Rational ClearCase version 8.0.0.x Release Notes

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This document contains the "Release Notes" and "What's New" information for IBM Rational ClearCase version 8.0 and 8.0.0.x fix packs.

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GLOSSARY

Find definitions for product and release terminology used in the IBM Rational ClearCase release note information.

CCRC WAN Server:

Provides CCRC and CTE with access to ClearCase repositories through web views.

ClearTeam Explorer Extension:

A version of CTE for installation into Rational desktop products. The extension is installed using IBM Installation Manager specifying the CCRC.EXT offering.

ClearTeam Explorer for Eclipse IDE:

A version of CTE for installation into Eclipse IDEs. It is installed using the Eclipse update manager from an update site on either the CCRC WAN Server or a ClearCase client.

ClearCase zOS Extension:

A set of ClearCase features that mainframe users can employ to perform ClearCase operations.

Global Monitor:

A MultiSite option based on IBM Tivoli Monitoring (ITM) that provides Web-based monitoring of a MultiSite deployment.

MultiSite core server:

MultiSite servers including the shipping server.

MultiSite shipping server only:

Includes only the MultiSite shipping server store-and-forward software.

Native client:

A ClearCase client running on the Windows, UNIX system, or Linux operating systems. These clients support dynamic and snapshot views, a command line interface, and GUIs.

RFE:

Request for Enhancement. A request for a product feature or support for a platform or operating system.

VRMF:

VRMF is IBM's product release identification format, which identifies the version, release, modification level, and fixpack level of a software offering.

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IBM Rational ClearCase version 8.0.0.11 Release Notes

Before installing or upgrading IBM Rational ClearCase, review the following information about this release.

Obtaining this release

To download this release and read information about defects fixed in this release, refer to the download page.

System requirements and compatibility with other versions and products

For information about supported platforms for this release, and for product and version compatibility, refer to the System Requirements for Rational ClearCase page.

Installing and upgrading product

For information about installing and upgrading Rational ClearCase, refer to the IBM Rational ClearCase 8.0 information center.

Status of the feature level and VOB schema version

There are no changes to the ClearCase feature level or VOB schema version for this fix pack release. For information about the correspondences between feature levels and ClearCase versions, refer to technote 1119269: About feature levels and ClearCase.

Status of the command-line interface

There are no changes to cleartool, rcleartool, or multitool commands in this release.

Known problems, limitations, and workarounds

Known problems are recorded in individual documents in the Support knowledge base. As problems are discovered and resolved, the knowledge base is updated and maintained with new information. By searching the knowledge base, you can quickly find workarounds or solutions to problems. To learn about the known limitations and problems in this update, and any workarounds that are available, refer to IBM Rational ClearCase 8.0.0.x Troubleshooting documentation in the IBM Support database.

Contacting IBM Rational Support

For information about accessing IBM Rational Support, refer to the Rational Support Resources page.

Notices

To view the IBM legal notices for ClearCase 8.0.0.x refer to Notices.



What's New

This release introduces the following updates and features.

Microsoft Source-Code Control Interface (MS-SCCI) provider for the IBM Rational ClearCase Remote Client (CCRC)

Integrated Development Environments(IDEs) that are compliant with Microsoft's SCC interface can now directly integrate with the ClearCase Remote Client (CCRC). This allows users of web views to perform source control operations: adding files to source control, removing files from source control, renaming files, checking out and checking in files, and viewing the change history and properties of the files that are under source control.

Migrating from the base-ClearCase/ClearQuest integration to CMI

The cmi_migrate.pl script and the new clmutil repair commands enable you to migrate from the (Perl) base-ClearCase/Clearquest integration to the Change Management Interface (CMI). The script generates a file of element versions that require CMI task associations. After running cmi_migrate.pl, you use the clmutil repair command to associate versions with the tasks and to repair any broken links. Refer to the reference pages for cmi_migrate.pl and clmutil for detailed information.

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IBM Rational ClearCase version 8.0.0.10 Release Notes

Before installing or upgrading IBM Rational ClearCase, review the following information about this release.

Obtaining IBM Rational ClearCase Version 8.0.0.10

To download IBM Rational ClearCase 8.0.0.10 and view information about defects fixed in this release, refer to the download page.

System requirements and compatibility with other versions and products

For information about supported platforms for Rational ClearCase 8.0.0.9 and for product and version compatibility, refer to the System Requirements for Rational ClearCase page.

Installing and upgrading product

For information about installing and upgrading Rational ClearCase, refer to the IBM Rational ClearCase 8.0 information center.

Status of the feature level and VOB schema version

There are no changes to the ClearCase feature level or VOB schema version for this fix pack release. For information about the correspondences between feature levels and ClearCase versions, refer to technote 1119269: About feature levels and ClearCase.

Status of the command-line interface

There are no changes to cleartool, rcleartool, or multitool commands in this release.

Known problems, limitations, and workarounds

Known problems are recorded in individual documents in the Support knowledge base. As problems are discovered and resolved, the knowledge base is updated and maintained with new information. By searching the knowledge base, you can quickly find workarounds or solutions to problems. To learn about the known limitations and problems in this update, and any workarounds that are available, refer to IBM Rational ClearCase 8.0.0.x Troubleshooting documentation in the IBM Support database.

Contacting IBM Rational Support

For information about accessing IBM Rational Support, refer to the Rational Support Resources page.

Notices

To view the IBM legal notices for ClearCase 8.0.0.x refer to Notices.



What's New

This release introduces the following updates and features.

Security-related updates

  • The IBM JRE has been updated with Java 6 Sr15
  • The IBM Global Security Kit (GSKit) has been updated to Version 8.0.50.16.
  • The ClearCase Remote Client and CMAPI now support SP800-131 compliance. Custom configuration may be required for integrated environments, for example, with Rational Team Concert with CCRC or with CMAPI applications that do not use the IBM JRE. For more information, refer to technote 1666060.

ClearCase Cadence Virtuoso integration

In this release, the ClearCase Cadence - Virtuoso integration includes the following new features:

  • The work area manager indicates whether a checkout is reserved or unreserved. You can also filter checkout listings by type of checkout.
  • The ClearCase menu on the Work Area Manager includes a “Convert checkouts” selection that you can use to convert the state of checkouts from reserved to unreserved and vice versa.
  • The "Label items" dialog supports label replacement with a checkbox; it also allows you to enter a comment. Clicking "Fetch labels" retrieves all label types that exist in the VOBs that contain the selected cellviews. When you check "Replace label" and select the label from the "Label with" drop-down menu, the label is moved to or created on the version that is selected by the view.

Change Management Integration (CMI) features

This release introduces the following CMI features:

  • GUI support in native clients: When you attempt a check in a (base ClearCase) version that has no task association or when you attempt to create or set a (UCM) activity that has no task association, CMI opens a task-selection window in the ClearCase native GUIs (xclearcase, ClearCase Explorer, etc.). Selecting a task allows the ClearCase operation to proceed. For more information, refer to Technote 1667473.
  • Repairing task-association inconsistencies: CMI maintains a repair log containing information about task associations that have failed. The clmutil utility has been enhanced to enable you to repair such associations (refer to Technote 1667525).
  • Migrating from the base ClearCase integration with ClearQuest to CMI: A new utility generates a file of CMI task associations that must be made. Then you use clmutil to create the associations. For more information, refer to Technote 1667476.

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IBM Rational ClearCase version 8.0.0.9 Release Notes

Before installing or upgrading IBM Rational ClearCase review the following information about the release.

Obtaining IBM Rational ClearCase Version 8.0.0.9

To download IBM Rational ClearCase 8.0.0.9 and view information about defects fixed in this release, refer to the download page.

System requirements and compatibility with other versions and products

For information about supported platforms for Rational ClearCase 8.0.0.9 and for product and version compatibility, refer to the System Requirements for Rational ClearCase page.

Installing and upgrading product

For information about installing and upgrading Rational ClearCase, refer to the Information Center.

Test fixes that have been incorporated into this fix pack

For a list of test fixes that have been resolved or not resolved in this fix pack, refer to technote 1566655: TestFix information for ClearCase 8.x, which is also referenced on each of the fix pack download pages.

Status of the feature level and VOB schema version

There are no changes to the ClearCase feature level or VOB schema version for this fix pack release.

For information about the correspondences between feature levels and ClearCase versions, refer to technote 1119269: About feature levels and ClearCase.

Known problems, limitations, and workarounds

Known problems are recorded in individual documents in the Support knowledge base. As problems are discovered and resolved, the knowledge base is updated and maintained with new information. By searching the knowledge base, you can quickly find workarounds or solutions to problems. To learn about the known limitations and problems in this update, and any workarounds that are available, refer to IBM Rational ClearCase 8.0.0.x Troubleshooting documentation in the IBM Support database.

Contacting IBM Rational Support

For information about accessing IBM Rational Support, refer to the Rational Support Resources page.

Notices

To view the IBM legal notices for ClearCase 8.0.0.x refer to Documentation Notices for IBM Rational ClearCase.



What's New

IBM Rational ClearCase 8.0.0.9 includes the following updates and new features.

New platform support

ClearCase zOS extensions supports running TSO client and remote build operations on the z/OS v2.1 operating system.

This release supports Red Hat Linux 5.10 on x86, IBM S/390, and PowerPC architectures.

Default VOB mount limit increased on Linux

On the Linux operating system, the default maximum value for the number of VOBs that can be mounted has been increased from 1K to 4K.

ClearCase Change Management Integration (CMI) supports management of state transitions for ClearQuest records

The ClearCase Change Management Integration (CMI) supports state transitions of ClearQuest records. The transitions that you can perform are the record-type-specific default transitions that are defined by the ClearQuest schema. For detailed information, refer to Technote 1659659.

cleartool changes

  • mkelem command

    The new -restore option for the mkelem command restores the element-pname.mkelem to its original name, element-pname if the mkelem operation fails in a dynamic view. Refer to the mkelem reference page for details.

  • chproj command

    The new -cview option for the chproj command automatically selects the project associated with the current view. In previous releases, users had to explicitly specify the project name by using the project selector option.

rcleartool changes

The remote command line (rcleartool) adds support for creating a baseline or set of baselines for components by using the mklbl command.. Refer to the mkbl reference page for details.

ClearTeam Explorer updates

The new Create project option allows users to create a UCM project from the ClearTeam Explorer. In previous releases, you had to use either the ClearCase Project Explorer or the cleartool mkproj command to create UCM projects.

You can access the Create project option from the ClearCase > Create Project menu in the ClearTeam Explorer, or from the pop-up menu that displays when you right-click on the ClearCase server name, Project VOB folder, or Project folder in the ClearTeam Navigator view.

ClearCase Cadence -Virtuoso integration

In this release, the ClearCase Cadence - Virtuoso integration includes the following new features:

  • Cadence Virtuoso IC support

    This release adds support for IC 6.1.6. The ClearCase Cadence-Virtuoso integration now supports the following Cadence Virtuoso IC versions: 6.1.4, 6.1.5, and 6.1.6.

  • Label view selection feature

    When you select a library for labeling,  use the label view selection feature to select cellviews for labeling by name or type. You can also remove entries from the selection list before applying the label. In earlier releases, when you selected a library for labeling, all of the cellviews within the library were selected by default.

  • Support for sub-directories in cellview

    When you run Cadence GDM (Generic Data Management) operations for a cellview, you can apply operations to its subdirectories and any content within the subdirectories. In previous releases of the ClearCase Cadence-Virtuoso integration, operations only applied to the top-level cellview directory and its contents.

  • Applying labels to library and cell when labeling a cellview

    When you apply a label to a cellview, you can also apply the label to the parent directories of the cell and cellview so that the label is applied to the cellview, the cell, and the library. In previous releases, when you applied a label to a cellview, the label was only added to the cellview.

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IBM Rational ClearCase version 8.0.0.8 Release Notes

Before installing or upgrading IBM Rational ClearCase review the following information about the release.

Obtaining IBM Rational ClearCase Version 8.0.0.8

To download IBM Rational ClearCase 8.0.0.8 and view information about defects fixed in this release, refer to the download page.

System requirements and compatibility with other versions and products

For information about supported platforms for Rational ClearCase 8.0.1 and for product and version compatibility, refer to the System Requirements for Rational ClearCase page.

Installing and upgrading product

For information about installing and upgrading Rational ClearCase, refer to the Information Center.

Test fixes that have been incorporated into this fix pack

For a list of test fixes that have been resolved or not resolved in this fix pack, refer to technote 1566655: TestFix information for ClearCase 8.x, which is also referenced on each of the fix pack download pages.

Status of the feature level and VOB schema version

There are no changes to the ClearCase feature level or VOB schema version for this fix pack release. For information about the correspondences between feature levels and ClearCase versions, refer to technote 1119269: About feature levels and ClearCase.

Known problems, limitations, and workarounds

Known problems are recorded in individual documents in the Support knowledge base. As problems are discovered and resolved, the knowledge base is updated and maintained with new information. By searching the knowledge base, you can quickly find workarounds or solutions to problems. To learn about the known limitations and problems in this update, and any workarounds that are available, refer to IBM Rational ClearCase 8.0.0.x Troubleshooting documentation in the IBM Support database.

Contacting IBM Rational Support

For information about accessing IBM Rational Support, refer to the Rational Support Resources page.

Notices

To view the IBM legal notices for ClearCase 8.0.0.x refer to Documentation Notices for IBM Rational ClearCase.



What's New

IBM Rational ClearCase 8.0.0.8 includes the following updates and new features.

Changes to the Cadence Virtuoso integration

This release introduces a number of enhancements to the ClearCase integration with Cadence Virtuoso. Note that at this release, ClearCase no longer supports Virtuoso 5.1.x.

  • Enhancements to Work Area Manager (WAM) checkout reporting
    • Recognition of checked-out-elsewhere (COE) elements--the Work Area Manager (WAM) recognizes the case of an element with a reserved checkout to a view other than the current view (on the same branch). The element is displayed as COTHview-tag, where view-tag identifies the view with the checkout.
    • Checkout reporting--the WAM now shows the checkouts in the current view.
    • Display of view tags for COE elements--view tags are displayed for checked-out-elsewhere (COE) elements instead of host-name:view-storage-path (unless the tag cannot be retrieved).

      This change is reflected in the display of COE elements by gdmstatus -where, libManager, the WAM, and cell view editor (CVE) banners and property sheets.

    • New WAM filter UI: You can use this dialog to specify a filter for every column; the result is the rows that satisfy the cumulative ANDing of the filter expressions (the dialog is populated with the currently active filter, if any). The dialog includes a "Prefetch data" check box that you can select to apply a filter on design management (DM) columns without expanding the tree nodes. This option not only fetches the DM data from ClearCase but also updates the WAM with DM information about the nodes. After data has been fetched at least once, you can choose not to select this option in subsequent filtering operations unless you suspect that the DM information for some nodes has changed. A tooltip is provided for the "Prefetch data" check box to warn of the possible delay in fetching the data.
  • New environment variables
    • CLEARCASE_EDA--the environment variable setting, CLEARCASE_EDA=Cadence Virtuoso can be used to trigger VOB operations in a VOB containing Cadence library objects to ensure that users are using the integration, and not attempting ClearCase operations outside of the integration (such as using cleartool). The setting is effective for any operation performed in the Virtuoso Library Manager, the ClearCase Work Area Manager (WAM), the ClearCase Hierarchy Manager (HM), and all Generic Data Management operations (gdm* commands).
    • CCASE_CDS_CANCEL_IDENTICAL--when set to TRUE, this environment variable causes gmdci to cancel the checkout of a version that would be identical to its predecessor if it were to be checked in. By default, CCASE_CDS_CANCEL_IDENTICAL=FALSE.
  • Version comparison features

    The following comparison features are accessible from libManager and WAM. They display selected versions side-by-side in separate editors:

    • "Compare with Predecessor" displays the current and immediate predecessor versions.
    • "Compare with another version" displays the current version and any predecessor that you select.
  • Opening a previous version

    The "Open version" menu item (under ClearCase menu in Cell View Editors) invokes a version selector dialog that you can use to select an older element version. The selection is opened in a new editor instance in read-only mode.

  • Enhancements to the ClearCase remote client (CCRC)

    The CCRC GUI includes the following enhancements:
    • The Preview only option for the Update Resources operation can be set as the default for that operation through Preferences > Team > ClearTeam Explorer > Integration.
    • When displayed in the version tree, a checked-out version is annotated according to its checkout state: RESERVED or UNRESERVED.
    • The GUI supports upgrading an unlabelled baseline; refer to the General tab of the Baseline Properties page.

    The command-line client (rcleartool) supports the UCM deliver command:

    • Deliver changes in the source stream:

      rcleartool deliver [[–str/eam stream-selector] [ –to integration-view-tag] [tar/get stream-selector]
      [ –cac/t | –act/ivities activity-selector... | –bas/elines baseline-selector ...]
      [ –com/plete] [–gm/erge | –ok ]
      [–q/uery | –abo/rt  | –qal/l  | –qnt/rivial ][–f/orce]
    • Resume or complete work on a deliver operation

      rcleartool deliver { –res/ume | –com/plete } [–str/ eam stream-selector ]
      [ –gm/ erge | –ok] [–q/ uery | –ab/ort | –qal/l  | –qnt/rivial ] [ –f/orce]
    • Cancel a deliver operation in progress:

      rcleartool deliver –cancel [ –str/eam stream-selector ]

    Support for gnu make ifeq

    The clearmakecommand supports the limited nesting of ifeq-like statements, similar to gnu make.

    Changes to cleartool

    The new -master option for the cleartool chflevel command enables the current replica to master a specified replica for the purpose of raising its feature level:

    chflevel -rep/lica [ -master ] feature-level replica-selector

    Changes to multitool

    There are no changes to multitool in this release.

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    IBM Rational ClearCase version 8.0.0.7 Release Notes

    Before installing or upgrading IBM Rational ClearCase review the following information about the release.

    Obtaining IBM Rational ClearCase version 8.0.0.7

    To download IBM Rational ClearCase 8.0.0.7 and view information about defects fixed in this release, refer to the download page.

    System requirements

    For information about hardware and software compatibility, refer to the System Requirements for Rational ClearCase page.

    Defects fixed in this release

    For information about defects fixed in this release, refer to the IBM Rational ClearCase 8.0.0.7 download page.

    Compatibility with other versions and products

    For information about product and version compatibility, refer to the Software Product Compatibility Reports page.

    Known problems

    Known problems are recorded in individual documents in the Support knowledge base. As problems are discovered and resolved, the knowledge base is updated and maintained with new information. By searching the knowledge base, you can quickly find workarounds or solutions to problems. To learn about the known limitations and problems in this update, and any workarounds that are available, refer to IBM Rational ClearCase 8.0.0.x Troubleshooting documentation in the IBM Support database.

    Contacting IBM Rational Support

    For information about accessing IBM Rational Support, refer to the Rational Support Resources page.

    Notices

    To view the IBM legal notices for ClearCase 8.0.0.x refer to Documentation Notices for IBM Rational ClearCase.



    What's New

    IBM Rational ClearCase 8.0.0.7 includes the following updates and new features.

    • The ability to run a merge procedure from the command line for Rational Software Architect logical models under ClearCase control.
    • The integration between Rational ClearTeam Explorer and Rational Team Concert is now supported in a Microsoft Visual Studio for .net context.
    • When using Rational Software Architect version 8.5.1 CP2 or later, running a logical model merge process now invokes the model merge tool in an editor instead of a dialog box.
    • In the ClearTeam Explorer Version Tree, users can now perform a 'Compare with Predecessor' procedure or a 'Compare with Another Version' procedure on a checked out version from a dynamic view that is not already started.
    • A 'Find' feature is now available in the ClearTeam Explorer when a user performs a Compare with Predecessor operation for the ClearCase Integrated (UTF-8) compare tool.
    • Information about activities and change sets can now be exported from the Rational ClearTeam Navigator.
    • Added support for automated check outs using the Synchronous Request for Mastership (SRFM) option in environments that integrate IBM Rational ClearCase with Cadence Design Framework II in conjunction with IBM Rational ClearCase MultiSite, All check out operations from a replicated VOB with the SRFM option enabled apply the -srfm option by default. In ClearCase versions 8.0.0.6 and 7.1.2.10 and earlier, users that wanted to use the -srfm option had to manage check out and check in operations manually by using the cleartool checkout -srfm command to avoid branch mastership errors.
    • Added a new configuration which stores the almd file locally on the server instead of storing it in the NFS mounted VOB storage. This configuration provides a work around for a ClearCase performance problem that occurred on some Linux NFS clients. For details, see the IBM Support document Performance issue with Linux NFS clients when ClearCase VOB database is located on a NAS device.

    Platform support changes

    Added support for the following platforms and third party products:
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 x86, PPC and L3900 (This version is also supported by ClearCase version 7.1.2.11.)
    • IBM® WebSphere® Application Server (WAS) version and IBM® HTTP Server versions 8.0.0.6
    • Microsoft Office 2013 (This version is also supported by ClearCase version 7.1.2.11.)
    • Latest versions of Mozilla Firefox and Firefox ESR
    • OpenSSL version 1.0.1e

    Note: OpenSSL is used to make SSL connections in the base ClearCase and ClearQuest integration and to make SSL connections through user Perl modules. On Linux and UNIX platforms, OpenSSL can be used by the UCM/ClearQuest integration.

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    IBM Rational ClearCase version 8.0.0.6 Release Notes

    Before installing or upgrading IBM Rational ClearCase, review the following information about the release.

    Obtaining IBM Rational ClearCase version 8.0.0.6

    To download IBM Rational ClearCase 8.0.0.6 and view information about defects fixed in this release, refer to the download page.

    System requirements and compatibility with other versions and products

    For information about supported platforms for Rational ClearCase 8.0 and for product and version compatibility, refer to the System Requirements for Rational ClearCase page.

    Installing and upgrading ClearCase

    Version 8.0.0.6 of Rational ClearCase supports WebSphere Application Server and IBM HTTP Server versions 7.x and 8.x..

    For information about installing and upgrading Rational ClearCase, refer to the ClearCase Information Center.

    Test fixes that have been incorporated into this fix pack

    For a list of test fixes that have been resolved or not resolved in this fix pack, refer to Technote 1566655, which is also referenced on each of the fix pack download pages.

    Platform support changes

    Support has been added for the following platforms and third party products:

    • Windows 2012 CMServer [WebSphere Application Server 8.0.0.5]
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.9
    • Oracle Solaris 11.1
    • IBM Install Manager 1.6.2
    • IBM Install Manager 1.6.2_64 Bit
    • JRE upgrade [Java6 SR12] /JRE upgrade [Java5 SR15]
    • IBM Eclipse SDK 3.8

    Status of the feature level and VOB schema version

    There are no changes to the features level or VOB schema version at this release..

    For information about feature level changes, refer to Technote 1119268.

    Known problems

    Known problems are recorded in individual documents in the Support knowledge base. As problems are discovered and resolved, the knowledge base is updated and maintained with new information. By searching the knowledge base, you can quickly find workarounds or solutions to problems. To learn about the known limitations and problems in ClearCase 8.0.0.6, and any workarounds that are available, refer to IBM Rational ClearCase 8.0.0.x Troubleshooting documentation in the IBM Support database.

    Notices

    To view the IBM legal notices for ClearCase 8.0.0.x refer to Documentation Notices for IBM Rational ClearCase.



    What's New

    IBM Rational ClearCase 8.0.0.6 includes the following updates and new features.

    • Support for installing with Installation Manager 64-bit on Windows Installation Manager 64-bit enables you to install ClearQuest on the same system with other IBM products that require Installation Manager 64-bit, such as Rational Application Developer and Rational Software Architect. Before installing with Installation Manager, review Technote 21628641 - Considerations when installing IBM Rational ClearCase, ClearQuest, and Requisite Pro on Windows with Installation Manager 64-bit.
    • The ClearTeam Explorer now enables you to apply attributes to objects, change attributes, and remove attributes. These operations are available on the Custom tabs in the Properties view for the object.

      Note: Currently, users cannot create attribute types using the ClearTeam Explorer.

    • The ability to perform an undo checkout operation on selected files for users of the ClearTeam Explorer integration with IBM Rational Software Architect.
    • The Edit View Configuration dialog box is now modeless.
    • Any merge operation that is required after a checkin now performs an automatic merge requiring no user interaction unless conflicts need to be resolved.

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    IBM Rational ClearCase version 8.0.0.5 Release Notes

    Before installing or upgrading IBM Rational ClearCase, review the following information about the release.

    Obtaining IBM Rational ClearCase version 8.0.0.5

    To download IBM Rational ClearCase 8.0.0.5 and view information about defects fixed in this release, refer to the download page.

    System requirements and compatibility with other versions and products

    For information about supported platforms for Rational ClearCase 8.0 and for product and version compatibility, refer to the System Requirements for Rational ClearCase page.

    Installing and upgrading ClearCase

    Version 8.0.0.5 of Rational ClearCase supports WebSphere Application Server and IBM HTTP Server versions 7.x and 8.x.

    For information about installing and upgrading Rational ClearCase, refer to the ClearCase Information Center

    Test fixes that have been incorporated into this fix pack

    For a list of test fixes that have been resolved or not resolved in this fix pack, refer to Technote 1566655. technote which is also referenced on each of the fix pack download pages.

    Platform support changes

    Support has been added for the following platforms:

    • Windows 8
    • Windows 2012
    • AIX 7.1 TL2
    • Eclipse 4.2.1

    Status of the feature level and VOB schema version

    There are no changes to the features level or VOB schema version at this release.

    For information about feature level changes, refer to Technote 11192698.

    Changes to the command line

    There is one change to cleartool in this release: the describe activity command lists the tasks associated with activities if the ClearCase-RTC Change Management Interface (CMI) has been configured.

    There are no changes to multitool in this release.

    The following rcleartool commands (CCRC CLI) are new in this release: diff, find, mkattr, and rmattr. See the respective reference pages for more information. The rcleartool mkbranch command has changed: the -nco option is now required. (The mkbranch reference page incorrectly shows a single synopsis for both rcleartool and cleartool.)

    Known problems

    Known problems are recorded in individual documents in the Support knowledge base. As problems are discovered and resolved, the knowledge base is updated and maintained with new information. By searching the knowledge base, you can quickly find workarounds or solutions to problems. To learn about the known limitations and problems in ClearCase 8.0.0.5, and any workarounds that are available, refer to IBM Rational ClearCase 8.0.0.x Troubleshooting documentation in the IBM Support database.

    Notices

    To view the IBM legal notices for ClearCase 8.0.0.x refer to Documentation Notices for IBM Rational ClearCase.



    What's New

    IBM Rational ClearCase 8.0.0.5 includes the following updates and new features:

    • You can associate ClearCase UCM activities with RTC tasks using the ClearCase Change Management Interface (CMI) integration. Refer to Technote 7036887. for more information. .
    • The clmutil command supports the administration of Rational Team Concert task URIs that are attached to Rational ClearCase UCM activities. Refer to Technote 1616807.
    • The TSO Client in the IBM z/OS platform now supports the display of version information in the version tree.
    • A new ClearTeam Explorer preference has been added called, Preserve creation time when files are checked out (dynamic views only).
    • Support has been added for the following platforms and software products:
      • Eclipse 4.2.1
      • IBM AIX 7.1 TL2
      • IBM WebSphere Application Server 7.0.0.25
      • Samba 3.5.16
      • Sybase PowerBuilder 12.5
      • Visual Studio version 11 (2012). Refer to the Technote 1615206 for more information.
      • Windows 8.

        Refer to Technote 1619504 for more information.

      • Windows 2012 Server. > Refer to Technote 1619751 for more information.

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    IBM Rational ClearCase version 8.0.0.4 Release Notes

    Before installing or upgrading IBM Rational ClearCase, review the following information about the release.

    Obtaining IBM Rational ClearCase version 8.0.0.4

    To download IBM Rational ClearCase 8.0.0.4 and view information about defects fixed in this release, refer to the download page.

    System requirements and compatibility with other versions and products

    For information about supported platforms for Rational ClearCase 8.0 and for product and version compatibility, refer to the System Requirements for Rational ClearCase page.

    Installing and upgrading ClearCase

    Version 8.0.0.4 of Rational ClearCase supports WebSphere Application Server and IBM HTTP Server versions 7.x and 8.x.

    For information about installing and upgrading Rational ClearCase, refer to the ClearCase 8.0 Information Center.

    Test fixes that have been incorporated into this fix pack

    For a list of test fixes that have been resolved or not resolved in this fix pack, refer to Technote 156655 which is also referenced on each of the fix pack download pages.

    Platform support changes

    Support has been added for the following platforms:

    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Update 3 (RHEL 6.3)
    • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

    Status of the feature level and VOB schema version

    There are no changes to the features level or VOB schema version at this release.

    For information about feature level changes, refer to Technote 11192698.

    Changes to the command line

    There are no changes to the cleartool or multitool commands in this release.

    For information about changes to rcleartool, refer to Technote 1594728.

    Known problems

    Known problems are recorded in individual documents in the Support knowledge base. As problems are discovered and resolved, the knowledge base is updated and maintained with new information. By searching the knowledge base, you can quickly find workarounds or solutions to problems. To learn about the known limitations and problems in ClearCase 8.0.0.4, and any workarounds that are available, refer to IBM Rational ClearCase 8.0.0.x Troubleshooting documentation in the IBM Support database.

    Supplementary documentation

    Refer to the following technotes for additional information about Rational ClearCase 8.0.0.4:

    • For information on installing and configuring the CCRC CLI, refer to Technote 1598728.
    • For reference information about CCRC CLI (rcleartool) and its limitations, refer to Technote 1594728
    • or information about ClearCase discontinued support and component deprecation in 2013, refer to Technote 1595913.
    • For information about ClearCase compatibility across releases, refer to Technote 7015022
    • For information about compatible ClearCase server and client iFix and Fix Pack levels, refer to Technote 1306745.
    • For a workaround for the issue where IBM Rational ClearCase fails to validate input added to the Global Monitor configuration panel during the installation process, refer to Technote 1609304.
    • For general information about the integration between Rational ClearCase and Rational Team Concert, refer to Rational Team Concert and Rational ClearCase - Integration Cookbook.
    • For information about using the Rational ClearCase Bridge integration in Rational Team Concert, refer to the Rational Team Concert Information Center.

    Notices

    To view the IBM legal notices for ClearCase 8.0.0.x refer to Documentation Notices for IBM Rational ClearCase.



    What's New

    IBM Rational ClearCase 8.0.0.4 does not include any new features.

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    IBM Rational ClearCase version 8.0.0.3 Release Notes

    Before installing or upgrading IBM Rational ClearCase, review the following information about the release.

    Obtaining IBM Rational ClearCase version 8.0.0.3

    To download IBM Rational ClearCase 8.0.0.3 and view information about defects fixed in this release, refer to the download page.

    System requirements and compatibility with other versions and products

    For information about supported platforms for Rational ClearCase 8.0 and for product and version compatibility, refer to the System Requirements for Rational ClearCase page.

    Installing and upgrading ClearCase

    Version 8.0.0.3 of Rational ClearCase supports WebSphere Application Server and IBM HTTP Server versions 7.x and 8.x.

    For information about installing and upgrading Rational ClearCase, refer to the following Help topic: http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/cchelp/v8r0m0/index.jsp?nav=/1

    Test fixes that have been incorporated into this fix pack

    For a list of test fixes that have been resolved or not resolved in this fix pack, refer to the following technote which is also referenced on each of the fix pack download pages.http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21566655

    Status of the feature level and VOB schema version

    There are no changes to the features level or VOB schema version at this release.

    For information about feature level changes, refer to the following technote: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=984&uid=swg21119269&wv=1Content

    Changes to cleartool or multitool commands

    There are no changes to the cleartool or multitool commands in this release.

    For information about changes to rcleartool, refer to Technote 1594728.

    Known problems

    Known problems are recorded in individual documents in the Support knowledge base. As problems are discovered and resolved, the knowledge base is updated and maintained with new information. By searching the knowledge base, you can quickly find workarounds or solutions to problems. To learn about the known limitations and problems in ClearCase 8.0.0.3, and any workarounds that are available, refer to IBM Rational ClearCase 8.0.0.x Troubleshooting documentation in the IBM Support database.

    Supplementary documentation

    Refer to the following technotes for additional information about Rational ClearCase 8.0.0.0.3:

    • For information on installing and configuring the CCRC CLI, refer to Technote 1598728.
    • For CCRC CLI reference pages, refer to Technote 1594728.

    Notices

    To view the IBM legal notices for ClearCase 8.0.0.x refer to Documentation Notices for IBM Rational ClearCase.



    What's New

    IBM Rational ClearCase 8.0.0.3 includes the following updates and new features.

    CCRC CLI (rcleartool)

    The CCRC CLI (rcleartool), which was previously released as a separate download, is now delivered with ClearCase. Among the features it contains are:

    • Support for efficient scripting
    • SSL and proxy support
    • Session caching with administrative control
    • Support for CC primary and auxiliary groups

    For more information, refer to Technote 1594728.

    Updating RTC task links after CLM server rename

    The ClearCase clmutil command updates the links from element versions to RTC work items when the CLM server has been changed. You can also use the command to list task-server links and to preview server rename operations before committing them.

    For more information, refer to the clmutil command reference page.

    Platform support

    This release includes support for the following new platforms and services:

    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Update 8 (RHEL 5.8) with ClearCase 8.0.0.3 and 7.1.2.7
    • Oracle Solaris 11 with ClearCase 8.0.0.3
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) and Desktop (SLED) 11 SP2 with ClearCase 8.0.0.3 and 7.1.2.7
    • Samba 3.5.14 with ClearCase 8.0.0.3 and 7.1.2.7
    • Apple Mac OS X 10.7 with ClearCase 8.0.0.3 (CCRC only, excluding rcleartool)

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    IBM Rational ClearCase version 8.0.0.2 Release Notes

    Before installing or upgrading IBM Rational ClearCase review the following information about the release.

    Obtaining IBM Rational ClearCase version 8.0.0.2

    To download IBM Rational ClearCase 8.0.0.2 and view information about defects fixed in this release, refer to the download page.

    System requirements and compatibility with other versions and products

    For information about supported platforms for Rational ClearCase 8.0 and for product and version compatibility, refer to the System Requirements for Rational ClearCase page.

    Installing and upgrading ClearCase

    Version 8.0.0.2 of Rational ClearCase supports WebSphere Application Server and IBM HTTP Server versions 7.x and 8.x.

    For information about installing and upgrading Rational ClearCase, refer to the ClearCase 8.0.1 Information Center.

    Test fixes that have been incorporated into this fix pack

    For a list of test fixes that have been resolved or not resolved in this fix pack, refer to the following technote http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21566655.

    Status of the feature level

    There is no change to the feature level at this release.

    Changes to the command line

    There are no changes to the command line at this release.

    Known problems

    Known problems are recorded in individual documents in the Support knowledge base. As problems are discovered and resolved, the knowledge base is updated and maintained with new information. By searching the knowledge base, you can quickly find workarounds or solutions to problems. To learn about the known limitations and problems in ClearCase 8.0.0.2, and any workarounds that are available, refer to IBM Rational ClearCase 8.0.0.x Troubleshooting documentation in the IBM Support database.

    Supplementary documentation

    IBM Installation Manager console mode is now available to perform various installation tasks such as Install, Update, Modify, Rollback and Uninstall on supported UNIX platforms. For more information, refer to the following technote: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21587145.

    Notices

    To view the IBM legal notices for ClearCase 8.0.0.x refer to Documentation Notices for IBM Rational ClearCase.



    What's New

    IBM Rational ClearCase V8.0.0.2 includes the following new features:

    • The integration between Rational Team Concert (RTC) and ClearTeam Explorer has been enhanced for UCM. In ClearTeam Explorer version 8.0.0.2 (or later) and RTC version 4.0 (or later), users are now able to:

      • Specify RTC work items to associate with UCM activities when performing various operations such as: checking in, checking out, adding to source control, moving, renaming, removing, and merging.
      • Specify RTC work items and UCM activities that are either new or pre-existing.
      • Associate a single RTC work item with a single UCM activity, or multiple RTC work items with a single UCM activity, or multiple UCM activities with a single RTC work item, or multiple UCM activities with multiple RTC work items.
      • Use the ClearTeam Explorer preference called "Enable associations between UCM activities and an external Task Provider plug-in" to specify whether the integration is active or disabled. When the integration is active, the "Require task associations" option may be used to specify one of two modes of operation: optional or required. If the "Require task associations" option is cleared, users may choose to associate RTC work items with UCM activities or not when prompted. If the "Require task associations" option is selected, users must establish these associations when prompted or be unable to complete the operation. The "Enable associations between UCM activities and an external Task Provider plug-in" option is on by default.
    • Support for Rational Common Licensing 8.1.2.1 has been added.
    • Support for IBM Installation Manager console mode has been added. Console mode enables users to perform various installation tasks such as Install, Update, Modify, Rollback and Uninstall on supported UNIX platforms. For more information about console mode, refer to the following technote: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21587145.
    • JREs have been upgraded to address security vulnerabilities.
    • Support for US Government Configuration Baseline (USGCB) for Windows 7 has been added.
    • Support has also been added for the following:
      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Update 2 (RHEL 6.2)
      • 64-bit Microsoft Windows Explorer
      • VMware ESXi V5.0
      • AIX 6.1 TL7
      • AIX 7.1 TL1
      • Samba 3.5.11

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    IBM Rational ClearCase version 8.0.0.1 Release Notes

    Before installing or upgrading IBM Rational ClearCase, review the following information about the release.

    Obtaining IBM Rational ClearCase version 8.0.0.1

    To download IBM Rational ClearCase 8.0.0.1 and view information about defects fixed in this release, refer to the download page:

    System requirements and compatibility with other versions and products

    For information about supported platforms for Rational ClearCase 8.0 and for product and version compatibility, refer to the System Requirements for Rational ClearCase page.

    Installing and upgrading ClearCase

    Version 8.0.0.1 of Rational ClearCase supports WebSphere Application Server and IBM HTTP Server versions 7.x and 8.x.

    For information about installing and upgrading Rational ClearCase, refer to the Information Center.

    Test fixes that have been incorporated into these fix packs

    For a list of test fixes that have been resolved or not resolved in this fix pack, see the following Technote 1566655 which is also referenced on each of the fix pack download pages.

    Status of the feature level

    There is no change to the feature level at this release.

    Changes to the command line

    There are no changes to the command line at this release.

    Known problems

    Known problems are recorded in individual documents in the Support knowledge base. As problems are discovered and resolved, the knowledge base is updated and maintained with new information. By searching the knowledge base, you can quickly find workarounds or solutions to problems. To learn about the known limitations and problems in ClearCase 8.0.0.1, and any workarounds that are available, refer to IBM Rational ClearCase 8.0.0.x Troubleshooting documentation in the IBM Support database.

    Notices

    To view the IBM legal notices for ClearCase 8.0.0.x refer to Documentation Notices for IBM Rational ClearCase.



    What's New

    IBM Rational ClearCase 8.0.0.1 includes the following updates and new features. The following features are new in Rational ClearCase 8.0.0.1:

    • A new ClearTeam Explorer update site feature has been added to the installation process that enables users to install the ClearTeam Explorer update site without setting up a CCRC WAN Server.
    • A new ClearCase UCM environment variable, called CCASE_DISABLE_FDN_REUSE, has been added. When set to TRUE, this environment variable prevents the creation of duplicate baselines when a foundation baseline has already been reused in a previous "make baseline" operation and when the baseline that has been reused resides in a PVOB which is not under the same AdminVOB hierarchy as the PVOB where the new baseline is being created. This requires extensive checking which may slow performance. This option is off by default. For more information, see Technote 1574191.
    • Support for IBM WebSphere Application Server and IBM HTTP Server version 8.x, in addition to version 7.x.
    • Support for Eclipse 3.7.1
    • Performance improvements have been made to the process of comparing two labeled baselines in ClearCase UCM
    • The following new options have been added to the ClearCase integration with Visual Studio for connecting to and disconnecting from the CCRC WAN Server:
      • A "Connect" option has been added to the ClearCase menu.
      • A new toolbar called “ClearCase – Web” has been added. This toolbar contains two buttons - "Connect" and "Disconnect." To display the new toolbar in Visual Studio, select the “ClearCase – Web” option from the list of available toolbars in Visual Studio.
      • "Connect" and "Disconnect" options have been added to the context menu for ClearCase Web views listed in FrontDesk → Views.
      For more information, see Technote 1571384.

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    IBM Rational ClearCase 8.0 Release Notes

    Before installing or upgrading IBM Rational ClearCase, review the following information about the release.

    Obtaining IBM Rational ClearCase version 8.0

    To download IBM Rational ClearCase 8.0 and view information about defects fixed in this release, refer to the download page.

    System requirements and compatibility with other versions and products

    For information about supported platforms for Rational ClearCase 8.0 and for product and version compatibility, refer to the System Requirements for Rational ClearCase page.

    Defects fixed in this release

    Defect fixes that have been resolved in previous ClearCase 7.x updates have been incorporated into this release. Refer to the Available iFixes and Fix Packs for ClearCase Family 7.x technote for a complete list of 7.x updates.

    Licensing

    ClearCase 8.0 supports both Rational ClearCase Licensing and Rational Common Licensing.

    For Rational Common Licensing, use the following Rational licensing software.
    • Rational License Server 8.1.1 or 8.1.2
    • Rational License Key Administrator 8.1.1 or 8.1.2

    Refer to the Information Center for more information about licensing.

    Status of the feature level

    For information about feature level changes, refer to Technote 1119269.

    Changes to the command line

    For information about changes to the Rational ClearCase Command Line Interface, refer to Technote 156668.

    Installing and upgrading ClearCase

    Version 8.0 of Rational ClearCase supports version 7.x of WebSphere Application Server and IBM HTTP Server. Version 8.x and later of WebSphere Application Server and IBM HTTP Server are not supported for use with Version 8.0 of Rational ClearCase.

    Note: Rational Project Console, Rational Robot, Rational SoDA and Rational TestManager are not compatible with Rational ClearCase version 8.0. You cannot install Rational ClearCase version 8.0 on the same computer that has Rational Project Console, Rational Robot, Rational SoDA or Rational TestManager already installed on it.

    For more information about installing and upgrading Rational ClearCase, refer to the ClearCase 8.0 Information Center.

    Providing information for diagnosing problems with CCRC WAN server

    For information about gathering data for diagnosing problems with a CCRC WAN server configuration, refer to Technote 1533598.

    Known problems

    Known problems are recorded in individual documents in the Support knowledge base. As problems are discovered and resolved, the knowledge base is updated and maintained with new information. By searching the knowledge base, you can quickly find workarounds or solutions to problems. To learn about the known limitations and problems in ClearCase 8.0, and any workarounds that are available, refer to IBM Rational ClearCase 8.0.0.x Troubleshooting documentation in the IBM Support database.

    Supplementary documentation

    Refer to the following technotes for additional information about Rational ClearCase 8.0.

    • To configure the CCRC WAN Server for performance and scalability, refer to Technote 1514940.
    • For information about tuning CCRC WAN Server settings for parallel loading of web views, refer to Technote 1515393.
    • For information about administering the CCRC WAN Server, refer to Technote 1506940.
    • For information about what's new in ClearCase CM API, refer to Technote 1566474.
    • For information about porting ClearCase CM API 7.1.x applications to ClearCase 8.0, refer to Technote 1566478.
    • To configure a proxy server for use with ClearTeam Explorer or the CCRC WAN Server, refer to Technote 1566830.

    Notices

    To view the IBM legal notices for ClearCase 8.0.0.x refer to Documentation Notices for IBM Rational ClearCase.



    What's New in IBM Rational ClearCase 8.0

    IBM Rational ClearCase 8.0 includes the following updates and new features.

    ClearTeam Explorer

    The ClearTeam Explorer (CTE) client supports both dynamic view and web view access to ClearCase through a single, unified GUI. Users on WANs use ClearCase web views, while those working on LANs can choose between web or dynamic views. To support web views, the CM server has been replaced by the CCRC WAN server. For details on CTE features, see What's new in Rational ClearTeam Explorer.

    Performance improvements

    This release introduces substantial performance improvements to UCM and web view load operations:

    • Most UCM operations are 1.15 to 1.25 times faster than they were in V7.1.2, and some are more than three times faster.
    • Depending on WAN conditions, web View load operations can be more than 25% faster when running with multiple threads.

    WAS and IHS decoupled from product installation

    The installation of WebSphere Application Server (WAS) and IBM HTTP Server (IHS) has been decoupled from the installation of ClearCase. The decoupling enables you to apply WAS and IHS fixes independent of installing ClearCase releases.

    Evil twin detection and prevention

    Evil twins are two elements of the same name that have been created in different versions of the same directory element. When the directory versions are merged, it is not clear which twin has been lost, nor even that the twins may have different versions that need to be merged. The evil twin detection and prevention feature enables you to detect evil twins and suppress their creation. It also enables you to detect and locate existing evil twins.

    Associating CLM tasks with element versions

    You can associate Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) tasks with element versions. The ClearTeam Explorer enables you to decorate (i.e., annotate) element versions with associated Rational Team Concert (RTC) work items. The cleartool describe command retrieves CLM task information that is associated with such versions, and that information can then be used in scripts. Versions with such associations are considered significant and cannot be removed unless you explicitly destroy their task associations.

    The text_whole_copy type manager

    The text_whole_copy type manager can store different versions of a text file in different character encodings, while preserving their histories. This type manager uses the same storage mechanism as that used by the z_whole_copy type manager. Version comparison and merging is similar to that of the utf*_file_delta type managers.

    Unicode element types

    This release provides predefined element types corresponding to the utf*_file_delta type managers.

    New VOB schema and feature level

    This release introduces VOB schema 80 and feature level 7. VOBs at schema 54 can now coexist on the same machine with VOBs at schema 80. For information about V8.0 features that are enabled when the feature level is raised to 7, refer to Technote 1119269,

    CM API support for dynamic views

    The ClearCase CM API now supports dynamic views. For detailed information on API changes, refer to Technote 1566574.

    Preservation of microsecond timestamps VOB internals have been modified such that on Windows, if a file has a timestamp with microsecond values, the timestamp on the file is preserved when it is checked in

    Synchronous request for mastership

    ClearCase MultiSite V8.0 introduces the synchronous request for mastership feature. With this feature a checkout operation issued synchronously with a request for mastership enables you to edit a remotely mastered branch without waiting for branch mastership to be acquired. The state of such a checkout is pending_reserved state and although you can edit the element immediately, you cannot check in a new version until the replica acquires mastership of the branch.

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    8.0, 8.0.0.1, 8.0.0.2, 8.0.0.3, 8.0.0.4, 8.0.0.5, 8.0.0.6, 8.0.0.7, 8.0.0.8, 8.0.0.9, 8.0.0.10, 8.0.0.11

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