Vault 6.1.0 Release Notes

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SourceGear Vault 6.1.0 is a maintenance release for Vault 6.0.

Installation Notes

Please ensure you have a verified backup of your database before upgrading, and upgrade at a time when it is convenient to not have access to the server. On very large Vault installations, the upgrade may take several hours.

Vault 6.1.0 does not support Dragnet integration. Users requiring integrated work item tracking should investigate SourceGear Vault Professional. Vault Professional is an integrated solution for application lifecycle management (ALM), including work item tracking and work item clients integrated into Visual Studio and Eclipse.

Vault 6.1.0 is not backwards compatible with previous versions of Vault. In essence, Vault 6.0.x clients will only interact with Vault 6.0.x servers and vice versa. Vault 2.x, 3.x, 4.x and 5.x clients and servers are not compatible with Vault 6.0.x clients and servers.

For details on Vault licensing, including upgrade policies and demo keys, please see the Licensing FAQ.

What's New Since Vault 6.0.1:

Vault Standard Server Install

  • Server will now install on machines on which neither http nor https is the first entry in the IIS Site Bindings configuration.

GUI Client

  • Added support for multiple column sorting in list views such as File View or Pending Change Set View.
    Separated full item path into "File Name" and "Folder Path" columns within the Pending Change Set View, and the Check In, Commit, and History Details dialogs.
  • Changing and saving Vault options no longer resets user notification criteria in certain circumstances.
  • Added an option to set a threshold for the number of retrieved details for application notifications containing large amounts of data.
  • When Ghosted Folders are shown and a file has been selected, choosing folder history now works properly.
  • Branching a shared and checked out file is no longer permitted in order to ensure database consistency.
  • Committing with the Keep Checked Out option enabled now leaves files checked out if the files have unchanged contents but an updated timestamp.
  • Users can now control the file timestamps for files being unshelved.
  • The Vault GUI client icon is now always visible when using Minimize to System Tray.
  • Changed control within the Choose Repository dialog so users can now type a name when searching for a repository.

Visual Studio Enhanced Client

  • Improved performance when saving a file or invoking the context menu from the Visual Studio Enhanced Client's Solution Explorer.
  • Added a new dialog to warn users of potential data loss if a file is open within a Visual Studio editor that does not support file reloading during a GET or CHECKOUT operation. For example, if a user opens a C++ resource file (.rc) in Visual Studio's resource editor and subsequently does a GET, the Visual Studio Enhanced Client now displays a warning to close the resource file in order to prevent losing data.

Web Admin Client

  • An Administrative section has been added for viewing and configuring Vault Shadow Folders, Vault Index Server, and Vault Notification Server.
  • The SMTP password for email configuration has been changed to a password field to prevent displaying sensitive data.
  • The Undo Checkout list has been reduced to 100 items per page in order to correct pagination abnormalities on hardware with limited memory.

Eclipse / Java CLC

  • The Java API has been modified to eliminate circular references that caused memory issues in Eclipse, JetBrains' Team City and other Java based IDEs.

Vault Shadow Folder

  • Modified Vault Shadow Folders to store only one version of the baseline file generated during a GET.

Vault Notification Server

  • The Notification Server now correctly processes notification events for a user subscribed to a repository path, but with no configured Source Code Control events.
  • Modified the Notification Server to accept expired or non-authenticated SSL certificates.

Vault Index Server

  • Modified the Index Server to accept expired or non-authenticated SSL certificates.

Upgrading From Previous Versions

It is recommended that you backup your Vault database prior to an upgrade. This can be done from either the Vault Admin tool, or the SQL Enterprise Manager tool.

To upgrade from a previous installation of Vault, simply invoke the new installer, and choose the same options that were selected when Vault was previously installed. Program files and configuration settings will be automatically updated to reflect the upgrade. Note that the server installation will not delete your database unless you explicitly tell it to.

You may also safely uninstall Vault first, and then install the upgrade. As with installation, an uninstall will not delete your database unless you explicitly tell it to.

If you are upgrading past more than one major release version of Vault, please consult the Upgrading Guide.
Beth Kieler
SourceGear Technical Support

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