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February Newsletter: ClearCase, RTC, ClearQuest and our Add-on Tools!

We have lots of updates, and we’re getting ready for IBM InterConnect next week, so this time we’ll keep each post quite short.

If you will be attending InterConnect and you want to see a live demo of our add-on tools, click here to quickly setup a meeting!

IBM InterConnect is around the corner!

Preview the upcoming ClearCase ClearQuest sessions and a map of the expo area: click to download slides.
Click here to see here all CC CQ & RTC sessions.

If you’re attending the conference, you’re invited to join a session with Peter Hack, the ClearCase architect, together with Tamir Gefen, GoMidjets’ CEO. Peter will talk about Continuous Engineering with ClearCase while Tamir will discuss Continuous Integration with ClearCase and Jenkins, incorporating a case study.

Do you have to annotate XML files?

Currently, ClearCase itself does not offer XML per-line annotation (except text files only).
If you find this service crucial for your on-going work, you can vote for a new Request for Enhancement (RFE):

(Note: you have to login with your IBM account)

Did you know? ClearTeam Explorer now supports snapshot views

Starting from ClearCase v8.0.1.6, ClearTeam Explorer enables you to set up and to manage snapshot views. Learn more: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27037036#8016
We’re now evaluating this feature on Windows and Ubuntu, and we’ll share our insights.

Did you know? You can integrate RTC with our Visual Annotate

This helps you get full traceability from the work item down to code-lines if you integrate your ClearCase SCM with RTC.
Learn more: https://www.almtoolbox.com/support/knowledgebase.php?article=14

Do you need more licenses?

Do you need new licenses or to renew existing licenses of ClearCase, ClearQuest, RTC or PurifyPLUS?
We can help you – contact me.

“ClearCheck is our way to monitor and prevent ClearCase downtime”

says Bio-Rad’s IT Systems Administrator.
Read a new case study with ClearCheck, our health checks solution for ClearCase: https://www.almtoolbox.com/clearcheck-case-studies.php

Coming Soon: R&D Reporter V5.0 for ClearCase!

We will soon release a new major version with many new features and new report types. Read more here: https://www.almtoolbox.com/blog/see-whats-coming-soon-in-rnd-reporter-v5-0/

What’s so unique about R&D Reporter?

Read a new article that describes the added value of R&D Reporter: https://www.almtoolbox.com/blog/why-rnd-reporter-for-clearcase/

Coming Soon: Smart Triggers for ClearCase, based on your code changes

This unique feature enables you to get email alerts and launch 3rd-parties (like Jenkins and automated testing tools) when a significant change occurs in your environment, based on a threshold you configure! Click to learn more.

Did you know? Visual Annotate is available for free

A few months ago we launched a new Community Edition which is totally free for 20 minutes every day.
You can download it right now and start tracking your code and comparing code changes in a special visualized way. See what you get inside: https://www.almtoolbox.com/annotate-features.php

New LOC metrics!

We continuously improve the LOC metrics and charts as part of our standard R&D Reporter improvements.
We now provide an LOC chart per code language (click to see a screenshot), and soon we will release an LOC report per UCM stream.

RTC users: do you need lines of code (LOC) reports and metrics?

We are considering enhancing our unique add-on and supporting RTC as well. Let me know if you find this relevant for you!
So far we provide:

  • LOC per release (two baselines comparison)
  • LOC based on two streams comparison
  • LOC based on a baseline with a stream comparison
  • LOC per component
  • LOC per code language
  • Soon we’ll provide LOC per stream

Read our white paper about LOC and ClearCase: https://www.almtoolbox.com/download/lines-of-code-for-clearcase.pdf