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iteraplan 5.2

(vs. since iteraplan 5.1)

New Features in the Interactive Client

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iteraplan 5.0.5

New Features (vs. since iteraplan 5.0.0):

  Reactor

  • user defined diagrams and reports with arbitrary structure and design/layout
  • based on complete iteraplan data in XML format
  • using an XSL transformation script
  • using additional templates and/or parameters provided as files
  • designed and developed by a power user locally with standard tools
  • available for all (authorized) users via the new interactive client

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iteraplan 3.4.1

Fixed Defects (vs. since 3.4.0):

  • NullPointerException when creating Information Flow Diagram
  • Bulk Updates error page when editing relationships
  • Saved Tabular report with XLS as output format causes error
  • Spreadsheet reports direct links do not work
  • Masterplan diagram does not show used Infrastructure Elements
  • Small design errors in interface Dialog
  • Fulltext search on overview page without functional permission leads to error page
  • Defect context menu on glossary page
  • Reset of a filter doesn't work in certain cases
  • In Cluster Diagram selection from a list provides a false result
  • Defect when using attributes for Cluster Diagram
  • GET-Request on multiple sessions lead to out of memory
  • *.command files (Mac) not working correctly
  • Using a saved query with output format Excel for filtering on an overview page leads to error page
  • Multiple projects for an Information System Release are not separated in successor reports
  • Migration script for MySQL 3.4 doesn't run in MySQL's safe update mode.
  • Bulk run of consistency checks fails
  • Datepicker doesn't work for adjacent, greyed out dates
  • In Masterplan Diagram technical error occurs when choosing ID as an additional column
  • In Context Overview Diagram a NullPointerException orrurs whithout permissions for Business Mapping
  • Informationsystem Releases without Version sometimes cannot be saved
  • NullPointerException by database constraint validation when micro import via PUT
  • REST: Changes in the parent relationship are not imported
  • Superuser LDAP group cannot be initialized by the installer on MySql database on Linux/Unix

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New features & improvements (vs. since 3.3.0):

  • New import strategy: "Conservative"
  • New visualization: Context overview diagram, available with information systems
  • Improved installer: Supports various databases, more options, more ease of use
  • Line break, clipping and other improvements with some visualizations
  • Output format "CSV" supported with direct list exports
  • New report with information about the iteraplan system configuration
  • Feedback regarding import progress & status, imports run in the background
  • Improved error messages and error handling with imports
  • Various speed improvements when importing data
  • Improved database schema and constraints
  • Add default color to enum values added by the Excel/XMI import
  • More meaningful response status codes in the REST API

  • Due to ended support for Microsoft Excel 2003 iteraplan only supports the new MS Excel format (.xslx)
  • Due to rare usage and difficulties with large data sets export with MS Project and GANNT format is no longer supported
  • Due to changed security issues in modern browsers support for adding network share links to description fields has ended
  • Due to partial implementation and only rare usage the contributed languages in the GUI have been removed

 

Fixed Defects (vs. since 3.3.0):

  • Fixed an issue when changing an attribute type from multi-value to non multi-value
  • Fixed an issue with color selection not visible in some browsers
  • Fixed an issue with masterplan diagrams and elements on 3the third level
  • Fixed an issue with tabular reports and queries for elements having no association to another type
  • Fixed an issue with saved queries and renaming attributes
  • Fixed an issue regarding saved nesting cluster diagrams with no selected elements
  • Fixed an issue with exports after a data source switch
  • Fixed a security issue affecting the login page via cross site scripting
  • Fixed an issue regarding import and empty building block name fields
  • Fixed an issue regarding import and setting the last modification date
  • Fixed an issue regarding REST import and permissions on attribute groups
  • Fixed an issue regarding script tags in custom dashboards
  • Fixed an issue with cluster diagram generation with no elements
  • Fixed an issue using the search functionality with non-alphanumeric characters
  • Fixed an issue refreshing search contents after changes to information system releases
  • Fixed an issue with pie charts and incomplete legends
  • Fixed an issue which occurred, when trying to apply a filter on Relationship-End with iteraQL
  • Fixed an issue preventing successful imports if there were values missing for mandatory attributes in Business Mappings
  • Fixed an issue preventing the update of multivalued attributes for interfaces during an import
  • Fixed an issue when using the query filter on building block overview pages
  • Fixed an issue causing errors with Export/Import and Power Queries, if attributes had invalid names
  • Fixed issue which allowed the creation of attributes and attribute values with invalid or conflicting names
  • Fixed an issue preventing the re-import of a partial export using enumeration attribute values in its filter predicate
  • Fixed an issue preventing iteraplan to run correctly when installed in Tomcat's ROOT context
  • Fixed an issue which lead to a permanent opened coloring dialog for Nesting Cluster Diagram
  • Fixed misleading error message during file downloads
  • Fixed issue allowing the creation of building blocks with duplicate names when using certain database configurations
  • Fixed an issue which sometimes prevented successful iteraplan installation using console (headless) mode
  • Fixed an excel import issue with elements of type Isr2BoAssociation, Tcr2IeAssociation and InformationFlow which prevented their creation or deletion

iteraplan 3.3.2

Fixed bugs (vs. since 3.3.1):

  • Fixed a security issue affecting the login page via cross site scripting
  • Fixed an issue regarding import and empty building block name fields
  • Fixed an issue regarding import and setting the last modification date
  • Fixed an issue regarding REST import and permissions on attribute groups
  • Fixed an issue regarding script tags in custom dashboards
  • Fixed an issue with cluster diagram generation with no elements
  • Fixed an issue using the search functionality with non-alphanumeric characters
  • Fixed an issue refreshing search contents after changes to information system releases
  • Fixed an issue with pie charts and incomplete legends

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iteraplan 3.3.1

Fixed bugs (vs. since 3.3.0):

  • Fixed an issue which occurred, when trying to apply a filter on Relationship-End with IteraQL.
  • Fixed an issue preventing successful imports if there were values missing for mandatory attributes in Business Mappings.
  • Fixed an issue preventing the update of multivalued attributes for interfaces during an import.
  • Fixed an issue when using the query filter on building block overview pages.
  • Fixed an issue causing errors with Export/Import and Power Queries, if attributes had invalid names.
  • Fixed issue which allowed the creation of attributes and attribute values with invalid or conflicting names.
  • Fixed an issue preventing the re-import of a partial export using enumeration attribute values in its filter predicate
  • Fixed an issue preventing iteraplan to run correctly when installed in Tomcat's ROOT context.
  • Fixed an issue which lead to a permanent opened coloring dialog for Nesting Cluster Diagram.
  • Fixed misleading error message during file downloads.
  • Fixed issue allowing the creation of building blocks with duplicate names when using certain database configurations.
  • Fixed an issue which sometimes prevented successful iteraplan installation using console (headless) mode.
  • Fixed an excel import issue with elements of type Isr2BoAssociation, Tcr2IeAssociation and InformationFlow which prevented their creation or deletion.

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=>  Annotated Release Notes 3.3 (PDF)

New features (vs. since 3.2):

  • Major overhaul of iteraplan's export & import capabilities
    • partial export/import: possibility to export and import only a specific subset of all data
    • Different strategies for import: Additive (Create/part. Update) & Overwrite (Create/Update/Delete)
    • REST interface: Write access to single building block elements (Create/Update/Delete)
    • HTTP Basic Authentication for REST-API access
  • New direct Excel export: WYSIWYG-export of simple-list query results or spreadsheet reports
  • Report type independent overview for all saved queries
  • Added Kerberos-based Single Sign On in combination with Microsoft IIS
  • Tested for Oracle 12 compatibility
  • Backwards 3.x compatibility with Excel import improved
  • LDAP-based authentication: given and last names are synchronized at login time
  • Improved IE10 support
  • Improved error reporting capabilities 

Fixed bugs (vs. since 3.2):

  • Fixed issue with displaced text on attribute description popups
  • Fixed issue with missing connection lines in information flow diagrams
  • Fixed a bug causing an error page during configuration of spreadsheet reports. It was related to certain business mapping queries.
  • Fixed a bug preventing the deletion of infrastructure elements in certain cases
  • Fixed issue with notifications not being sent for certain status changes
  • Fixed issue with switching the language on the query console page
  • Fixed issue with changing enum attribute values using Internet Explorer
  • Fixed issue with deleting an infrastructure element
  • Various minor improvements and fixes

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Info

This is a milestone release. Do not use in production environments.

New features (vs. since 3.3.M1): 

  • Major overhaul of iteraplan's export & import capabilities
    • partial export/import: possibility to export and import only a specific subset of all data
    • Different strategies for import: Additive & Overwrite (Create/Update/Delete)
    • REST interface: Write access to single building block elements (Create/Update/Delete)
    • HTTP Basic Authentication for REST-API access
  • Tested for Oracle 12 compatibility
  • Backwards 3.x compatibility with Excel import improved

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Info

This is a milestone release. Do not use in production environments.

New features (vs. since 3.2):

  • Added Kerberos-based Single Sign On in combination with Microsoft IIS
  • LDAP-based authentication: given and last names are synchronized at login time
  • New "netto" Excel export: WYSIWYG-export of simple-list query results or spreadsheet reports to an Excel file
  • Report-type-independent overview for all saved queries
  • Improved IE10 support
  • Improved error reporting capabilities 

Fixed bugs (vs. since 3.2):

  • Fixed issue with displaced text on attribute description popups
  • Fixed issue with missing connection lines in information flow diagrams
  • Fixed a bug causing an error page during configuration of spreadsheet reports. It was related to certain business mapping queries.
  • Fixed a bug preventing the deletion of infrastructure elements in certain cases
  • Fixed issue with notifications not being sent for certain status changes

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New features and changes (vs since 3.1):

  • Improved robustness of Excel and XMI import
  • Performance improvements of Excel and XMI import
  • Nesting Cluster Diagram:
    • An option was added to show inner elements without relation to any of the outer elements in a separate block.
    • Coloring of displayed elements according to their enumeration attribute values was enabled
    • Color legends were added
    • Filtering of inner and outer elements was enabled
  • Introduction of context visualisation "Neighborhood Diagram" for Information Systems
  • Possibility of more than one dashboard template for each building block type was added
  • Improvement of the history functionality by enabling following information to be included:
    • Changes to successors and predecessors of Information Systems and Technical Components
    • Changes to the assignments for Enumeration and Responsibility attribute types
    • Changes to Business Mappings

In final testing phase  (vs 3since3.1):

  • Introduction of a REST-interface for requesting landscape data
  • Addition of support for MSSQL Server as backing database.

Fixed bugs  (vs since 3.1):

  • Problems when assigning several Infrastructure Elements to the "uses" relation of another Infrastructure Element where fixed
  • Creating Nesting Cluster Diagrams without contents now works with PDF as well
  • Issue with enumeration attributes without values during Export resolved
  • Some issues in the display of custom dashboards (wrong numbers, colors, layout) were fixed
  • Portfolio Diagrams don't change orientation depending on their output format anymore
  • Several issues with the Visio output format of diagrams were fixed
  • An error when using the query extension "Properties of assigned Interfaces" of Information Systems was fixed
  • Other minor fixes

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New features, changes and fixed bugs (vs. since 3.1.RC1):

  • Improved start script in Community edition to find the Java runtime more reliably from the Windows registry
  • Fixes to the Excel import, which corrupted the hierarchy information in the database in 3.1RC1
    • Fixed NullPointerException in Excel import when wrong cell formats are set
    • newly added Building Blocks can now directly be used in a new relationship
    • reduced the file size of generated Excel template files
  • Various minor improvements to the new Custom Dashboards
  • Masterplan diagram:
    • Added an option to colour date interval bars according to their defined colour
    • Unified labels of the time span bars
  • The default state of switch "Elements with status 'Inactive' are shown." is now configurable server-side
  • Various improvements to the user documentation

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New Features and Changes (vs. since 3.1.M2):

  • Master plan diagram:
    • Visio export support for new masterplan configuration options was added
    • A management UI for date interval definitions has been added (expected minor changes before the 3.1 final release)
    • Saving and loading of queries with new masterplan configuration options works now
  • Custom-defined dashboards:
    • Administrators can embed saved diagram queries into dashboard templates. Height or width of the resulting diagrams can be influenced as well.
    • Users can create their individual dashboards from administrator-defined dashboard templates, by choosing which set of building blocks shall be fed into the dashboard's diagrams
    • A rich-text editor for dashboard templates was added, which helps insert Wiki syntax for saved diagram queries.
  • Portfolio diagram: When both axes show discrete attributes, circles are positioned into portfolio tiles without overlapping each other. Under these circumstances, exact positioning of circles provides no value at all, as they overlap in almost all cases.
  • Tree View for hierarchical types:
    • Hierarchies can be reordered by dragging and dropping elements or entire sub-trees to a new position in the hierarchy
  • Building block overview lists can now also show status (applies to Information Systems and Technical Components)
  • Query Console results for iteraQl queries can be transferred to graphical report configurations, where applicable. This brings the advanced query power of iteraQl to iteraplan's graphical reports.

Fixed Bugs (vs. since 3.1.M2):

  • Excel import: imported Interfaces were often incorrectly mapped to existing interfaces, mixing up data for interfaces: Fixed
  • Excel export: Interfaces without a name were missing in full model Excel exports; fixed
  • Bulk updates: Some relation dropdown were always empty: fixed to show available elements for settings relations
  • Spreadsheet reports: Fixed date format for date attribute columns in Simple list results
  • Spreadsheet reports: Fixed incorrect date format validation when specifying operands for date attribute comparison. It was always expected in ISO date format, not the currently active locale's date format.
  • Corrupted layout on definitions page was fixed

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New Features and Changes (vs. since 3.1.M1):

  • Master plan diagram:
    • All Building Block types can be used in the diagram, also in combination with the new time-span reporting capability
    • Indirectly related elements can be included in the diagram as well, to show constellations like Product, supporting Information Systems, and underlying Technical Components
    • Restructured configuration UI for better usability with new features
    • Some new functionality is not yet available in Visio exports, but in all other export formats (this is still work in progress and we will further improve it)
  • Custom-defined Dashboards: Use Wiki syntax to define dashboard templates for each building block type. Users are then able to create individual dashboard instances where they can chose the base set of building blocks that the embedded diagrams should reflect. (this is still work in progress and we will further improve it)
  • Tree View for hierarchical types: In addition to flat list views, hierarchies can now be viewed as trees
  • Export/Import: XLSX Excel file format support further improved for import and export
  • Deployment: iteraplan bundles include Tomcat 7 now, Java 7 is supported
  • Deployment: Compatibility with Java 7; Java 6 support is unaffected and still the required minimum
  • Deployment: Now all settings in iteraplan.properties can be overridden by iteraplan_local.properties, making it easier to maintain site-specific settings across version updates

Fixed Bugs (vs. since 3.1.M1):

  • Fixed caching parameters for lists of building blocks. This led to missing/ outdated entries in dropdowns when setting relations between building blocks
  • Composite Diagrams: Write permissions for at least one building block were required; fixed to require read permissions only
  • Removal of values from Enumeration or Responsibility attributes caused an internal error; fixed
  • Wiki syntax in multi-line text attributes was not parsed properly; fixed
  • Excel Import: Improved checking for reserved characters in names
  • Special characters in names of saved queries were not correctly displayed in dropdown choices "filter by saved query" on building block overview pages; fixed

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New Features and Changes (vs. since 3.0.4):

  • Search saved queries: The reporting user interface offers a full-text search on names and descriptions in a list of saved queries
  • Master plan diagram: Additional time spans can be reported for each building block; they must be captured in date attributes (this is still work in progress and we will further improve it)
  • Export/Import: XLSX Excel file format is supported for import and export (default in Excel 2007/2010/2013, a converter for older Excel versions is available from Microsoft)
  • Export/Import: Exported templates include dropdown lists to assist entering relations between building blocks
  • Metamodel: Infrastructure Elements have a usage relation
  • Improved support for Active Directory Domain forests when using LDAP authentication
  • Deployment: Compatibility with Tomcat 7; Tomcat 6 support is unchanged

Fixed Bugs (vs. since 3.0.4):

  • Improved an insufficient log message in XMI import
  • Information Flow Diagram: Diagram title and content can no longer overlap in Visio Exports
  • Excel Import: Improved normalization of names with releases, avoiding "Not found with that name" errors
  • Excel Import: Numbers in text-formatted cells can now be imported into text attributes

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New improvements and fixed bugs (vs. since 3.0.3):

  • [ITERAPLAN-573] - Copying a Responsibility attribute does not copy its assigned values
  • [ITERAPLAN-885] - Mail address validation in user management fails on dashes in domain names
  • [ITERAPLAN-886] - When using the French UI, some Javascript code is broken
  • [ITERAPLAN-888] - Enumeration attribute values of an element can't be changed if another element has the same value assigned and hibernate second level cache is deactivated
  • [ITERAPLAN-897] - Excel Import wrongly classifies addition of new enumeration literals as unapplicable change
  • [ITERAPLAN-899] - Underscores in Interface names are not shown properly in Interface section of Information Systems/Technical Components
  • [ITERAPLAN-907] - Excel Export: hierarchical names and formatting incorrect in rows > 308
  • [ITERAPLAN-925] - Tooltip picture does not appear when running iteraplan without an explicit context root
  • [ITERAPLAN-987] - Wiki syntax for text attributes is not interpreted properly
  • [ITERAPLAN-988] - XMI import doesn't respect relations defined in the XMI file
  • [ITERAPLAN-1000] - Importer causes non-critical database corruption when changing hierarchical relationships of already existing elements
  • [ITERAPLAN-1004] - Importer won't accept a number when it's expecting a string in attribute values
  • [ITERAPLAN-1010] - Attribute Detail popups cannot be closed in Chrome
  • [ITERAPLAN-1026] - Excel Template Export of a metamodel with enumeration properties with many and/or long literals can result in an Error
  • [ITERAPLAN-1033] - ModelLoader throws exception when running against oracle databases with many building blocks (affects Excel import)
  • [ITERAPLAN-1194] - Ecore import can't handle string values where the first character was escaped during export

New Feature (vs. since 3.0.3)

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New features, improvements and fixed bugs (vs. since 3.0.2):

  • [ITERAPLAN-785] - Excel-Import: check for duplicate names not always working for Information Systems and Technical Components
  • [ITERAPLAN-819] - Excel Import is only possible with supervisor user
  • [ITERAPLAN-826] - Massupdate cannot edit text attributes (freely defined ones)
  • [ITERAPLAN-827] - Select-Dropdowns always add first element after clicking on them
  • [ITERAPLAN-829] - PrintView: Missing images - e.g. Interface-Direction
  • [ITERAPLAN-823] - Improve MetaModelMatcher and MetaModelDiffer to make imports more robust

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New features, improvements and fixed bugs (vs. since 3.0.1):

  • Attributes on relation between Technical Component and Infrastructure Element
  • UI: Show attribute details on-click not mouse-over
  • UI: Show active datasource in breadcrumbs
  • Fixed: IE8 cannot download saved Excel reports over HTTPS connections

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New features and fixed bugs (vs. since 3.0):

  • Improved layout and content page for exported Excel sheets.
  • Improved web UI for Excel Import.
  • Detailed user documentation for new Excel export.
  • Warning when showing business mappings fixed.
  • Bugfixes in diagram configurations.
  • Bugfixes in subscriptions.
  • Several minor bugfixes concerning navigation, form usability, security and UI.

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New features, changes and fixed bugs (vs. since 3.0.RC2):

  • Support for various devices and resolutions (like smartphones/tablets) with responsive design
  • Improved Print View with all tab sections expanded
  • Several minor bugfixes regarding GUI, export, bulk updates and more

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New features, changes and fixed bugs (vs. since 3.0.RC1):

  • New Excel-Export and Import, removed old Excel-Import
  • Improved Email Subscriptions (Watched Elements)
  • Improved example data and documentation, reflecting new features
  • Several bugs regarding GUI, export, query console and more

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New features and changes (vs. since 3.0.M2):

  • Improvements on new UI - based on Twitter Bootstrap, HTML5/CSS
    • Show subscriptions in Context Menu
    • Allow refresh in reporting and close all for open elements of one type
    • Keep collapse state of open elements and watched elements
    • Breadcrumb navigation showing hierarchy
    • Dashboard integrated in visualisation overview
    • Replaced Dojo with JQuery as standard JavaScript framework
    • Many further improvements with less tables, new tooltips, help, ...
  • Great enhancements of InformationFlow Diagram (thx. to Sponsorings)
    • Upload Visio template to retain layout in InformationFlow Diagram
    • Filtering BusinessObjects in InformationFlow Diagram
    • New option to show attributes of relation BusinessObject - InformationSystem
  • Nesting Cluster Graphic: Colouring based on number attributes
  • Upload Excel templates for spreadsheet reports
  • Filter attributes on relation BusinessObject - InformationSystem
  • Add user-chosen columns to building block type overview pages
  • Edit/Copy/Delete actions directly accessible in element overview page
  • Reordered hierarchy and relation tabs to reflect same schema across all EA data elements
  • Changed QueryConsole - new iteraQL-Syntax
  • Improved example data, including attribute CRUD on relation BusinessObject - InformationSystem
  • Improved documentation, with new screenshots, reflecting new UI

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New features and changes (vs. since 3.0.M1):

  • New UI - based on Twitter Bootstrap, HTML5/CSS
    • cleaner design, nice Icons for most actions
    • better structured menu, showing Visualisations in TopMenu
    • default actions highlighted
  • Finer Permission Control - Distinguish between Create, Delete and Update
  • Filtering Interfaces in InformationFlow Diagram
  • Sorting of columns in Element Overview/Search pages
  • Theming - Define colours of attributes as default colour schema
  • Colour range for numerical attributes
  • Improved permission names
  • Enhanced History functionality (EE only)

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New features and changes (vs. since 2.9.1):

  • Show/edit self relations of InformationSystems in both directions
  • The association from Information System Release to Business Object is attributable
  • New overview page showing top elements for all building blocks
  • Drop-down boxes for relations are combined with search filters and offer better performance
  • Landscape diagram: new options to fine-tune aggregation of hierarchical elements
  • Nesting Cluster Diagram: hierarchy can be unrolled and relations with attributes can be visualized
  • Information flow diagram: Line captions can show more than one aspect
  • Enhanced History functionality (EE only)
  • Added localizations for Swedish (contributed by Peter Svensson)
  • Several GUI Improvements

Fixed Bugs (vs. since 2.9.1):

  • Filtering Information System based on their Interface direction returned wrong results
  • Bulk update: "Add link or file" button works in all lines now
  • Attribute groups for Business Mappings could not be expanded / collapsed
  • XMI Export lacks values of date attributes
  • Printing with the non-default theme showed a broken page
  • Bad server address in url of direct link to visualization was fixed
  • several other minor bugs regarding GUI, export and more

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New features and changes (vssince 2. 2.9.RC1):

  • Management of Business Mappings in matrix form was improved further
  • Dashboard: Improved visual alignment of the diagrams and tables
  • iTURM allows administrator users to reset other users' passwords
  • Building block dialogues: attribute groups do no longer show "Edit" links for users without the required permission
  • Information Flow diagrams: Improved layouting performance when many sub-IS are to be displayed
  • Full text search boxes handle special characters more gracefully, giving better warning/error messages

Fixed Bugs (vs. since 2.9.RC1):

  • User and role management: Several bugs have been fixed
  • XML export for spreadsheet reports: attribute type information was not exported: Fixed
  • Nesting Cluster Diagram robustness was improved
  • Attribute type group management: Sometimes permission changes were not saved: Fixed
  • Dashboard: Permissions on attributes were ignored: Fixed
  • Some JavaScripts were not properly loaded during first page load if advanced authentication mechanisms are in use: Fixed
  • Visualization tab in building block details works more reliably on older browsers
  • Role permissions were not completely respected when change notifications were sent out: Fixed
  • Permissions were enforced too strictly when loading saved reports involving business mappings: Fixed
  • Various Performance improvements and bug fixes

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