to ensure successful implementation, please contact Jama Support.

      SCIM provides the ability to:

      • Create new users (initial license management occurs during creation) 
      • Read existing users
      • Update user information
      • Deactivate users

       

        Project Access in Categories 

        Organization admins can now manage a category’s visibility in one, many, or all projects.

        Category Permission Visibility Types 

        • Unassigned AccessNot visible in any projects.

        • Project AccessVisible in one or more defined projects.

        • Global AccessVisible in all defined organization projects.

        As projects are added to the organization, visibility is automatically applied. Note: Newly added categories are “unassigned” by default, meaning they’re not visible in any projects.

         

        Unassigned Categories

        Unassigned categories don't appear in your projects, including in these project views:

        • Project 
        • List View
        • Reading View
        • Single Item View
        • Tree
        • Manage Categories window

        By default, users don't have access to categories that have just been added, allowing organization admins time to configure them without disrupting or revealing them to the organization. 

         

        Organization admins can configure unassigned categories at any time.  

        Here's how:

        • Global Access: Enable to make category visible to all projects. 
        • Manage Access: Configure the specific projects where the category should be visible. 

        Global vs. Project Access

        Global access allows all projects to access a category, while project access means a category will only be visible to specified projects.

        The global access option can be enabled or disabled at any time with the Global access checkbox. When enabled, all active organization projects have visibility to that category. The Manage access option is disabled because the category is set as visible to all projects.

        If the user disables global access, the category is then converted to a “Project access” category and all projects will still have access to it. The user can then manage which projects should maintain access to the category.  

        Project access categories can only be seen and used in the projects specified by their organization admin. The organization admin can then choose to manage access and make any needed changes.

         

        Manage Project Access

        Project access can only be managed on one non-global category at a time. When the Manage access button is clicked, the Manage access window is displayed, where organization admins can hide or show any active projects in the organization. 

        Note: Access can only be edited on top-level parent categories; all child categories inherit the top-level (parent) access. This also affects all move, copy, and merge actions.

          
        • Hidden projects are listed in the left panel.
        • Visible projects are listed in the right panel.
        • Projects are displayed with the project name, followed by the project key.
        • Projects can be moved from either pane. 
        • Impact counts display the staged actions at the bottom of the window.
        • Clicking Save applies the staged access options to the selected category.
        • Access activities are posted and displayed in the Admin activity history.

          If a category has been applied to items in a project, that project can no longer be removed from the Visible projects list. All applied categories must be unapplied from all items in the selected projects before removing the category from the project. This restriction also applies to all move, copy, and merge actions.

          Managing access has an impact on cross-project use of categories. When a user, working with a cross-project List View or Reading View, selects Manage categories, the visible categories are limited to Global categories and categories that intersect with the selected projects.

          Additional Callouts

          • If a deleted item is restored, any associated categories aren't restored.
          • If a project is archived and later restored, the categories aren't restored.
          • When a user, in a cross-project List View or Reading View, selects Manage categories across the list, they see only categories that are global and that intersect with the current project.

          Baseline Updates

          Once an organization admin creates and configures a baseline-specific pick list, they can enable the baseline status for users to be able to select the pick list. The baseline status pick list can't be edited after it's configured. 


          Once the pick list is enabled, users can apply this option when they edit a baseline. The pick list values appear in the headers for Baselines List View and View details page.  


          The View details page now includes the Rich Text Editor, along with the new baseline pick list. When editing a baseline, you can now update the pick list and add Rich Text as needed. When the baseline pick list is updated, the activity is captured in the baseline and project activity streams.

           

             

            Improvements from Community User Feedback 

            The Relationship widget window now includes the ability to multi-select and clear multiple Suspect Links in Single Item View. 

            You can now:

            • Use control (command+shift on Mac) to select the links you want to clear.
            • Select Clear Suspect Links from the Edit drop-down menu.
            • Clear links in batches of 1–50.

            To add comments to this popular use case, see Add ability to clear all suspect links on a given item.

            Additional updates:

            • Context-sensitive Velocity reports now include the option to add the List Source ID parameter, which allows you to identify the source of the information for your report. 
            • Attachments in Review Center now appear in the item only when the user has the correct read permissions to view the attachment.
            • When you delete a custom field from an item type, that data is now automatically removed, avoiding issues in calculations and item updates when the unique field name is reused later.  

            Note: To submit or vote on ideas for product enhancements, go to the Ideation module in the Jama Software User Community. Registration is required. 


             

            Usability Updates 

            Admin

            • Improved language and updated instructions when adding notification emails to the System Health Report settings page.
            • Updated inline alert to the new library component on the Categories admin page to match Jama Software design standards, providing more consistency to the application.

            Projects

            • Updated highlight, hover, and selected colors to match Jama Software design standards, providing more consistency to the application.

            Reviews

            • Added a new Go to item link as an option in the drop-down menu on the Reviews left sidebar, providing easier access to items in projects.
            • Added clarifying icons to the Add moderator and Add participants buttons in the Reviews header.
            • When a user comments on a review, the content of the comment is now maintained when switching from Reply to Resolve. The user no longer has to re-enter the content.
            • Improved language for user messages when they can't publish a new review revision because the filter that was used to create the review has been deleted.
            • On the Review Details page, users can now resize the "Find item" and "Filter items by" panels.
            • A new “View in tree” option has been added to both menus in reviews, which allows you to open the Find item panel and view the item in the review hierarchy.
            • The window used to add @mentions and #hashtags has been adjusted so that the text is displayed regardless of screen size or position.
            • Language in the Review Center Actions menu and window has been updated to reflect the same pattern as the Project workflow. When you select multiple items for batch update, the text now displays as Edit instead of as Update.

            Reviews Index

            • IMPORTANT: The default view on the Reviews index page is now the Table View instead of the Grid View.
            • Updated the navigation tabs, buttons, spinners, and other UI elements to newer components that match Jama Software design standards and provide consistency to the application.
            • Adjusted the Reviews index page view preference (Grid or Table) to persist throughout the user's Jama Connect session.
            • Updated the filters on the Reviews index page to keep selections throughout the user’s review session, and to apply them on initial selection from the drop-down menu.
            • Expanded table column data and sort functionality in the Reviews index table view. You can now sort by Review Status, Role, Revision, Moderators, End date, and My progress.
            • The Reviews tab count now reflects the total and filtered counts for both “My” and “All” reviews simultaneously.
            • Removed unnecessary back-end calls when review and count data are loaded, improving navigation performance on the Reviews index page. 

               

              API Updates 

              This release introduces the following updates to REST API: 

              • PATCH /items now updates multiple items as an asynchronous request
              • PUT /items/{treeLocation} now sets item location by indicating parent and location of a peer
              • GET /baselines/{baselineId}/reviewlink now returns the connected Review ID of the baseline it was derived from
              • *GET /baselines endpoint now returns the baseline pick list option 
              • *GET /baselines/{baselineId} endpoint now returns the baseline pick list option
              • *PUT /baselines/{baselineId} endpoint now updates the baseline pick list option

              * Baseline-specific pick list must be enabled. 

              This release also introduces the following new Labs API Endpoints:

              • POST /baselines/folders
                Adds a baseline folder
              • GET /baselines/folders
                Returns results for the baseline folder by key or name
              • PUT /baselinetree/{projectId}/move
                Moves a baseline source to a folder 

               

              Notes for System Administrators 

              For MySQL Customers Only

              Before upgrading Jama Connect, MySQL must be upgraded to version 8 to optimize performance. For more information, see "Performance improvements" in these release notes. Known issues in earlier versions of MySQL with Jama Connect 8.74.1 may cause significant issues.      

               

              Introducing Replicated Kubernetes Off-The-Shelf (KOTS) 

              Our partner, Replicated, is a leader in deploying cloud-ready infrastructure into self-hosted environments, including Airgap and customer-managed cloud environments. Replicated developed KOTS, which preserves the previous versions' options for simple installation, monitoring, and updating, but is updated to leverage Kubernetes. Kubernetes is an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications.

              This update is part of Jama Software's focus on continual improvements to enterprise tooling. You can transition to a KOTS deployment when you upgrade to Jama Connect 8.74.1.   

              Incremental Step Upgrade and New Database Schemas

              If you haven't yet upgraded to Jama Connect 8.62.x or later -- 

              • Before you install or upgrade to Jama Connect 8.74.1, you must first create two new database schemas to support the new options for SAML and OAuth authentication (introduced in Jama Connect 8.62.0 and revised in Jama Connect 8.62.4). 
              • For the upgrade to succeed, organizations using Microsoft SQL Server must enter database users in Replicated -- without these entries, the installation or upgrade will fail. 

              For more information, see Incremental Step Upgrade and Jama Connect 8.62.4 Release Notes.

               

              Supported Software

              For this current release, and for all self-hosted releases, we encourage system administrators to review the Supported Software information on the Jama Software User Community before upgrading.  

              Container Artifacts

              Replicated Release Number 2.53.0
              Java Version (JDK_UPDATE) 11.0.9.1+1
              NGINX_VERSION 1.18.0-2.el7.ngx
              TOMCAT_VERSION 8.5.63

              We regression tested using Replicated 2.53.2, and recommend the use of the following script for the initial installation of Jama Connect -- this will install Replicated 2.53.2: 

              curl -sSL "https://get.replicated.com/docker?replicated_tag=2.53.2&replicated_ui_tag=2.53.2&replicated_operator_tag=2.53.2" | sudo bash -s no-auto

               

              Airgap Environments

              Airgap customers can download the required version of Replicated via https://s3.amazonaws.com/replicated-airgap-work/stable/replicated-2.53.2%2B2.53.2%2B2.53.2.tar.gz before installing the 8.74.1 Airgap file available in your portal. 

                


              Resolved Issues

              ID Description
              SOS-DEF-406

              Reviews can now be sorted by Status, Role, Revision, Moderator, End date, or Progress.

              SOS-DEF-505

              When workflow is enabled, previous versions of an item that have been converted to a different item type can now be transitioned to Current.

              SOS-DEF-541

              Reviews that are created at the same time now have different review numbers.

              SOS-DEF-1259

              In the Test Center, when the unique ID of a test case is long, the full ID can now be viewed in a title tag when you hover over the ID link.

              SOS-DEF-1825

              Items are no longer locked when they are edited in List View.

              SOS-DEF-2050

              When you edit an item in a review, existing tags are now visible.

              SOS-DEF-2108

              Selecting two different sets of items before the first tab opens no longer causes issues.

              SOS-DEF-2376

              Using REST API POST /projects/{projectId}/attachments with required field settings no longer produces an error.

              SOS-DEF-2588

              CSV exports from Trace View now show quotation marks (") correctly.

              SOS-DEF-3073

              When you insert an image into a shape from the Diagram Editor, those changes are now saved and displayed correctly.

              SOS-DEF-4014

              Now, when you move sets of items to a new project, workflow settings are aligned with the new project.

              SOS-DEF-4217

              In Review Center Single Item View, related item links are now displayed correctly for all items. 

              SOS-DEF-4814

              Review comments are now saved when a session is renewed or refreshed.

              SOS-DEF-5077

              From the Jama Connect API, a locked parent item still allows sub-items to be edited.

              SOS-DEF-5310

              If items in a workflow where converted to a folder, you can now use the option Replace with baseline.

              SOS-DEF-5372

              If the "subscribe others" setting is disabled and you try to subscribe a user, then click OK when prompted, Jama Connect is no longer stuck in a loop.

              SOS-DEF-5442

              In the Review Center table view, when you sort by project, the results are now sorted in alphabetical order.

              SOS-DEF-5631

              Text for Review Center comments now wraps correctly and is no longer truncated.  

              SOS-DEF-5694

              Review Center settings are now saved when you click Save Settings in review templates.  

              SOS-DEF-5703

              When you compare versions of an item, contents in tables now accurately reflects any changes. 

              SOS-DEF-5729

              Project settings are now saved when a customer's database includes a specific property value.