2014 Q1 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 first quarter of 2014. Features and defect fixes continually released between February 1st and March 31st, 2014 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 Q1

Beta version of the new Iteration Status page now available

Rally has released a Beta version of a new Iteration Status page. With the new page, you can:

  • quickly view the most important information to keep track of your iteration
  • view detailed iteration data as cards or as a grid
  • easily view the parent-child relationship of artifacts in a hierarchical grid
  • make rapid changes within a card or grid line without opening the detail page
  • personalize which columns of data to display in the grid view

To use the new Iteration Tracking page, click Track → Iteration Status and click Try New Version.

An introductory window will display with additional details regarding the new page. Click Try it Now.

You can submit any feedback on your experience with the new page by clicking Feedback at the top right corner of the page.

Filter Kanban Board contents by an iteration or release

When the Kanban Board is added to a custom page filtered by an iteration or release, the app will only display cards based on the iteration or release selected in the drop-down at the top of the page.

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 an 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.

The following WSAPI 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 the next 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 11, Internet Explorer 10, and Internet Explorer 9. Rally does not support Internet Explorer 6, 7, or 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 Q1

The following defects were resolved and patched during the fourth quarter of 2013:

  • DE18659 - Changes are not applied when multi-editing the Schedule State field on the Quality > Defects page
  • DE18046 - Some users unable to re-rank child stories on a User Stories custom view
  • DE19420 - Shared Kanban board does not display for some users
  • DE20430 - Unable to filter by owner on the Kanban Board

Known issues in Q1

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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