Delivers on Roundtable promise of a robust, reliable, high-performance solution
Franklin, TN – Roundtable® Software has announced the availability of the next release of its industry-leading software configuration management solution Roundtable TSMS 12.6. Roundtable TSMS 12.6 rolls-up all 12.5 service packs and includes the new features, enhancements, and bug fixes.
Whereas 12.5 focused on widening the Roundtable TSMS ecosystem with third-party solutions, such as improved issue tracking with Jira, code quality analysis on SonarQube on CABL, and the introduction of Roundtable Commander (Beta), a command line client for Roundtable TSMS, Roundtable Software Director of Business Development Jaclyn Barnard says that 12.6 takes a quieter course.
“As much as anybody, we’d like to introduce a shiny new thing with every release. That doesn’t always fit the Roundtable promise, which is, first and foremost, to deliver a robust, reliable, high-performance solution – one that continuously supports what our customers need to do and how they want to do it, not get in their way. Your software configuration management solution should not be something that you have to continously think about; it should be your silent, steady partner who helps you reliably deliver what matters most time and time again.”
12.6 prioritizes performance improvements and bug fixes. It also includes a few new features and some strategic retooling with OpenEdge.
New features in the 12.6 GUI Client
New features in the 12.6 GUI client include a Quick Search feature on the tabletop (and improved tabbing between views), ‘Active Task’ and ‘Case Sensitive’ options in Workspace Contents Search, and the option to Delete Expired Sessions in the Session Viewer. The 12.6 GUI client also stores user preferences and credentials per repository.
Checking for WIP Dependencies
An enhancement across both GUI and plug-in clients, 12.6 now checks for WIP dependencies prior to committing code changes to the repository.
“Some of our customers have strict requirements when it comes to committing code changes. The new feature will warn developers: it gives them a chance to ensure that their changes will not be negatively impacted if one of those WIP references are reverted,” says Jeff Ledbetter, Product Architect at Roundtable Software. A ‘Suppress WIP Dependency Warning’ has been added in the Security Group maintenance window (GUI) and in the Permission Group properties (plug-in) accordingly. “It [checking for WIP dependencies] is a good configuration management practice, but you can disable it,” adds Ledbetter.
A New API for 12.6 Plug-In
The plug-in for 12.6 also utilizes a new API developed in conjunction with Progress that helps to minimize the impact of tooling in an OpenEdge project for customers using Progress Developers Studio 12.8.
“Roundtable automatically manages the PROPATH in OpenEdge projects, which caused the tooling feature to run more frequently than necessary,” says Ledbetter. “Progress helped us out with a new API which allows us to control the tooling and improve performance.”
“That’s another Roundtable promise,” Barnard adds. “Our customers can count on the fact that Roundtable and Progress are always working together in the best interest of our shared customers when it comes to Roundtable TSMS. We have been partnered on this very point for more than 25 years.”
In addition to these updates, Roundtable TSMS 12.6 includes other GUI client, plug-in client, server enhancements. To see the full list of new and enhanced features, read the Roundtable TSMS 12.6 Update Bulletin. Roundtable TSMS 12.6 is compatible with OpenEdge 11.7 and higher.
About Roundtable Software
Roundtable Software delivers the leading Software Configuration Management solution for Progress OpenEdge development. Fortune 500 companies to SMBs worldwide trust Roundtable TSMS and its complementary solutions to manage the entire software development lifecycle of their proprietary and purchased applications. Its solutions reduce time-to-market, improve product quality, and ensure IT compliance. Roundtable Software is a Progress Technology Alliance Partner. www.roundtable-software.com