Polarion ALM 19.2 has released. This release introduces a new User Groups feature for easier enterprise-level permissions management. See beneath some release highlights.
Polarion IC Verification Assistant (Mentor Questa Integration)
This product includes not only a Polarion extension, but also a project template, new widgets, and UCDB (Unified Coverage Database) utilities. IC Verification Assistant links the semiconductor verification process with ALM for the people within the organization that need to put the overall process in place to trace verification results to design requirements.
You can capture a baseline of one LiveDoc at different points in its development - when it has been approved.
Control Chart Widget
Control Chart is a new LiveReport widget closing one of the gaps to a true Agile solution. With Control Charts, you can compare the time spent on Work Items in a variety of ways to glean valuable productivity metrics.
Configurable default for personal home page
Global administrators can now define a custom template as the default for users' personal My Polarion home pages.
UX: Easy selection of multi-enum values in Live Report configuration
When enhancing a LiveReport by adding Enumeration type Page Parameters with enabled multiple values, the user can now select multiple items at a time in the Select items dialog box, which speeds up and simplifies the process of building a Report.
Automatic creation of hyperlinks to and from synced TFS items
To further improve traceability, it is now possible to add to every Work Item that is synced with TFS a hyperlink to its corresponding item.
Synchronization of headers in rich-text with TFS
When synchronizing rich-text between Polarion and TFS, text styled as a header in TFS will now be equivalently styled in the Polarion rich-text.
New OS support
This release has support for these operating system versions:
- Windows Server 2019
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP1
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4
Note that SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 is no longer supported.
Performance and scalability
More Robust Thread Killing
After addressing the last known issues in the thread killing functionality, it is recommended that you enable it again in all production environments to prevent overly long server requests that never make it back to the client. The feature has been fixed in the previous release 19.1. In 19.2 it's also enabled by default.
Java Flight Recorder for in-production profiling
Java 11 comes with an enhanced JVM built-in feature called Java Flight Recorder
Faster LiveDoc rendering
We optimized document rendering code by removing some unnecessary initializations, which are only required for PDF exports. This small optimization can save up to half a second for each document operation.
The integrations team fixed an issue where Polarion could not connect to certain TFS projects if there are 100+ projects in the collection. For a listing of all fixed issues in the release, see the Resolved Issues file.
Via this link you can check what's new in 19.2 Release.