April 27, 2011

Webinar Recording: Seapine ALM 2011.1 What's new

Surround SCM
Helix ALM
Helix ALM

Some of the features mentioned in this post were deprecated with the release of the unified web client in TestTrack 2013.1. To upgrade, visit http://www.seapine.com/ttupgrades.php.

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our Seapine ALM 2011.1 What's New webinar. The recording is now available on YouTube if you missed the webinar or want to watch it again. Q&A from the session follows. http://youtu.be/_H2wMF_kLIU


How does unshelving files work? Can you check in directly from a shelf? No, you first unshelve files to the working directory then check them in. The “Three Practical Ways to Use Shelving in Surround SCM” blog post provides a more thorough walk-through of the functionality. Can you attach files to tickets when you shelve a file? Or can you only attach when the check in is actually completed? You can only attach when you check in, but you could include a ttstudio hyperlink in the shelf description. I noticed that Surround SCM now integrates with Adobe CS5. Do you need to reinstall the client to install the Adobe plug-in? Surround SCM 2011.1 offers two different integrations. During the client install, you can choose to integrate with Dreamweaver CS5. During the server installation, you can choose to install the CMIS server, which would allow you to ingrate with the entire Adobe CS5 suite. Do you have an example of using Surround SCM as a CMIS server for SharePoint 2010? Not at this time. If a shelf is shared, can users who have access add files, unshelve files, etc? (Is it 'full access'?) Also, can you control what level of access a user has to a shelf? Users have 'read-only' access to the shared shelf, which means they can only download the files to their local directory. The owner of the shelf is the only one with full control of the shelf. Even if we don't normally use automatic log out, could we use it to force log outs for infrequent workflow changes needing a locked project? No, because it’s based on inactivity. You can only log out users who are inactive for the defined time period. In TestTrack TCM, if you find several issues can you now generate multiple defects (e.g., one per finding), or will it still create one defect regardless of the number of findings? This functionality has not changed in that regard. While you could click on the "Create Defect" button multiple times and create multiple defects, it is still up to you to 'clean up' data so each defect has different data. You cannot generate defects at the step level. When the new products are released, will there be a list of new permissions, fields, etc., that have been added so we can add those settings to our existing projects? The product release notes are the best place to find out about new permissions and settings. The release notes are installed with the products. They are also linked to from the What’s New page on our web site. When you create a defect from a test run that has attachments in a problem statement, are those attachments included in the defect? Yes. Is there a default TestTrack report for defects that have failed multiple times? No, because there are different ways to indicate that a defect has failed. Can the steps in shared tests be automatically expanded in test runs? They are automatically expanded in the test runs. Will there ever be support to run automated scripts from tools, such as Selenium, through TestTrack? TestTrack includes a script agent that can be used to run automated scripts called the script agent. The “Analyzing the Script Agent” blog post includes more information about using the script agent Which of the new TestTrack features will be available in the web interface? The workflow diagram and security settings that were shown are available in the web client. The test step attachments and detailed views for test runs are available in the TestTrack TCM Test Runner web application. Is it possible to enter additional information about tests, like how long a test step took? Using the new enhanced grid mode, you can enter the actual results of a step. Here you could include the time it took to complete a step. You could also use step notes to record this information. Is it possible to see the images linked to tests steps in a separate window of the test case (i.e., without blocking the steps)? Yes. You can view attachments in their own window.