Updates


Here you can find a history of our updates, as well as update downloads and instructions for licensed versions of the Alcea Tracking Solutions suite.

You must already have Alcea system (or a predecessor) installed to use these instructions.

If you are upgrading from a Alcea predecessor (namely Fast BugTrack or Fast IssueTrack), you will have to migrate your current system using the instructions here.

Special Notes

  • NEW (.rar) – Update files currently uploaded as .rar filetype for browser compatibility. You will need to extract and utilize the .jar file. 
  • * Database Customers need to check for schema changes for each release increment. Make sure your schema is up to date based on the notes for each separate release. Schema changes are indicated with links to the changes. You can find more information in (+) Database Module Customers. Schema updates can be found in (+) Upgrades.
  • Check JVM > 1.8: The latest version of Alcea requires that you run a Java Virtual Machine JVM with a version of at least version 1.8. Please see our FAQ about how to update or check your version in the System Settings of the Admin menu.
  • New features can require changes to the main.css file which can be customized. If you do not update the file, you may notice alignment problems, however no functionality will be lost.

Installation Instructions

  1. Back-up your existing installation before upgrading Alcea.
  2. Stop any running copies of Alcea. If Alcea is a service, stop it from the services control panel.
  3. Download the appropriate Alcea library (fit.jar) below. DO NOT unzip the file. Ensure that it is named “fit.jar” (watch that it does not default to fit.jar.ZIP) You may need to right-click the link, and choose “Save As…”
  4. Go to the directory in which you’re running Alcea (On Windows, this is likely C:Program FilesAlcea)
  5. Rename your existing fit.jar (if you wish to keep a copy of the old one)
  6. Copy the fit.jar file that you downloaded into this directory.
  7. Restart Alcea. If you’re not running it as a service, you should see the updated version in your console.

Database Module customers must check for schema changes which may have been made on any upgrades since your current version. Otherwise, you need to make these changes (in sequence).

We have placed a * Schema Changes needed if using Database Module next to all the updates where schema changes have been introduced. Each update will have a link to the necessary schema changes (for each supported database type) and can be found in (+) Upgrades

History

Version 10.04 (rev1) Updated May 1, 2020 ( 47169606 bytes)

Highlights

  • REST Api additions for “Alcea Mobile App” now available in Google Play and Apple App Store
  • CSV exports returning old reports if filter returns empty list
  • Added check and handling for incorrect user profile due to wrong track. This caused problems with changing column profiles for some users
  • Fixed problem with logout which allowed users to use back button back into FIT
  • Removed nocache from standard files after prior security improvements. added noCacheAtAll config option in case security is too stringent for test cases
  • Added time picker option for date fields
  • added Map Coordinate Field type
  • Add support for TLS 1.2 to mail server
  • security enhancements for Xss scripting and SessionId fixation
  • Fix for large attachment connection pool leak (large attachments on DB)
  • Javascript : fixed MIME type errors for FIT script template files
  • Switched from tinyMCE to CkEditor for better pasting in RTF (fallback setting : sRtfConfig, ) (

Additions/Changes

  • Fixed workflow editing issue – using an existing name for a new or renamed rule overwrites the old one with no warning
  • REST API – getBugList unable to filter multiple values
    filterStruct.INTERNALVmStatus = “[Assigned,Acknowledged]”;
    or
    filterStruct.mStatus = [ “Assigned”, “Acknowledged” ];
  • Improved return message note about subbed values
  • Custom pages can use bug id now
  • Added sumUpFields(idList) function to bugStruct for OGNL use. Takes a space delimited list of field ids
  • Fix for group based ajax hierarchies
  • Fix workflow update which was creating new issues since change in January 2019
  • Stopped repeated calls to tightSubst on text that has already been subbed (fixes FBTNOSUB)
  • Fix for REST connects with no CONTEXT
  • Added handling of dashboard components for deleted tracks
  • Fix for translations not allowing word exports
  • Allow custom report header in events (sEventReportHeader)
  • Added enableLoginRequiredAction custom feature
  • Group list user field fix where only current users groups were showing instead of visible groups
  • Made comboboxes update field hierarchy
  • Added enableCheckboxesForRO system config option for showing checkboxes when RO
  • Fixed hierarchy javascript when a value has a double quote.
    Also added disableHierarchyImportWipe option to do multiple imports into the same hierarchy
  • check mReplyTo is not null as some systems not sending return message after email retrieval
  • added call that runs filter in related track: childTrackTasksMatchFilter(otherTrack,otherTrackRelationshipField, otherTrackFilterId) option to BugStruct
    Other minor fixes
  • Autocomplete is supposed to be off for new date picker but it is only being turned off for datetime fields
  • Added shutdown event option allowing option for automatic restarts, filter logging and improvements to loading times when using Oracle database
  • ExportAttachments and RestApiGetAttachment not functioning on DB due to invalid characters in project names
    Also limited size of image shown for getAttachment on REST API test page
  • Made background fileupload script configurable (sFileUploadScript)
  • ORACLE DB startup enhancements: added logging, changing Oracle scehma fields from LONG to CLOB drastically increases performance on large systems. This build makes server ready for this changes
  • Added server config option (track#OnlyLoadCreatedAfterDate where # indicates track #)
  • Added file naming options to Export Attachment feature ( which can be used for system exports )
  • Added blank field cosmetic fixes: blank fields on readonly menu and row fields labels are showing for blank relationships
  • Autochange needed user field comment type fields
  • Fixed edit link in edit profile columns
  • Adding custom flag to turn off attachments when migrating back to files (skipMigrateAtts)
  • Email retrieval cid att fixes : null content, broken logic, wrong content field id
  • Fixed event bug when report heading field has been deleted
  • Background Attachment Fail messages can not be deleted
  • Relationships which are closed are not shown in pdf export
  • except.log maintains a maximum size – as not to fill a system, regular messages now behave as exceptions do
  • Added server config option (disableNotifyNL) to turn off NotifyList default for notifications
  • Set column prefs Child Columns checkbox to disabled by default
  • Added error handling when WriteWorker is closing outputstream to client
  • Added non-numerical value in numeric field error handling fix
  • SAML – need error handling if email address not provided
  • Bots can no longer access hidden InstallFinal page to shutdown a system.
  • parent link field not working properly with multiple parents
  • Added Project Mask to Bulk Update menu
  • Fixed history icon which was not changing with maximize/minimize
  • Fixed fitSubmitCheck code: tinyMCE is not defined when using ckEditor
  • Added fix for field hierarchy import clear old values
  • Added risk score chart (enableRiskScore)
  • Fixed charting issues :
    Added total option for headers (nicer looking), single checkbox
    Added maxGrouping option for report charts (controls remainder)
    Translations of chart options completed.
  • Added captcha error checking
  • Fixed language names in customize strings menu

Version 10.03 (rev125) Updated May 14, 2019 (46944251 bytes)

Release notes :

Highlights
  • Security Improvements – OWASP recommended html headers against ClickJacking/XSS, secure cookies

Fixed crashing problem due to bots specifying incorrect contexts

  • Fixed PDF creation endless loop
  • Increased speed of Fit load times
  • REST API error messages were not formatted correctly
  • Events were not processing user profile email lists correctly
  • Event emails were not sent unless reminders checkbox was set
  • Unable to add names to notifylist from user list in IE
  • Fixed delete relationship between tracks (javascript issue)
  • Cancel not working on newbug page after attempting to add a relationship

Performance improvement on getBugList calls due to unnecessary synchronization requirement

  • Selecting no Groups Visible will see all groups (instead of none)
  • Added disablePersonalDashboard server config option
  • Changes to address invalid Context id problems which can be caused by bot requests and interfere with performance

Additions/Changes

  • Better date checking on imports and error messages
  • Added enableUpdateButtons server config option to add update button on right of save button (option to return back to edit page)
  • Edit History option improvements (allowEditingOfHistoricalEntries (admins only) ) , allowCreatorEditingOfHistoricalEntries , allowAllUserEditingOfHistoricalEntries
  • Fixed field control for hidden history
  • Proper imports when reading utf8 csv files
  • Fixed LDAP null ptr on login
  • Fix mandatory popups on iphones which were off screen
  • Added filename and contentType null checks
  • Configurable default number of history entries to show
  • Field list now uses field names instead of labels, so duplicates not a problem
  • Added new Distribution Report Type
  • Added new mail server setting, allowing mail message body on retrieval to be added to desired field (instead of description field)
  • Group information fixed on new dashboard objects.
  • Added option to exclude a group from Current Group filters
  • Added enableDashGroupVisiblity server config option, which allows user to choose groups that a dashboard item is visible to
  • Added CURRENT_GROUP filtering for regular list field
  • Added more configuration for sEventReminder custom string.
  • Fixed minor dashboard issues
  • Fixed Discussion not showing embedded images and priority drilldown bugs
  • Added anonSubmitLdapLookup server config option to gather LDAP details and add to requests ldap.telephoneNumber , ldap.givenName etc
  • Added ability to archive option to group settings
  • Added sOptionPageAfterSubmitMessage and sOptionPageAfterSubmitNew server config option for page after submit (ie:
  • Tickets created by email no longer using default status from base track
  • Added stopBase64fontawesome server config option to convert font awesome to base64 icons as it has trouble in some networks settings
  • Added usePngForFontAwesome option to use images rather than fontawesome, as some servers are filtering files in css option
  • Allow comment substitutions into return message
  • Unable to select the sComboboxOther option if there is no other option. onselect does not fire with only one option
  • Added hideIpAddresses server config option to hide addresses from logs
  • Added option to enable combobox by group
  • Added showColumnOptions server option to show quick column filter options in header of main menu
  • Fixed issue editing dashboard components : Dashboard:652 Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property ‘type’ of null
  • CustomUserFields show large blank spaces for unused rows in email notifications
  • Fix for java.lang.ClassCastException: java.lang.Integer cannot be cast to java.lang.String
  • Fixed SAML sessionid timeout error cue to error in cleaning of oldsessions
  • Added Attach Template as Word Document option for return messages
  • Adding runWorkflowNotification# option to view bug dropdown options will send a notification using a rules notify list and return message
  • Added addNewUserFieldListValuesPermanently server config option to allow combobox options to be saved permanently
  • Fix negative values ignored in Util.removeNonNumeric
  • Reports for Multilist fields should not show list as value. Now returns a string
  • Fix for translation files where html values should not have been translated. Affecting Filter creation
  • disableRetrievalStrip option was not processing cid images
  • Adding a timeout to DB which will force a connection recylcle if the server hangs on connection.
  • Export parent track field link not working
  • Added ignoreRedundantForWfRetMessage server option to ignore redundant setting (for all) when sending a Workflow return message.
  • Added enablePostgreSql server config setting
  • Improvement to user profile default track and login page breaking default track settings
  • Fix for Distribution reports
  • Fix for duplicate discussion fields being shown
  • Anonymous Entry : Changed restrict by email address to a search rather than a string compare
  • Added configurable footers to login page
  • Added custom ognl function to AjaxUtil
  • Converted fittrackingsolutions.com urls to alceatech.com
  • Charting changes: added total option for headers, added maxGrouping option to control remainders
  • Fix to stop custom landing page being overridden with server config changes
  • Improvements to Email New Password feature – via ajax from a popup
  • Fix for language names on customize admin pages
  • Fixed duplicated workflow notify list in Notes entries
  • Unable to order query result fields from anonymous query
  • Risk Template : Likelihood and Impact not importing properly and not showing words on main menu
  • Lockout user after X attempts was only working correctly from base track
  • Fixed nullptr on Create user from login page
  • Added Notification Details link to details after edits are made, to show informative link to notification rules
  • Fixed empty images on filter results from events
  • Added searching across tracks server config option (enableOtherTrackSearchResults)
  • DB archived bugs/atts were being loaded during startup (then removed after), wasting startup time
  • Fixed outOfMemory issue associated with unarchive
  • Added enableWfFlag server config option for workflow flag feature.
  • Using a SUB tag in a workflow filter searchstring will only get processed the first time it is run. The SUB needs to be processed every time with current values, however
  • Report totals not working if custom fields included
  • Enforce password change after specified number of days, when date is old
  • Added suspendCheckMail server config options for system debugging
  • .es files that aren’t in the hash still get added to event log
  • Workflow rule names need to be encoded for copy link
  • Added sAnonViewBugHeader/sAnonMainMenuHeader config strings to anonymous results pages
  • Added RestApiUpdateHierarchy to allow admins to automate hierarchy updates through REST calls
  • Fixed comment field filter bug where searching for any letters in word ‘null’ always returned a match
  • Made it possible to change original Date Entered by import
  • Added a prefix to the class filter names for CustomUserFields because they can cause duplicates if a column name matches another field
  • Added fieldControlsForExportToWord options
  • Added includeMandatory options to anonymous javascript function calls getFieldJsVar/getFieldListOptions
  • ignorecase nullptr
  • Added skipHistoryOnLoad server config option for faster loads
  • Fix for Lucene index errors when parent track field includes a multiselect or references an unknown track
  • Field hierarchy Admin issues : fixes missing onchange info on child field in example.
    Corrects the initialization if default child does not match parent, since old value did not exist
  • Removed stacktrace from page not found exceptions
  • Attachment headers were read twice at startup
  • Handle recurring SocketException – HandleWorkload IOException – ignoring: client closed connection already
  • Fixed add user to multiple tracks copy profile bug
  • When we receive notifications from a hosted system that don’t contain any links (e.g., system message, some event notifications) there is no way to tell which system it came from, so i’m adding it to the email header
  • Events not sending csv reports to users properly when using enableEventReportCsv=1 server config option
  • When “allAttLinksAnon” server config option is enabled, the attachment links in email notifications will use the anonymous functionality, so that as long as you receive an email notification, you will be able to view the attachments without logging in. There is also a security ID that prevents someone from just putting URLs in pointing at random att files to see the contents.
  • Changes to REST API – see test page for use details, adding type to field/value objects in rest calls (getId/TestConnection/NewBug). conform errors to to response.message instead of response.response
  • Field hierarchy is exporting to plain text instead of csv
  • Stopped infinite loops using SUB tokens
  • Added ajaxFieldHierarchyExceptions server config option – allow specified users to use regular field hierarchy instead of ajax
  • Added Map Coordinate field type
  • Added java version to startup messages
  • Importing unique ID bugs updating incorrect counts
  • Incorporated SAML and Azure AD
  • Created max track count of 999 due to license key restriction
  • Fixed delete for custom fields from the field order page
  • Fixed chart problem with custom fields that have no data
Version 10.03 (rev53) Updated Feb 1, 2018 (42768997 bytes)

Release notes :

Highlights
  • mandatory check highlights and scrolls to field in question
  • SAML improvements (login to dashboard)
  • Security changes – added 12 character check for passwords /
    translated error messages for password changes (plus larger font) /
    added ip address to logging
  • Added guard against INVALID TRACK PROBLEM which may occur if users change url manually – requiring possible restart
  • FileShare feature allowed you to access files if you knew the direct path
Additions/Changes
  • the mandatory check scrolls to the first mandatory field that is not set on submit.
  • getUserFieldAsDouble was not returning negative numbers
  • Just making it so that when dynamically making a field mandatory, it auto highlights “Select…” if they have a blank option currently selected
  • Adding a way to export a report directly from a link (using rs)
  • Add button is blank in column preferences
  • Improvement to allow SAML and LDAP to work together.
  • Currently using “is” will just check if the dates are on the same day. Adding checks for same hour and same minute to fix.
  • Child searches were not working properly on searches
  • Login to dashboard feature not working with SAML
  • Wrapping is not ideal on change password screen (cosmetic)
  • We skip sending a notification if we already sent one to that recipient, but customer wants to send a template notification from workflow to assigned to/entered by. Adding an option that will send it anyways.
  • Added debugging comments for LRT loops due to high cpu usage on some sytems
  • Duplicate field problem when deleting a field and then renaming one to the deleted name.
  • Hint option not showing for custom fields
  • Added error checking on captcha feature
  • adding getFieldJsVars call for getting hierarchy on anonymous pages
  • Found problems with where relationships are showing improperly and too much info.
  • More space added for customizing customClass field formulas
  • when the user profile fontSize setting is used (ie: 80%), all the text in the user profile menu is affected and extremely small.
  • saml signature validation in ADFS (saml relay state change added)
  • Logging to catch possible duplicate bug entries
Version 10.03 – (Rev 40) Updated November 9, 2017 (42745470 bytes)

Release notes :

Highlights
    • SOAP calls were not functioning properly when using login credentials of a user that was currently logged in
    • Performance improvement for systems with custom type fields
    • Fix for mobile error : fitSubmitCheck code: Can’t find variable: tinyMCE
    • Converted combobox userfields to use custom code instead of selectize library, as there was a conflict with hierarchies. selectizeCombobox server option exists to revert back to library.
Additions/Changes
    • Fixed help dropdown functionality which disappeared on mouse click
    • Added current login as default key to ChangePassword menu
    • Added id attribute to readonly html for formulaIntCustomUserField
    • Fixed disable editprofile option in navbar skin. Also added check in case of manual URL manipulation.
    • Fixed search error (and accompanying “Problem with” message) seen when searching a parent relationship field with multiple entries
    • Fixed database error when deleting dashboard component (Invalid column name ‘CONTEXT_ID’.) (
    • Added support for enableSimpleSso functionality
    • Added disableDrillDown/disableRelSelectButton options to disable drill downs and relationship selections. Chaned dashboard “Chart1” option to “Chart”
    • Added confiurable strings to make navbar header more configurable (sSKIN15_BUTTONS_LEFT,sSKIN15_ITEMS_LEFT,sSKIN15_ITEMS_RIGHT
    • Fix for missing header on login, mLastRequest was being used for logins
    • Added skin15ReportsDrop/skin15SearchDrop tags so that controls can be hidden by javascript if needed
    • SAML/ADFS improvements
    • Added userfield search option for dropdowns which shows a search icon (expanding enableUserComboBox config option)
    • logging into a new tab with no session causes live update problems due to resetLongTermStuff
    • Fix for hierarchy onload js bugs when fields have been deleted
    • Adding miliseconds to exportToFile filenames due to write problems : Destination ‘xxx.csv’ already exists
    • Fix nullptr problem in autochange
    • quick edit was unable to submit changes in wideblue skin
    • Added getValueFromParent(int fieldId) function to BugStruct
    • Fix for language links which were showing when turned off
    • Added enableReportQuickView server config option to allow quickview on reports
    • Report headings were not showing user tags
    • mapField copy fields to track fix
    • Activities field for casemgmnt template given more space
    • Revert back to plain text in link fields instead of links
    • Adding connection check for Database helper due to possible NullPointerException in loadBug
    • Added page check in ChangeLanguage due to possible Nullpointer exception
    • Newlines in autochange textarea fields were causing : Un-recognized Wf header
    • New button not working for relationships from new object : Uncaught ReferenceError: mmBugId is not defined
    • Fix for login to blank pages (after possible delete track)
    • autochange OGNL subst not working unless a regular autochange field is used as well
    • Improvements for user session logging
    • Added noProjectsVisible option to groups. will show no projects in the projects visible or the project dropdown. Useful for default groups, which used to show all projects as that is the default for nothing picked.
    • Change Language problems: language list shown after change, incorrect refresh, missing filter definition
    • Allow filters based on SUB values
    • Added subdirectory option for exportedAttachments
    • If you have a rule set to use other workflow rules rule to create a new item, but then remove one of those rules, it hits a null pointer
    • Checkbox not showing false in RO field
    • Added plain value function option (>4) for getChildTrackColumnValue(Request req, int function, int field, BugStruct bs, UserProfile up, boolean forFilter) has functions:
    • Calculated date was not being populated due to null ptr (multi track systems)
    • Track rel sort by field is per track rel field instead of just global
    • Show All links for track rels now configurable
    • Fixed no permission problem on switch track
    • Fixed new test run ViewDiscussion bug
    • Added option to custom fields so that label can be shown on right.
    • Several of the holiday checks only check the actual day of the holiday. Fixing Canada Day and Remembrance Day so that, if the holiday falls on the weekend, it will use Monday instead.
    • The history returned by RestApiGetBugList is not including some of the default fields
    • Fix for nullptr at com.other.DashboardReport.decodeInfo(DashboardReport.java:288)
    • Added options for pdf and all tracks to exportAttachments. Also converted exportAttachments to Long Running Thread
    • REST logs no longer show passwords
    • Added custom viewAttachment counting routine
    • Color code editor no longer defaults to white
    • Added error checking for invalid date formats on imports feature.
    • Fix for no permission error when exporting reports as a normal user.
    • Fixed language names in customize strings due to charset compile issue
    • Added new server setting for disable personal dashboard. This also removes “add to dashboard” option from report editing menu

Version 10.02 – (rev 14) Updated June 23, 2017

Release notes :

  • Updates to Workflow Autochange instructions
  • Added id check for nonUnique ids to stop increment over maximumNonUniqueId value. Default is Unique Modulus. Needed if large values exist from imports or unintended changes to BugCount file.
  • Removed extra header form risk waterfall chart
  • Added enableSummaryStringFields server config option to allow string fields in summary reports
  • Added trackRelSortByFields server config option (per track) for sorting relationship fields
  • Added enableFilterNot server config option for multilist fields
  • Fix for RestHandler Nullptr due to Long Running Threads
  • Fix for nullptr and blank page on invalid login due to Long Running Threads
  • Added additional language support for TinyMce RTF. (added sTinyLanguageString for setting language. default languages set)
  • Fix for nullptr workflow exception: com.other.WorkflowStruct.checkAutoChange(WorkflowStruct.java:1337)
  • Fixed Change Language problem from dashboard.
  • Fixed login problems related to “remember password” option and logins to set pages through login.
  • Custom css files not being loaded from public upload directory
  • Updated default language files with missing strings and charset problems
  • Added disableSkin15SwitchTrack config option to disable switch track
  • Added noFirstColLink server config option to disable view link from first column.
  • Added enableWfNewItemAutochange server config option which looks for autochange functionality in workflow on new issues
  • Email password not working for users in multiple tracks, if not on right login page. Security feature is track related.
  • Email password will change password without letting user know, if no password exists.
  • Added emailPasswordAnyTrack server config option to allow option in all tracks.
  • Clicking one of the Show All links for a relationship field no longer shows Select/New buttons when RO
  • changing dashboard relationship fields to row fields if userfield is set to full line
  • a section named HIDDEN FIELDS now also hides those fields from column settings
  • server config option wfNotificationOption (used to turn on workflow wfNotification option), now applied to email issue details
  • Field relationship – cosmetic fix – delete button should not be shown for inner tables.
  • Changes to default color codes – cosmetic improvements
  • Cosmetic change – subtle color to make inner tables stand out
  • Added relatedTrackTableMaxShow option to control number of items in related track table (default 50)
  • Removing nbsp from fields that have a value, so copying from field no longer shows non-breaking space
  • Added elapsedTimeAlwaysInDays servr config option
  • Last Access date is now stored for user (not just in memory)
  • Fix for mandatory RTF fields
  • Fix cosmetic issues with clover css skin
  • Adds pdf option/ all track option to attachment export.
  • Added ability to sub custom comment fields into return message
  • Added AjaxUtil calls for getEmailAddress (current user) and getFieldValue (last ticket submitted)
  • Removed passwords from REST logs
  • Added wfRetMessageAll option to use email template for all emails matching workflow rule
  • Added support for direct REST calls : http://domain/restapi/fitapp/getBugList?loginid=admin&password=admin
Version 10.02 – (rev 2) Updated April 25, 2017

  • REST API logging fix. Added logRestCalls option.
  • Added new combobox type
  • Implemented css interface changes to sharpen look. borders/alignment.
  • Added streaming to Export due to possible OutOfMemoryError
  • Report improvements – re-organized report types and processing of reports to incorporate all options for custom reports.
  • Pdf options added for reports
  • Fixed font problems in Outlook emails
  • changed meganavbar dropdown menu to onclick instead of onhover
  • Normal users unable to upload attachments in original skin due to unclosed table element
  • REST API null ptr fix.
  • Requested page is passed properly through login when necessary.
  • Login to dashboard option was failing on first login when using long running threads
  • Translation issues fixed on login screen. Links from login page.
  • XML attachments were being skipped
  • Create user from login fixes. capcha fix, groups based on email domain option, default groups
  • Fix for changing language when editing profile. Lost menus
  • Fixed dynamic icon management (addMandatory/removeMandatory functions)
  • Added mandatory support for new combobox field types
  • Meganav skin fixes :
    Readonly users on meganav skin were seeing newBug link.
    Systems with one track do not need to see change track option.
    Dashboard link is now removed on MegaNav skin when disabled.
    custom style sheets not properly displayed in server config menu.
    changed filter color in yellowNav.css
    added space at bottom of page
  • Added fitLightBlue.css dropdown stylesheet to main build
  • Improvement to charts for date type summary reports. Also fixes a bug which prevented some charts from being shown on the dashboard
  • Added gradient to charts – cosmetic improvement
  • Added disableExportBom option for event exports
  • Fixed problem with Trial Tour on meganav skin
  • Fixed cosmetic issues with relationship fields including delete icons on nested relationships.
  • Problem on the relationship default (filling in relationship) if the user accidentally hits the select button before the new button.
    Also happens when using NEW button a second time
  • Removed “1 record(s) found” from relationships with just one relationship
  • Added project associated strings to the project admin string – which can be used to associate desired information in workflow
  • Added exception handler around fitSubmitCheck
  • Added custom viewAttachment count routine for client
  • Added fieldXformatted substitution type for checkbox fields showing Yes/No , rather than on/off
  • Added attachmentChangesOnlyByAdmin server config option
  • Workflow notification was only working for first rule hit. Improved functionality.
  • Workflow allows you to notify a specific user with a return message.
    I am adding a checkbox that uses the return message for all notification if rule hit.
  • Added mandatoryLabelPostfix server config option for changing standard mandatory icon
  • Changed Acme gifEncoder to javax ImageIO for image related functions.
  • IMAGE_ATT_TAGS codes not removed when no images found
  • added backgroundFilename id to uploaded files for js access on page
  • parent track ield link values are now shown as links to view parent objects
  • no way to sub id for soap messages sent during ticket creation
  • option to reverse order of items listed in track rel field
  • BaseCustomUserfield getNumber improvement- Adding a RETURN_COUNT function that will count the rows in the table. Or, if you provide a filter, it will only count the rows with a value that contains the filter
  • riskregister report improvements – nullptr fix / html formatting fixes
  • sHead and meganav cause jumping on smaller pages
  • Added new allowCommasInFieldNames option
  • import custom fields improvement
  • Better configuration of the report titles :
    Separate options for name/headings and date right justified
    option to use name different than saved name.
  • Fixed riskMgr problem with child+1 groupings
  • Fix for java.lang.NullPointerException at com.other.CardiganGroupings.checkCardiganPermissions(CardiganGroupings.java:287)
  • No usertags in Export for AssignTo/EnterredBy
  • Fixed java.lang.NullPointerException at com.other.FilterStruct.bugPass(FilterStruct.java:2335)
  • Fix for reports using filters with relative dates and alternate timezones.
  • Having the live update stuff done in a thread instead of right when a bug is updated/created should be a big improvement to live update performance
  • Added catch and messaging for missing workflow rules :
    java.lang.NullPointerException
    at com.other.WorkflowStruct.matchNewEntryWf(WorkflowStruct.java:1436)
  • Allow change to a unique id project through workflow
  • Can’t sub values into event reminder email subject
  • Added NoProjectsVisible attribute for Project class. Custom cases right now only.
  • adding a way for Field Changed to match bugs where attachments are being added
  • Added filtering on parent track field link fields
  • Fix problem for multilist/formula fields : Exception: java.lang.NullPointerException
    at com.other.BugStruct.timeInState(BugStruct.java:1960)
  • Added option for running events manually form admin page.
  • Fix for events not creating new issues
  • blank multiselect fields showing in first history entry
  • Blank comments showing in Description and custom text area fields
  • Parent picker problem updating after selection
  • Added option for day before independence day for holiday calculations
  • ldap sync – ignore case when checking for existing user
  • getRelatedId ognl call not working right
  • Fixed wrong background colors on dashboard reports
  • Added clientThread error handling for rare hanging scenario
  • Fixed problem with new indenting of row fields
  • map report – min/max longitude for centering view on a certain area
  • fixes and improvements for user limits exceeded
  • REST API/SOAP changes :
    implemented following changes in REST and SOAP APIs to make better and consistent :
    – implemented mColumn in REST to match SOAP
    – added ability to use comma delimited mColumn variable instead of multiple mColumn parameters (which wold not work in REST)
    – added option to use id or fieldname to mColumn as it was confusing.
    – changed history to only show mColumn fields, if set
    – added showHistory parameter which will override bugHistory in mColumn variable, since no way to turn off history in some cases.
    – changed history to include all default fields as it was only including AssignedTo,EnteredBy,Status,EnterredDate,Description
    – formatting changes
    – fixed REST JSON syntax if no history returned.
  • allow command line REST API commands
  • LDAP anonymous connection : java.naming.security.authentication,none
  • lucene index was including html tags in search results
  • filter problem with parent association field links
  • fix releationships for mCurrentStatus / mCurrentAssignedTo
  • Added enableRowFieldIndent server option
  • Fixed show user tags first bug with workflow notify list
  • Fix for viewing Due Date field without time.
  • event filters not showing closed issues
  • reports visible to selected groups setting not being loaded
  • Bulk update menu formatting improved after UI changes
  • Fix for java.lang.NullPointerException at com.other.PickLocalTrack.getLocalTable(PickLocalTrack.java:50)
  • Email bug details not working after email response is used first
  • UTF-8 character problem for headers in XML exports
  • Added page updates during attachment exports to keep page alive for large exports. Added html checkbox to allow export of issue details with attachments.
  • Added ignoreViewAllLimit server config option to allow view all functionality.
  • Fixed java.lang.NullPointerException com.other.RestHandler.handleFitAppRequest(RestHandler.java:298)
  • REST api limits for large attachments – added streaming to avoid OutOfMemoryError on large attachments
  • Fixed dialog message formatting for quotes
  • Fixed lightbox embedded images
Version 10.01 – (rev 61) Updated October 13, 2016 – (41,338,690 bytes)

Update to Revision 60 :

    • Bulk Update is Blanking out subject (introduced late in 10.01)

Update to Revision 58 :

    • Security fix for Cross Site Scripting bug
    • Fix for stripHtml function which caused severe performance hit on large comments with pasted images, causing system to appear to hang.
    • Dashboard fix for nullptr exceptin where components using deleted reports.
    • Formula date fields were not using export date format
    • RiskMgr module fix for login of normal users.

Alcea V10.01 Release Notes (Original Sept 14 Rev. 58 release)

    • Large attachments were causing memory errors. new REST api changes caused an issue with the attachment being copied to a string.
      Failed: SyntaxError: JSON.parse: unexpected character at line 1 column 1 of the JSON data
    • Disabled IE compatibility view
    • added addDays(Date date, int days) function to BugStruct to complement addBusinessDays(Date date, int days) and addMonths(Date date, int days)
    • Added startup messages while loading attachments
    • Live Update changes – More time between client requests to reduce server traffic. Removed pause/restart live update messages which are shown when window not in focus
    • Added com/other/FitJsDynamic (and FitJsDynamicInstructions) for dynamic js functions (replaces corner.js)
    • Main menu options no longer overlapping filter definition
    • Closed issues hidden when running a saved filter with Closed included in the filter definition
    • Added new event option – Send report as csv
    • QuickSearch has static fields which causes problems for multithreading
    • Added UTF-8 support for exports
    • Deleted Users were not being removed properly on startup.
    • Made changes to address custom RiskMgr functionality and offer project based groupings, rather than group based
    • Added hierarchy view in Dashboard showing actions and plans for each associated risk.
    • Added functionality for deleteAll projects
    • Fixed problem using custom css files in additional tracks
    • REST API changes
    • Added group only option for RiskMgr systems to use for permissions only and hide from groupings hierarchy. (Group based RiskMgr systems)
    • Custom Success/Fail feature for tracking success/fail button presses
    • Fix to remove debug message from top of menus “expected expression, got ‘<‘

    • Fix for history edits which mistakenly changed checkbox selections to off
    • Introduced Pinpoint 311, with mobile functionaliy addon
    • Added language translations
    • Added UTF-8 functionality to data imports.
    • Fixed problem where events would fire at the wrong hour because of DST.
    • Trial/quote process improvements
    • BackgroundFileUpload process changed to a long running thread
    • Fixed Hint popups for date type fields
    • Changed green tone on RiskMgr skin
    • Fixed update by email problem due to blank project suffix
    • Fixed table wrapping so that tables with long strings do not stretch off page (ie: customize strings)
    • Added additional clientthread logging
    • Track relationships are no longer leaving multiple entries in the notes field for the same change (Added Relationship : C: id)
    • Added limit to size of translation strings for track names as something is causing them to be saved incorrectly on chinese trials.
    • Added Okta / SAML functionality – automatic user creation
    • Cosmetic changes to embedded images lightbox (height/width)
    • iphone cosmetic issues – menu bar scrolling off to right
    • Fixed SOAP issues with https
    • Added chartMaxSize server property setting to allow dimensions > 1000
    • Added Mont/Week summary report option for date period
    • Fixed loss of main menu groupings when maxing out size of grouping on page > 1
    • discussion fields showing blank RTF values
    • Fix for imports to use project suffix properly. Custom fields added for custom feature.
    • Fixed new button on track relationships
    • Use projects visible option in advanced groups fixed.
    • Sometimes in IE when using the back button after a workflow error it loses all of your changes. Now it will reload the entry page with the changes the user had made and show the workflow error at the top.
    • Added deleteAll option for deleting users/groups/projects from all tracks
    • Added main method for AdminLanguage which lists lang-latest.cfg string files showing missing language strings from recent changes
    • Search box text gets cut off in some versions of IE
    • Suspended user profiles no longer trashed on startup.
    • Poor visual of text in search box (light gray hard to read)
    • Rounded corners not showing on some new menus
    • Removed server option for attachments on email issue / basic response , as they do not work with new attachment model
    • Gray border bottom seen on main menu for some rows. Fix for endless loop when bs.mNotifyList is set to itself. Cosmetic fix for incorrectly formatted FBTNOSUB tags
    • Recoded matrix functionality to allow custom strings with integer values. Added RISKDOMAINFIELDS option to setup domain areas.
    • Added support for Euros.
    • Fix for saved filters using monthStart/monthEnd as ongoing results were off.
    • New special filter function for RiskMgr allowing area field to show full hierarchy.
    • saved filters/reports/charts were not showing on RiskMgr skin
    • The automatic scrolling to mandatory fields after mandatory warning popup was incorrect.
    • Longer filter definitions run off the page horizontally.
    • Fixed problems with longer lists of saved filter names
    • Removed check for matching session ids between attachment manager and submit code.
    • Fixed javascript field hierarchy error where field in hierarchy was readonly.
    • RiskMgr fix for new items. Added area for new item to grouping list so permission error is no longer seen.
    • Custom work for custom ValidationData field
    • the langauge translations have problems when changing them from anything but english. Also problems when English is not first in list
    • Added database isValid check to DatabaseHelper after java.lang.AbstractMethodError exceptions showing for MSSQL
    • Fixed SMTP wrapping function wehre lines longer than 968 characters are wrapped.
    • Randomize dates improvement – can manually add customFields token to randomize custom date fields too.
    • Main menu options are invalid when using a a new template created in version 10
    • Fixed missing trial warning on new skin : “WARNING: Alcea has been placed in trial mode as the user limits allowed by your license have been exceeded.”
    • priority label missing on workflow flow control menu
    • Hard to modify workflow defaults when SUB login is used
    • Added limitFilterNotifyList server option to hide filter notify list option from regular users
    • Text notification were being ignored because of missing content setting
    • Custom workflow feature chaanges
    • Mobile margin icon fixes for new skin
    • Import fix – missing columns would were taking the values of prior bug import, since null was read.
    • Added testEmailAddress server setting which will push all outgoing email to a specified email address.
    • If you have unique ID projects with the same prefix but different suffixes it can match the wrong project when checking a unique ID
    • Added Notes field to field controls so it can be hidden.
    • getFieldListOptions ajax call for anon entry not working
    • Added System Chart option
    • Cosmetic changes to System Message emails
    • New tracks are now set up with navbar skin
    • Fixed scrolling issues with saved filter selections
    • Fixes for the Alcea tour
    • one time notification was not working if name or commas was included in user tag.
    • miscelaneous items
      – toggle icon off to right on iphone
      – messy change track on iphone
      – admin dropdowns not working on mobile
    • Need to make sure DB attachment connection is enabled before deleting attachments
    • SUB tag that leads to no value causes exception
    • fix automatic scrolling to first missing mandatory field.
    • fixed column preferences icon wrapping to next line in profile settings.
    • fixed rtf field exports which were blank when stripping html.
    • added optional showAssignedToOptions token to getId SOAP call, to return assignedToOptions array of possible assignees.
    • fixed exception caused by SUB tags for missing variables.
    • added option to send csv from events.
    • Main menu option to toggle row fields which are sometimes too big.
    • Save OGNL messages to new ognl log file.
    • Fix backups which were saving base server.cfg to all tracks.
    • Fixed endless export loop
    • Propogate “do not send list” to all outgoing emails, not just notifications
    • Fix exception for SUB bs.fieldXX when using date fields. bs.fieldXXformatted is the common option
    • fixed RiskMgr notification problem for users that are not in the Master List
    • Lockout fix. Somehow their users keep seeing the lockout message even if it is their first unsuccessful attempt.
    • Additional DB debugging messages
    • Added utf8 support for exported data and reports.
    • added dec27/dec28 options for holidays (ie: holiday configuration can be done with holiday.cfg)
    • Mandatory option fixed for relationship fields
    • Added SAML logging using samlRedirect=1 option
    • RiskMgr changes to improve Waterfall reporting.
    • Fixed Html stripping bug with rn&nbsprn which causes character issues.
    • Fixed css issues in word exports
    • Multi select checkbox list spacing. The value label is right next to the checkbox – adding a space to make it look better
    • Report improvements – added 4 chart options to the report chart tab.
      – added customizable report section on custom report tab.
      – added dashboard options to pick the desired report chart.
    • Fixed html problem on report selection page which made custom tab inaccessible.
    • Fixed report header color in dashboard so it matches track color
    • Added migrateOneTrack config option for migrating a single track to DB
    • Fix for custom field selections in filter selection and column selections
    • Added logging for users being locked out and unsuccessful attempts
    • Fix for formula fields being exported to XML
    • Added an option for quick font reset on all dashboard components
    • Fix for show label after checkbox, which was showing two labels
    • Added dashboard maximize button for maximizing screen width on messy dashboard components
    • Update by mail bug – If you try to update a ticket using alternate security string but the subject contains a “[” character it will skip checking the alternate security string.
    • broken icons fix for attachmetns on anonymous page
    • new REST api (duplicating SOAP API with JSON)
    • additional user session logging : create/view/update/search/archive
    • fix for export value of duration field
    • added ccvfieldXX option for custom field substitution (SUB)
    • fix for “Invalid column name ‘FBT_ATTACHMENT_ID’ ” error, due to recent attachment loading improvement
    • Fix for SAML login page after SOAP requests.
    • Pinpoint – REST api – Alcea app – handling multiple base64 encoded images
    • Adding a server.cfg flag to trim text fields when exporting to csv, as they have space at the beginning of the field making it look like it is empty (i think this probably caused by the rich text + stripping, but this is a good enough solution for now)
      -Adding a way to map the exported fieldnames
    • Added custom riskRegister report for RiskMgr
    • Fix for missing user profiles and test case fixes
    • Fix for database enable/migrate of Testspec attachment tables.
    • Fix for currency fields
    • Fix for email loop where sent email is the same as the address polled by email retrieval.
    • Set Entered By for Fit App Request messages (REST)
    • Added configurable export functionality for custom feature. (noHtmlStripping)
    • Fix to strip title tags on hint popups.
    • Fix for running of deleted events
    • Added startup comments for attachments being read
    • Fix for French translation file and added user profile translations
    • Fix for html stripper losing last ‘&’ character in a block of text
    • unable to get custom field details in reports and main menu
    • Added Adobe Custom Succes/Fail feature
    • Converted ViewAllBugs to a Long Running Thread
    • Added showAssignedToOptions to SOAP / REST API which returns available assign to options
    • Added configuable SimplBi report link option
    • Added check for viewAttachmentLogs directory in case it was not created manually – custom feature.
    • When events send reminders it can remind the users in the notify list multiple times
    • Fix workflow csv lookup for default fields
    • added custom pages to ignore lists
    • removed sessionid from login page to fix cross site scripting tests.
    • added AnonymousRedirectFitPage and AnonymousRedirectURL options for anonymous entry pages.
    • added new custom campaign template
    • updating bugs by import sets Date Entered to current date
    • Adding sBlockMailAttTypes string where you can block incoming mail attachments. Can set to png or image (to block all images)
    • internal fix for Sales requests from SOAP
    • Removed MS project export link as new vertions of MS Project are not supported.
    • Fixed nullptr in empty reports
    • Fixes for event auto import – now uses event owner as entered by and renames import file so it doesn’t get imported agai
    • Fixed default report when system defaults to another track
    • Internal invoice generation tweeks.
    • Fixed groupings in unarchive menu, which linked back to Main Menu.
    • Field Hierarchy improvement – Added ability to trim values before import and remove existing values before adding new ones
    • Added option to extract zip after FileUpload
    • Added fix to handle empty REST requests coming form Pinpoint module
    • Removed css error on old skins : Invalid syntax in CSS declaration. “color:”
    • Added the ability to do date field summary reports by year, as well as a way to set the date period for the main menu summary
    • anon entry result page can now be a page in Alcea rather than external (if redirect starts with com.other..)
    • testspec attachments DB bugs (used FBT_ATTACHMENT_ID instead of set prefix
    • fixed customer feedback report bug
    • added db startup logging
    • fixed track relationship new button
    • added map report for pinpoint (where gpsField is set)
    • fixed negative number bug
    • added custom risk register report
    • fixed enableSOAP option as previous change caused it to fail.
    • changes to custom Risk Waterfall report
    • changes to custom success/fail feature
    • fixed automatic scrolling to first missing mandatory field
    • simpleBi integration for advanced reporting
    • fix for custom invoicing template
    • added getAttachmentList and getAttachment to REST API
    • use of hidden/displayed link when using filter changes output of other users using that filter, while used in memory.
    • added configurable sTrackTitle string
    • fixed ajax stale data check error message
    • fix for hide/show closed link when filtering on status values
    • sCurrencyFormat has a # before the decimal but it should be 0 so you get $0.00 instead of $.00
    • Putting quotes into a value in a custom user field can break the html
    • fix for inbound messages with improperly formatted from address
    • email basic response do not add to history bug
    • fix for sending REST messages with comment field values
    • fix for hitting okta wrong destination error
    • added trend report option
    • changes to custom fields were ignored due to recent revision
    • rest api authentication fix
    • remove ajaxAdobeCreateRevision popup (mid build bug)
    • purple dropdown skin shows as blue
    • Custom calculated fields are showing custom field values (ie: Index: 1:5E|TD||TR|).
    • added error checking for profile settings. added routine for adding to errorMessage in request too
    • added getRelatedId OGNL call to get related item ID through a chain of related tracks
    • fix of NullPointerException from OgnlTreeWalker in Exception log
    • fix for NullPointerException in stackedBarChart feature
    • Added link for Export Attachments menu to export page
    • fix for INVALID TRACK PROBLEM filling up exception log
    • added ability to nest SUB calls
    • the reverse relationship notes have the wrong track id. changed the messages to distinguish between the two.
    • made SimpleView/Modify background color easy to modify (sSimpleBodyStyle)
    • added exact match to special filters dropdown options (distinguishes between Winnepeg and XXWinnepegYY for a dropdown item)
    • allow import/export permission overrides by setting exportAdminGroups/importAdminGroups in server.cfg
    • fix bulk update feature on meganav skins
    • ajax field hierarchy broken after updated for multiselect fields
    • Added “clone all” option to edit page for risks in riskMgr, to clone risk/plan/action hierarchy
    • Fixed “no permission” error shown in RiskMgr when items moved between projects. Now sets new project to selected grouping.
    • added Added max width and removeFullWidth options to column settings / additional preferences to allow more precise control of column widths in menu and reports
    • fix for Status Progress Report nullptr in exception log
    • modified the edit link to an edit image on the MainMenu (normalEditLinks=1 to turn off)
    • fixed problem where “create template” option does not add the RepCount file
    • fix for custom success/fail report
    • cosmetic changes to “create support ticket” option in help menu. Added jscolor for Color coding admin menus
    • improvements to RiskMgr vertical
    • fix for blank page when clicking on the showAll link of a related field id list, from the dashboard, (used DashboardObjectList instead of Dashboard)
    • fixed MS 1252 characters problem
    • fixed idpicker which was not working after first pick was chosen
    • added idlist picker option for custom idlist fields
    • Custom track configurations
    • Dashboard Calendar improvement – show dates even if not on the calendar
    • Added the ability to do date field summary reports by year, as well as a way to set the date period for the main menu summary
    • Fix for multiple reminders coming from events
    • Fix for default report on login which was dependent on default track.
    • Fixed automatic scrolling to missing mandatory fields after mandatory warning
    • increased the time intervals for live update
    • added pdf support for reports
    • added Subject to Bulk update options
    • added fix for embedded images (broken during release)
    • added showValue option for latest report charts
    • added trend reports to RiskMgr and trendChartDefaults server option for other small systems (until proven performance)

Version 10.00 – (rev 10) Updated August 10, 2015 – (25,100,365 bytes)

Alcea V10 Release Notes

  • Introduced new Mega Navbar skin as a fresh look for Alcea.
  • Introduced /font awesome libraries for fresher html experience.
  • Introduced new column preferences interface for main menu and reports.
  • Added new accessibility Interface
  • Improved SOAP functionality
  • Added REST API
  • Embedded image attachments [[image:X]]
  • Added suspended users feature
  • Fixed filtering on hidden status
  • Added SimpleBi Integration for advanced reporting add on.
  • Changed dropdown font to Calibri. Can be reversed with Additional CSS
  • New Project List / Group List / User List custom field types
  • Translation Fixes (updated missing translations, switch track dropdown on blackcurve skin)
  • Added column control for bug details server config layout (default is 2 columns as normal)
  • New dashboard component layout options (component layout settings allows 50_50, 70_30, 33, floatLeft)
  • Relationship field improvements – added groupings for closed / greater than 50
  • Email Notification Improvements for Outlook
  • Fixed user/group/project archiving problem due to duplicate names in template
  • Modified filter drilldowns to properly use current filter.
  • Fixed workflow error due to blank wfActionNewItemWorkflow, rather than null. Stops update cycling.
  • Added New button to track relationships
  • Fixed invalid user limits warning.
  • Fixed logout problem after logging in with attachment notification link.
  • Fix for service stopping problem after starting service.
  • Fixed mandatory check for multiselect fields.
  • Added sCloneLinkParameters setting to let you pass defaults to a cloned bug. (ie: &field3=&field4=hey)
  • Fix for Edit Profile -> Change Group option.
  • Added UTF-8 support for reading language files
  • Change to custom audit process feature.
  • Added ajax field hierarchy method
  • Fixed filtering on hidden status
  • Removed LiveUpdate duplicate rows
  • dropdowns would not stay open on IE9 due to accessibility changes.
  • Field hierarchy Admin menu header (horizontal/vertical) changes depending on browser.
  • Accessibility improvements
  • Trial Improvements – added ticketdemo track, added hopscotch tour, nermerous changes to adapt to bootstrap library
  • Updated jquery libraries
  • Improvements to info popups using jquery dialog
  • Fixed event timezone problems.
  • Fixed event DST problems.
  • Fixed charset problem on email notifications introduced by email attachment change.
  • Added userlist fields to event reminders.
  • Fixed checkbox list fields on new issue menu.
  • Improved next/prev link performance
  • Fixed quicksearch bug where field type has been changed (invalid).
  • Added showChildrenMustMatchFilter server.cfg flag to turn off dulled issue coloring from “show children” option.
  • custom ajax calls for client
  • allow custom formula date fields in summary reports
  • Fixed latest date from related issues table for formula date fields
  • changed reportDisplayEntriesMadeByUser option to show non-blank entries.
  • Added enableMailAtt server config option for adding attachments to notifications
  • Mandatory setting fixed for checkbox list fields.
  • SOAP Handler – now accounts for security filters.
  • SOAP Handler – Added support for GET requests.
  • SOAP Handler – added outgoing SOAP messages to SOAP log.
  • SOAP Handler – added LDAP authentication for SOAP.
  • SOAP Handler – You can specify the fields to return with mColumn but C# always submits a blank string (allow empty).
  • Fixed Comment field concatenation when exporting to csv from a report.
  • Fixed NullPointerException when empty attachments section at end of tab.
  • Fix for large field handling
  • Fix for Bulk Update alignment when AssignedTo field is missing.
  • Logging Improvements
  • Additional admin logging and field hierarchy logging
  • Removed Available… message from logging
  • Improved performance logging
  • log long request message shows closed shown/hidden now
  • user session logging
  • Adding edit profile change groups to admin logging
  • creating an item in another track from workflow should run workflow for the new item
  • Fix for plain text email links
  • Custom main menu summary no longer hidden when Assigned To field is hidden
  • Added EWS support for email retrieval.
  • list options should not default to current value on new bug menu
  • Default to small RTF on mobile
  • Disable IE compatibility view due to problems with menu alignment.
  • Fix Event Notification Reason and Reminders which only fire when one of the other reminder checkboxes are checked off.
  • sOriginalMessageComparison not working without notification tag.
  • Fixed NullPointerException when quick search uses invalid field.
  • Check for unique projects with existing names
  • Fixed autochange problem when using bulk update
  • Allow SUB substitution of textarea values
  • Drilldown bug when looking at filtered issues
  • Fixed workflow drag and drop reorder
  • Added security filters to event notifications
  • Changed history profile default setting to newest first.
  • Added create/modify charts option to reports menu
  • Changes to relatedTrackFieldsShowAll server config option (-1 value disables entirely)
  • Added Option to export parent track type fields as the string representation instead of IDs
  • Fixed filter problems (loss of filter) with parent field picker
  • Added related field details to the lucene search index.
  • Allow SUB values when using email bug details
  • Restrict setting/resetting string in all tracks so that it only affects tracks the user is an administrator of
  • improvements to showing related items as table in main menu/reports
  • report was not showing history when enableDisplayEntriesMadeByUser is enabled but no user selected
  • If you have a goto tag instruction in the last workflow rule it will now run it
  • smtp importance value blank error
  • Added emails to system info for admin users
  • fixes mail rule expression priority
  • made quickAssign Configurable (quickAssignDefined can configure like contents of fieldorder.cfg)
  • Added getDateWithFormat(format, input), getCurrencyValue(val) and round(val,decimalPlaces) to BugStruct for OGNL operations
  • Allow body of the email in a field other than description only worked correctly if no workflow rule is hit)
  • Improvements to google language detection
  • Added 2ms time allowance for updates using security string
  • makes main menu summary base field configurable, like summary reports
  • Fixed parent field link that links to another parent field link field it is not handled correctly
  • Added TLS to SMTP settings
  • raising cache size limit default to 100K
  • Fixed NullPointerException when creating relationship fields
  • temporarily disable multithread atts for db migration/backup due to thread limits
  • rename duplicate file names in attachment archive feature
  • Allow SUB of calculated field values
  • Sometimes in IE when using the back button after a workflow error it loses all of your changes. Now it will reload the entry page with the changes the user had made and show the workflow error at the top.
  • create more than one clone of each bug on bulk update page
  • unique value field check missing request
  • Fixed memorial day/ Victoria day calculations
  • Added ognl call to get field value in a related track
  • Added current time next to time zone setting in server config
  • Added exportAttachmentComment server config option for exports
  • Fixed problems with report formats (view in excel/word)
  • Fixed problem showing custom formula fields in exports
  • Fixed remember me login option
  • Converted Main Menu to Long Running Thread when searching
  • Field order improvements
  • when parent field has ‘add blank’ option set, there is an exception when saving hierarchies.
  • Fixed disableBackgroundAttachments option
  • Default changed to clear cloning history – added uncheckCloningHistory option
  • Logout all users after switching track colors
  • Edit Profile Cancel fixed
  • Enclosing the html in a table.
  • Added labels on top option for custom fields
  • Added “do not add Comment to history” option for Email Basic Response feature. Defaults to on.
  • Fixed blank page for Admin Summary
  • SMTP change to always default to port 25 unless a username is given
  • Fixed FileNotFoundException in logs – when attachment is in template file
  • Fixed blank values for custom fields in reports.
  • Fixed random javascript error for issues with multiple attachments.
  • Fixed read only assigned to field sort problem on NewBug menu
  • Fix for ordering of workflow rules when name includes underscores/dashes
  • Fixed email details feature.
  • Fixed row highlight issue on child rows
  • Fixed group links do not work on unarchive menu
  • Fixed relationship problem where special characters (like spaces) create invalid Add button
  • Fixed new custom group list field so that it only shows visible groups
  • Removed scriptaculous library with full conversion to jquery.
  • Stop hierarchy from adding blank options to list fields when add blank option is turned on
  • Return error message when unique project is created with duplicate (suffix/prefix)
  • Added new SkinTestAll page for displaying all skins
  • Added Risk Waterfall report for new customer (riskMgr)
  • Added Custom Field admin option to show all existing field ids
  • Remove new span tags from text only emails.
  • Fixed display problem with field ordering where relationship fields would affect fields ordered/hide after it.
  • Added create a template_list.html file in public (template_external_list_url : “&page=com.other.EmbedPublicPage&source=public/template_list”)
  • Fixed NullPointerException in Quicksearch
  • Fix for problem with displayEntriesMadeByUser option (row fields)
  • Fixed submit error where only 4000 bugs were loaded. (recent change)
  • Allow RO parent fields to control hierarchies
  • Remove duplicate groups from Admin summary
  • Fix for javascript error specific to IE8
  • Fixed com.other.Export.generateBugRowCSV(Export.java:656)
  • Fixed blank page due to mandatory NullPointerException
  • Fix for parent picker editing not working with unique id bugs
  • Fix for java.lang.NullPointerException at com.other.SubmitBug.verifyMandatoryFieldsPopulated
  • Allow hierarchy to work with multilist fields
  • Fix dynamic mandatory for Comment (showSectionsOnChange function)
  • Added combobox for searchable userlist (enableUserComboBox=1)
  • fixed export history options which were no longer working
  • Fixed NullPointerExceptions in AdminLanguageChangeString and FilterStruct.bugPass getContextId
  • Allow proper export of custom User Fields
  • Added option to show notification importance based on priority of an issue. (mailImportanceValue + sMailImportanceSubjectPrefix )
  • Importing csv files with LF – We are converting all fields with LF to LFCR (controlled by importFixLF=1)
  • Added password rules to the pages for changing passwords
  • Fix for offscreen admin menu on blackcurve skin
  • Added new defaultAsUniqueIdProjects=1 option
  • Added option to set sNotifyOnceAsDefault to SELECTED to set default
  • Added timeInState function
  • Added customizable partial cloning feature: partialCloneFields=’list of ids separated by commas’
  • Fixed blank group page on IE8/IE9 (missing end comment)
  • No longer able to click on checkbox label (just the checkbox)
  • No longer showing edit link on readonly QuickView
  • Color Coding added for multi list and group custom fields
  • New admin option to add a project mask to the filter defintion which will only show issues for selected projects in main menu (enableProjectMask=1).
  • Added ognl total value for related items field [getChildTrackColumnValue(function, relationshipField, otherTrackField)
  • Added ognl total value for children [ fieldTotalForChildren(field) ]
  • Workflow post reqs now handles blank/non-blank attachments correctly when the files are being attached on the current submit
  • Fixed problem when updating attachments (unable to open)
  • Fixed formatting on status progress report where textarea fields lost formatting due to fixDescription call
  • Fixed create user from login feature.
  • Fixed possible endless loop when using FBTNOSUB in textareas
  • To help performance – hide disable main menu grouping, limit main menu grouping size except for admins (reverse with showDisableMainMenuGrouping=1).
  • Fix for May holiday checks
  • Plain email address SMTP setting now defaults to empty, so not to take the first alphabetical name.
  • Fixed problem with new bug and custom fields with dates.
  • Fixed dashboard column bugs. (custom fields, field names with special characters)
  • Fix for RiskMgr clear grouping
  • New server config option for reports – only display entries made by user (enableDisplayEntriesMadeByUser=1)
  • Added testing flag for loading minimal data of 1000 issues(testingSystem)
  • Added option to add noheader=1 option to dashboard url
  • Added ability to choose multiple filter options for checkbox fields
  • Migrating to database no longer skips attachments due to new multithreaded attachment feature.
  • Fixed relationship search problems due to trimmed values in picker. Changed to monospace text for better formatting.
  • Email Password fixes.
  • Added deleteUsersAfterDeleteGroup=1 option – after delete group show checklist of users in group for possible deletion
  • Added filtered backup which will backup only the current track and only bugs matching the current filter
  • Made bug ID column smaller for better formatting.
  • Adjustments made to html truncator for rich text fields so html is not broken.
  • Fixed mandatory setting for rich text fields
  • Added option to strip html from exported text fields [ reverse with noHtmlStripping=1 ]
  • Improved sorting performance for formula fields
  • Fix for NullPointerException in OGNL dateChangedTo(field,val1,val2,boolean last) function
  • Added OGNL formula getChildTrackColumnValue(int function, int relationshipField, int otherTrackField)
  • Fix for adding new folders due to new background attachments feature
  • Improvements to blackcurve skin (new filter/report dropdowns, added jquery ui, admin menu formatting, IE11 fix for curve formatting)
  • Fix for MySQLNonTransientConnectionException: No operations allowed after connection closed.
  • Added a tooltip for date fields on filter page that explains relative dates
  • Invalid context dashboard components were crashing system (deleted tracks)
  • Fixed field hierarchy export – default field names are not subbed in headers
  • Fix so that choosing issuetrack template no longer set sBug to Issue
  • Added quickAssign customization to control fields and order – You need to set “quickAssignDefined=someFile.cfg”
  • Fix for background attachments not working with IIS
  • Fixed filtering for parent link fields
  • Fix for dashboard skin colors which only reset after restart.
  • Fix for priority ladder fields
  • Added security track for permissions to tracks in relationship fields (ShowToAll=1 overrides this)
  • Fix for track relationship field as header – it should use the format string, not the ID number of the related ticket
  • Added OGNL function getIdMatchingFilter(int contextId, int field, String value) – returns a single id which matches a field id to a value
  • Fixed mPriorityStringForm string on new bugs
  • Change made to allow public folder urls to include &dummyVal=ID which stops caching of files in browser
  • Fix for deleting archived issues
  • Creating issues automatically from workflow now works from events (auto-creation)
  • Added bulk clone attachments functionality
  • System no longer loads invalid contexts, even if relationship exists with active context.
  • Standardized email password and create user from login page options.
  • Fixed change language problems and restructure language strings so that you can delete/rearrange languages (added chinese)
  • Fixed problems with dropdown menus (milonic menu) in IE11
  • Choosing Goto bug will then autofocus on id field to save user click.
  • quick dropdown now working when filter selected from menu
  • BaseCustomUserField improvements – sorting, Date type columns use the proper date formatting
  • Fix for java.lang.NoSuchFieldException: mNotifySelectedUser
  • Added grouping mechanism for RiskMGR
  • Added the picker as an option to the parent field (option in default fields admin menu)
  • Testspec menu not shown for TS admin users
  • Fix for cross-site scripting in FORCE_HTML tags
  • New RiskMgr skin header
  • Removed project references from group settings for RiskMgr template
  • moved RiskMgr org structure above data to stop overlapping issues
  • Fix for duplicated names in notify list resulting from one-time notifications
  • Fix for java object string in notify list resulting from one-time notifications
  • Fix for missing one-time notifications
  • Fix for rare Database connection timeout
  • added edited login id back to edit profile menu
  • Added field multiselect and field order tab options to show by default
  • Field tooltips were not populated properly on edit menus
  • goto unique id now case insensitive
  • new sSKIN15LOGO string variable for navbar skin
  • fixed iphone related responsive issues with navbar skin
  • fix for black curve filter dropdown so you don’t have to click specifically on the name
  • Fix for Email New Password Nullptr exception
  • Quickview / Cosmetic fixes for anonymous query quickview
  • Fixed email retrieval EWS hint
  • Fixes for tour on skin 15 and skin 11
  • ignore Project Mask on SOAP CALLS (custom feature)
  • Added breakupLongLinksMaxChars setting which will override the 150 character default, for breaking up long links.
  • Added scrollbars to navbar dropdown items, so they do not run off page.
  • Fixed problem with embedded images when updating by mail

LDAP

  • Simplified LDAP logging.
  • Fixed LDAP sync issues
  • Added LDAP control for Alcea user type
  • Added option to disable bulk precedence header (disableBulkPrecedence) used to prevent OOO replies
  • Fixed LDAP track type group problem
  • Disabled password updates for LDAP users
  • Allow password to be set to LDAP authentication (convert Alcea users to LDAP authentication)

Version 9.00 (rev 51) Updated January 17, 2014 – (16,066,548 bytes)

  • Group changes by administrators from User Profiles were not being administered to local track.
  • Histogram chart (Custom Reports) was not functioning properly in latest version.
  • Hide exception messages for redundant file requests (mailAtt.png/robots.txt)

** Replaces Version 9.00 (rev50) Posted January 15, 2014

    • Introduced new css based dropdown skin as a fresh look for Alcea (**login to helpdesk to view new skin)
    • Fixed session timeout memory leak
    • – introduced Lucene searching to help general searches
    • – modified user session delivery to remove session memory leak.
    • – new attachment interface :

– Ability to select multiple files at once
– Ability to upload attachments immediately, while editing bug
– Ability to cancel attachment uploads
– Progress bar (FF,Chrome,IE10+)
– Ability to drag & drop files as attachments (FF,Chrome,IE10+)

  • Added multithreaded attachment storage on DB systems.
  • Added report components for Dashboard.
  • Dashboard configuration interface changes.
  • New Filter/Report/Chart interface change for save controls.
  • New Expand/Collapse profile option for showing parent/child relationships on main menu.
  • Translation options for custom fields.
  • Shutdown improvements with Windows services
  • Full UTF-8 support
  • Added new startup messaging to aide admins as systems are restarted.
  • Performance improvements (identified slowdown in live update / improved Sorting performance)
  • Fixed Overlapping icon issue
  • Improved the caching of bug information
  • Created new Accessible interface option for user profiles
  • Improvement to stop DB module from blocking user access while large attachments are being attached
  • DB startup improvements.
  • New checkbox option for custom dropdown lists
  • Fixed email retrieval problem with unknown character sets creating unreadable issues.
  • LDAP fixes
  • Changed html for labels on detail pages to stop overlapping of icons.
  • Clean up of history row fields which were showing blanks in some setups.
  • Fix for java.lang.NumberFormatException: For input string: “” error randomly showing on some systems.
  • Clean up the readability of exception log. Also includes the bugs as they are read on startup for tracking startup times.
  • Fixed accessibility issues including login/logout awareness of selected language.
  • fixed problem showing hints for custom fields.
  • fixed timezone problem with date input where user using different timezone.
  • fixed refresh dirty bugs DB option.
  • fixed next/previous bug links.
  • updated milonic menu library and removed javascript error from error console.
  • fixed Date and Connection: close headers for terminated connections from Fit.
  • improvement for calculating the number of days between two dates (elapsedTimeBetweenDates/elapsedDaysBetweenDates)
  • fix for java.lang.NoSuchFieldException: mDescription
  • fixed service shutdown problems
  • mail retrieval – new mailContentField option to choose field that mail message content is placed in.
  • fixed problem with quotes in list items.
  • ability to build list of multiple OGNL formulas from multiple rules.
  • events filter must be non-empty checkbox now applies to reports as well. also added messages to log when email is skipped due to empty report/filter.
  • quotes in a custom field value no longer breaks field hierarchy
  • fix so sequential workflow rules with SUBs will work.
  • Fixed SOAP getBugList searching for custom fields in systems with multiple tracks.
  • Quickview now able to explore multiple levels.
  • other track field id for multipl relationships to same track.
  • Added edit/delete options for custom fields from field order menu.
  • Fixed delete cancel bug which removes field from field order and is not seen until after restart.
  • Added custom field label feature so name of field does not need to match field name. Allows multiple fields to be same name and ability to add html to labels.
  • Added ldap.jar to main fit.jar file.
  • Ability to edit related issues from another track (with updates)
  • Live Update now showing connection/session timeout failures.
  • Fixed memory leak due to unused sessionids used by live update after timeouts.
  • Reorganization of css files with error control on server configuration menu when choosing invalid skin/stylesheet options.
  • Fix for UTF-8 character problem in attachments
  • Added option to remove filter definition from event report
  • Switching to track you can’t access no longer logs you out for track relationship links. Warning message instead.
  • autochange track relationship field not working
  • History row fields now show as rows for each entry
  • Improved track relationship performance
  • when a workflow rule is being built it now keeps a list of all the rule names so we can loop through them and execute actions if need be
  • Fixed cancel button on quickview
  • Can set a text field color code to NONBLANK so that it matches any non-blank value
  • Relationship picker now working for bulk update menu
  • Fix for email notifications. Now using inline css due to problems with gmail/hotmail/webmail
  • Fixed elapsed time calculation problem after close
  • Updates for Testspec schema changes.
  • Fix for workflow getFlowSet exception for priority
  • Fix for multi user list issues in main menu / workflow / readonly
  • Clicking on Add Language no longer resets the current language.
  • Fix for java.sql.SQLException: ORA-01461
  • Under the notify list on the action tab, you can now choose a return message. If you select a return message, the notification sent to the users in the workflow notify list will will be in the format of the return message instead of the regular notification format
  • adding back the ability to view attachments instead of downloading
  • Option to select track relationships as dropdown style instead of the usual parent picker
  • New Hidden History option for field controls ( must use hiddenHistoryOption=1 )
  • New retrieval option for field that mail message content is placed in
  • New FileShare feature
  • Added outgoing mail headers to stop autoresponders
  • OGNL formulas can now retrieve parent track field link values
  • Added group option to disable dashboard
  • Removed child track “Add” link from anon view bug
  • Modified event reports so that filter details are more readable
  • Fixed auto population workflow rule being hit for new bugs
  • Added option to remove access for custom strings by group
  • Fix monthEnd variable for relative dates
  • Fixes for track relationship issues – remove from child problems – invalid links
  • Attachments are now listed from newest to oldest.
  • Fix for parent track field link fields not being able to be subbed as variables
  • Fixed Import Null Pointer exception on null custom field values
  • Fixed quickView/quickMenu problems with IE8
  • EmailPage / Email Response features were not workin when goto option was used
  • New option to only send emails to users if something visible has changed. (onlyNotifyIfChangeIsVisible=1)
  • Right now if you enable attachments in notifications it will include any attachments that were added on the current update. This feature adds a column to the attachment table that lets you check off any attachment that you want to include. Works for updates as well as just forwarding issue details from the view screen
  • Updated version of TinyMCE. Added warnings when images are pasted improperly.
  • SMTP charset option removed now that system is UTF-8 compliant
  • Fix for Java/Axis to SOAP
  • Import improvements allowing Random as date and move to better csv parsing
  • Added new create user from login page feature
  • Fix for SMTPS
  • Fix for session cookies when using UTF-8
  • Fix workflow issue – trigger.mId for non-unique projects with prefix
  • Fix case sensitive problems for IE8 ajax requests
  • New dashboard items now use columns from user profile as defaults
  • Live update / highlight fixes for contexts in dashboard
  • disableDashboard server option did not work if loginToDashboard was set
  • Logout now logs out all sessions for a given userid
  • Fix to give proper warnig when migrating DB with invalid dates
  • Fix to truncate NotifyList or Subject when length is > than schema limit
  • Fixed history problem where cached parent expected when setting parent field
  • Added check for deleted fields in saved filters
  • Fix for disappearing filters
  • Fix for email retrieval field updates
  • User tags no longer causing problems with summaries of reports
  • Fixes email retrieval field updates
  • Added icon to column header of sorted columns, showing filter definition
  • Added new dropdown menu on each line of main menu for quick changes / grab functionality
  • No longer shows null when using priority as a report header
  • Fixes for custom field formula functionality
  • Html tokens were showing in RTF fields
  • User import was duplicating users
  • Updated dashboard color configurations to match tracks
  • Fixed email notification format problem when newline appears in subject line
  • improvements for CustomUserField
  • Added extra options to custom user field menu to help with cross track relationship setup
  • Fix for abnormal multipart/related problem
  • Added wildcard support for SOAP restrictions by IP
  • Dashboard components are now getting removed properly.
  • Html/Plain popus now working for discussion fields
  • Fixed the alignment of quick traceback history
  • Added option for setting sDefHintX to show hints for default fields
  • Child column in user preferences controls the columns shown for parent child lists
  • Added “use ssl” server.cfg option for SMTP
  • Firefox no longer adds blank comment to RTF fields
  • Added functionality for creating custom TinyMceConfig js function to control RTF and RTF icons
  • Fixed OGNL Formula Test cosmetic problem
  • Fixed random UnknownMMUS logout problem
  • Fix formatting for testspec dates
  • Edit test changes some properties
  • Testspec – Fix for RTF editor in testspec
  • Fixed problem with parent bug links using prefixed ids.
  • new readonlyGroupOverrides server variable for readonly group setting to override all other groups.
  • Fixed problems with the base custom user field. When displaying it there were some places where it was using the row number instead of the cell/field number so it wasn’t showing up properly.
  • New hidden admin page for bulk deleting users (AdminBulkUsers)
  • Investigated problems with user profile – row/H options
  • History fields are only shown with [H] format if they are displayed as columns.
  • Quotes now escaped in custom string fields
  • dashboard total summary showing “1-5 of 3”
  • Field hierarchy single relationship format import does not work
  • Fixed multiple autochange rules using SUB tags (quotes within quotes)
  • Multiple CheckMail threads from different tracks are no longer started until needed.
  • Event scheduling timezone fixes.
  • If you have overwrite prior OGNL checked but have no ognl formula it hits a null pointer
  • Using “weekStart” sets the relative date to the beginning of the week (Monday)
  • If there are no events on the selected date or in the future, the calendar now shows events occurring before the selected date as well
  • Special admin permissions to edit list fields and import/export hierarchies
  • workflow goto TAG problems
  • if you do not include all the user import columns (like group and profile) it should just consider them blank
  • fix drag/drop reordering problem caused by _ in scriptaculous names.
  • mandatoryLabelPostfix option for replacing the mandator icon
  • Dashboard component titles can now contain special characters (#)
  • Fix for notify once option in notify list.
  • First and Last Comment fields showing in column prefs even when disabled
  • Improper formulas for com.other.FormulaCustomUserField no longer break view of issue details menu.
  • you can now choose which fields you want to use for the dashboard summary component like the summary report
  • increased writeworker default from 3 to 10
  • Added archive link under attachment manager for downloading archive of attachments for the given issue
  • Specified groups can now be configured to access admin functions for filter/chart/report
  • Fixed Hierarchy nullptr error
  • making workflow apply to email notifications only checkbox a global setting
  • dynamic show/hide sections now works with checkbox fields
  • scrolling is repositioned to missing field data after mandatory field warning is shown.
  • ViewAttachment feature no longer removes spaces from attachment names
  • updated version of jquery libraries to jquery 1.9.1 / adding jquery-ui-1.10.3
  • autochange for bulk update affecting unrelated issues
  • sortorder is not working on AdminUsers if UserTag first option selected
  • sClonedFrom message is always using substitution from track 0
  • default track can cause problems if you login after being in a track other than the default track.
  • Changes made for notification issues related to order of precedence of css.
  • new local picker option available in defuault fields for parent field. Allows you to search and pick parent id, rather than typing in number.
  • cosmetic fix for curve of new skin on dashboard menu.
  • Fix for date popup on new versions of firefox, other firefox error.
  • adding a “Force Logout” button to edit profile for admin users.
  • loginToDashboard is now a system setting
  • added ability to create a function called customControlSubmits which will be called when an issue is saved.
  • custom fields were not translated when displayed as row fields.
  • relationship pickers now allow you pick multiple items.
  • readOnlyGroupOverride server config option for
  • new custom field options : new option for label above input field / new option for longer label on full line fields.
  • fix for getDefaultValueTranslation exception
  • permission checks added for relationship details between tracks.
  • fix to push page default through login procedure, retaining desired page on existing links.
  • Changes to Risk template allowing configuration of PROBABILITYFIELD/IMPACTFIELD
  • LiveUpdate changes made to display when updates are not functioning correctly
  • added hints to formula fields
  • improved expand/collapse parent relationships on MainMenu
  • Added charting option to reports.
  • Integrated style/css selections in Server Configuration menu
  • Hide mailAtt.png exceptions
  • Bug track on tasklist loses filter/sorting when you view/edit/new bug
  • Integrated style/css selections in Server Configuration menu
  • Fixed sorting of multi select column
  • Fixed html display for comment discussion field
  • Fixed lost sorting after view/edit/new menus
  • FIxed calendarHoursBetween bug when start/end date are the same
  • Windows service changes to tell Windows when service is up and running.
  • Fixed problem with newlines in notifyList when set with autochange.
  • Corrected problem with calendarHoursBetween using two dates on the same day.
  • Properly exports field hierarchy values which do not yet have a relationships (ie: new values).
  • Headers in Child list were not matching columns in some cases.
  • Remove second blank if blank option is on and field hierarchy also shows blank option.
  • add Copy Group Setting to admin user screen (matching Edit Profile screen) –>
  • new option for importing fields on new systems (located on bottom of custom field menu)
  • Database system reports were corrupted until restart when using Alcea backup utility due to FS store used instead of DB store.
  • Show discussion for default comment field was not stripping out html properly.
  • DisableFirstBalueForBlanks option conflict where if field has blank value, next time you edit ticket it default to first name/item in the list
  • Added Track Import improvements to Admin Users menu
  • Fix for my fix for custom user fields that used to be a different type
  • Fixes dashboard summary field selection and adds formatting to summary values depening on the base field
  • Integer in user profile attributes when expecting string
  • Added baseCustomUserField sorting
  • Added compatibility with GuardWare.
  • Added Custom Reports tab for reports added through customer custom projects
  • Added custom context to wideblue skin
  • Improved the elapsedDaysBetweenDates routine so that it can give you hours instead
  • Added index groupings to results for anonymous query
  • Added server properties for configuring main menu summary (mainMenuSummaryTop/mainMenuSummaryLeft)
  • Added ability to configure holiday.cfg as list of observed holidays when calculating elapsed times.
  • Added ability to configure customFitSubmitChecks
  • Fixed UTF-8 compatibility for saved files in templates.
  • Performance fix for hierarchy import add new values
  • Added ajax check for unique value fields
  • Added emailToDomainOnly option to restict email notifications to specific domain
  • Modified Filters will now affect reports which use those filters, rather than storing the original filter.
  • Fixed priority field default problems when using workflow.
  • Modifications to workflow to account for loop scenarios with new goto attribute
  • Fixed “Could not select report” error found when running reports in separate windows, in conjunction with Live Update.
  • Allow specified groups to access data import
  • Changed list type filtering to case insensitive
  • Fix for unfound mime encoding.
  • Latest changes was not visible when hiding history in notification
  • Dynamic section hiding script now works with check box list type fields
  • If you uncheck all boxes in a check box list field it just retains the values it had before
  • Fixes drill down / search problem caused by combined filters
  • Field hierarchy export does not work with commas
  • Added ability to import custom field types
  • Adds a checkbox to the import screen for overwrite (so the default is now to update)
  • Added workflow option to autochange for archiving issues
  • Added sExportDateFormat string for controlling format of exported dates
  • SiteMinder fix : added flag for SSO that makes it only require sm_user
  • added disableFirstValueForBlanks server config option – flag to disable readonly list fields with a blank field automatically being set to first value in the list
  • added relatedItemsClosed to BugStruct class which is useful for OGNL formulas to check if related issues are Closed
  • fixes edit historical entry bug
  • there are no labels for checkboxes on view menu, if the fullline option is used.
  • Show user limits on track admin menu
  • Email issue Details it pushes the first section on the page to the right of the email issue details box
  • Import does not default project to first in list as normal
  • Added ability to pass fields from one track to another when creating a new issue. &mapFieldX=1 where X is the id of the issue for which fields are being passed.
  • Any change by a user which moves an issue to a state which they can no longer see will allow details one last time before “No Permission” state.
  • Import updates without a status will no longer change the status to default.
  • Allows normal users in the specified group to access admin user/admin group pages (listFieldAdminGroup property)
  • Default to at least 2 child columns, if none are selected to avoid confusion
  • after running a report there is now a quick filter at the top which you can use to change filter settings
  • Calculations after imports (uniqueProjectId/ElapsedTime) were not showing up until restart or resave.
  • A new user won’t be added if there is an existing user profile with that name.
  • Added XML export as option to report dropdown options
  • Translation / accessibility fixes
  • ViewAttachment removed spaces from file name
  • Improved handleSqlException logging
  • lock bug on edit warning message problem
  • Added workflow attributes for locking issues
  • oneEmailToAll server config option to send notifications as one email, rather than to separate parties.
  • changed date filter options to “before” and “after” instead of “<” and “>” (“on or before” instead of “<=”
  • stale data check failing on db systems with Oracle
  • Moving deleted configuration files to trash folders
  • Added “Create User from Login” option. This is enabled in security settings tab of server configuration
Updated January 23, 2012 – (8,489,937 bytes)

  • Fixed “too many open socket” problem on some server where unidentified sockets were left open, causing system to require restart after using up resources.
  • New system dashboard feature and option to log straight into dashboard.
  • Updated French translations and added new Translation links feature. Show links to automatically switch language for user.
  • Added ability to translate custom fields and dropdown lists.
  • New fitBrown.css stylesheet for Dropdown skin.
  • New Workflow option to automatically build workflow rules based on current stage / next stage behaviour. Needs documentation.
  • Remove Session Ids after logouts, so logging out will make sure to logout any leftover sessions
  • Javascript changes to Quick View feature to avoid double scrollbar conflict issues.
  • Added new Risk component option for dashboard (risk template only).
  • Added a new FormulaDateCustomUserField and FormulaStringCustomUserField classes for custom fields.
  • Admin SMTP settings now has a list you can add email addresses to that Alcea will not send email to.
  • Added new login screen option : com.other.HttpHandler.default=com.other.AlceaLogin
  • Fixed problem with mandatory fields that are set to RO or H.
  • Fixed problem with workflow autocreate feature where ids were incrementing by 2.
  • Data Import Improvements for bug entries.
  • Assigned To no longer defaults to first in list if left blank
  • Added option to add relationship values (track relationships) in import entries.
  • no longer showing relationship field on main menu for row fields that are blank.
  • added format string for child relationships.
  • Empty filters now longer show Status:Open in dashboard components.
  • Unless allowAutoSubmitted server.cfg value is set, ignore emails with Auto-Submitted header by default.
  • New “Disable addition of email header to Comment” option
  • Cosmetic fixes for showing tabs, when enableTabs option is set in server.cfg.
  • Hierarchy importing now handles commas in field names.
  • Summary drilldowns now include any filter that is set to create the summary list.
  • New disableRetrievalStrip server.cfg option to retain html info in email retrieval feature.
  • Allow double quotes in attachment names.
  • Fix workflow autocreate so that trigger.mId is available even on triggers from a new bug creation.
  • Fix to allow multi-select fields to properly migrate/save to the database module.
  • New “deleteMessagesOlderThan,X” and “skipIfSubjectNot,X” debug options available to email retrieval.
  • Added new autocomplete=”off” attribute to SMTP password option in admin menu, so browser does not modify.
  • Fixes to CustomUserField types. (Filters / Reports / allow return of ids (Long types) / remove scientific notation)
  • Print-header report option was fixed. Doctype caused problems.
  • Comment Discussion numbers were incorrect.
  • Added ability to handle multiple parent relationships and a removal option for relationships.
  • Changing parent relationship was not removing old relationship in related track.
  • Added functionality for viewing parent track relationship fields as columns and in main menu /reports / history trail. .
  • Added main menu groupings to bulk update menu.
  • New Show Summary option now available in Main Menu options.
  • Fixed View HTML/TEXT links which were not showing full comments from discussion.
  • Import of track relationships was not handling multiple relationships.
  • Accessibility changes to help with accessibility readers.
  • When we have a hierarchy with both fields being mandatory, there should be no choices until the parent is selected.
  • New SLA functions : dateChangedTo, dateLastChangedTo, elapseTimeBetweenStates and dateLastChanged functions in BugStruct for use in OGNL and FormulaCustomUserFields. (See blog)
  • Fixed looping problem when sBug String is configured to blank string.
  • Google Language detection option can be added to server.cfg for use with email retrieval. Must be configured manually.
  • New oneEmailToExternal option to only send one email to all recipients instead of individual emails to each. Must be configured manually.
  • Random email retrieval improvements. weblinks / inline html for RTF fields.
  • Stopped cropping Last Comment field in Reports.
  • Disabling disableMailFieldUpdates now working on new entries of email retrieval (in addition to updates). Also, adding headers no longer affects parsing on subject of email.
  • Remove All Issue Data was not removing attachments from custom template files. Now fixed.
  • Fixed search functionality for track relationship fields.
  • Email Issue feature was not adding subject/comment
  • Email attachments feature (in notifications) will now only send attachments that were just added.
  • Removed the bracket functionality from mail rule regular expressions. It was interfering with regular expressions.
  • Added “Use SSL” option to SMTP settings menu.
  • Fixed filter issue with emailed reports which would show issues not matching the filter.
  • Fixed Read only group setting which did not work with security filter
  • Track listing is now alphabetical.
  • Check Mail change as soome checkmail messages which do not match any rules, were not sending generic return messge.
  • Fix for custom email template for plain email addresses.
  • Groups were not properly added to templates.
  • Users in template were ignored unless template option to use users or current user. System now uses any users in a template.
  • Fixed some javascript issues with Parent picker. Firefox issues / conflict with notify list.
  • Fixed problem with default fields (date type) which were RO or hidden. Dates were being blanked out.
  • Improved loading times of edit pages with Javascript improvement to notify list.
  • Added configurable sFAVICON string for changing the FAVICON used by browser.
  • Normal users were unable to add subfolders due to javascript issue.
  • added ShowEnglishDateLocale server config option which can be used for some Locales which are showing ??? for month when dates are displayed.
  • Dashboard fixes : filter names cleared when added to dashboard.
  • Autocorrect corrupted bugcount files if system runs out of disk space. Added check before creating 0 length files.
  • Elapsed time improvement to show seconds/minutes/hours/days.
  • Cloning history was not properly added to the main bugstruct of cloned issues. Data was lost after subsequent changes.
  • Added fix for display of calendar popups in IE9. Also fixed popups on new attachment feature.
  • Found some filehandles that were not being closed properly.
  • Fixed issue with commas in event names.
  • Fixed notify list that is generated by workflow rule which was adding same users over and over.
  • Fixed nullptr in parentcheck, when viewing a bug whose parent is closed.
  • Global attachment folder option no longer seen by non-admin users.
  • Made changes to display of RTF fields. additional anchor tags are not needed in RTF generated comments.
  • Attachment versions were not archived properly.
  • New file upload feature in admin menu, allowing administrators to upload files onto their systems in a public folder that can be accessed by users. Ideal for customizing logos / adding help documents / updating field lookup workflow csv files.
  • DateCheck javascript was causing problems on Filter menu, when using relative dates.
  • event filters now use filter sorting criteria.
  • Inline attachments were causing problems with email retrieval. H.gif, T.gif, ATT files.
  • RTF feature available as an option for all textfields now.
  • HtmlDescription improvements with Discussion fields.
  • New jQuery help link for additional help links.
  • Mandatory fields were not retaining current values on clone issue screen. (were defaulting to Select…)
  • Added custom field option for showing hints with fitInfo popup.
  • History for checkboxes is showing “No” even if no value was ever given. (hidden checkboxes)
  • Added select all button for cloning children and changed it so they are cloned in order.
  • Fixed problems creating templates from tracks using custom templates.
  • Allow workflow to SUB mDescription.
  • PARENTTRACKFIELDLINK_TYPE custom fields were not available in charts.
  • Fixed issue on DB systems which returns -99 for bug id subbed into workflow for autocreate feature.
  • Fixed workflow autocreate problem where issues were not being created in new track due to mathing current value check.
  • Fixed problem with conflicting libraries when using IMAP for email retrieval.
  • Cosmetic changes to MS Project admin page.
  • Added second notify suppress checkbox to bottom of edit pages.
  • Enforce Password Reset disable option would still prompt users who had used this option in the past.
  • OGNL test button was not working in Firefox.
  • New “Use Normal PM Fields” server option which will stop project management fields from showing calculated values in the parent.
  • Fixed formatting problems with RTF editor (multiple newlines, spacing, anchor problems).
  • Fixed problems with “Email Page” feature on some systems.
  • Adding warnings to edit pages, when the add option is pressed for a new relationship. This will prompt user before losing and current edits.
  • Section field controls no longer lose settings when group is hidden.
  • Attachment Version lists are now cached for quicker load times.
  • Minor javascript change to remove extra semicolons added by link checker.
  • Fixed dashboard so that it will hide/show closed issues like the rest of the system.
  • Added default Track option to Server Config menu.
  • Added configurable strings to allow custom setups of RTF icon options.
  • Added extra javascript stale data check, to catch stale data before submissions.
  • Fixed problem with Non Blank Value and comment type fields.
  • System was not cacheing bugs when DB enabled.
  • Added getUserFieldAsDouble(id) to BugStruct for simple OGNL / CustomUserField calculations.
  • Added edit link in filter definition and removed priority default of -1.
  • Fixed Project and Subject defaults for systems that use it as RO field.
  • Fixed html problems with rowfields and nobr tags, caused by new DOCTYPE html structure.
  • Fixed multi-select issues in email notifications.
  • Fixed improperly formatted links and erroneous exclamations, which appeared in some long email notifications.
  • Mail Update did not check the Ignore mail rules when there is an ID number present in the subject line.
  • Now enforcing user limits on imported data.
  • Added new “Email New Password” option to login screen, which can be disabled in Server Config security options.
  • Added new archive functionality which allows file system users to create multiple archives and use searches.
  • Added change to allow reports to clear default width/length settings of profile.
  • New systems default to use the session cookie security option, so session info is not in URL.
  • Fixed problem with reports showing values of multi-select fields.

SOAP

  • Added a way to select which fields are returned in the soap response(speeds responses)
  • Allow blanking of values using SOAP updates.
  • Added SOAP logger.
  • Create from failed button now shows even if you don’t have a test set defined.
  • Fix for SOAP notification suppression option.
  • Reduced OGNL logs after poor formulas.
  • Email retrieval was not importing with default charset, allowing some bugs to become unreadable.
  • Fix for email notification null ptr.
  • Fix error in notification subject when assigning back to CREATOR.
  • Fix for email notification null ptr and strip retrieval excess.
  • Fix for email notification null ptr.

LDAP

  • Fixed LDAP group problem when groupAttribute not set.
  • Added additional LDAP debug messages.
  • Track groups are no longer case sensitive
  • Added track user type groups for LDAP, so a user doesn’t have to be the same type across all tracks.
  • getBugIdNoIncrement needed implementing for DB. -99 error.
  • added ability to link a parentLink field to another parentLink (spread across two tracks).
  • Problem with Mandatory Check. If mandatory fields are not set the first time, the duplicate flag gets set and you can no longer submit the issue.

Testspec

  • Test Run result table comments will now show proper linebreaks
  • Attachment js added to TestSpec view pages to fix attachment behaviour.
  • GenerateDocument : Show comment from last test run, rather than last non-blank comment.
  • Added proper language variables in Testspec and shorthand for project or module. ()
  • GenerateDocument : Added info column.
  • Clean up Test Result format.
  • Test Run Attachments were only visible when editing.
  • Added proper exception handler for unfound object loader.
  • Future dates not allowed for test sets of reports (imports)
  • Fixed problem with test run copy.
  • New “Create Test Run from Failed” button on the Test Run page.
  • Added anchor so testspec reorder jumps to where you were on the page.
  • Removed history from export view all bugs.
  • Increased size of comment fields in Testspec.
  • Added second cancel button to top of copy destination page and renamed it to “Done”.
  • Added null checks to TestSpec export.
  • Only the Test Runs associated with the projects a user has access to are shown in the Test Run.
  • Generate document doesn’t show modules without child test cases.
  • Added group setting for TestSpec that limits access to specified Test Spec projects.
Updated September 12, 2010 – (5,325,582 bytes)

Notes: This is an emergency fix for versions 8.00/8.01.

  • Autochange attribute of workflow in a single entry clears the history entry for that edit when firing the autochange rule. Changes are only stored as current values and are lost when subsequent changes are made on each field. This was introduced in version 8.00
  • Fix for summary drilldown links on main menu : custom fields, priority entered by and blank values.
  • New getFieldListOptions(trackNum, fieldId) javascript function added to retrieve uptodate list field options from server. See FAQ for more instructions.
  • New sLoginAfterLogo string added in addition to sAfterLogo to differentiate login screen.

Updated September 1, 2010 – (5,323,095 bytes)

This release has been removed because of problems fixed in 8.02.

* Database Customers need to check for schema changes for each release increment. Make sure your schema is up to date based on the notes for each separate release. Schema changes are indicated with links to the changes.

  • Fix “remember password” option. It no longer expires Sept 1, 2010.
  • Fix size of title on login screen with new DOCTYPE.
  • Calendar and Attachment Manager popup location fixed for older browsers. Problem with new DOCTYPE.
  • Spaced out the quick filter options to make it readable with new DOCTYPE .
  • Fixed width problems of filter dropdown on hypertext/wideblue skins in older browsers, which arouse with new DOCTYPE .
  • Added option to add/edit groups/projects across multiple tracks.
  • Added new parent/child custom field types for Cross Context relationships .
  • Added drill down links to the summary menu.
  • Added multi-list ability to user lists.
  • Fixed the display of dates returned from SOAP.
  • Fix to SOAP updates so that values to multi-select fields are not lost.
  • Added change to notification emails which breaks up html so that lines do not extend past the RFC 2822 998 character limit.
  • Disabled fields no longer displayed in history trail.
  • Fixed problem with quotes in workflow rule names.
  • Limit the filter screen options to default fields which are controlled by hierarchy.
  • Testspec – Improvement to speed of deletes.
  • Testspec – Fixed heading problems.
  • Testspec – Fixed problem with edit test result and blank “Last Modified By” / “Date Last Modified” fields.
  • Testspec – Fixed general error due to test run associated with deleted project.

Updated August 19, 2010 – (5,312,095 bytes)

This release has been removed because of problems introduced fixed in 8.02.

* Database Customers need to check for schema changes for each release increment. Make sure your schema is up to date based on the notes for each separate release. Schema changes are indicated with links to the changes.

  • Changes made to improve filter performance and improve system response times.
  • New Rich Text Formatting option for text areas.
  • New Attachment Feature with versioning / folders. Minor fixes and cosmetic changes to recent beta releases.
  • New Filter Interface – added more explanation to the new filter menu and toggle to use old method (also allows oldFilterMenu option to default to old style).
  • Workflow can now handle multiple rules with separate OGNL formulas.
  • Quickview Improvements (allow ESC key to close window properly, larger quickview window to improve scrolling, allow close icon to scroll for access during scrolling.
  • fixed dashboard problems with date and number sorting.
  • added checkDate routine to edit menus to confirm date formats before commit.
  • Removed javascript from edit links in notifications.
  • fixed problems creating templates from tracks other than the base track or from the DB.
  • added multiple edit warning to Live Update, which warns you if another user is currently updating the same issue.
  • Import / Export Improvements . allow importing / exporting of history entries.
  • Substitutions of number fields now format properly based on decimal field setting. Additionally, bs.mfieldXformatted is now available for date fields.
  • Email retrieval now handles mulipart/mixed messages and digital signatures are skipped.
  • corrected bs.LastDescription formatting in plain text return messages of email retrieval.
  • enableAlternateSecurityString option available to use a regular expression to identify updates to an issue instead of the less attractive security id appended to the subject of notification messages.
  • minor fix for some links starting with “www.”
  • fixed field control copy feature where group names contain special characters.
  • stopped trying to send messages to blank email address.
  • fixed N setting for workflow mandatory settings, when building with other rules
  • inlineCssNotify option can be added to server.cfg if email clients are not handling css properly. Improves results with Lotus notes 7 and gmail
  • make login page strings more configurable.
  • Improvements to CustomUserField class to allow for proper filtering and sorting
  • Create Child button now working in quickview window
  • Added checkbox to reports (for userlist fields) to use groups as headings rather than user names.
  • added option to add blank to top of custom list type fields.
  • Notes section no longer hidden if it is the only field in the last section.
  • allow dates to default to a relative date.
  • added notes option to export
  • fixed wordwrapping of lengthy text for lines that do not end in a newline.
  • added comment/descriptin to .Define filter. tab
  • fixed display of checkbox fields on new filter menu.
  • fixed problem removing some elements from filter criteria in new filter layout.
  • added second security string option to enable/disable security string in basic response.
  • minor improvements to user import
  • Added new .email new password. option to login screen for recovering passwords.
  • fixed bug links which did not work in some cases.
  • problem with [BLANK] entries in history import / export .
  • removed erroneous css files from style options in server config menu.
  • fixed appearance of newlines in history entries.
  • filter option sometimes showed blank rows for some field names and always used default field names of base track. Fixed problem with quotes in field names and field/section mismatches.
  • show filter name that you are editing.
  • allow substitutions in return messages for email retrieval
  • make a log of when shutdown option is used.
  • fix default for rank operator in saved filters
  • added edit link to filter definition.
  • increased chart default dimensions
  • allow accented characters in field hierarchy names
  • fixed notify list problems with commas in usertags. Notify List is no longer stored with the usertag
  • added oldFilterMenu and oldAttachmentsModel server config options for those wishing to use the old behaviours.
  • fixed notification problem where group names are equal to user names.
  • new OGNL java.util.Date() objects are formatted with sDateFormatInput.
  • problem with empty (null) workflow rule
  • fixed SSL problem with ssl_error_bad_cert_domain on Firefox
  • new security options – enforce password changes every 90 days, validate that new passwords are significantly different from old ones (by xx amount of characters)
  • identified problem with charts in events.
  • filter is not longer changed multiple issues are returned using the GOTO menu option
  • .eml attachments should be attached from email retrieval, not added to the description.
  • Problem reading old groups/projects/users on some operating systems. Old .grp .use .prj files are now removed so they can not be read in an incorrect order.
  • Hide underlying select boxes from the new attachment popup
  • fixed Cloning problem which updated a bug rather than cloning it if a workflow rule was hit with the cloning flag set and autochange was used.
  • added a checkbox to copy profile tab settings to all groups
  • only link to www if it is followed by a …. Stop losing carriage returns when updating a custom comment field.
  • moved FAQ default project to the bottom of the list so that it is not used as a default if not deleted.
  • no longer skip the content of multipart/alternative messages that only have one part
  • proper defaulting of Priority field if set to Read only
  • fix problems with Microsoft characters when reading incoming mail
  • fix the use of the cancel button from quickview.
  • changed html/plain links in comments to show images in the label instead. Only shown if .</. and .>. exist in the text. Allow .First Last <first.last@company.com> email format in email retrieval.
  • event logging feature added
  • fixed the notification subject for bulk update notifications where the assignment note was inaccurate.
  • ignore child column settings unless child bugs are being shown as part of the filter. They cause a lot of confusion.
  • added optional dbOracleUTF server config setting for Oracle databases which run into .Char array not long enough: javaCharsToUtf8. error
  • fixed workflow problem checking text fields with new bug flag set.
  • added ability to use AND/OR in searchString field on Quick Filter tab. This was a simple implementation for just a single field but we hope to add more depth in the future.
  • Fixed attachment display for anonymous query results
  • Unarchived bugs are no longer reloaded on enterprise systems
  • Email retrieval – fixed handling of multipart/alternative content, where both forms are present.
  • Removed color codes from reports when using print layout
  • Filter page now handles uinique ids for parent field
  • Added filter speed improvement which runs security filters first if the user is using mSearchString which checks all fields and takes longer.
  • Fixed security bypass issue which was introduced with recent filter enhancement (in earlier revisions from bug 3528)
  • fixed sub tags in notify list
  • minor fixes to RTF controls when switching between RTF and console.
  • Email Issue Details – fix problem with skipped emails (due to newlines) in notify list and reasons for skipped addresses
  • Allow proper editing of filter details when using CustomUserField classes.
  • Fixed workflow default values for custom text areas.
  • Fix for cumulative fields which could show wrong total values.
  • Stop checking ignore rules on updates to existing bugs from emails.
  • Added clone link to quick view menu
  • Fix to the mandatory check code that is run when submitting a change. It was not working on custom dropdowns due to recent option to add blanks to dropdowns (in this release).
  • Fixed javascript error when trying to initialize tabs.
  • Workflow rules using cloning can not use the “start new history” option
  • Trashed files for duplicate projects/users/groups in older versions are now done per context.
  • Enterprise version is no longer editing count files on file system.
  • Added AND/OR option to quick filter tab
  • Improved quickview functionality. Added close image that scrolls with page and made height of subwindow for better scrolling. Escape will close the window and closing the window will return the user to where they clicked from.
  • New option for adding blanks to user dropdowns
  • New priority ladder field (custom feature)
  • Minor changes to options on Export menu
  • separate long text due to RFC 2822 which limits the length of lines in emails to 998 characters
  • new server config option (disableTrackCreateChoices) to disable create dropdown menu choices for other tracks.
  • Field Hierarchy import option to add new field values to the field options when reading in new values for an issue. Fixed single relationship rows for importing.
  • Testspec – export to Excel/Word added to Generate Document
  • Testspec . fixed html problem on custom field menu.
  • Testspec . corrected problem with creating/renaming duplicate fields.
  • Testspec . Fixed Generate Document problem when modules only have child modules
  • Testspec . Test Run details missing FitJavaScript routines.
  • Testspec . added missing fields to Edit Test Set menu
  • Testspec – The previous next links should skip items that are not in the set when viewing a test set
  • Testspec – fixed possible delete loop.
  • Testspec – fixed priority autopopulation which was defaulting to -1.
  • Testspec . added export functionality.
  • Testspec . added import functionality.
  • Testspec – test set date stamps now reflect the given time zone.
  • Testspec – Active test run results are now updating whild test run is set.
  • Testspec – Added generate document option to test runs
  • Testspec – Fixed problem where objects are added after the last activation date of a test run.
Updated September 16, 2009 – (4,196,942 bytes)

* Database Customers need to check for schema changes for each release increment. Make sure your schema is up to date based on the notes for each separate release. Schema changes are indicated with links to the changes.

Notes: Fixes for some limited problems with 7.11

  • Fixes filter problem due to some advanced group setups.
  • Fixes “Class Not Found” problem with email retrieval.
Updated July 23, 2009 – (4,182,003 bytes)

* Database Customers need to check for schema changes for each release increment. Make sure your schema is up to date based on the notes for each separate release. Schema changes are indicated with links to the changes.

Known Issues:

Some systems that use the advanced group options may notice that filters are not working correctly, depending on your setup. We will be releasing a new version over the next week to correct this. Filters may return more data than normal due to the bypass settings. This only pertains to the user filter, not the security filter.

  • Workflow rules could be corrupted when multiple rules were fired for one event, where checkboxes were involved.
  • Email retrieval rules will now check multiple addresses from the “To” list.
  • License checks no longer includes trial tracks.
  • New server.cfg option available to turn on multiselect fields.
  • Fix new notify list javascript problems where usernames contain apostrophes..
  • Fix security problem where a user in the notify list can see any issue, instead of checking group “containing notify list” advanced option.
  • Hidden option for sections in field control does not affect history section.
  • Unchecked checkboxes are now assumed in the first history option. Otherwise the detail is cubersome on systems with lots of boxes.
  • New export to CVS option added for displaying history items separately (rather than having one line with all entries in the corresponding [H] cell).
  • Notify List double click option added back.
  • Fix problem with QuickView cancel button when cancel is used from view option.
  • Disable links in email notifications option always loads from Track 0.
  • Email retrieval converts Microsoft characters which do not save properly in database due to character set limitations.
Updated July 7, 2009 – (4,178,947 bytes)

* Database Customers need to check for schema changes for each release increment. Make sure your schema is up to date based on the notes for each separate release. Schema changes are indicated with links to the changes.

Database notes:
New Attachment Manager requires you to add several attachment tables and modify the existing FBT_ATTACHMENT table for folders and versions. Links to 7.10 schema modifications are located here :

7.10 MySQL schema changes
7.10 MSSQL schema changes
7.10 Oracle schema changes

  • Performance improvements to filter search times. Significantly improves main menu listing times.
  • New Notify List feature including groups and searching
  • Attachment Manager Feature. Improves attachment maintenance and adds options for attachment folders and versioning.
  • updated javamail libraries
  • remove double notification if email is duplicated as me@company.com<me@company.com>
  • better job of breaking up long lines in email notifications as exclamation mark can appear.
  • report improvements. Several options were not working on edits and the report layout options have been corrected.
  • Fixed nullptr problem with anonymous query and security filters.
  • Fixed “Copy Main Menu Defaults” option on reports.
  • Field controls were not being saved for fields with ids > 200.
  • Check for email retrieval loop if host mailbox address is cc’d
  • Disable security Id option now works for additional tracks.
  • Added “suppress email” option to email basic response feature.
  • Added Copy Report option, allowing you to clone reports
  • Option to remove edit links from main menu
  • Option to disable field updates on email retrieval
  • Added ability to send reports as plain text
  • Dashboard tab added to tabbed skin.
  • Fixes for multiclass color codes not working in Outlook 2007
  • Fixed problem with workflow filter setting for LoggedIn=changed. Option should not exist.
  • New unique option for custom fields. Error given for duplicate value.
  • New Group summary link added to groups admin page.
  • attachments were repeated for sequential bugs (with no attachments), when looking at View All Issues.
  • Workflow rule corruption problem on some advanced systems
  • AC should override H in field control settings
  • Number fields did not properly accept large numbers. They are no longer converted to exponential format.
  • simple javascript date check added for date fields
  • corrected example date strings in custom strings feature.
  • Fixed problem clearing parent field.
  • Modifications made to clean up the email retrieval feature. Better stripping of html.
  • Live Update performance improvement
  • Improvements to field hierarchy modifications, including ability to import/export relationships.
  • Option to show attachment prompts for email basic response feature.
  • Added error handling to field hierarchy administration when dealing with deleted fields.
  • Added substitution option for usertag and logintag in addition to login.
  • Alcea now remembers the tab that you were just working on when you submit changes.
  • allow sections outside of tabs in the field order section.
  • new readonly option for groups.
  • allow status field to be RO on new bug page.
  • fixed problems with using usertag first setting. Username lists did not reset till restart and problems with field hierarchies. Sorting problem.
  • added option for multiselect fields
  • New Discussion option for textarea fields. Shows full discussion in main details.
  • no need for new strings.cfg to be created when adding a new template.
  • timezones were always read from the base track
  • FAQ items were reappearing on DB systems after a restart.
  • grouping links on MainMenu were disappearing when running a filter.
  • fixed problem with notifications stopping intermittently.
  • added option to set default filter for users that do not have one set.
  • fix // comments in css for Outlook 2007.
  • added isHidden routine as the Elapsed Time Calculation was using the wrong method some times.
  • Additional CSS now properly added to reports and Events.
  • Improvements to showChildren option for reports. Images no longer shown, initialization fixed when editing reports.
  • Text area fields no longer have to be full row. The custom field option is now used.
  • new showSectionIds variable can be added to server.cfg to show ids on field order page, making javascripting easier
  • Field options on the filter screens not reflect an hierarchy involving project, thus shielding values for which a visible project is not the parent.
  • Added priority field to workflow flow controls.
  • check for cyclical parent links
  • extendAreaField option not available for server.cfg
  • added new disableNotifyAssignedTo option for server.cfg, which ignores notifications to assignTo, when set .
  • Admin->SMTP settings fix to save .users not shown in list. option.
  • Create Template was not saving workflow rules.
  • updated create view to include all tracks.
  • new options in customize strings to allow saving in all tracks and all languages.
  • removed the .#. character from urls in attachments as they were not accessible.
  • fixed javascript errors on reports.
  • fixed quickview error when running with SSL
  • nullptr check added in EditProfile.
  • fixed problem with userlist custom fields used in field hierarchies.
  • fixed problem with blank subjects read by email retrieval.
  • fix for blank field names on show fields selection of Field Control feature
  • sHiddenComparison changes no longer need a system restart.
  • added option to rename sections in field order, rather than needing to delete them.
  • Improvements to workflow field defaults option.
  • custom checkboxes were impacting modifications to other fields depending on where they were located.
  • group improvements (ability to remove tabs from user profile menus)
  • Added “Use Projects Visible” option to group advanced options. This will use the projects visible option even when using a group security filter.
  • Improvements to user summary
  • Added default charset to newly generated server.cfg
  • Timezone is no longer inherited from an admin user, when modifying a users profile.
  • Usertags now shown in report headers
  • Data Import summary no longer lists deleted fields
  • Quick filter options are now alphabetical
  • disabled workflow rules now show in grayed out format.
  • fixed default workflow option for custom fields.
  • template creation now properly copies field controls
  • allow separate SMTP settings for different tracks.
  • added dashboard warning message when deleting components
  • minor sHiddenComparison fix to cope with .Closed,Closed-Pending…
  • fix to helpdesk template for missing mailrule in defaults.
  • minor cosmetic changes made to system templates.
  • fixed migration of dashboard to database.
  • separate checkboxes added for children on cloning menus.
  • cosmetic changes to workflow admin screen listings.
  • Added ability to create tabs in field order as groupings for sections and fields.
  • New Dashboard feature with disable option.
  • new currency option for custom number user fields.
  • added monthStart and monthEnd options to relative dates.
  • added ability to add sURLPREFIX option to server.cfg which overrides LANG-lang.cfg settings across all tracks.
  • new hostedSystem option will be added to all hosted systems to stop them from abusing backups.

Module Specific:

  • TestSpec – New Test Set Feature for controlling access to test cases for a test run.
  • TestSpec – activating a test run takes you directly to the project list menu. Less confusing.
  • TestSpec – Fixed problem with blank pages after some operations.
  • Custom Authentication – problem fixed due to recent LDAP modifications, so custom modules can work.
  • DB – smart quotes are now converted in DB module because the database will not properly store their character codes.

Updated November 19, 2008 – (2,866,069 bytes)

  • Group admin menus no longer default the field control setting to first visible group.
  • New defaults feature added to workflow allowing you to set defaults for fields.
  • Updates to QUickView feature to make inner links open in full window rather than subwindow which does not work well.
  • Added ability to update fields when creating new issues using email retreival, to match update functionality.
  • Cross Site Scripting security fix.
  • Fixed CURRENT_USER option problem in custom fields (including workflow definitions).
  • Added CURRENT_USER option to workflow autochange.
  • LDAP.cfg now read after contexts are set up.
  • Migration of templates now initializes counts properly for default fields in templates.
  • Allow Date Entered and Date Last Modified on imports.
  • Added option to stop Live Update inactive warning message on mass updates.
  • Added catch for maxMemory method in sysinfo, for older JVMs that do not support it.
  • Improved error handling for mail problems.
  • New CSS menutitle class for titles.
  • Blank space removed at top of issue details section, when only blanks located in a section.
  • Modifications to layout of new login page.
  • Allow custom fields to start with hash ‘#’
  • Option to allow view/edit links in email issue details or basic response features.
  • Fit Info window fixed in firefox
  • Fix decimals in Report totals.
  • Fixed problem with unsuccessful login attempts and default report
  • Fixed report sort order on report dropdown links.
  • Always edit option fixed for readonly users and reports
  • Fixed disable edit links problem on bulk update menu.
  • Allow date fields to show as row fields.
  • Added ability to import attachments. Simply add absolute paths (new line delimiter) for files in Attachment column.
  • Added check for missing userfields.
  • Fixed problem with due dates showing in dashboard.
  • Editing a user filter now populates the system filter user/group select boxes
  • Addied formatuserlist ajax functionality to set a custom userlist field based on groups.
  • Allow CURRENT_USER right at the beginning of a filter name
  • Import user from other track now copies user tag
  • Detailed traceback fixed for custom fields
  • LDAP license checks
  • Added IMAP and SSL support for e-mail retrieval
  • LDAP debug mode fix.
  • Fixed delete databse data option that was broken by dashboard feature.
  • Group Hierarchy option added
  • Added limit for total size of attachments added to a notification
  • Fixed one hour
  • Added a new sDateFormatTimeInput to allow times in dates. Fixes timezone problem.
  • Changed description for TestSpec option
  • SOAP custom fields for filters can now take an array of values like the default fields
  • SOAP now hides Closed issues by default
  • Fixed problem with TestSpec and confirm delete
  • Added sincleSubmitCatch feature to stop duplicates.
  • Minor fix for soap suppression
  • Added ability to copy field control settings between groups
Updated August 5, 2008 – (2,818,902 bytes)

* Database Customers need to check for schema changes for each release increment. Make sure your schema is up to date based on the notes for each separate release. Schema changes are indicated with links to the changes.

Known Issues:
Group Settings: If you are using Groups Visible in your Group definitions and rely on field controls for some groups, there is a new copy field control settings option in the Advanced tab which incorrectly defaults to the first selected group in of “groups visible”. You need to make sure and default it to blank if you make any group settings or it will change the field control settings to those for that group.

Database notes:
The FBT_DASHBOARD and FBT_DASHBOARD_COMPONENT tables are new for the upcoming Dashboard feature. All Database customers need to update their schemas. Links to the updated schemas are located here :

MySQL schema
MS SQL schema
Oracle schema
New Features:
– QuickView allows you to click on an item from the main menu and have it show up in a dhtml window for quick details. You can update it quickly without having to refresh the main menu. There is a close button or you can hit escape.
– The new dashboard feature is actually due to be released in the next version. If you wish to try the beta, you can add “enableDashboard=1” to your server.cfg and restart the system.

We have updated the following documents to reflect this release :

Alcea User Manual (pdf)
Alcea Administrator Manual (pdf)
Alcea Database Modules Manual (pdf>

  • New autocreate option added to workflow / events
  • Row highlighting feature with disable option in MainMenu server config options.
  • Added Quickview feature with option to disable in MainMenu server config menu.
  • Field Hierarchy improvements.
  • Fixed problem loading older user profiles after new ones on some systems.
  • Live Update performance improvements.
  • New formats for user/project/groups pages.
  • New “Show Issue Children” option in User Profile to show hierarchy list of children for bugs in the main menu.
  • mDescription added to WSDL for SOAP calls.
  • Workflow field control will no longer override normal field controls for sections.
  • Blank Value for filters will now match white space.
  • You can now add “attachmentMaxFileSize=X” to server.cfg to override maximum 100M size.
  • Custom dates will now show up properly in charts.
  • Custom userfields now offer group option in workflow controls.
  • Checkboxes no longer appear as text fields in workflow autochange.
  • SOAP will now take an array of values. Closed can now be used properly by filters.
  • Last Description not showing new lines in row fields.
  • New Signature field added to user profile. This is used by the Email Response feature.
  • New “From” setting added to SMTP Settings.
  • Added “Other Tracks” submenu to first menu.
  • New Workflow Autochange Create option to spawn new issues
  • Fixed rare infinite SMTP timeout problem.
  • Added checkboxes to color coding feature.
  • Added new login screen. Add “com.other.HttpHandler.default=com.other.AlceaLogin” to server.cfg to convert older systems. Might want to clear or customize the rLoginBackground/rLoginBackdrop strings.
  • Added mEnteredBy option to regular autochange fields.
  • Fixed browser problem with export on large XML files.
  • LDAP improvements for SUN Directory Server
  • Fixed history date format for export.
  • TestSpec module – fixed test result forms for accented characters.
  • Fixed format of Date Entered field on import.
  • Added new Summary Report type for comparing list options.
  • Customize is removed from Main Menu options, if edit profile is disabled.
  • Fixed line terminators in SOAP custom fields.
  • Notify exception.
  • Max Memory not available on some JVMs
  • Fixed Child List ordering.
  • mContextId added to WSDL for SOAP.
  • added project suffix feature.
  • Children now show up even if they do not match current filter. Note is added to the filter definition but no checkbox is available on Bulk update due to danger of select all option.
  • Checkbox/Event exceptions
  • Slash problems in custom strings.
  • Added checkboxes for exporting custom fields.
  • Added option for mHideClosed to SOAP filters.
  • TestSpec – changed some forms to POST.
  • Fixed the color coding disable option.
  • Child row ids are incorrect.
  • Email Issue problem with quotes in text.
  • SOAP errors formatted correctly for XML.
  • SOAP fixes for dealing with arrays.
  • Proper error message to except log for DB systems with invalid keys.
  • Event notifications had white text in Outlook.
  • Larger group option on Save tab of filters menu.
  • Fixed cyclical reference parent/child problem when submitting an issue.
  • New projectColSpan option for wider project field.
  • SOAP not returning custom fields in bug entries.
  • Added “-DDEBUG=file” or “-DPORT=port” command line options to Fit
  • LDAP improvements.
  • New installer to work on Vista and simplify Services.
  • Cosmetic changes for notifications in Outlook 2007.
  • Workflow – OGNL overwrites any existing field data when continue building is set.
  • Fixed view bug details in MS Word.
  • Added group option to workflow filters for custom fields.
  • Field Hierarchy error message when using a custom field.
  • Added “Reload License” option to System Info so a new key can be added without having to restart the system.
  • Color coding performance improvements.
  • Field ids do not match alphabetical sorting on the custom field admin screen
  • Workflow edit screens are not initialized properly for Field Changed/Unchanged fields.
  • Added ability to set dates in milliseconds.
  • A section shouldn’t be considered empty if it has a blank field with html in it .
  • fixed LDAP null group problem
  • New direct response feature.
  • workflow autochange in a single entry was not working with bugs submitted via email
  • workflow null/notnull attributes not combined properly
  • Username loses its backslash from time to time
  • TestSpec tester users get No Permission when creating a Test Run
  • Fixed color coding option on event reports
  • Workflow Continue building would alter workflow rules that were just edited.
  • Child modules can now be reordered in Testspec
  • Any bug entries > 100K must now be read manually.
  • Custom date fields historical entries now save properly on database systems.
  • Fixed SOAP suppression for notifications.
  • Groups option fixed for Workflow flow control.
Version 7.07 – (Rev 61)

Updated January 21, 2008 – (2,694,486 bytes)

Database notes: make sure schema is up to date.

  • Added separateEntry option to Workflow autochange so that changes do not have to take the form of a separate entry.
  • Ajusted Live Update settings to compensate for systems with more users. Fixed problem with updates to filtered menus.
  • Alphabetical sorting of users/groups/projects in admin pages.
  • Group Admin page revamped with new options for defining group access
  • New “Show child issue list” option available in column preferences to list children as sub list of parents (using new child columns checkboxes). Children are highlighted in yellow.
  • New report format available for printing reports.
  • New feature for defaulting layout for field sections to closed/hidden
  • Email addresses can be used as logins for Alcea, without impacting notification.
  • Custom New option added to hide the view issue links on main menu.
  • Upgraded milonic menu library which conflicted with SSL links.
  • Added functionality for inline ftp links.
  • Custom fields were not being tested correctly in PreDefinition of workflow rules.
  • Custom userlist field type was not working with hierarchies.
  • All deleted files being added to the ignore.cfg
  • Option to disable a field hierarchy without deleting it.
  • Should not be able to delete default language.
  • Renaming a custom field to an existing name causes lost field (duplicate name).
  • Email Bug link now working for userids.
  • Additional CSS on login page is configurable.
  • Removed erroneous exception for MyByteArrayOutputStream.
  • Case Insensitive login option.
  • Workflow problems with readonly and flow control.
  • 0 length attachment error
  • renaming custom fields should not change field order.
  • added sOptionViewLinkExtraParams/sOptionEditLinkExtraParams configurable strings for view/edit links to allow adding of target=blank.
  • New “Enforce Password Reset After Change” server config option.
  • MS Project admin was using invalid clear() method from newer JVM
  • Check notification security in case user is not able to view issue (due to new group options)
  • LiveUpdate of first item in list not working in firefox
  • Updated milonic menu to solve https refresh problem.
  • Workflow flow control problem with user tags first option set.
  • Added “hide system filter” option so filters can be used just for group definitions.
  • Workflow Cloning option not working on submits.
  • Option to send redundant SOAP notifications.
  • Option for only showing edit links on main menu.
  • Anonymous Retrieval messages from Alcea system were never deleted.
  • Missed UnsupportedEncodingException in retrieval.
  • Added sendRedundant option for retrieval options.
  • Fixed email retrieval exception.
  • User Names / tags which contain single quote are messing up Live Update javascript.
  • Clear search
  • new “Notify creator” option added to Events
  • LastModifiedBy and EnteredBy removed from workflow flow control
  • Added comment for “show fields” option of field control.
  • Problem with email settings when importing users from tracks.
  • Fixed xml special character problem.
  • Need alphabetical ordering for new group lists.
  • Exclamation marks appear in notifications which contain long text lines.
  • Filters on EnterredBy will also check emails from anonymous cases.
  • Added Security bypass option so Users can be assigned to an issue even if not in the correct group.
  • Added “Delete” option to unarchive menu.
  • Copy Profile now copies email preferences properly.
  • Attachment strings are now configurable.
  • Added units to user profile column preference width options.
  • Priority string shown in history and Latest Changes rather than just integer value.
  • Deleted users are no longer reloaded on a restart, which caused email notifications for old users.
  • Added drag/drop options to load order admin menus.
  • Fixed problem with cancel button on View Issue control.
  • New View Issue option added to view issue menu.
  • Removed LastModifiedBy and EnteredBy from Flow Control
  • New password reset security option.
  • Custom Fields can not be named to an existing field name.
  • Ignore improperly formatted cookies
  • Added Main Menu options dropdown for old skins
  • Main menu navigation issues when clicking on error message or arrow image for MainMenu Functions
  • New group options to control access to bulk update and new issue menus.
  • Deleting a group will now remove the group from a user.s profile for new multiple groups feature.
  • New option for not sending event emails if the filtered list is empty.
  • Allow filtering of empty parent for finding child issues
  • Admin users can make filters visible to other users.
  • Added checkbox custom fields.
  • Minor SOAP fixes
  • Blank subject no longer showing for FAQ list
  • Custom strings now properly exported with data
  • Email reports now working with userids and email addresses.
  • Show fields option fixed for field controls.
  • Calendar fixed on workflow screens
  • RSS fixes
  • Allow admin users to see all users on workflow admin screens
  • Fixed minor filter problem searching for blank/non blank values
  • New date format check to stop administrators from entering invalid date formats.
  • Removal of server.cfg allows you to enter new admin password.
  • Fixed the disable links option for email notification preferences.
  • New System Info format
  • Fixed chart problem with JVM > 1.6
  • Anonymous entry no longer affected by cookie setting for internal users. Also fixed id tag in return messages.
  • Changed security settings to be server wide, rather than track specific
  • Added show html options for all fields.
  • Anonymous email retrieval problems fixed. Style tags no longer picked up and added to comments.
  • Fixed add track option so that users are added from selected track rather than first one.
  • Parent id can not be same as child.
  • Workflow SeparateEntry option no longer valid on rules where no autochange option set, so building of rules no longer affected.
  • New permission checkboxes for groups granting access to AssignedTo, EnteredBy, NotifyList users. Security bypass options in advanced group tab and global option in Securty server settings.
  • Overwrite option now saved properly in workflow options.

Module Specific:

  • LDAP – When not controlling a user’s type through groups, Alcea allows you to control this.
  • LDAP – New default group option.
  • LDAP – Fixed response problem on newBug/EditBug screens.
  • LDAP – Alcea uses the most permissive group, if users exist in multiple directory groups.
  • LDAP – Alcea accepts Siteminder headers for sustained authentication.
  • Enterprise – fixed problem with archiving issues with attachments for some Enterprise customers
  • FTS – Generate Doc null pointers…
  • FTS – Report problem with child modules fixed
  • FTS – Added FTS link to the Hyperlink skin
Updated July 18, 2007 – (2,611,747 bytes)

* Database Customers need to check for schema changes for each release increment. Make sure your schema is up to date based on the notes for each separate release. Schema changes are indicated with links to the changes.

  • New! Multiple group feature allows you to assign users to multiple groups.
  • New! MS Project integration allows you to export data to create a Gantt chart.
  • Improved workflow allows multiple rules to run at once.
  • New! Alcea LiveView provides a realtime view on the main menu of what issues are being viewed, edited or have been recently updated.
  • New! To take advantage of Alcea’s modular design and unique integrated system capability (Tracks), we are introducing three new templates. A project management template, a knowledge base and a help desk template.
  • Improved tabbed interface on a number of screens in the administration area make it easier to find what you are looking for.
  • Email Structs are now cloned along with UserProfile.
  • Added group option for copy profile for cases where you only want to copy prefs/settings.
  • DEBUG option added back to tool.
  • Formatting of row fields fixed when above columns do not stretch the whole row.
  • Page notification will no longer send incorrect pages if you are using multiple windows.
  • Fixed disable color code option for reports.
  • Added option for logo on anonymous query pages.
  • Added proper filter options for parent field.
  • Added new report totals option tab to reports.
  • Major email retrieval improvements. Removed new line problem occurring from HTML in emails. Modifications now identify prior comments and system is able to strip them from subsequent comments. Proper stripping of CSS from Outlook.
  • Corrected setTimeInMillis error on specific Java versions.
  • LDAP no longer impacts system when users login.
  • Workflow option “Normal Changes to Existing Issues,” remains selected after restarts.
  • When status of parent item is automatically changed due to child issue, the parent status changes to value of sOpen variable, rather than “Open”, in case they differ.
  • Can now filter system based on custom priority 0.
  • Hitting return on filter page now uses the Run button as the default, rather than the Edit (first button on the screen).
  • Fixed HTML problem on main menu when parent field is given a character length limit which alters the HTML.
  • Added default field admin sub menu to dropdown skin.
  • “Normal Changes” option should is now cleared when workflow definition is cleared.
  • Users are no longer able to manually change tracks using the variable in the URL.
  • Email retrieval now functioning properly on additional tracks. #FBT-ID substitution fixed in return messages. Skip messages rules return messages to sender.
  • Admin Project and Group screens now have a selection to make a Project/Group visible to a selection of groups.
  • Workflow changed “Null / Not Null” to “Blank Value / Non Blank Value”.
  • RSS 2.0 Support improvements.
  • Fixed escaping of HTML in history / latest change.
  • Improved track dropdown ordering.
  • Track Administration screen re-organized.
  • Create template functionality significantly improved.
  • Admin Server screen re-organized.
  • Saved report properties now loaded correctly.
  • Performance improvements for filters, mail retrieval.
  • Fixed attachment links in email notifications.
  • Added configurable cache sizes to tweak performance on large systems.
  • Improved carriage return support when editing custom strings.
  • Added ability to set value of Date Entered via soap.
  • Additional CSS included on login page.

TestSpec Module Specific:

  • TestSpec project list now sorted by date entered.
  • Added functionality for Copying/Moving objects in TestSpec. Also made it so you can’t save over an existing test run (unless you are editing it).
  • Improved breadcrumb when using FTS module.
  • Child test cases now displayed before child modules.

Revision 38 – updated July 18, 2007

  • Added hide System Filter option so that security filters need now show up in filter dropdown.
  • Removed ability to update subject by email, as the subject is near the top of the email, above the notification tag.
  • Fixed javascript error caused by disabling the LiveUpdate functionality.
  • Break up email notifications with newlines, to avoid poor formatting due to long lines causing exclamation points at random locations.
  • Added email notification option to custom userlist fields.
  • Info section is no longer hidden on newBug page, if it contains a field.
  • Fixed problem with custom languages not being accessible to new tracks.
  • Full row fields no longer display short if the text inside them fills up the field.
  • Fixed minor css problem showing links of some skins in TestSpec green color.
  • added “notification_tag” class definition for customers customizing the look of notification emails, with css.
  • Added fix for corrupted requests from IE.
  • Added comments to all Server Configuration options
  • Fixed order of Tracks dropdown on UserAdmin and TrackAdmin menus.
  • Corrected the context value of newly created events.
  • Added default mappings for exporting to MS Project.
Updated March 19, 2007 – (2,250,055 bytes)

* Database Customers need to check for schema changes for each release increment. Make sure your schema is up to date based on the notes for each separate release. Schema changes are indicated with links to the changes.

    • Removed Security problem introduced in Version 7.04 which allows filter notifications to alter the logged in user.
    • Fixed nullPtr exceptions generated by secure notification setting.
    • Change made to allow initial config sequence to jump out of install mode.
    • Changed profile email option to “Disable Latest Entry” from “Disable Header”
    • Allow users to press enter from Quick filter tab.
    • Added submenu to Default Fields on milonic menu.
    • Allow attachment section to be hidden
    • Changed some old references to FBT.
    • Modified Group Filter check so that it can have an empty project list that is not null.
    • Added space to “Chart heightmust be an integer …” message.
    • Fixed Hierarchy admin page so that the hide option works for custom user fields.

Prefixed HTML no longer causes invalid HTML problems in the middle of a FORCE_HTML tag.

TestSpec Module Specific:

    • li>Bugs created from Testspec now properly populate the Description field with test case information.
  • Fixed minor Testspec HTML problem which showed unnecessary space after title option in TestCase lists.
Updated March 14, 2007 – (2,249,820 bytes)

This release has been removed because of problems fixed in 7.05.

* Database Customers need to check for schema changes for each release increment. Make sure your schema is up to date based on the notes for each separate release. Schema changes are indicated with links to the changes.

Database notes:
A new TS_ATTACHMENT table was introduced to store TestSpec attachments. All Database customers need to update their schemas.
Links to the updated schemas are located here :

MySQL schema (TS_ATTACHMENT is new)
MS SQL schema (TS_ATTACHMENT is new)
Oracle schema (TS_ATTACHMENT is new)

  • Fixed BR tag problem with newline fields in main menu and reports for custom fields.
  • Added dynamic textarea controls that grow as user types.
  • Removal of server.cfg no longer logs you in if you are still authenticated with the remember password cookie.
  • Added Skip option to Anonymous Retrieval Rules.
  • View Report without header option is formatted more clearly with the filter setting.
  • Added Filters to groups, so a filter can be chosen to override using Projects Visible as the security filter.
  • Reformatted workflow error messages for better readability.
  • Added ignore option to Anonymous Retrieval mail rules.
  • Added bug number and subject to window title on edit/view menus in tool. Controlled by new sTitleOnIssue string.
  • Proper default project if project field is readonly.
  • Added Customize link above the main menu as fast way to go to menu column settings in Profile
  • Fixed option to disable color coding on reports.
  • Reports without headers are no longer reversed.
  • Default number of attachment prompts is changed to 1 from 2. This value is controlled in Server Configuration.
  • WRAP option was causing problems in old anon configuration files
  • Readonly fields are no longer hidden on the newBug menu. There were a few inconsistencies and it was confusing some users.
  • SMTP from address with quotes no longer breaks look of HTML
  • Added full customization screen for Anonymous Query, to match the controls in the User profiles. Also fixed the history setting so that it no longer shows fields that a user does not have permission to see.
  • Color codes now working on Comment/Description fields in Main Menu.
  • Reformatted notifications in Outlook 2007.
  • Removed erroneous exception messages resulting from ID searches on the Database system, as unique IDs were searched for in other tracks.
  • Tabbed Interface spacing problem with smaller logos now fixed.
  • Passwords with accents can no be used for the “remember password” login option
  • Workflow was not working for Groups, where definitions referenced Groups and individuals.
  • White space is now trimmed from Parent option on edits.
  • “issue X” links do not work if the ‘.’ character is in the project prefix for that issue.
  • Added Normal Changes and Clone Bug options for Workflow rule definitions, in addition to the existing NewBug. NewBug Only option is now removed …
  • Added sNotificationFooter Variable for configuring outgoing notifications.
  • Fixed BR output in Anonymous query results
  • Corrected problems with soap calls via Apache Axis.
  • Database migration now skips over invalid dates (giving warning in stdout)
  • When a parent issue is re-opened, the sDefaultStaus string is now used instead of “Open”, which was hard coded before.
  • LDAP module now checks to see that proper license key is being used.
  • Importing blank custom fields will no longer choose a default value from the last entry.
  • Text Only notification now includes custom fields and only displays fields where proper access is granted for the user.
  • Fixed random ZLIB exception problem.
  • Moved email notificaton options to a new tab with more options and an extra notification setting for users who want specific settings for their PDA.
  • Fixed notification of users with Inverted User Tags in the notify list.
  • Implemented drag and drop functionality for field order, project and users pages (more to come).
  • Fixed default attributes for saved reports which was not working in new customization interface of 7.03
  • Improved date filtering logic which was inaccurate between time zones.
  • Fixed mandatory field selection for the new anonymous entry interface introduced in 7.03

TestSpec Module Specific:

  • Attachments option added to entities in Testspec module.
  • New TestSpec Administration pages to give users permissions and control access to features.
  • TestSpec improvements – Modules can now have child modules. Fixed expanding test step problem.
  • Added an admin menu to TestSpec and access control with following roles: No Access, ReadOnly, Tester, Normal, Admin.
  • Added Custom Fields to TestSpec module.
Updated December 22, 2006 – (2,177,221 bytes)

  • Added Latest Changes section to the top of email notifications for quick reference.
  • Implemented caching improvements to make connections faster.
  • Email page now sends text only emails if desired in user profiles.
  • Database migration will now convert invalid dates in MS SQL – leaving note instead of generating “outside the range allowed by the SQL Server ” exception . Exceptions will now also log conflicting bug numbers, rather than sending to stdout
  • Custom text areas now display properly formatted text in viewBug menu. Newlines are correct added now.
  • Plus signs are now allowed in text links.
  • Fixed session cookie bug that logged user out when running a chart.
  • Closed issues are now shown with strikeout font
  • Report column formatting has changed to give more preference to subject, which aligns other columns more evenly between sections.
  • Updated server to generate Alcea.wsdl and FastBugTrack.wsdl
  • Removed incorrect spanish translation for 25logoecs warning message.
  • Fixed the links in emailed reports/issues from the email page feature.
  • Corrected Database problem with loading of mail rules for email retrieval. Also fixed issue with mail rules and Tracks.
  • Added functionality for Domino server to LDAP module.
  • Added new “Notes://” option for adding access to internal links starting with “//”.
  • Added multiple column sorting, and sorting options to reports and filters.
  • Fixed removal of calendar, if second calendar is opened.
  • Fixed test run links in test case details.
  • Track contexts are now working properly for mail rules, custom fields, filters, color codes, Import and Projects.
  • Fixed Import issues : nextId problem after import which overwrites latest import id. Added support for importing unique ids and saving correct nextId for unique projects / corrected the first history entry for imported custom fields (was blank).
  • Added a working create Template option.
  • Fixed the reorder option for Test Case Steps / Added dynamic add test case (like attachments)
  • Menu Headers now removed from emailed bug details / reports.
  • sHistoryDateFormat now used across all history dates. History shows values at time of entry, even if no change was made. Added history setting for custom fields.
  • Allow apostrophe in anchor links shown in Alcea details.
  • Added Alcea_NOTIFICATION_TAG comment to top of email notifications to mark past history details in replies to email retrieval system. This will eliminate old details from being re-added / re-initialized every time replies are retreived from POP account.
  • Allow shorter title headers in main menu where data is shorter than title. No longer leaves a blank title.
  • Workflow Flow Control now properly works for Groups..
  • Added configurable string for notify list size.
  • Removed erroneous “Unable to remove” warning from Database “Delete File Data” option.
  • FTS Database Delete now working properly.
  • Workflow Improvements. Bulk update option now handles workflow. Autochange/Custom Fields now listed in definitions.
  • Improved the Delete Tracks messaging.
  • Added Color Coding Inheritance and color coding to email notifications.
  • FTS Database Delete now working properly.
Updated November 2, 2006 – (2,091,058 bytes)

  • Allow ‘+’ to be used in filter searches (encoding problem)
  • Only one save button working on Workflow PostRequirement menu.
  • Invalid image for textfield help on Filter menu for custom fields.
  • Added TestSpec to migration process.
  • Create default result types in FTS.
  • Stop migration of FAQ questions.
  • Allow updating of fields with colons in Anonymous Email Retrieval.
  • Added SMTP settings option to turn off security string in notifications.

Updated October 23, 2006 – (2,083,814 bytes)

  • Allow sURLPREFIX to begin with http:// or https://
  • Make Dropdown skin usable without javascript enabled.
  • Fixed Cumulative field initialization after restart which was double if column was shown in main menu.
  • Changed generic exception message to be more meaningful.
  • Improved initialization of User Tags on startup.
  • Removed all image references (broken links) in email notifications.
  • SOAP newline problem because the DOM parser standard is to convert CR to LF. SoapHandler checks strings for “nn” and converts it back to “rn”
  • Improved handling of SOAP calls from C#. Added support for receiving parameters of SOAP variables by reference.
  • Fixed random Database archive problem where getConnection can potentially close an existing open connection
  • Fix for case insensitive usernames in LDAP module.

Updated October 3, 2006 – (2,081,430 bytes)

Download Version 7.00

  • A new restructured code base which includes a new TRACK feature which gives the ability to incorporate multiple templates on a single system.
  • Restructuring of libraries. All prior systems will migrate to fit.jar (see migration section) which includes Database Module and system templates.
  • Database system is now handled as a module once a valid key is found. New LDAP and TestSpec modules have also been developed.
  • Added clickable icon to attachment section with javascript for adding more attachment prompts to the New/Edit menus.
  • New writemanager to control suspected deadlock cases which appear in java write() to socket
  • Anonymous email defaults to text for unrecognized MIME types.
  • Default priority for color codes is now 50 (larger than the rules created when the system is installed)
  • Archive feature only archives one attachment.
  • Added checkboxes for cloning attachments along with Issues.
  • Links on Dropdown styles are now underlined for clarity
  • New icons for help/mandatory/add attachment
  • Added tabs to customize strings with new area for most commonly used strings.
  • Field Control now has the ability to show groups and fields individually
  • Help Link now goes to correct Help page at Alcea site.
  • Normal user can now access internal report menu
  • Fixed backup proplem with absolute path.
  • Had to add back attachment limit of 6M for enterprise system due to driver issues on some DBs. We will look at allowing Database customers to store files on FS in the future.
  • Added sOptionPageAfterSubmit string to control the next menu after editing an issue.
  • New server security option for “Unsuccessful login attempts before locking out user”
  • Sections with just HTML fields are now displayed and no longer leave closing div tags in emails, which may have hidden some history info.
  • UserTag feature will default to on.
  • Links are now shown to attachments on the Main Menu if that column is shown.
  • New option for “Never skip Notifications”, even if you assign to yourself. (very good for testing notification)
  • Edit Profile tab is removed in Tabbed skin now, if “Disable Edit Profile” option is used.
  • Added Common tab to Customize strings menu which for groupings such as Date strings
  • Fixed search of non-historical subject when historical subject selected…
  • Fixed All Anonymous option for Anonymous Query
  • Underlined anchors now in Dropdown styles
  • Delete standard report, and another user tries to run, exception now caught
  • Corrected possible event exception which is possible when system clock is set ahead.
  • Removed history option in EditProfile/Export for fields that do not record history. Nullptr problem if incorrect fields are chosen