Release Notes, System Requirements & History

2012 releases

Ketura 2012.1772 for OS X and Windows 10 December 2012

This release adds support for the Ketura server running on OS X Mountain Lion and Windows 8. It also includes several other fixes and minor enhancements. This is the current production-quality release of Ketura and is recommended for all users.

This release is free of charge to all existing customers with current support or whose support expired on or after 12 October 2010. If the support for your current licence has expired, but did so on or after 12 October 2010, please contact Araxis to obtain a free licence that will entitle you to use this release.

Warning This release of Ketura incorporates a built-in database engine different from that in Ketura 2009.1568 and earlier releases. It is imperative that customers upgrading from such older releases follow the Special Procedure for Upgrading From Older Ketura Releases to Ketura 2009.1587 or Later. These special instructions do not need to be followed if you are upgrading from Ketura 2009.1587 or later.

Known issues

  • On Windows 2008 Server, upgrading directly from an earlier version of Ketura may not work as the Install button within the setup program does not function. To work around this problem, exit setup, uninstall the earlier release of Ketura, then reattempt the installation. Please contact Araxis if you require assistance.

System requirements

Ketura clients need a modern standards-compliant web browser (Safari 6+, Chrome 23+, Firefox 17+, Internet Explorer 9+) with JavaScript and cookies enabled.

Ketura servers should have a minimum of 2GB of RAM (of which Ketura will use approximately 600 MB), and approximately 1 GB of free disk space.

The Ketura server has been tested on the following host operating systems:

  • OS X 10.8.2 Mountain Lion
  • OS X 10.7.5 Lion
  • OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 8 (64-bit)
  • Windows 7 SP1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows XP Professional SP3 (32-bit)

The Ketura server is also expected to work on the following platforms, though they are not subject to routine testing:

  • Windows 8 (32-bit)
  • Windows Vista SP2 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 SP2 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2003 SP2

Changes

  • The Ketura server now supports OS X Mountain Lion and Windows 8. Compatibility with OS X Lion has also been improved. The Ketura server no longer supports OS X Leopard. I13204I12802I13450I13239
  • On OS X, installation of the Ketura server no longer endeavours to add an exception to the OS X application firewall. You may therefore need to configure the system firewall manually to give users of other machines on your network access to Ketura. For more information, see How to Install a Ketura Server I13203
  • The Ketura server on OS X is now compatible with the Oracle Java 7 JDK. I13401
  • On OS X, the Ketura setup package and Ketura Manager application have been digitally signed to accommodate the OS X Gatekeeper security feature. I13292
  • On OS X, the Ketura Manager application icon artwork includes all the resolutions required for Retina displays. I13406
  • Support for Microsoft SQL Server has been deprecated. Very few customers were using this capability as the built-in database is more than adequate for typical scenarios. SQL Server support has therefore not been tested in this release (although it is expected to work) and will be removed entirely in a future release. I13489
  • Duplicate work journal entries are no longer created when a project has been duplicated. I13200
  • A null pointer exception that could occur when determining the hostname during installation on Windows has been resolved. I13417
  • The Oracle JDK included with the Windows version of the Ketura server has been updated. I13496
  • A minor cosmetic improvement has been made to the About window in the Ketura Manager on OS X. I13508
  • The version number in the metadata for the Ketura Manager application on OS X has been corrected. I13515
  • The major version number has been updated to 2012, to reflect the year of release. I13202

Downloads

Ketura 2011.1612 for OS X and Windows 10 July 2011

This release added support for the Ketura server running on OS X Lion. Araxis recommends that all customers upgrade to the latest version of Ketura.

Warning This release of Ketura incorporates a built-in database engine different from that in Ketura 2009.1568 and earlier releases. It is imperative that customers upgrading from such older releases follow the Special Procedure for Upgrading From Older Ketura Releases to Ketura 2009.1587 or Later. These special instructions do not need to be followed if you are upgrading from Ketura 2009.1587 or later.

Known issues

  • On OS X Lion 10.7.3 and later, and also on OS X Mountain Lion, the Ketura installer’s attempt to add an exception to the OS X application firewall fails. This means that, if the firewall is turned on (it is off by default), other users on your network will not be able to access the Ketura server, although it may still be accessed from the machine upon which it is installed. To work around this, either turn off the OS X application firewall (System PreferencesSecurity & PrivacyFirewall), or contact Araxis support for instructions to add an exception manually.
  • On Windows 2008 Server, upgrading directly from an earlier version of Ketura may not work as the Install button within the setup program does not function. To work around this problem, exit setup, uninstall the earlier release of Ketura, then reattempt the installation. Please contact Araxis if you require assistance.

System requirements

Ketura clients need a modern standards-compliant web browser (Safari 6+, Chrome 23+, Firefox 17+, Internet Explorer 9+) with JavaScript and cookies enabled.

Ketura servers should have a minimum of 2GB of RAM (of which Ketura will use approximately 600 MB), and approximately 1 GB of free disk space.

The Ketura server has been tested on the following host operating systems:

  • OS X 10.7.5 Lion
  • OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 7 SP1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows XP Professional SP3 (32-bit)

The Ketura server is also expected to work on the following platforms, though they are not subject to routine testing:

  • Windows Vista SP2 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 SP2 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2003 SP2

Changes

  • The Ketura server now supports OS X Lion.
  • The Ketura server setup now recognizes when a Java runtime is not present on OS X Lion and suggests that a runtime be installed. If this happens, Lion’s Java runtime installer will start automatically and offer to install the Java runtime for the user. I12483
  • On OS X Lion, the Ketura user no longer appears on the login screen. I12764
  • The Ketura Manager utility now identifies its version correctly via the application bundle .plist file. This should improve compatibility with certain third-party services such as MacUpdate. I12554
  • The Backing Up a Ketura System topic has been improved. I12676
  • The legal notices have been updated to reference the Oracle JDK licence, rather than the Sun version. I12517
  • The major version number has been updated to 2011, to reflect the year of release. I12761

Downloads

Ketura 2010.1608 for OS X and Windows 12 October 2010

This release contained several minor enhancements and bug fixes. Araxis recommends that all customers upgrade to the latest version of Ketura.

Warning This release of Ketura incorporates a built-in database engine different from that in Ketura 2009.1568 and earlier releases. It is imperative that customers upgrading from such older releases follow the Special Procedure for Upgrading From Older Ketura Releases to Ketura 2009.1587 or Later. These special instructions do not need to be followed if you are upgrading from Ketura 2009.1587 or later.

Enhancements

  • The Ketura application icon is now in the new Araxis product family style. I11908
  • Various minor cosmetic adjustments have been made to UI controls and tables to make them align more consistently across the range of supported web browsers. I12033I12040
  • The filenames of the Ketura setup files have been renamed to be consistent with the Araxis Find Duplicate Files and Araxis Replace In Files applications. I11902

Defects fixed

  • The Date Created column of the Restore database tab now shows the correct backup time in the local time zone of the host server. I11840
  • Various minor issues with the online help have been corrected. I11919I12031

Ketura 2010.1593 for OS X and Windows 5 May 2010

This release contained several enhancements and fixed a number of defects. Araxis recommends that all customers upgrade to the latest version of Ketura.

Warning This release of Ketura incorporates a different built-in database engine from Ketura 2009.1568 and earlier releases. It is imperative that customers upgrading from such older releases follow the Special Procedure for Upgrading From Older Ketura Releases to Ketura 2009.1587 or Later. These special instructions do not need to be followed if you are upgrading from Ketura 2009.1587.

Enhancements

  • Each task’s issue topic is now shown on Work journal tabs. I11574
  • Work journals may now be filtered by topic, issue state and milestone. I11575
  • Documentation has been added describing how to configure Ketura to use SSH to communicate with the Subversion SCM system. I11485
  • The load time of Issue Topic pages has been significantly reduced. I11543
  • The load time of the issue Activity tab has been improved. I11698
  • The relevant explanation text now better explains the difference in the Planned Work totals for the Status by user and Status by project tabs of an issue topic. I11675
  • The REST API documentation now clarifies that colon characters are not permitted to be used in passwords. I11350
  • The Ketura major version number has been updated to 2010, to indicate the year of release. I11552

Defects fixed

  • A error message indicating an unexpected problem no longer occurs in certain circumstances when changing the state of an issue. I11506
  • Rescheduling an issue will no longer sometimes result in an unexpected problem error. I11562
  • Ketura now allows files with lengthy MIME types to be added as issue attachments. I11667
  • The hours figure in a milestone’s Activity tab > Breakdown by user section is now correct. I11676
  • The Rows per table page preference on the Manage User page no longer affects the Projects filter list on the Manager User page > Work journal tab. I11696
  • A database deadlock no longer sometimes occurs when starting a task timer. I11681
  • The correct warning message is now displayed when attempting to delete a selection of issue states that includes the New state. I11807
  • The example for adding an attachment to an issue using the REST API has been corrected. I11334
  • References to installing a Ketura server on Mac OS X Tiger have been removed from the help. I11464
  • References to the Mckoi database engine have been removed from the legal notices. I11494

Ketura 2009.1587 for OS X and Windows 12 November 2009

This release provided compatibility with Mac OS X 10.6.2 Snow Leopard, as well as addressing several defects and enhancements. Araxis recommends that all customers upgrade to the latest version of Ketura.

Warning This release of Ketura incorporates a different built-in database engine from previous releases. It is imperative that customers upgrading from older releases follow the Special Procedure for Upgrading From Older Ketura Releases to Ketura 2009.1587 or Later.

Enhancements

  • Ketura now installs and works on Mac OS X 10.6.2 Snow Leopard. Supporting Snow Leopard required the built-in database engine used by Ketura to be changed, which in turn necessitates a special upgrade procedure when upgrading from old versions. I11188I11307I11325I11360I11365I11402I11406I11417I11418I10891I11278I11322I11343I11368I11376I11400I11282I11283I11279I11367

    Information The change in internal database engine (from Mckoi to Apache Derby) should not have too many user-visible side-effects, with the exception of the special upgrade procedure mentioned above. Araxis has undertaken considerable work to optimize the performance of Ketura with the new database engine, although the precise performance characteristics will inevitably be somewhat different. Please contact us if you perceive any problems.

    Information The Ketura server no longer supports Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger.

  • The default amount of memory reserved for Ketura has been increased from approximately 300 MB to 600 MB. Testing has shown that this better accommodates typical Ketura workgroup sizes. I11342

  • The 24 hour duration limit on work journal entries has been removed. This limit was intended to help keep customers from making unintended journal entries, but has proved overly-restrictive in some instances. I10884

  • The Sun Java Runtime Environment included with Ketura on Windows has been upgraded to the latest available version. This should eliminate certain benign security warnings given by some Windows-based security tools. I11182

Defects fixed

  • Attempting to create an issue on a specified milestone using the Web Service API now works. I11333
  • Negative times in excess of requirements are now never shown for user allocation calendars. I11395
  • The totals for filtered milestone issue lists are now correct. I11424
  • A user in a group group that has IssuesGeneralView/Modify permission but no IssuesStateModify permission is now able to modify the general details of an issue without an error occurring. I11422
  • The auto-filling of password fields by certain browsers (e.g. FireFox 3.5) has be suppressed for several pages where this would be inappropriate. I11391
  • The Help link on the Manage Issue Type page now works. I11408
  • A typographical error in the help and explanation text for the Purge Audit Trail page has been corrected. I11396
  • A typographical error in the Using Ketura to Manage Software Development topic has been fixed. I11378

Ketura 2009.1568 for OS X and Windows 8 September 2009

This release corrected several defects and provided compatibility with Apple’s Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 5. Araxis recommends that all customers upgrade to the latest version of Ketura.

Enhancements

  • Ketura is now tested and supported on Windows 7. I11274I11232
  • Ketura is now tested and supported on Mac OS X 10.5.8 Leopard. I11222I11232
  • Ketura is now tested and supported with Firefox 3.5 on Windows. I11160I11232

Defects fixed

  • Ketura now works on Mac OS X 10.5.8 Leopard with the Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 5 security update applied. This update caused Ketura to fail, necessitating this unplanned Ketura release. I11273I11286I11287
  • A user in a group that does not have the IssuesGeneralModify permission may now change the state of an issue without an error occurring. I11231
  • Issues in users’ pending lists are now sorted correctly. Previously, they could be shown in an incorrect order for up to an hour following certain changes to the system. I11240

Ketura 2009.1566 for OS X and Windows 1 July 2009

This release corrected a problem with date handling in the work journal. Araxis recommends that all customers upgrade to the latest version of Ketura.

Enhancements

  • Ketura is now tested and supported on Windows Vista SP2. I11153
  • The system requirements have been updated with the latest browser and operating system versions. I11154

Defects fixed

  • On Ketura systems running in the EDT timezone (and possibly some others), modifying the start date of an existing work journal entry would sometimes result in an error. This problem has been corrected. I11143

Ketura 2009.1564 for Windows 18 May 2009

This release corrected a problem with Ketura’s Subversion integration on Windows Vista and Windows 7 RC. Araxis recommends that all customers upgrade to the latest version of Ketura.

Defects fixed

  • Ketura now provides the SystemDrive environment variable when invoking the Subversion svn executable. This enables Ketura’s integration with Subversion to work under Windows Vista and Windows 7 RC. The environment variable was not required by svn under Windows XP, so Ketura was unaffected by this problem when running on Windows XP. The problem also did not affect Ketura for Mac OS X. I11018

Ketura 2009.1563 for OS X and Windows 25 March 2009

This release added a REST (web service) programming interface, enabling Ketura to be integrated with other systems. It also incorporated a number of other enhancements and fixes. Araxis recommends that all customers upgrade to the latest version of Ketura.

Enhancements

  • Ketura now has an easy-to-use REST (web service) API, enabling you to add issues programatically to Ketura, and also to query them. This means that it is now possible for Ketura to be integrated to a degree with other systems and existing infrastructure. See the Web Service API Reference for more information. I9336
  • Ketura is now supported when used with the final release of Internet Explorer 8. I10777
  • When using the built-in database engine, viewing a task’s Work journal is significantly faster than in the previous release. I10716
  • It is now possible to filter a user’s Work journal tab on the Manage User X page by project. This makes it easy to see a user’s logged activity on a particular project for any selected time period. I10741
  • To avoid confusion, Ketura now ignores very small scheduling differences (those of just a few seconds) when stating how much more work is required for a project on the Allocation calendar. I10696
  • Ketura now automatically queues the synchronization of new SCM systems as soon as they are added. I10636
  • Installation error messages on Windows now direct the user to the Araxis website support form, rather than the support email address. Using the support form is the recommended way to contact Araxis. I10666
  • The evaluation period for Ketura has been changed to be 30 days from the date of installation (or database initialization, whichever occurs later). I10761
  • Although it is expected to work for this release, Ketura’s support for Internet Explorer 6 is now deprecated. Please contact Araxis if dropping IE 6 support from future releases of Ketura would negatively affect you.
  • Ketura’s major version number has been changed to 2009, to reflect the year in which this release was made. I10702

Defects fixed

  • The milestone drop-down box now works correctly on the Act On Selected Issues page. I10752
  • A typographical error in the online help has been corrected. I10704
  • A typographical error in the product expiry notice has been fixed. I10838
  • When adding an administrator password during initial setup on Mac OS X, pressing the Enter key is now treated in the same way as pressing the OK button. I10686
  • The navigation trail on the Change Issue State form has been fixed, and the New state field label is now correctly capitalized. I10697
  • The Total row summary is now correct on the Manage Milestone page Issues tab. I10699
  • The database schema has been corrected to lengthen the tblIssuesAttachments.ContentType column length. I10705

Ketura 2008.1556 for OS X and Windows 24 December 2008

This release incorporated substantially improved documentation, enhanced usability and addressed a number of other issues. Araxis recommends that all customers upgrade to the latest version of Ketura.

Known issues

  • Under Mac OS X Leopard, the entry that Ketura adds to the Firewall tab of the Security item in System Preferences is listed as ‘java’, instead of ‘Araxis Ketura’.

Enhancements

  • There is now an entirely new Quick Start Guide (PDF), which you can download and, if you desire, print out. I9425
  • Two substantial new help articles have been written, Using Ketura to Manage Software Development and Integrating Ketura with Araxis Merge and SCM (Version Control) Systems. I9425
  • The help table of contents has been completely restructured to give it an easier to understand, linear flow. Many existing articles have been extensively improved. I9425.
  • The milestone Issue tab now warns you (and tells you why) if issues from that milestone will not be shown in users’ task lists. I10672
  • It is now possible to filter tasks in the Work journal entries for this issue section by date range on the issue Activity tab. I10632
  • Performance tuning has been undertaken to improve the performance of various Ketura pages. I10330
  • Issue topics have been relegated to the Global Issue Settings page to streamline the user interface. As part of this change, Ketura will now ask whether to create a related topic and workflow whenever a new project is created, rather than this being a global setting. I10527
  • The tab on the Add New Issue page has been renamed to New issue details. I10526
  • The ‘issue’ prefix when referring to issue topics, states, severities and types is no longer used in the interface and documentation when the context clearly indicates that an issue attribute is being discussed. I10528
  • Page tabs no longer have the same names as global tabs. I10553
  • Breadcrumb trails on issue and task pages no longer include the issue or task summary (just the id). I10586
  • Various other minor user interface changes have been made to improve usability and consistency. I10550I10556
  • The documentation concerning integration with Araxis Merge has been updated to mention that .keturacomparison files are now moved to trash once they have been opened in Merge. I10560
  • The definition of ‘Issue’ in the Ketura Tour has been updated to make it clear that an issue isn’t inherently negative. I10549
  • The handling of future work entries relating to data in the Activity and Allocation tabs of the Manage Project… page has been simplified. The corresponding Explain help has been updated accordingly. I10584
  • The labelling of Gantt chart bars has been improved to reduce clipping. I10510
  • Completed milestones and tasks are now shown with a line through them in the Favourites list. I10552

Defects fixed

  • Ketura on Mac OS X Leopard systems that have been upgraded from Tiger now behaves correctly when attempting to create a firewall entry. Previously, Ketura would fail to complete its post-install setup on some systems. I10660
  • The History section on printable issue pages is now formatted appropriately. I10600
  • Ketura now better handles the situation where you attempt to upgrade an older version of Ketura on Mac OS X and the existing normal database has a licence with expired support that does not permit you to use the version of Ketura you are trying to install. I10567I10627
  • The Add SCM System page now shows an error message when an incorrect executable is used and the settings are tested. I10689
  • Entering (just) the word ‘null’ into some text fields no longer results in errors. I10641
  • Benign warnings in the build process for the Windows NSIS setup have been fixed. This should not affect users in any way. I10568
  • The external link to ‘Microsoft SQL Server 2005 JDBC Driver website’ in the documentation has been updated. I10554
  • Changing the baseline date in the Manage Project… trends tab now returns you to the correct tab. I10655
  • The Manage Project… page’s help text has been corrected. I10612

Ketura 2008.1542 for OS X and Windows 22 October 2008

This release added major new functionality (including integration with Araxis Merge, Subversion and Perforce) and addressed a number of other issues. Araxis recommends that all customers upgrade to the latest version of Ketura.

Known issues

  • Under Mac OS X Leopard, the entry that Ketura adds to the Firewall tab of the Security item in System Preferences is listed as ‘java’, instead of ‘Araxis Ketura’.

Enhancements

  • Ketura can now integrate with Perforce, Subversion and the latest versions of Araxis Merge to provide flexible and comprehensive change management solutions. This makes Ketura considerably more useful for those who are already using Perforce or Subversion and opens up possibilities for users contemplating doing so.

    The SCM systems that Ketura monitors are configured on the SCM tab of the System AdministrationSystem Settings page within Ketura. Each configured system is periodically checked to associate changes (that is, a Perforce changelist or a Subversion repository revision) with individual Ketura issues and milestones.

    Associated changes can be viewed on the Activity tab of issue and milestone pages and, if you have a recent version of Araxis Merge, viewed in Araxis Merge. Links to the web front-ends P4Web (Perforce) and ViewVC (Subversion) are also provided, if desired.

    Ketura will associate a set of changes with an issue if the description in the SCM system contains the issue’s id as a distinct word (for example, ‘I1234’ or ‘I1234’, but not ‘AbcdI1234’). A single change set description can contain multiple issue ids, in which case Ketura will associate the change set with all of those issues and the milestones in which they appear. I9006I10383I10366I10372I10373I10374I10395I10371I10331I10376I10381I10385I10386I10391I10365

  • For task set tasks, it is now possible to set the assigned user to . This considerably extends the scope of workflow by making it possible for particular tasks in a task set to be assigned automatically to the user who causes the task set to be added to the issue (whether manually, or because the user has changed the issue state). I10026

  • When an issue changes state and unassigned tasks from a task set are added because of the configured workflow, a prompt will now appear (if the logged on user has appropriate permissions) to inform and/or enable the user to assign the unassigned tasks. It is possible to leave the tasks unassigned, if so desired. This considerably enhances the value of unassigned tasks in the task sets used to support workflow. I10124I10466I10483

  • A Your activity section has been added to the Overview tab of the Home Page. This shows how much work the user has undertaken on particular projects. It also shows how much time was allocated (by the project manager) to the user for particular projects, so users can easily tell whether they have been spending as much time as planned on particular projects. Depending on their permissions, users may also be able to see the cost of the work that they have undertaken. I9151I10271

  • An option has been added for each user to choose to have alerts automatically cleared from the user’s Alerts list if the alerts relate to issues that have moved into an inactive state. I10109I10302

  • The various drop-down lists of users are now separated into groups of active and inactive users. I9874

  • The New Entry button on users’ work journals will now apply any outstanding changes to the work journal as well as creating a new entry. This can streamline the process of manually entering an end time for an existing work journal entry and then creating a new entry. I9897

  • Multiple issues can now be rescheduled in a single operation using the new Reschedule issues section on the various Act On Issues pages. I10011

  • When changing the search text following a search for issues, the search results filters are no longer automatically reset when the modified search is performed. I9968

  • Ketura no longer relies on cookies to return a user to the relevant tab following a form submission. This makes Ketura considerably more usable from a browser in which cookies have been disabled, although it is still recommended that Ketura be used with cookies enabled. I10054I10361I10535I9881I10495

  • The delete confirmation page now appears when a task is deleted and work has been started on the task, even if no complete work journal entries exist for the task. I10230

  • The Clear All alerts button on the Home Page now displays a cautionary message when you click it. I10256

  • The task summary field has been extended to two lines, as for issue summaries. This allows for longer task summaries to be used conveniently. I10290

  • An optional description field has been added to tasks. I10291

  • A Mark As Complete button has been added to task pages and to the the Work journal tab on the Home Page. I10355

  • The About Ketura tab now uses the Ketura icon. I10396

  • The Windows version of Ketura now uses the new Ketura icon (instead of the old ‘K’ one). I10404

  • The default settings for Ketura’s Normal database have been improved to be more generally applicable to various types of organization. These new settings will be used for new databases and newly initialized databases. I10408

  • When moving issues between milestones using the Re-balance Milestones page, issue priorities are now preserved. I10454

  • The error message that appears when you try to use the Set End Date on a project’s Milestones tab with milestones that have an actual or expected end date of ‘Never’ has been improved. I10497

  • The date in the copyright message at the top of the Database Structure page has been updated. I10325

  • Various third-party libraries used by Ketura have been updated. I10461I9338

  • Improvements to the Ketura build process have been made. These should not affect users. I10334I9160

Defects fixed

  • The Ketura server will now work on a 32-bit only Intel Mac OS X machine with Apple’s latest Java system update applied. Changes in Apple’s policy meant that this update rendered the Ketura server inoperable on such machines. I10524
  • The various Act On Issues pages have been improved to no longer allow one or more issues to be moved into an disallowed state. I10245
  • It is now possible to update work values on the Tasks tab of an issue in the example database. I10364
  • Users who have had alerts notified to them may now be deleted from the database without all the alerts first being cleared. I10382
  • The Cost graphs now work when the currency symbol is configured to be more than one character. I10525
  • On the printable version of an issue page, a missing space has been added following the build number label. I10529
  • More detailed error messages have been provided for the Mac OS X installation package. I10180
  • More appropriate error messages have been provided for the Windows setup program when a non adminsitrator tries to uninstall Ketura. I9537
  • The history for a task on an issue no longer disappears when the task is deleted. I10277
  • The milestone alert ‘Alert me when: An issue is added or removed from the milestone’ has been rephrased. I10304
  • The error message that is displayed when an attempt is made to attach an empty file to an issue has been improved. I10307
  • An unnecessary file has been removed from the Windows Ketura distribution. I10311
  • Rebuilding the search index after modifying the Common words list now warns that all users will be logged out. I10312
  • Spurious audit trail entries are no longer created for work values when updating a task on the task page. I10329
  • The formatting of issue information (state, etc) on the Re-balance Milestones page has been made conistent with the other issue lists. I10362
  • Cautionary messages have been added to the Reset and Cancel buttons on the Re-balance Milestones page. I10363
  • The Re-balance Milestones page now works when moving issues from more than milestone. I10431
  • The Gantt chart on the Manage Project page now works when Microsoft SQL Server is being used for the Ketura database. I10380
  • The Total row on the Manage Users page allocation calendar table is now formatted correctly. I10453
  • Accessing certain pages when not logged on (and with automatic log on disabled) will now correctly direct users to the log on page, rather than displaying an error message. I9702I10463
  • Ketura is more intelligent about guessing its own URL when the host machine has network interfaces configured with link-local IPv6 addresses. I10494I10498
  • Several minor errors in the tutorials have been fixed. I10496
  • The breadcrumb trails on various subordinate pages accessible from the issue page have been corrected. I9485

Ketura 2008.1449 for OS X and Windows 3 June 2008

This release added major new functionality and significantly enhanced usability. Araxis recommends that all customers upgrade to the latest version of Ketura.

Known issues

  • Under Mac OS X Leopard, the entry that Ketura adds to the Firewall tab of the Security item in System Preferences is listed as ‘java’, instead of ‘Araxis Ketura’.

Enhancements

  • Ketura is now able to alert users when particular events of interest occur. Alerts can be viewed from the Alerts tab on the Home page. Some alerts, related to issues within a user’s task lists, can also be subscribed to from there. It is also possible to subscribe to alerts for particular issues and milestones using the relevant Alerts tabs. A per-user news feed of alerts is also provided, enabling alerts to be viewed from a news feed reader. I6664I10075I10096I10112I10133I10212I10171I10198I10081I9952I10062I10137I10074I10117I9403I10030I10080I10061I10200I10059I10241

    Users can choose to be alerted when:

    • Someone else causes a task to be added to, or removed from, their Pending list;
    • Someone else causes a task to be removed from their In progress list;
    • Someone else changes an issue in their In progress or Pending list;
    • An issue is added or removed from a milestone;
    • A milestone’s expected end date is more than a specified number of days after its desired end date;
    • A milestone’s planned end date is more than a specified number of days after its desired end date;
    • Someone else updates an issue;
    • An issue’s desired start date is not expected to be met by the planned schedule date;
    • An issue’s desired start date is not expected to be met by the expected schedule date.
  • The task lists and work journal on the Home page now provide convenient links for adding tasks and comments directly to an issue. I9601I9602I10197I10012I9858

  • An issue’s state can also now be changed quickly from the Home page. I9866

  • Issue history and comments are now shown on the Details tab of an issue, instead of on a separate tab as before. They are also formatted in a more attractive way. This makes it much less likely that someone will miss a comment when viewing an issue. I9817I10092I10097

  • A user’s favourite links are now shown in the sidebar, making them accessible from nearly every page. I9872I10022I10023I10032

  • The global Topics tab has been relocated to the Projects page. Its previous location gave it undue prominence and was confusing for some new users. I10013I10094

  • By default, an associated new issue topic and workflow is now created for each new project. This means that users new to Ketura do not need to understand issue topics or workflow to be able to make use of the system. I10014I10083

  • There is now a More detail/Less detail filter on the Issues tab of a milestone, and on the Issue topics tab of the Projects page. Hiding rarely used detail from these tabs makes them easier to work with. I10093

  • The maximum issue attachment file size limit has been increased from 5 MB to 10 MB. I9638

  • Issue lists, such as the milestone issue list and the related issue list on the issue page, are now formatted in a clearer way. I10101

  • The Print… capability that is available on an issue topic Issues tab and a milestone Issues tab is now also available for the Pending and In progress tabs on the Home page and for the In progress tasks, Pending tasks and Pending tasks tabs on Manage User pages. I9715

  • The Manage User and User Profile pages have been merged. It was somewhat confusing for people new to Ketura to have two separate pages to manage a particular user. I10045I10224

  • Deleting a milestone (or a project containing a milestone) that is the destination of some topic’s workflow now results in the user being prompted to adjust the workflow accordingly. This is intended to make it less likely for newly created issues to apparently ‘disappear’ because no workflow has been configured to add them to a particular milestone. I10015I10204I10227

  • A task’s page will now load more quickly. I9597

  • The milestones sidebar list on project pages now shows completed milestones struck-out. I9878

  • Mac OS X 10.5.3 is now officially supported. I9895

  • The default country list in new databases has been modified to reflect changes in the ISO 3166 country list. I9990

  • The Explain >> links within tab sections have been moved to the end of a section’s heading, rather than on a separate line. This reduces the amount of vertical screen space needed to view some tabs. I10079

  • The example database company name has been changed to ‘XYZ, Inc’. I9859

  • Email addresses in the example database have been changed to ‘@example.com’. I10113

  • The ‘Administration’ example project in the example database has been renamed to ‘General’. I10021I10126

  • In the various Act On issue and task pages, controls in the non-selected actions are now disabled. This makes the forms easier to understand and use. I9875

  • The issue link on the task page now takes one back to the Tasks tab of the issue page, not its Details tab. This behaviour should be more helpful in most scenarios. I9889

  • The ‘Scheduled for’ text in task lists on Home has been dropped to make the lists more compact. I10196

  • Any message written to the console (or system logs) by Ketura on Mac OS X is now prefixed with Ketura:. I9400

  • As well as its built-in database, Ketura now supports SQL Server 2005 databases instead of SQL Server 2000. I9925

  • The icon for the Ketura Manager utility under Mac OS X now has a 512x512 pixel version, used by the coverflow view in Leopard. I9545

  • The major version number of Ketura has been incremented to 2008, indicating the year in which this release has been made. I9877

  • Ketura now uses JRE 6 Update 6 on Windows. I9536

  • The way that current milestones are indicated within the database schema has been changed. This enhances the performance of certain database queries. I7999

  • Ketura has been updated to use the release version 1.7 of the Apache Batik library for drawing charts and graphs. I10020

  • Ketura now compresses CSS and JavaScript files for browsers that support compression. This should result in faster page loading for users who visit Ketura for the first time. I10150

  • Ketura will use Java 6 on Mac OS X when available. This should result in improved performance on 64-bit Intel machines. I9441

Defects fixed

  • Upgrading from earlier versions on Mac OS X has been made more robust. I9555
  • The error and information messages shown by the Ketura Manager on Mac OS X have been made more informative. I9554I9540
  • Ketura can now be installed successfully on Windows XP with Turkish regional settings. I10031
  • During installation on Mac OS X, temporary databases are no longer created in the Ketura Manager utility application bundle. I9225
  • The SQL Server help topic has been improved. I9826
  • When an issue state is changed in response to the form presented when the last task of an issue is marked as complete from the Home page, the workflow associated with the state change is now correctly applied. I9680
  • The audit trail now correctly reports changes of a user’s group or active status. I10234
  • The tooltip and help for the form to attach a file to an issue has been altered to make it better fit users of the Safari web browser. I10242
  • In certain circumstances, changing the For period filter on the Work journal tab resulted in the In Progress tab being shown. This has been corrected. I10041
  • In the Ketura Manager, the Cancel installation button has been removed as it was not serving any useful purpose. I9896
  • It is now possible to add attachments of an unknown type to an issue using Safari on Mac OS X. I9774
  • It is now possible to cancel the adding of an attachment that is too large to an issue when using Firefox. I9639
  • The message ‘Other users can acess Ketura at:’ is no longer displayed in the Ketura Manager under Mac OS X when the Ketura server is not running. I9912
  • Changes have been made to ensure that the Tomcat application server doesn’t reload the Ketura application when changes are made to web.xml. I9565
  • The support request link on the Licensing tab of the System Administration page now pre-populates the In relation to field correctly. I10174
  • Workarounds have been applied for various Internet Explorer 7 layout quirks. I9868I9869I10206
  • Checkboxes in the Allocation calendar projects list have been relocated from the first to the last column. This changed should alleviate a usability issue with that particular list. I10055
  • Ketura will now filter Unicode control characters from form field input. In certain specific circumstances with the previous release, unwanted control characters could be pasted into form fields, causing subsequent problems. I10156
  • On the Manage Users page, the Availability or Allocation calendar tab now remains the selected tab when the user is changed and the page refreshes. I10239
  • When changing the milestone to which new issues are added for an issue topic, the milestone name is now shown in the audit trail instead of the internal milestone id. I10185
  • The tooltip for the Never warning on the Users tab of Manage Project page is now formatted correctly. I9802
  • The Add Comment to Issue page now has the correct breadcrumb trail when the issue is not part of a project. I9692
  • Two columns in tblEvents in Ketura’s database schema have been changed from type character varying to national character varying. This makes them consistent with the rest of the Ketura database, which allows Unicode characters to be stored. I9927
  • Various non-user visible housekeeping issues have been resolved. I10179I9708I9534I10034I10210

Ketura 2007.1273 for OS X and Windows 26 October 2007

This was a production-quality release of Ketura 2007. Araxis recommends that all customers upgrade to the latest version of Ketura.

Known issues

  • Under Mac OS X Leopard build 9A559, the entry that Ketura adds to the Firewall tab of the Security item in System Preferences is listed as ‘java’, instead of ‘Araxis Ketura’.

Enhancements

  • Ketura now works on Mac OS X Leopard (previously, Tiger was the only supported Mac platform). At the time of writing, Ketura has been tested with the pre-release build 9A559 of Leopard, although the final production version is also expected to work. Mac OS X Tiger continues to be a supported platform. I9333I9468
  • The performance of many complex pages in Ketura has been considerably improved. For these pages, Ketura now only loads content for the tab that is currently visible. Content for other tabs is only loaded if the user visits them. I9150I9440
  • Background cache updating has been improved to reduce the frequency of messages indicating that the database is being exclusively accessed by another user. I9509
  • Text in square brackets after issue summaries in various issue lists now appears dimmed. I9332
  • Links to the documentation have been added to the Overview section of the Favourites tab on the Home Page. I9365
  • The New to Ketura link that appears on the Favourites tab of the Home Page when a user has no favourite items listed is now slightly more prominent. I9426
  • Ketura now uses the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 Update 2 on Windows, instead of the JRE 5 used previously. This has resulted in measurable performance improvements in some areas of the system. I9351
  • Ketura no longer attempts to serve huge Gantt charts (those with more than 500 rows), as they take excessive amounts of memory on the server to create. I9406
  • Several code libraries used by Ketura have been updated to the latest versions. I9349I9350
  • Various maintenance on the internal Ketura code base and build process has been performed. I9343I9359I9423I9340I9316I9329I9344I9311I9334I9339I9364I9367

Defects fixed

  • The Ketura setup package for Mac OS X will no longer allow Ketura to be installed on a machine that does not have JDK 1.5 or later present.
  • The summary of I1078 in the example database has been corrected to read ‘Audit should be performed’ instead of ‘Audit should be planned’. I9437
  • The behaviour of the Ketura server under Mac OS X when the machine is shutdown has been improved. I9398
  • A benign memory leak in the KeturaServiceWrapper process on Mac OS X has been fixed. I9399
  • Ketura’s charts and trends graphs now work even if cookies are disabled on a user’s web browser. I9486
  • The State field on an issue’s detail tab is now correctly marked as being required. I9341
  • A ‘Your changes have been applied’ message now appears when an issue is rescheduled using its Schedule tab. I9346
  • Attachment descriptions now have whitespace trimmed from the beginning and end before being stored in the database. I9387
  • In certain upgrade scenarios, when electing to install a new database, the normal database was selected by default. This has been fixed, so that the example database is now selected by default in such situations. I9389
  • When a user had only incomplete work entries on a project or milestone, the Work Done column of the Breakdown by issue table on the Activity tab of that project or milestone would show “ h” as the work done. This has been corrected. I9390
  • The Projects global navigation tab is now correctly highlighted when the navigation trail on an issue page is HomeProjects. I9411
  • The global navigation tab and navigation trail for a task page is now consistent with that of the issue to which it belongs. I9412
  • An error in the FAQ has been corrected. I9414
  • The task links in a work journal for a user with ‘View own tasks’ permission (but who does not have ‘View all tasks’ permission) are now active if those tasks are still assigned to that user. I9427
  • Plain-text multi-paragraph issue comments that happened to contain HTML elements are again now handled correctly. I9492
  • A typographical error in the definition of ‘Issue’ in the online help’s glossary has been corrected. I9434
  • It is no longer possible to submit the Report a New Issue page without choosing an issue topic. I9508

Ketura 2007.1208 for OS X and Windows 29 August 2007

This was a production-quality release of Ketura 2007. Araxis recommends that all customers upgrade to the latest version of Ketura.

Enhancements

  • Information about using Ketura for release and requirements management has been added to the Frequently Asked Questions page. I9325
  • Ketura for Windows has been updated to use the latest version of NSIS installer for its setup. I9265
  • The JRE provided with Ketura for Windows has been updated to JRE 5.0 Update 12. I9288
  • The Ketura application server (Apache Tomcat) has been updated to v6.0.14. I9159
  • The message that appears on Mac OS X when Ketura is preparing for first use has been improved. I9314

Defects fixed

  • Earlier releases incorrectly created the example database. This meant that modifications to the allocation calendar for pre-defined users in the example database did not work. The problem has been fixed, so that such modifications can now be made to new example databases. If you are upgrading from an earlier version of Ketura, and you keep your existing example database, the problem will still manifest itself for the pre-defined users in that database (but not for any additional users that you add). You can re-initialize your existing example database to resolve this problem. For information about the normal and example databases, and about re-initialization, please see The Example and Normal Databases. I9327
  • Under Safari, form Reset buttons now properly reset drop-down fields that started out as . I9326
  • On Windows, the icon in Add or Remove Programs is now the correct Ketura application icon. I9170

Ketura 2007.1203 for OS X and Windows 15 August 2007

This was a production-quality release of Ketura 2007. Araxis recommends that all customers upgrade to the latest version of Ketura.

Known issues

  • Modifications to the allocation calendar for pre-defined users in the example database are not successful. This does not affect any additional users that are created, nor does it affect users created in the normal database. For information about the normal and example databases, see The Example and Normal Databases. I9327

Enhancements

  • The warnings in the milestone issue list now expand when clicked, to give detailed information. Previously, the reason for the warning was only given in a tooltip to the warning icon. I8887
  • For issues that belong to a (non-alternative) project milestone, the navigation trail for the issue page is now ProjectsProject XMilestone YCurrent. This relates issues more closely to projects and milestones, rather than to topics as was previously the case. I9152
  • The list of countries on the System Settings page is now sorted by name by default.
  • The names of database backup files now include ExampleDb or NormalDb, as appropriate for the database that is currently selected database when the backup occurs.
  • The error message that appears when attempting to add a non-existing issue id as a related issue to another issue is now more appropriate. I9263
  • The help text for the Add Attachment to Issue IXXXX page has been made more relevant to users of Safari. I9267
  • Deleting audit trail events no longer also deletes issue history events for issues that still exist. I9251
  • The Ketura application server (Apache Tomcat) has been updated to a newer version. I9159

Defects fixed

  • The Ketura installation package now works on PowerPC Macs, in addition to Intel Macs. I9308
  • The ‘Do you really want to leave this page?’ warning that appears when leaving a page with unapplied changes now appears with Firefox and Safari, as well as with Internet Explorer. I9302

Ketura 2007.1185 for OS X and Windows 24 July 2007

This was a production-quality release of Ketura 2007. It is recommended that all customers upgrade to the latest version of Ketura.

Known issues

  • Modifications to the allocation calendar for pre-defined users in the example database are not successful. This does not affect any additional users that are created, nor does it affect users created in the normal database. For information about the normal and example databases, see The Example and Normal Databases. I9327

Defects fixed

  • Re-initializing the example database more than once, without restarting Ketura in between, no longer fails. I9279

Ketura 2007.1182 for OS X and Windows 20 July 2007

This was the first production-quality release of Ketura 2007. It is recommended that all customers upgrade to the latest version of Ketura.

Enhancements

  • Ketura may now be installed on Mac OS X computers, in addition to Windows PCs. Windows clients can connect to Mac OS X servers, and vice-versa. I8485I9240I9244I9248I9043I8379I8941I8942I8983I9007I9008I9012I9058I9169I8944I9009I9010
  • The example and normal databases now co-exist on a single Ketura installation, and it is possible to switch between them from within the Ketura application. The databases can also be reinitialized to reset them back to their initial post-install state. See The Example and Normal Databases for more information. I8922
  • Workflow configuration is now completely separate from topic configuration. This should make workflow easier to understand, and has simplified topic management. Workflow is now configured via the system configuration Manage Workflow and Task Sets link. I9145
  • The Report a New Issue page now indicates the milestone (if any) to which the issue is going to be added. I9132
  • An interactive block diagram showing how Ketura works has been added to the Favourites tab on the Home Page. I9148I9217
  • Using the Add Issue… button on milestone issue lists, a new issue can now be created and added to a specific milestone in single step. I9147
  • The Schedule tab on issue pages has been simplified. I9146
  • Loading the Home Page is now considerably faster. I9163I9149
  • Theoretical performance on multi-core processor machines has been improved slightly. I8945I9162
  • Graphs and charts are now drawn more quickly. I8217
  • The URL used to access a Ketura server has been shortened. See Logging on to Ketura Using a Web Browser for more information. I8921I9013I8990
  • The cosmetic appearance of Ketura has been redesigned to improve usability. I8947I8876I8986I9042I9185I9228
  • The system title (shown at the top left of every page) for the example database is now prefixed by Example Database:, to make it clear when the example database is being used. I8965
  • When marking the last active task on an issue as complete, a page now appears asking whether the issue state should be changed. I8684
  • The first milestone in a project is now automatically set to be current if the project is active, and default milestones are added automatically to new projects. I8791
  • It is now possible to perform an advanced search without specifying any search text. This makes it easy to find all issues matching a specific Reported in or Fixed in setting. I8745
  • Various improvements have been made to the documentation. I8645I8678I8697I9153I9218I9179I8891
  • Topics on Issue Topics page are now sorted alphabetically by name. I8690
  • Recent pages links to milestones now also include project names. I8691I9242
  • Milestones shown in the Favourites tab now also mention the project name. I9123
  • Issue task lists can now be filtered by whether or not the tasks are complete. I8700
  • It is now possible to search for words surround by parenthesis and other punctuation without including the punctuation in the search text. I8795
  • Some of the Windows Setup messages have been reworded for clarity. I8815
  • The message ‘It is not possible to update a work journal lock because the date is in the future’ has been reworded for clarity. I8685
  • Newly created projects are now active by default. I9041
  • When a new issue state is created, existing topic workflow is no longer updated to allow transition to that state. I9045
  • Error page titles now use sentence capitalization. I9056
  • It is now possible to add Manage User XYZ pages to the Favourites list. I9124
  • The About Ketura tab on the System Administration page now endeavours to suggest a URL for other users to use to access the server. I9134
  • The icon shown in web browser address bars for Ketura pages has been redesigned to make it more meaningful and to reduce its file size. I9167
  • The error message ‘Sorry, the database backup file could not be accessed’ now suggests a suitable location to put the backup files. I9168
  • The Favourites tab on the Home Page now has a link to the Audit Trail. I9177
  • The help for pending/in progress task lists now explains ordering between projects. I9210
  • The name of the default state for new issues is now ‘New’, not ‘Open’. I9234
  • A link to the support form on the Araxis website has been added to the About Ketura tab on the System Administration page. This link pre-populates the support form with the Ketura product and version information. I8788
  • The session timeout for logged-on users has been increased from 3 to 24 hours. This means that you can leave a web browser open unattended for longer without having to log on again, and without the recent pages list being reset. I9222
  • The glossary entries for XML and CSV now discuss table filtering more accurately. I8971
  • The Add New Contact page drop down list of contact types is now in alphabetical order. I8495
  • Tomcat logging has been enabled on the Windows platform. I8543
  • The product major version number has been changed to 2007 and copyright notices updated accordingly. I8886

Defects fixed

  • The task and issue links in the audit trail now work. I8954
  • Database backups now work, even if database text fields contain the ASCII SOH character (code 0x01). These characters are also now filtered if entered into Ketura. I8973
  • The row labels in the Licence details table on Licensing tab of System Administration have been corrected. I8830
  • All the milestones of a project are now listed in the sidebar of Manage Milestone pages, not just the first 15 (or whatever number has been set on the Rows per table page setting on the Preferences tab of the user’s Personal Profile). I9268
  • The ‘Sorry, the Requested Item No Longer Exists’ error no longer occurs inappropriately when changing a task id in the work journal on a user’s home page. I9032
  • The Baseline Start Date on project and milestone Details tabs is now correct. I8840I9174I8972
  • The label of the Reported in field on the Advanced Search page has been corrected to be consistent with the label on issue pages. I8980
  • The message indicating that changes have not been applied is no longer shown inappropriately when navigating away from an unchanged milestone page. I9034
  • Ketura no longer shows a ‘licence is badly formatted’ error when a customer attempts to install certain valid Ketura licence files. I9035
  • Attempting to delete a work journal entry from a user’s own work journal never now returns ErrorCode -11000 (item no longer exists) when the task clearly exists. I8750
  • Activity by Project tab on Manage User page no longer shows duplicate lines. I8801
  • The Select column in the Search for related issues to add and Advanced search for issues results tables are now on the right hand side. I8496
  • Project and milestone snapshots are now scheduled using the local system timezone instead of GMT+0. I8505
  • The unused files War/Users/UserListRecordsetContents.xml and War/Users/WorkJournalFormFieldsFragments.xml have been removed. I8574
  • The UserId column on the issue history tab has been renamed User Id. I8682
  • The button to add contacts to an issue is now called Add rather than Apply. I8727
  • It is now possible to restore a Ketura database backup to a Microsoft SQL Server database. I8845
  • Charts and graphs of projects and milestones that have & and < in their names may now be viewed. I8928
  • A month may now be selected in the availability calendar, even when the whole month has been set to exceptional working hours. I8985
  • The work journal now works correctly over midnight when daylight savings time is in effect. I8998
  • The printable page for a project no longer attempts to draw the allocation graph if no user is selected on the Allocation tab of the associated Manage Project page.I9046
  • The help for Subtopics/versions tab of Configure Issue Topic is no longer misleading. I9061
  • Date fields now work correctly when Ketura is installed on an operating system using a language other than English. I9140
  • A missing space in the help for the Group configuration page has been added. I9154
  • Duplicate tasks no longer appear in the Favourites task list if an issue belongs to more than one project. I9223
  • The web browser now opens if requested at the end of the re-installation process following an uninstallation on Windows. I9252
  • The width of the Description field on the Add New Subtopic/version to Issue Topic page is no longer inappropriately narrow. I8885
  • The question ‘What is the licence file that is provided when I purchase Ketura? How do I use it?’ in the FAQ has been corrected. I8829
  • On Safari, when input focus is on an issue summary, pressing Return now causes the form to be submitted. I8548
  • The JavaScript for the calendar pop-up has been re-written and simplified. I9214

Ketura 2006.983 for OS X and Windows 17 November 2006

This was a production-quality release of Ketura 2006. It is recommended that all customers upgrade to the latest version of Ketura.

Enhancements

  • Internet Explorer 7 is now fully supported for accessing Ketura. Due to a number of quirks in IE7, the previous version of Ketura did not work properly with it. I8504I8511I8512I8640I8641I8643
  • Firefox 2 is now fully supported for accessing Ketura. In the previous version of Ketura, the tabs on the project management page would wrap onto two lines, even if the window was wide enough to accommodate them in a single row. I8644
  • Ketura has been internationalized. This has been the main focus for this release, and means that it is now possible for Ketura to be translated into other languages. A translation kit is available from Araxis for partners interested in undertaking such translations. I8488
  • The Explain >> help links now dynamically fetch help text from the Ketura server when they are clicked. Although undertaken as part of the internationalization work, this change has the side-effect of reducing the size of Ketura pages, which should improve performance slightly. I8488
  • The XML data in Ketura backup files is now arranged in order of ascending primary key. Previously, the ordering was undefined. This change should make it slightly easier for third-party utilities wishing to work with Ketura backup files. I8430
  • When the Setup program launches Ketura following installation, the Ketura log on page will now be pre-populated with the ‘admin’ user id. This is a helpful reminder of the default administrator account user id for new users. I8508
  • Ketura can now be used even if cookies have been disabled in your web browser. Previously, Ketura required cookies to be enabled. Note that the tab selected on each page will not be remembered if cookies are disabled. I8538I8540I8650I8660I8661I8662
  • The product overview page has been re-written. I8489

Defects fixed

  • Our testing uncovered rare situations (unlikely to be encountered in a real project) whereby an inappropriate schedule slack warning was displayed for a project milestone. This has been fixed. I8655
  • When using Internet Explorer, a Sorry, Your Browser Does not Appear to Have JavaScript Enabled message was sometimes shown inappropriately after clicking Reset on a form and then submitting it. This has been corrected. I8623
  • In the example database, the number of public holidays in the Non-working time tab on the Manage Users page was incorrect. This has been addressed. Note that this problem only affected the example database, not customer databases. I8483
  • Some unused forms and code have been removed. This change should not affect users. I7939I8376
  • The title of the error page that is shown when another user has made conflicting changes to the database has been corrected. I8674
  • The capitalization of the heading of the Act on Selected Issues page has now been corrected. I8493
  • For consistency, the second field on the Manage Issue Type X page has been changed to Description. I8494
  • The issue history table no longer purports to offer the ability to sort by Description. The ability to sort by user id has been fixed. I8522

Ketura 2006.875 for OS X and Windows 13 July 2006

This was an earlier production-quality release of Ketura 2006.

Enhancements

  • An example database (instead of an empty, default, database) can now be chosen during setup. The example database illustrates a number of Ketura concepts applied to a fictional company, XYZ Accountancy, Inc. The evaluation database is recommended for those evaluating Ketura, or wishing to learn about it. I8407
  • The tutorials have been completed, as has the rest of the online help. I6739
  • The Ketura Setup program now automatically adjusts the Windows firewall settings to allow users from the local network to access the Ketura server. For more information about this, see Configuring your computer’s firewall under How to Install a Ketura Server. I8404
  • The way that the allocation calendar rounds work has been adjusted to improve usability. Additional work required is now rounded up, while excess work is rounded down. I8421
  • This release incorporates a 45-day evaluation licence (which can, of course, be replaced by a non-expiring licence that you have purchased). The earlier previews incorporated licences that expired upon particular dates. I8421
  • A few unnecessary XSLT files have been excluded from the release. I8450
  • The messages identifying Ketura as a preview have been removed. I8452
  • The description of the Ketura Windows service has been improved. I8455
  • The amount of information written by Ketura to its stdout log has been significantly reduced. I8457I8458I8459
  • A Job Title column has been added to the Users tab of the Manage Users page. I8442
  • The default database now has an additional contact type ‘Contractor’. The descriptions of some of the other contact types have also been improved. I8460
  • ‘Start together’ information notices on the Milestones tab of Manage Project pages are no longer shown for completed milestones. These notices are only useful for incomplete milestones. I8424
  • The Reported in and Fixed in drop-down list boxes on issue pages now have their contents listed in alphabetical order. I8444
  • The audit trail now displays the user id used for failed log on attempts. I8447

Defects fixed

  • Ketura will no longer fail to make a snapshot for the current day (used for trend graphs) if it is restarted after 12 noon. This problem led to gaps appearing in the trend graphs. I8412
  • The End Date Variance column on the Milestone tab of the Manage Project page now shows ‘n/a’ when the Actual or Expected End Date is shown as ‘Never’ due to milestone slack. I8431
  • Under certain very specific circumstances, ‘n/a’ was shown inappropriately in various places for actual/expected start and end dates. This was due to an error in the formal specification for the Ketura scheduler. The specification has now been adjusted and the implementation updated accordingly. I8453
  • In the unlikely event that only a few seconds additional allocation is required for a project, the allocation calendar will no longer claim ‘0h more required’. This was caused by a rounding problem. I8418
  • The Task page of a task belonging to a task set now has the global System navigation tab highlighted, not the global Topics tab. I8428
  • The Add Tasks From Task Set drop-down on Act on Issues page now shows all task sets. I8439.
  • The contents of the Variance column on the Issue Topics page will no longer be wrapped inappropriately. I8440
  • Ketura no longer warns about desired start/end dates that are not expected to be met for issues that are in an inactive state. I8441
  • It is no longer possible for an issue whose topic is changed to end up in a state prohibited by the new topic’s workflow. I8446
  • If the first issue of the first milestone of a project has work remaining for a user or users who do not have any allocation to the project from now onwards, and if no work has yet been undertaken on the issue, Ketura will no no longer inappropriately claim a scheduled start date for the issue. I8448
  • It is now possible to create a new contact even if there are no contact types configured other than ‘Users’. I8454
  • Ketura now provides a helpful error page when presented with a URL containing a context path that it doesn’t understand. Previously, it simply did not respond, which was potentially confusing. I8461
  • The add issue and add task set pages now show an appropriate warning if the installed licence has been withdrawn. I8462
  • Fewer files are now left behind when uninstalling Ketura. I8470
  • The HTTP content disposition header for Gantt chart and trend graph images has been corrected. I8473
  • The padlock image that appears in table columns when you do not have permission to view cost information now has a tooltip. I8474
  • When showing the Add Comment page automatically following a state change, the Comment details tab is now forcibly selected. I8476
  • The Add Task page now has a sidebar. I8480
  • The Variance column of Activity by project tab on Your Activity Analysis page no longer wraps inappropriately. I8481
  • The Add New Task Set page now has a sidebar. I8482
  • A more appropriate error is given when attempting to create a task set when the installed licence has expired. I8426

Ketura 2006.829 for OS X and Windows 31 May 2006

This was the fourth Ketura preview release.

Known issues

  • Warning This is a preview release and not a final product, released so that (potential) users can evaluate the product and report their experiences with it. It is best suited to those used to trying out pre-release software. This preview has not been subject to as much testing as we would require of a full product release. It is therefore supplied AS-IS and with NO WARRANTY, and use is at your own risk. Please use the support form if you encounter problems.
  • This preview will expire on 14 July 2006, by when a newer version will have been made available.
  • The documentation and tutorials are incomplete. This might cause confusion for some users. The documentation on this website is likely to be more up-to-date than that in the preview. I6739
  • The example database, which accompanies the tutorials, has not yet been made available. I4190
  • The product has not been subject to as much testing as a full production-quality release. Please use the support form if you encounter any problems or have any questions.

Enhancements

  • The naming of duplicated inactive projects has been adjusted to avoid confusion. I8380
  • It is now possible to choose whether to show costs to 0 or 2 decimal places. I8369
  • Database query performance has been improved in some circumstances. I8387

Defects fixed

  • It is no longer possible to delete the Users contact type, which is the default type for the contact added automatically when a user account is created. I8377
  • Setup has been enhanced so that only one copy can run at a time. I8381
  • Pressing the Backup Now button more than once no longer results in an error. I8382
  • It is no longer possible to set the same abbreviation for more than one time unit. I8384
  • Permissions for the built-in Administrators group can no longer be unchecked. I8385
  • Entering more than 2 MB of text into the Description no longer results in an ‘unexpected problem’ error. I8386
  • The global navigation tabs are now visible on the Add New Contact page. I8391
  • Users no longer receive a ‘Requested Action Could not be Understood’ error message when submitting a form while the Ketura application is suspended. I8393
  • The XML link on the Activity by project tab of the Your Activity Analysis page now works. I8401
  • Ketura will automatically add a .zip extension if necessary to a database specified in the Restore from field of the Restore database tab on the Database Backup and Restore page. I8403
  • User names entered into the log on page are no longer case-sensitive. I8406
  • Hourly costs are now rounded correctly when entered. I8408

Ketura 2006.790 for OS X and Windows 13 April 2006

This was the third Ketura preview release. It fixed a number of problems in the second preview that were discovered during internal testing and incorporates some minor enhancements.

Known issues

  • Warning This is a preview release and not a final product, released so that (potential) users can evaluate the product and report their experiences with it. It is best suited to those used to trying out pre-release software. This preview has not been subject to as much testing as we would require of a full product release. It is therefore supplied AS-IS and with NO WARRANTY, and use is at your own risk. Please use the support form if you encounter problems.
  • This preview will expire on 1 June 2006, by when a newer version will have been made available.
  • The documentation is incomplete, and the tutorials has yet been written. This might cause confusion for some users. The documentation on this website is likely to be more up-to-date than that in the preview. I6739
  • The product is not yet of production quality. Please use the support form if you encounter any other problems.

Enhancements

  • The licence expiry warning has been moved from the Favourites tab on the Home Page to the sidebar of that page, where it will be more prominent. I8354
  • A utility has been included to enable the amount of memory used by the Ketura service on Windows to be changed (ServiceAdmin.cmd, located in the Ketura installation folder). It is recommended that this be used only under the direction of Araxis support staff. I8283
  • A New Issue link has been added to the contact management page. I8307
  • Event types in the audit trail are now grouped by category. I8346
  • The mechanism for changing a user’s passwords has been redesigned to avoid the possibility of confusion. I8365
  • A specific error message has been introduced to handle the entry of invalid email addresses into email address fields. Before, a generic message was displayed. I8344
  • The error message shown in the rare situation when a user attempts to set the current milestone of a project to a milestone that no longer exists (because it has been deleted by another user) has been improved. I8364

Defects fixed

  • The Option key is now supported on the Macintosh to enable multiple dates to be selected on allocation and availability calendars. The Control key, supported for this operation under Windows, did not work with Safari on Mac OS X. I8374
  • The list of projects on the allocation calendar is now sorted alphabetically, for consistency with other project lists in the product. I8372
  • Changes have been made to fix an intermittently-failing unit test. This problem might have (rarely) manifested itself to users as a Concurrent Serializable Transaction Conflict internal error. I8314]
  • The work journal has been fixed so that, when reducing the duration of a work journal entry relating to a task on an inactive issue, time is no longer added back to the work remaining for the task. This problem could result in inactive tasks having work remaining, which should not be possible. I8336
  • A problem in the distribution of time on the allocation calendar has been fixed. I8373
  • The Report a New Issue page now hides or shows the Reported in field, as configured for the selected issue topic. I8378
  • The thread stack size used by Ketura has been increased in an effort to eliminate stack overflow exceptions when performing some operations on projects with very large milestones (>1000 issues). I8368
  • The Ketura service now shows in the Windows Task Manager as ketura.exe, not tomcat.exe. I8283
  • Significant precautionary changes have been made to the Ketura Setup program to eliminate the possibility of various problems. I8283
  • A better error message is now shown when an attempt is made to update an allocation calendar for a user that no longer exists. I8282
  • Values displayed in the Works field on the availability calendar are now rounded more appropriately. I8279
  • The rounding of work in excess of requirements shown on the allocation calendar is now more appropriate. I8311
  • The Description entry field on the Add New Contact Type page now has an appropriate restriction on the number of characters than may be entered. I8308
  • The How to purchase Ketura link on the Licensing tab of the System Administration page, and also on the Report a New Issue page, now refers to the correct location on the Araxis website. I8317
  • An intermittent hang occurring during a unit test run against SQL Server was fixed. I8318
  • The hourly cost field on the Cost tab of Personal Profile now responds sensibly when out-of-range values are submitted. I8319
  • The Common words tab on the Maintain Lists page now correctly enforces the maximum allowable word length. I8323
  • A better error message is now shown when an attempt is made to add an issue as being related to itself. I8324
  • Inactive issues in advanced search results now have their ids crossed out. I8325
  • The View as XML link for work journals no longer outputs costs when the viewing user does not have permission to view cost information. I8327
  • The security note text on Group page Permissions tab will now properly display when viewed with Internet Explorer. I8330
  • Users are now able to view tasks assigned to them if they have the appropriate permission. I8338
  • The notice stating that short words were ignored on the search results page is now correct, even when those short words contain * or ? characters. I8339
  • The Add Tasks From Task Set column of the Configure Workflow for Issues of Topic page now shows the correct issues state and task set associations, even when a user does not have permission to view tasks. I8341
  • A (benign) exception is no longer output to the Ketura log when applying changes to a contact’s details. I8343
  • The navigation trail on the Add New Group page has been corrected. I8349
  • A security vulnerability relating to the injection of SQL via a URL has been addressed. Given that Ketura is not intended for deployment in untrusted environments, this is a precautionary measure. I8357
  • The Activity by project tab on the Your Activity Analysis and Mange User pages now shows time allocated to a project for a particular period, and the variance, even if no work has been done on that project in that period. I8358
  • It is no longer possible for a user without permission to view user information to construct a URL that results in user email addresses to be divulged. I8362
  • A JavaScript error that occurred when attempting to add a new issue to a system with an expired licence has been eliminated. I8366

Ketura 2006.742 for OS X and Windows 14 February 2006

This was the second Ketura preview release. It fixed a number of problems in the first preview.

Known issues

  • Warning This is a preview release and not a final product. It has not yet been subject to as much testing as we would require of a full product release. It is supplied AS-IS and with NO WARRANTY. Use is at your own risk. Please use the support form if you encounter problems.
  • This preview will expire on 15 April 2006, by when a newer version will have been made available.
  • The documentation is incomplete, and none of the tutorials have yet been written. This might cause confusion for some users. The documentation on this website is likely to be more up-to-date than that in the preview. I6739

Enhancements

  • A warning triangle will now be shown next to any cost (such as those in the costs table on project and milestone Detail tabs) that has been calculated while ignoring unassigned tasks. I8286

Defects fixed

  • The Email All button on the Related contacts table of issue pages now works, even if the issue’s summary contains characters that are not URL-legal. I8289
  • Allocating a user’s time using an Allocation calendar to a selected period that includes days on which the user has no availability will now work. I8303
  • If the timezone of the Ketura server is set to something other than GMT+0, a Sorry, the another user has made changes to the data on the page that you submitted error will no longer be shown if an attempt is made to modify the contents of a project’s General tab. I8309
  • The tooltips for the links to save a table as XML or CSV are no longer misleading. I8292
  • Entering only one or more spaces as the summary of an issue now results in a more informative error message. I8294

Ketura 2006.734 for OS X and Windows 6 February 2006

This was the first public preview release of Ketura 2006.

Known issues

  • Warning This is a preview release and not a final product. It has not yet been subject to as much testing as we would require of a full product release. It is supplied AS-IS and with NO WARRANTY. Use is at your own risk. Please use the support form if you encounter problems.
  • This preview will expire on 15 April 2006, by when a newer version will have been made available.
  • The documentation is incomplete, and none of the tutorials has yet been written. This might cause confusion for some users. The documentation on this website is likely to be more up-to-date than that in the preview. I6739
  • The Email All button on the Related contacts table of issue pages does not work if the issue’s summary contains characters that are not URL-legal. I8289
  • Allocating a user’s time using an Allocation calendar to a selected period that includes days on which the user has no availability sometimes doesn’t work. I8303
  • If the timezone of the Ketura server is set to something other than GMT+0, a Sorry, the another user has made changes to the data on the page that you submitted error is shown if an attempt is made to modify the contents of a project’s General tab. I8309
  • The product is not yet of production quality. Please use the support form if you encounter any other problems.