Clarive SE 7.0.10 Release Notes

Release date: 5 December 2017

We’re pleased to present our latest Clarive SE product release: 7.0.10. This release contains a number of minor fixes and improvements from 7.0.9. We are also excited that this release includes two unique brand new features.

Feature Highlights

  • Custom Kanban swimlanes

  • User Inteface enhancements

Custom Kanban swimlanes

The Clarive DevOps Kanban is the most flexible and comprehensive board for managing and tracking delivery. In this release we are including a substantial representation improvement: Now you can create and customize your own swimlanes.

Custom swimlanes can be defined only by the board owner. Users can either clone a board or notify the owner if they want to customize a swimlane

Configuration has been made simple: You can select the fields that you want to use as swimlane and select the values that can be used as a lane in the Kanban board.

In 7.0.10 introduces a new type of swimlane, release parent topic.

With this you can get for example a quick glimpse of what features are included in each release by simply opening the board. Of course, you can filter according your preferences in swimlane mode.

Kanban boards allow dragging and dropping of topics from one lane to another across all swimlanes. Such an event, as expected, will update topic data and relationships automatically.

Kanban view with parent topic swimlane can allow you move topics from one Sprint/Release to another one easily.

User Interface enhancements

User experience is key for us, so the product team is continually focusing on how to improve the Clarive interface and UX. At present we are making small changes such as increasing menu paddings, buttons redesign, and overall layout distribution. Our greatest effort in UI enhancements in this release has gone into improving two screens: the job monitor and the topic list.

In the pipeline Monitor you can now even more easy identify the relations between code, topics, environment and deployments, job-by-job, with links to log data, generated artefacts and job profiling and scheduling information.

With the new right side row action menu we simplified the job action UI and the way to interact with each job row from the row itself.

Job statuses can have colors in order to better identify and distinguish what is the current status of your deployment. All our job filters are still available in the toolbar.

Click on job or go to Menu->Deploy to have a look to job dashboard. See full job log clicking on Menu->Log.

In the Topic list we simplified the toolbar moving topic actions under the “more options” menu . “More Options” basically covers any action not related to view display.

As with the monitor, we want the user to easily correlate deployments and topics, so this release includes a new column that assists users to determine the current status quickly.

 

Each circle icon has a specific meaning:: “MR” is Merged (green if the topic has been merged), “CI/CD” for Continuous Integration/Deployment, and “NB” indicates the release Nightly Build status.

Improvements and issues resolved

  • [ENH] – Cleanup and delete expired sessions in purge
  • [ENH] – Get free license website opened in new tab
  • [ENH] – Round user avatar
  • [ENH] – New server log colors
  • [ENH] – Publish internal plugins
  • [ENH] – Remove repository revisions in repository deletion.
  • [FIX] – Small profile changes
  • [FIX] – Rulebook sed operation tests
  • [FIX] – Allow all REPL languages unless role action limit it

What else is new?

We are now sharing our documentation on Github. We appreciated your valuable help and feedback to improve our documentation. Pull requests are welcome, just clone and/or submit them through our github site.

You can also directly edit the documentation through the documentation page.

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Just follow the standard procedure for installing the new version. Click here to download and install the latest version.

Acknowledgements

Join us in our Community for product suggestions, feature requests and bug reports.

Thanks to everyone who participated in delivering these great release.


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We’re pleased to present our latest Clarive SE release 7.0.9.

This release contains a number of fixes and improvements from 7.0.8.

New settings menu

The product team is constantly working on further improving the Clarive UI, with a special focus on user friendliness to new users. This has also been the case in this release.

First of all, we improved the Config option in the Admin menu. We improved the interface and renamed it into Settings, see below:

 

In this new design we divided general configuration into sections, allowing users to see all options more clearly and intuitively.

Rulebook shell multiline

Rulebooks are one of the most unique features in Clarive so we are further improving it to make them even more flexible and usable. This release adds multiline capability in the shellcommand, so users are now able to write rules like:

do:
- shell: |
ls -lart
echo hello > hi.txt
cat hi.txt

Or simpler:

do:
- |
ls -lart
echo hello > hi.txt
cat hi.txt

Change username and email in Preferences

Prior to this new release, if a user wanted to change username or email address, the tool Administrator needed to be contacted as only this person could do it.

We added in our latest release under user preferences two new fields allowing users to change their username and
email:

Move artifacts menu from Tools to Deploy

Ease of use comes with predictability. We want to achieve this without losing the essential capabilities of the product.That’s why the product team has been reviewing menu consistency with the focus of making it more intuitive and clear where options are to be found in the lefthand side menu.

As s result, we have removed the Tools option in left panel and added Artifacts in Deploy menu.

Improvements and issues resolved in this release

  • [ENH] – Improvements in rulebooks documentation
  • [ENH] – Ext-to-React panel now supports ES6
  • [ENH] – New Dockerfile for supporting both adduser and useradd containers
  • [ENH] – Custom antd components
  • [ENH] – Rename clone URL button
  • [ENH] – Admin user has group permissions on initial load
  • [FIX] – Force Clarive migrations in default config file
  • [FIX] – Admin user email is saved in cla setup
  • [FIX] – Jail dump file op in rulebooks
  • [FIX] – Wider revision column in revision fields
  • [FIX] – “Ship a file remotely” op show confirm window before overwrite existing file
  • [FIX] – Update number of rows in topic grid when topics are deleted
  • [FIX] – Fix position of Gauge dash let

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