Fortress 1.1.3 Release notes

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Fortress 1.1.3 Release notes

Post by jeremy_sg » Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:40 am

Fortress 1.1.3

SourceGear Fortress 1.1.3 is a maintenance release for Fortress 1.1. If you have not upgraded to Fortress 1.1 version, see for more information.

Installation Notes
If you are converting a Vault or Dragnet installation, you must uninstall those products before installing Fortress. When uninstalling, choose to keep the databases. In order to convert an installation of Vault and Dragnet to a Fortress installation, both the sgvault and sgdragnet databases must be on the same SQL server instance. Use the detach and reattach functions in SQL server to move databases if necessary. It is recommended that you convert to the latest version of Dragnet before converting to Fortress. For users converting from an installation of Vault only, the Fortress work item tracking database will be automatically created. It is not recommended to convert an installation with only Dragnet. Install Vault 3.5.3 beside your Dragnet installation and convert them as normal.

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 Fortress installations, the upgrade may take several hours.

Fortress 1.1 is not backwards compatible with previous versions of Fortress. In essence, Fortress 1.1 clients will only interact with Fortress 1.1 servers and vice versa. 1.0 clients and servers are not compatible with Fortress 1.1 clients and servers.

Known issues:
Important note when upgrading from the 4.0.6 release. There was a bug in the uninstall routine for the 4.0.6 for users who installed the server and the client together using the server's installer. Upgrading in that situation will succeed, but leave two client shortcuts on the desktop. Please follow the instructions at for instructions on removing the 4.0.6 server and client before upgrading.

When using the VS Enhanced Client's "Open From Fortress" functionality in 2008, you will not be able to open solutions that have not yet been upgraded by Visual Studio to the Visual Studio 2008 format.
Major Changes

* Branch performance has been dramatically increased
* Fixed a server memory corruption when rolling back a shared and renamed file
* Fixed a server memory corruption when running under the 2.0 framework
* 1.1.3 will now work for SQL Server 2008


* Added comment filtering to versionhistory and history in ServerOperations

Classic Client

* Fixed an error that occurred when dealing with subordinate files (like .designer.cs) in Visual Studio 2008

Cruise Control.Net

* Rememberlogin is now supported in the new plugin
* Non-standard port numbers are now supported
* Fixed a common source of a GetLatestVersionFailedException
* The useWorkingDirectory parameter is now supported
* Blank passwords will now be accepted
* The _sgbak backups will no longer be created
* Build publisher was adding bug reference comments twice (Fortress only)


* Dreamweaver CS3 will no longer crash when changing sites


* Fixed a null pointer exception that sometimes occurred when trying to add a project
* A case-sensitive filtering problem caused the pending changes view to be blank
* A share operation in Eclipse when there are Deletes pending would fail


* There is now a registry setting to configure the client side upload timeout
* Options: The "Limit number of backup files" text box is only enabled only when the checkbox is checked
* File list wasn't refreshing properly
* OverrideNativeEOL conflicted with Unknown file resolution to cause FailDeltaApply or FailFileInvalidChecksum on checkin
* Failed check out removes read-only flag for a file

History Explorer

* A saved History Query for past X days would continue to expand in scope over time


* The installer now does some extra checks to see if VS2008 or VS2005 is actually installed
* 1.1.3 will now work for SQL Server 2008

Merge Branches

* Duplicate files were sometimes added during a merge branches operation


* ResolveMerge now works correctly

Power Toy

* DeployWizard: exported xml is formatted for readability
* Deploy Command Line: The -server command line parameter is now respected


* When branching an object, you may now choose to keep the source object's modification time
* When two users had an email watcher set for the same folder, only one user received an email update
* The Open Items for All Projects page showed inactive projects
* Fixed a server memory corruption when rolling back a shared and renamed file
* Branch performance has been dramatically increased
* Fixed a server memory corruption when running under the 2.0 framework

Shadow Folders

* Shadow folder crash "Path is not of legal form" when using a custom cachepath
* Shadow Folder modification time was not working correctly

Source Control Ops

* Fixed a few null reference exceptions or "you have no rights to any items in this repository" errors on startup, related to pending changes
* Fixed a null reference error when a working folder had no baselines present


* Adds for setup projects weren't being pended
* Fixed an intellisense failure after reloading solution
* Open From Fortress appeared to never finish if a project can't be loaded
* We now prompt to check out Renegade files when returning online in VSS mode
* Fixed a Visual Studio 2008 glitch when checking out a file that's open, the lock icon on the file's tab wouldn't go away until you reopen it
* Going online via the menu command now remembers the online setting
* The Needs Merge warning dialog is now displayes when checking in
* Sped up pending a file add in large solutions

VSS Import

* VSS Import now runs on 64-bit Windows

Client/Server Version Compatibility

It is always recommended that your client and server versions match exactly (e.g., a 1.1.3 client should be connecting to a 1.1.3 server). 1.1.x clients are able to communicate with any 1.1.x server, but specific bug fixes will not work correctly if they required both client and server changes. 1.1.x clients and servers are not compatible with 1.0 clients and servers.

Upgrading From Previous Versions

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

To upgrade from a previous installation of Fortress, simply invoke the new installer, and choose the same options that were selected when Fortress 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 Fortress first, and then install the upgrade. As with installation, an uninstall will not delete your database unless you explicitly tell it to.
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