2013 Q3 CE Release Notes


Overview of new features
Beta programs
Changes to the SOAP, REST, & JSON Web Service API
Hardware and software requirements
Defect fixes
Known issues
Customer Support


These notes provide pertinent information regarding the additions to Rally Community Edition during the third quarter of 2013. Features and defect fixes continually released between August 1st and October 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.

What's new in Q3

Blocked Reason field

Use the Blocked Reason field to record why a work item was marked blocked. When editing via a full editor window, the Blocked Reason field is directly below the Blocked checkbox.

Blocked Reason

You will be prompted to enter a Blocked Reason when you mark a card as blocked on a board style app, such as the Iteration Tracking app.

You may begin typing in the field after clicking the block icon. When you unblock a card, the Blocked Reason field will automatically clear itself.

Blocked Reason on backlog and grid-style apps

Rally has enhanced the Blocked Reason field to include backlog and grid-style apps, such as the custom grid. You will be prompted to enter a Blocked Reason when you click the block icon. You must have the Blocked column selected as a field to display in order to mark a work item as blocked on the backlog or grid.

View new and stagnant discussion posts

Now you can tell how recently a discussion was posted. The discussion icon changes color depending on the time the last discussion was posted. A discussion posted less than four hours ago displays as dark blue, while older posts display a lighter blue or grey, so you can respond accordingly to both recent and older discussions.

Recent discussion post

Discussion icons will change color when displayed on cards within the following apps:

App full screen enhancement

You can now easily view an app in full screen mode by clicking the expand icon.

expand app full screen

To restore the app to original size, click Exit or the expand icon.

Beta programs

Rally’s beta programs get you involved with improving effectiveness and usability of new features before they are released. If you would like to participate, please send email to betas@rallydev.com.

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:

  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Safari
  • 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.

Regardless of the browser you choose, you must enable cookies and JavaScript.

* Internet Explorer Currently, we support Internet Explorer 10, Internet Explorer 9, and Internet Explorer 8.

PDF Reader:

  • 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 fixed in Q3

The following defects were fixed in the third quarter of 2013:

  • DE17047 - Selecting Group by Display Color on the Track>Tasks page custom view results in error
  • DE17649 - Some users unable to load dashboard when using Internet Explorer 8
  • DE17732 - Creating a new user story using Add with Detail causes %20 to display in the story name
  • DE17799 - Unable to Print Report on the Release Status page
  • DE17829 - Sort order option for rank doesn’t display drag and drop icon on Quality > Defect or Plan > User Stories pages
  • DE17845 - Chooser does not allow access to next page, searching or filtering when using Internet Explorer 8
  • DE17956 - Some users unable to save user stories or defects on Plan > Backlog and Plan > User Stories pages
  • DE18201 - Some users unable to load data or view tab pages on the Kanban Board
  • DE18549 - Task Board throws error rather than displaying State attribute

Known issues in Q3

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.

Customer support

To contact Rally Support, click the Contact Support link in the lower-left corner of Rally.


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