2013 Q2 CE Release Notes
These notes provide pertinent information regarding the additions to Rally Community Edition during the second quarter of 2013. Features and defect fixes continually released between May and July 31st, 2013 are included. Hardware and software requirements, compatibility, and known issues for the Rally Community, Enterprise, and Unlimited Editions during this time period are also provided.
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Changes to the SOAP, REST, & JSON Web Service API
Web Services API deprecation policy
In order to support developer toolkits, custom apps, and queries more effectively, we are introducing a formal deprecation policy to the Web Services API. With the new policy, we will make commercially reasonable efforts to support older versions of the WSAPI for one year after a new version is released.
Versions 1.0 through 1.37 of the WSAPI will enter this one year deprecation period on October 1st, 2012. These versions will no longer be supported after October 1st, 2013. Additionally, the following versions will no longer be supported by the date indicated in parentheses: 1.38 (November 6, 2014); 1.39 (December 5, 2014); 1.40 (March 15, 2014); 1.41 (April 17, 2014); 1.42 (May 8, 2014); 1.43 (June 20, 2014).
The current version of the WSAPI, 2.0, is fully supported. Its one year deprecation period will begin on the date that a new version is released. You may review the full deprecation policy in the Rally Web Services API documentation.
Hardware and software requirements
We at Rally are committed to making our software easily accessible. You can access Rally wherever you have an Internet connection via a PC, Linux, or Macintosh computer. Because this software is available through the World Wide Web, many of the constraints regarding which computer and software you use to access this material have been removed.
Nevertheless, it is not possible or practical for us to support every operating system and browser combination that is available. To take advantage of the newest Rally features, we recommend that you use one of the following fully supported browsers:
- Internet Explorer*
We support the two latest versions of each of these browsers. We do not recommend using development, test, or beta versions of these web browsers. Versions that are not publicly released may not work properly with the Rally application. In particular we strongly suggest using Chrome.
* Internet Explorer Currently, we support Internet Explorer 10, Internet Explorer 9, and Internet Explorer 8.
- Minimum Adobe Reader 5.0 Microsoft Windows platforms (not Linux)
- Adobe Reader 7.0 or higher recommended
- Minimum 1024 X 768 X 256-color video resolution, 1280 x 1024 recommended.
Defects fixes in Q2
The following defects were fixed in the second quarter of 2013:
- DE16808 - HTML tags incorrectly exported in Name and Rich Text fields
- DE17108 - Task Board error when editing
- DE17219 - Task Board edit function drops existing owner when tasks are edited
- DE17369 - 404 error message after updating a parent story on the Kanban Board
- DE17465 - Task Board pencil icon not allowing users to edit tasks
- DE17559 - LoginKey integrations not accepting valid credentials
- DE17731 - Timesheets not loading in Internet Explorer 8
- DE17781 - Unable to Add New Story on the Plan>Plan page
Known issues in Q2
Kanban loading error when using Firefox browser
Some users with large data sets are experiencing errors when loading the Kanban board. This issue is resolved by using the Chrome browser to load the board instead of Firefox.
Some users sporadically receive multiple notification emails for a single change
Some email notifications are not respecting notification rules.
Not all work items may be recovered from the Recycle Bin
Only user stories, portfolio items, defects, test cases, and tasks are recoverable from the Recycle Bin.
Popup blockers and Rally
Be aware that some of Rally’s content is displayed using popup windows. Popup blockers may inhibit this functionality. To correct this, configure your popup blockers to allow Rally popups.
Pasting formatted text from MS Word may result in error
Copy-pasting rich-format text into a work item editor from Microsoft Word may result in formatting or system errors. To work around this issue, compose directly in the Rally work item editors, or convert your entry to plain text before pasting.
To contact Rally Support, click the Contact Support link in the lower-left corner of Rally.