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What's new in ClearCase

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What are the new features and other changes in ClearCase?

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Enabling SSL V3

A new environment variable and config.pl parameter can be set to enable SSL V3, which is disabled by default due to its vulnerability to POODLE attacks; refer to http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21695628.

CMI-JIRA integration

CMI (change management interface) supports the JIRA task provider; for instructions on configuring CMI for JIRA, refer to http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21696943.

Displaying UCM baseline overrides

The capability of displaying baseline overrides has been enhanced in this release to support formatted output. For more information, refer to http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21697893.

Dealing with unwanted UCM baseline dependencies

The script findUnwantedDependency.pl finds unwanted baseline dependencies and prints commands for removing them. For instructions on using the script, refer to http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21697253.

Changes in CTE snapshot view support

CTE snapshot view support has been extended to include the following features:

  • Multisite
  • RTC integration
  • Logical resources
  • UCM-CQ integration
  • Visual Studio integration

Changes to the command line

There are no changes to any ClearCase commands in this release.

Status of the feature level

The ClearCase feature level is unchanged in this release. For information on feature levels and ClearCase releases, refer to http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21119269.

Change Management Interface (CMI)

Following are some updates related to CMI:

Changes to the command line

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

Status of the feature level

The ClearCase feature level is unchanged in this release. For information on feature levels and ClearCase releases, refer to http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21119269.

Change Management Interface (CMI)

This release introduces the following changes to CMI:

NOTE: For a comparison of the capabilities and limitations of the ClearCase UCM integrations with ClearQuest, including CMI, refer to http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21959883.

New platform support

This release introduces support for WebSphere Application Server versions 8.0.0.11 and 8.5.5.6.

Changes to the command line

There are no changes to any ClearCase commands in this release.

Status of the feature level

The ClearCase feature level is unchanged in this release. For information on feature levels and ClearCase releases, refer to http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21119269.

Change Management Interface (CMI)

This release introduces the following changes to CMI:

  • Optional stored credentials: it is no longer necessary to use the cmiregister command to store credentials for ClearTeam Explorer (CTE) users of the ClearCase Local Client (CCLC). As with CTE users of the remote client (CCRC), CTE-CCLC users are prompted for credentials if valid credentials have not been stored.
  • Custom ClearQuest fields: for instructions on customizing ClearQuest record fields, refer to http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21971611.

NOTE: For a comparison of the capabilities and limitations of the ClearCase UCM integrations with ClearQuest, including CMI, refer to http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21959883.

Changes to the command line

There are no changes to any ClearCase commands in this release.

Status of the feature level

The ClearCase feature level is unchanged in this release. For information on feature levels and ClearCase releases, refer to http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21119269.

Platform support

This release introduces support for the following platforms:

  • AIX 7.1 TL4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Update 8
  • WebSphere Application Server / IBM HTTP Server 8.5.5.9, 8.5.5.8, 8.0.0.12
  • Microsoft Office 2016

NAS support

For information about the recent change in the support policy for network attached storage devices, refer to tech note http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21971394.

Registering a trust manager callback for the Change Management (CM) API

Due to internal changes in this release, there is a new requirement for CM API code to register a trust manager callback, regardless of whether SSL is in use or not. For instructions, refer to tech note http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21983611.

Updating the SSL keystore

Following installation of this release, home-dir/.keystore_clearcase files must be deleted and recreated on machines that run

  • The ClearCase Remote Client (this client encompasses the CCRC GUI and CLI (rcleartool) interfaces).
  • The Change Management Application Program Interface (CMAPI)

This task is unnecessary for the Change Management Integration (CMI) and the Base ClearCase / ClearQuest V2 integration, regardless of whether the remote client (CCRC) or the local client (CCLC) is running.

Changes to the command line

There are no changes to any ClearCase commands in this release.

Status of the feature level

The ClearCase feature level is unchanged in this release. For information on feature levels and ClearCase releases, refer to http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21119269.

Document information

More support for: Rational ClearCase

Software version: 8.0.0.14, 8.0.0.15, 8.0.0.16, 8.0.0.17, 8.0.0.18, 8.0.0.19, 8.0.0.20, 8.0.0.21

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #: 1695388

Modified date: 15 March 2017