Borland® CaliberRM® 2006 Release Notes

Last updated: December 12, 2006

This readme describes the system requirements/prerequisites and software compatibility requirements for this release of CaliberRM. For the latest version of this document, go to the Borland Documentation Web site at http://info.borland.com/techpubs/caliber_rm/. We strongly recommend you download the Web readme as it contains updated Known Issues and Limitations for each component.

This document is available in German, French and Japanese at the root of the CD: Readme_de.html, Readme_fr.html and Readme_ja.html. You can find the documentation translated into German, French and Japanese in the following folders on the installation CD: documentation\de, documentation\fr, and documentation\ja.

For an overview of the new features in this release, see the What's New topic in the online Help or visit the CaliberRM FAQ at http://www.borland.com/us/products/caliber/index.html.

In addition to the online help, the documentation is delivered in Adobe’s Portable Document Format (.pdf), and can be viewed with version 4.0 or later of Adobe’s free Acrobat Reader. You can download the latest version of the Acrobat Reader from Adobe’s web site at http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2_allversions.html.

Note that the CaliberRM SDK Programmer’s Guide and the CaliberRM Tutorial are not included in the release media but are available for download from the Borland Documentation Web site mentioned above.

 

Contents
CaliberRM Server CaliberRM for Microsoft Visual Studio 2003
CaliberRM Windows Client CaliberRM Web
CaliberRM for Eclipse Software Compatibility
CaliberRM for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Getting Help
CaliberRM for Visual Studio Team System  

CaliberRM Server

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System Requirements/Prerequisites Known Issues
Installation and Upgrade Instructions Limitations

System Requirements/Prerequisites

System Area Requirement
Platforms

Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition (SP1, 32-bit version)

Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition (SP1, 32-bit version)

Windows 2000 Server (SP4) or Windows 2000 Advanced Server (SP4)

Processor

300 MHz Pentium II (minimum), 500 MHz Pentium III or higher (recommended)

RAM

512 MB (minimum), 1 GB or higher (recommended)

Hard disk space

1 GB (minimum), 30 GB or higher (recommended). Existing customers must have at least 2.5 times their current database size prior to upgrading.

Note: The amount will vary depending on your use of the product.

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Installation and Upgrade Instructions

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Known Issues

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Limitations

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CaliberRM Windows Client

You can run the client on the same machine as the server or on a different machine.

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System Requirements/Prerequisites Known Issues
Installation and Upgrade Instructions Limitations

System Requirements/Prerequisites

System Area Requirement
Platforms

Windows 2003 (SP1, 32-bit version only)

Windows 2000 Professional (SP4)

Windows XP Professional (SP2) workstation

Processor

200 MHz Pentium II (minimum), 500 MHz Pentium II or higher (recommended)

RAM

128 MB (minimum)

256 MB or higher (recommended)

Hard disk space

100 MB

Localization: The CaliberRM Windows client is available in English, Japanese, French and German. Only one of the supported languages can be installed, and it should be installed on the matching operating system. However, English can be installed on non-English operating systems.

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Installation and Upgrade Instructions

See the Installation Guide for details. Note that there are separate instructions to install the client on a different machine than the server.

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Known Issues

Localization

Documentation

Workaround:
1. Open Internet Explorer.
2. Select Tools >Internet Options.
3. Select the Advanced tab.
4. Scroll down to the Security options.
5. Select the option to Allow active content to run in files on My Computer.

To create traces to or from SilkCentral Test Manager test definitions

  1. Click the SilkCentral tab.
  2. Select SilkCentral front-end server. CaliberRM connects to the front-end server.

Note: When you access SilkCentral front-end server for the first time, the Configuration dialog box appears. Specify a valid user name and password to access the front-end server. These credentials are also used if you (windows user) want to run a Datamart report in silent mode.

  1. Select a SilkCentral project.
  2. Select an item (test definition) in the tree and click the Trace From or Trace To button on the toolbar.

Note: Traces can only be created to Test Definitions. Traces to Test Containers and Test Folders are not supported.

  1. Click the Save button to save the trace.

Windows Client

Document Factory

Datamart

Borland Search

RM Import

Estimate Professional

StarTeam integration

Mercury Quality Center integration

SilkCentral Test Manager integration

SCM integration

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Limitations

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CaliberRM for Eclipse

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System Requirements/Prerequisites Known Issues
Installation Instructions Limitations

System Requirements/Prerequisites

System Area Requirement
Platforms

Windows XP (Eclipse 3.2 Windows environment)
 See http://www.eclipse.org/eclipse/development/readme_eclipse_3.2.html#TargetOperatingEnvironments

Software

Eclipse 3.2 downloadable from Eclipse.org

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Installation Instructions

See the Installation Guide for details.

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Known Issues

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Limitations

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CaliberRM for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005

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System Requirements/Prerequisites Known Issues 
Installation Instructions Limitations 

System Requirements/Prerequisites

System Area Requirement
Platforms

Microsoft® Windows® 2000 with Service Pack 4
Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 2

Software

Microsoft Visual Studio 2005  - http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/products/vspro/details/default.aspx

Localization: CaliberRM for Visual Studio 2005 is available in English and Japanese. Only one of the supported languages can be installed, and it should be installed on the matching operating system.

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Installation Instructions

See the Installation Guide for details.

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Known Issues

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Limitations

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CaliberRM for Microsoft Visual Studio Team System

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System Requirements/Prerequisites Known Issues
Installation and Upgrade Instructions Limitations

System Requirements/Prerequisites

CaliberRM for Microsoft Team Foundation Server
System Area Requirement
Platforms

Refer to the Visual Studio Team Foundation Installation Guide available for download at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=E54BF6FF-026B-43A4-ADE4-A690388F310E&displaylang=en

Processor

Refer to Microsoft system requirements at http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/products/vsts/tfs/details/default.aspx

RAM

Refer to Microsoft system requirements at http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/products/vsts/tfs/details/default.aspx

Hard disk space

16 MB

Software

Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server

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CaliberRM client for Microsoft Visual Studio Team System
System Area Requirement
Platforms

Refer to Microsoft system requirements at: http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/support/readme/default.aspx

Processor

Refer to Microsoft system requirements at:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/products/vsts/dev/details/default.aspx for Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Developers

http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/products/vsts/arch/details/default.aspx for Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Architects

http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/products/vsts/test/details/default.aspx for Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Testers

RAM

Refer to Microsoft system requirements at:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/products/vsts/dev/details/default.aspx for Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Developers

http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/products/vsts/arch/details/default.aspx for Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Architects

http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/products/vsts/test/details/default.aspx for Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Testers

Hard disk space

64 MB

Software

One of the following Microsoft Visual Studio Team System family products:

Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Developers and Team Explorer*

Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Architects and Team Explorer*

Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Testers and Team Explorer*

Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite

You can install Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Explorer from the Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server disk. For more information on Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, refer to http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/teamsystem/products/tfs/default.aspx.

Localization: CaliberRM for Microsoft Visual Studio Team System is available in English and Japanese. Only one of the supported languages can be installed, and it should be installed on the matching operating system.

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Installation and Upgrade Instructions

See the Installation Guide for details. Your Visual Studio Team System administrator must install CaliberRM for Team Foundation Server once on the machine hosting Team Foundation Server, prior to installing the CaliberRM Client for Visual Studio Team System. The CaliberRM client for Microsoft Visual Studio Team System component must be installed by each Visual Studio Team System end user (architect, developer, tester) to access CaliberRM requirements from within Visual Studio and establish traceability between requirements and Visual Studio Team System work items and tests from Visual Studio.

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Known Issues

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Limitations

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CaliberRM for Microsoft Visual Studio 2003

Contents
System Requirements/Prerequisites Known Issues 
Installation and Upgrade Instructions Limitations 

System Requirements/Prerequisites

Recommended system requirements for Visual Studio 2003.

Localization: CaliberRM for Microsoft Visual Studio 2003 is available in English.

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Installation and Upgrade Instructions

See the Installation Guide for details.

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Known Issues

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CaliberRM Web

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System Requirements/Prerequisites Known Issues 
Installation and Upgrade Instructions Limitations 

System Requirements/Prerequisites

Review  the recommended Apache or IIS system requirements.
System Area Requirement
Web server

Apache or IIS (Apache is provided)

Client browser

Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1

Localization: CaliberRM Web is available in English.

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Installation and Upgrade Instructions

See the Installation Guide for details.

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Known Issues

Workaround:
1. Open Internet Explorer.
2. Select Tools >Internet Options.
3. Select the Advanced tab.
4. Scroll down to the Security options.
5. Select the option to Allow active content to run in files on My Computer.

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Limitations

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Software Compatibility

Borland has tested integrations with the following Borland and third-party supported products.

CaliberRM Feature

Supported Product

Tested Version

Traceability

Borland StarTeam

2005 Release 2 and 2006

Borland Together for Eclipse

2006 and 2006 Release 2

Borland Together for Visual Studio*

2006

Borland Silk Central Test Manager

2006

IBM Rational ClearCase

2003

Merant PVCS Version Manager

6.8

Mercury Quality Center

8.2 SP1 and 9.0

Microsoft Visual SourceSafe

6.0d SP6

Document Factory reports, document
references, and requirements export
(to Access) and import (from Word)

Microsoft Office

XP (2002) and 2003

Datamart extraction targets and
analysis tools

Business Objects

6.5

Microsoft Access

2002 and 2003

Microsoft SQL Server

2000 and 2005

Oracle Database Server

9i and 10g

Integrated Development Environment
(IDE) integrations

Borland Developer Studio
(C++ Builder, C# Builder, Delphi)

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Borland JBuilder

2005 and 2006

Microsoft Visual Studio .NET

2003 and 2005

Microsoft Visual Studio Team System

2005

Eclipse

3.2

Web server

Apache Web Server

2.0

Microsoft Windows Server
Internet Information Services (IIS)

2000 (5.0) and 2003 (6.0)

Software license servers

MacroVision FlexLM

8.2a

* Contact Borland support to access 2006 CaliberRM servers from Visual Studio 2005.

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Getting Help

For technical support, contact the Borland Support Center at http://support.borland.com/index.jspa.Before contacting support, you may want to consult the Borland Support Center Borland Answers at http://support.borland.com/kbcategory.jspa?categoryID=38

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