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New features and other changes in ClearCase.

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V8.0.1.7

Automatic views

The automatic view is a new type of view that combines features of the dynamic view, such as instant workspace creation and shared cleartext caches, with features of the web view, such as WAN friendliness and support for working offline. For more information, refer to http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21699087.

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.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.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.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.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

CTE support for load rule commenting in config specs

CTE now supports load rule comments in config specs for web and snapshot views. (NOTE: automatic views and rcleartool do not support load rule commenting in this release.)

Enhancements to the Cadence Virtuoso integration

The following enhancements are delivered in this release:

  • SRFM support: support for synchronous request for mastership (SRFM) has been extended to "delete" operations from the Library Manager or Work Area Manager (WAM). (SRFM support was previously limited to "create"and "checkout" operations.)
  • Handling of duplicate names: when an error is encountered during check-in of unmanaged designs, an attempt is made to restore these elements to their original names. Sometimes the restoration can fail due to an eclipsed element. In that case, the restoration process renames the unmanaged designs by appending _mkelem to the original names.
  • Support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6.

Changes to the command line

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

Status of the feature level

The ClearCase VOB 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.

V8.0.1.8

Automatic view support

For information about changes to automatic view support, refer to http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21699087.

Change Management Interface (CMI)

Following are updates related to CMI:

Enhancements to the Cadence Virtuoso integration

This release introduces the following enhancements to the integration with Cadence Virtuoso:

  • The ClearCase "Label parents" feature has been enhanced to allow labeling of parent directories up to and including the VOB-tag directory of the library. The "Label files" feature labels all files in all labeled parents. Accordingly, the label report has been updated to list the files that were labeled in the parent directories.
  • Using the Work Area Manager (WAM) context menu, you can convert a reserved checkout in a view other than the current one to an unreserved checkout.

Snapshot view performance improvements

In a ClearTeam Explorer snapshot view, the performance of operations such as deliver, rebase, merge and add-to-source has been improved significantly.

Changes to the command line

There are no changes to cleartool or multitool commands in this release. For a description of changes to rcleartool, refer to http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21699087.

Status of the feature level

The ClearCase VOB 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.

V8.0.1.9

Automatic view support

For information about changes to automatic view support, refer to http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21699087.

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.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21959883.

Enhancement to the Cadence Virtuoso integration

This release introduces a visual "diff" capability for schematic designs. You can invoke this feature from the Cadence Library Manager or the Work Area Manager using the context menu items, Compare with predecessor or Compare with another version.

ClearTeam Explorer (CTE) enhancements

Support for the following features has been added to CTE:

New platform support

This release introduces support for the following platforms:

  • Windows 10
  • WebSphere Application Server versions 8.0.0.11 and 8.5.5.6

Problems and workarounds

Changes to the command line

There are no changes to cleartool or multitool commands in this release. Some changes have been introduced to rcleartool to support automatic views; for details, refer to http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21699087.

Status of the feature level

The ClearCase VOB 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.

V8.0.1.10

Automatic view support

For information about changes to automatic view support, refer to http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21699087.

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.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.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21959883.

Visual Studio support

This release introduces support for Visual Studio 2015

Enhancements to the Cadence Virtuoso integration

This release introduces the following features:

  • ClearCase Delete: this operation irrevocably destroys a ClearCase element (it corresponds to the cleartool rmelem command).
  • CCASE_CDS_CANCEL_WITH_KEEP: when set to TRUE, gdmcancel operations create .keep files by default.

ClearTeam Explorer (CTE) enhancements

Support for the following features has been added to CTE:

  • Update logs for snapshot views (Default log file name: update.timestamp.updt)
  • Importing a VOB or specified VOB directory as a UCM component

Problems and workarounds

Changes to the command line

There are no changes to ClearCase commands in this release.

Status of the feature level

The ClearCase VOB 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.

V8.0.1.11 through 8.0.1.12

ClearTeam Explorer (CTE) enhancements

Checking out and merging arbitrary versions using the version tree

In this release, you can check out any version of an element from its version tree. (In older releases, the only candidate for a checkout operation was the version selected by your view.) Similarly, you can select any version in the tree as the merge-to version.

Send-to menu item (Windows only)

When you right-click a version that is displayed in the version tree, the history browser, or the change set viewer, the context menu includes a "Send to" menu item that you can use to send a copy of the version to an email recipient, create a shortcut on your desktop, and so on.

Cadence Virtuoso integration enhancements

Locking label types

The integration supports locking a label type, which prevents instances of the type from being moved.

Opening cellviews in read-only or edit modes

The Hierarchy Manager and Work Area Manager (WAM) support opening a cellview in either read-only or edit modes. Right-click on the cellview and select "Open read-only..." or "Open for edit...".

Filtering label types

You can filter label types to include only the types that you want to see. Type the filter text in in the "Label Filter" text box, then click "Fetch labels." You can also set the environment variable CCASE_LABEL_FILTER to a filter value, which causes the "Label filter" box to be populated with that value.

Improvements to rename operation

The rename operation supports synchronous requests for mastership (SRFM) and polling for checkout and checkin of nonmastered parents in replicated VOBs. A library rename updates references automatically (previously, references had to be updated manually). Note that you cannot rename an object if the cell view is open in an editor.

Listing hierarchy elements managed by ClearCase

The option "Show Items With DM System CCASE" enables you to filter out cell views in a design hierarchy whose design manager is not ClearCase.

Platform support

This release of the integration supports Cadence Virtuoso IC617 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Platform support

ClearCase introduces supports the following platforms in this release:

  • Solaris 11 Update 3
  • AIX 7.2 SP 2, 7.1 TL4
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2, 6 Update 8
  • Ubuntu 16.04 (32 and 64-bit)
  • WebSphere Application Server / IBM HTTP Server 8.5.5.9, 8.5.5.8, 8.0.0.12
  • Microsoft Office 2016

Oracle Linux Red Hat Compatible Kernel 6.7 and 7.x are supported under the support policy described in technote http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21642397.

NAS support

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

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.

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 technote http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21983611.

Changes to commands and APIs

  • The rcleartool command facility now supports the lsvtree command.
  • The default output of the clearmake command has been changed to include time values. For details about this change, refer to technote http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21981996.
  • The CM API CcFile.doCcCheckout method supports a new flag, VIEW_SELECTED_VERSION, which supports checkouts of non-latest element versions.

Changes to automatic views

For release-specific information about automatic views, including instructions on installing server components, refer to technote http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21699087.

Status of the feature level

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

V8.0.1.13

This release introduces these features:

  • Changes to commands and APIs

The rcleartool command facility now supports the lsproject subcommand.

  • Cadence Integration

Supports Cadence new cell view "Maestro".

  • Platform support

This release introduces support for the following platforms:

- SLES 12 SP2 x86 and L390

- RHEL 7.3 (X86, PPC, S390)

Status of automatic views

For release-specific information about automatic views, including instructions on installing server components, refer to technote http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21699087.

Status of the feature level

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

V8.0.1.14

This release introduces these features:

  • Changes to commands and APIs

The rcleartool command facility now supports the lstype subcommand.

The rcleartool command facility now supports the mkattype subcommand.

  • Cadence Virtuoso Integration

Using "Label Info" dialog, designers can query the labels applied on each version of the cellview.

Checkout of cell views is now atomic in nature.

Designers can remove a label from designs using 'Remove Label'.

SKILL based Graphical APIs to help designers perform design management operations namely Checkin, Checkout, Cancel Checkout, Delete and Label.

  • Platform support

This release introduces support for the following platforms:

- AIX 7.2 TL1

- WAS/IHS 8.0.0.13

- WAS/IHS 8.5.5.11

Status of automatic views

For release-specific information about automatic views, including instructions on installing server components, refer to technote http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21699087.

Status of the feature level

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

V8.0.1.15

Security

The JRE delivered with this release has new trusted public certificate authorities in the trust store. If you have customized your trust stores in previous releases, take the new trust stores from this release and reintegrate in your local changes. For information about upgrading to a new release when configuring SSL certificates, see the "Upgrading to a new release" section in technote http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21976656.

Depending on your operating system, these are the updated trust store file paths. You can compare the updated templates to your versions in the corresponding pathnames without the .template suffix.

  • UNIX: /var/adm/rational/clearcase/config/cacert.pem.template
  • Windows: C:\Program Files (x86)\IBM\RationalSDLC\ClearCase\config\ccrc\ccrc_ucmcq_key.*.template

Status of the feature level

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

Changes to automatic views

For information about changes to automatic views in this release, refer to technote http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21699087.

V8.0.1.16

New platform support

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 service pack 2 on x86-64 and S/390
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 service pack 3 on x86-64 and S/390
  • Ubuntu 16.04.02 (kernel 4.8) x86 (32) and x86-64
  • Windows 10 Fall Creators Update on x86-64

Status of the feature level

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

Changes to automatic views

For information about changes to automatic views in this release, refer to technote http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21699087.

V8.0.1.17

New platform support

  • AIX 7.1 TL5
  • AIX 7.2 TL2
  • WebSphere Application Server / IBM HTTP Server 8.5.5.13
  • Samba 4.7.6 and later

Status of the feature level

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

Changes to automatic views

For information about changes to automatic views in this release, refer to technote http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21699087.

V8.0.1.18

New platform support

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Update 10 (x86, ppc, linux_390)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Update 5 (x86_64, ppc, and linux_390)
  • Ubuntu 16.04.4 (x86)

Status of the feature level

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

Changes to automatic views

For information about changes to automatic views in this release, refer to technote http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21699087.

V8.0.1.19

Security

The JRE delivered with this release has new trusted public certificate authorities in the trust store. If you have customized your trust stores in previous releases, take the new trust stores from this release and reintegrate in your local changes. For information about upgrading to a new release when configuring SSL certificates, see the "Upgrading to a new release" section in technote http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21976656.

Depending on your operating system, these are the updated trust store file paths. You can compare the updated templates to your versions in the corresponding pathnames without the .template suffix.

  • UNIX: /var/adm/rational/clearcase/config/cacert.pem.template
  • Windows: C:\Program Files (x86)\IBM\RationalSDLC\ClearCase\config\ccrc\ccrc_ucmcq_key.*.template

New platform support

Status of the feature level

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

Changes to automatic views

For information about changes to automatic views in this release, refer to technote http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21699087.

V8.0.1.20

New platform support

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server & Desktop 12 Service Pack 4
  • Samba 4.9.4

Status of the feature level

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

Changes to automatic views

For information about changes to automatic views in this release, refer to technote http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21699087.

V8.0.1.21

New platform support

  • Windows 10 version 1903 (May 2019 Update)
  • Ubuntu 16.04.6

Status of the feature level

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

Changes to automatic views

The functionality of the automatic views feature is unchanged in this release. For information about automatic views, refer to technote http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21699087.


Document information

More support for: Rational ClearCase

Component: --

Software version: 8.0.1.7, 8.0.1.8, 8.0.1.9, 8.0.1.10, 8.0.1.11, 8.0.1.12, 8.0.1.13, 8.0.1.14, 8.0.1.15, 8.0.1.16, 8.0.1.17, 8.0.1.18, 8.0.1.19, 8.0.1.20, 8.0.1.21

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

Reference #: 7045000

Modified date: 20 June 2019