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Tcat Server 6 R3 Release Notes

Tcat Server 6 R3 fixes several bugs, but also bundles the official release binaries of Tomcat version 6.0.26.

Support for Tomcat 7.0.0 BETA

  • The Tcat Server 6 R3 agent.war runs within the Tomcat 7.0.0 Beta release, meaning the Administration Console can provide diagnostics, deployment, management, and monitoring capabilities.

NOTE: The Administration Console does not currently run within Tomcat 7.0.0 Beta.

Windows Service Support

  • Tcat Server is now installed as a Windows Service by default on Windows operating systems

  • You may install, configure, and operate multiple Tcat Server Windows services independently

  • Remote restarts of Tcat Server Windows services are offered transparently through the Tcat Server console

IE Web Browser Support

  • Tested to work in Internet Explorer 7 and Internet Explorer 8

Usability Improvements

  • Improved support for Windows IE 7.x and higher versions

  • Deployment status now easily viewed (Successful, Reconciled, Unreconciled, etc.)

  • Deployments can be restored with one click using Deployment History tab

Installer Improvements

  • Tcat Server instances can be renamed on Windows and Linux

  • Multiple Tcat Servers on a single machine using installer

Installer Upgrade

  • Tcat Server 6.3 Installer upgrades smoothly from 6.2.1 and 6.2.0

  • Server Profiles including environment variables, can now be imported and exported, making it easier to deploy settings for Alfresco or JRebel environments onto multiple Tcat instances

  • Multicasting in the Tcat Server agent may now be disabled

  • Admin Shell component enables Groovy scripts to be executed on the server, enabling you to hook into deployment events. For instance, you could configure a load balancer to take one server out of rotation while it was being updated, and return to rotation as soon as the update was complete.

Known Issues

Key Summary

TCAT-747

Viewing or downloading a file on IE does not work

TCAT-733

Clicking on an image does not work on IE

TCAT-703

Installer upgrade takes considerable time to complete during Extracting files phase

TCAT-610

Restarts of Tcat Server Agent from startup.sh causes ItemNotFoundException

Fixed Issues

Issue Type Key Component/s Summary

Feature/Addition

TCAT-537

New Feature

Gray out Delete button on Files screen if nothing is selected

Feature/Addition

TCAT-575

New Feature

Installer upgrades

Feature/Addition

TCAT-630

New Feature

Multiple Tcat installs per OS

Feature/Addition

TCAT-632

New Feature

Automatic JCR data migration

Feature/Addition

TCAT-633

New Feature

Document how to upgrade to R3 manually

Feature/Addition

TCAT-634

New Feature

Server profile import/export

Feature/Addition

TCAT-637

New Feature

Guide to using multiple instances of Tcat on one machine

Feature/Addition

TCAT-666

New Feature

Offer a way to turn off multicasting on the agent

Feature/Addition

TCAT-668

New Feature

Move agent.properties out of the agent webapp directory

Feature/Addition

TCAT-736

New Feature

Tomcat 7 Beta agent support for Tcat 6 R3

Feature/Addition

TCAT-597

Webapps List panel reimplemented in GWT

Feature/Addition

TCAT-598

Webapp View panel reimplemented in GWT

Feature/Addition

TCAT-599, TCAT-621, TCAT-409, TCAT-640

Windows Services

Feature/Addition

TCAT-601 and TCAT-602

Deployment panel: Save / Deploy buttons simplified

Feature/Addition

TCAT-602

Deployment panel: Rename deployments implemented

Bug

TCAT-595

Browser Support

IE browser support: IE table render issue

Bug

TCAT-656

Browser Support

IE browser support: IE scrollbar issue

Bug

TCAT-668

Configuration

Move agent.properties out of the agent webapp directory

Bug

TCAT-620

Deployment

Deployment name link in version history doesn’t work

Bug

TCAT-690

Deployment

Deployment issue

Bug

TCAT-720

Deployment

Deployment loses WAR files when there is a conflict in context path

Bug

TCAT-738

Deployment

Uploading a new WAR file takes long time and fails with null message

Bug

TCAT-526

Deployment

Search boxes in servers and deployments tabs don’t work

Bug

TCAT-568

Configuration Mgmt

Environment variables don’t show until one is manually added

Bug

TCAT-574

Installer

Windows installer does not complete successfully error

Bug

TCAT-608

Repository

Tcat-data blobs directory not getting cleaned up

Bug

TCAT-609

UI

Blank screen in Tcat repository tab

Bug

TCAT-617

UI

Provisioning workspace should not be shown; When no deployment is done, do not mark the deployment as successful

Bug

TCAT-689

UI

Version History does not reflect deployment to newly added server in a group

Bug

TCAT-724

UI

DeploymentReportHistory panel should use RowExpander instead of a separate grid

Bug

TCAT-734

UI

'back to chart groups' under Connectors is broken (all browsers)

Bug

TCAT-735

UI

No error message given when editing a secured file under Files interface

Bug

TCAT-739

UI

Provide Feedback link is broken

Bug

TCAT-742

UI

Inconsistent selection in system information when navigating between tabs

Bug

TCAT-629

OS Support

Start menu items for start, stop, restart do not work on Windows 7 with the Tcat Windows service

Bug

TCAT-146

Field values not saved properly

Bug

TCAT-168

Preventing repository deletion of deployed WAR files implemented

Bug

TCAT-185

Add "no servers/applications added" text to DeploymentForm

Bug

TCAT-210

New Package → Save displays 'Package is deploying' message, although package is Undeployed

Bug

TCAT-279

Provide human-understandable message if license file is no good

Bug

TCAT-309

Confirm deployment deletions

Bug

TCAT-446

Tcat Server agent tabs should behave consistently

Bug

TCAT-508

Deployment: Redeploy semantics fix implemented

Bug

TCAT-511

System allowed profile names to be entered, then discards the info

Bug

TCAT-513

Installer ignores start menu group name

Bug

TCAT-518

Package Deployments Status doesn’t match UI message

Bug

TCAT-523

Default install directory is not correct

Bug

TCAT-526

Search box in both servers and deployments tabs does not work

Bug

TCAT-556

NPE occurs when executing Tcat installer from command line

Bug

TCAT-562

Support deploying an app to two different context paths

Bug

TCAT-563

Restore needs to perform an undeploy first

Bug

TCAT-564

Deploy Restoration Status some times stays in "In Process" state even after process has completed

Bug

TCAT-577

Use date for generated version in uploaded WARs

Bug

TCAT-592

IE 8: Deployment screen has extra whitespace

Bug

TCAT-593, TCAT-594, TCAT-596, TCAT-606, TCAT-98

Browser Support

IE compatibility

Bug

TCAT-607

Certain pages show up duplicated when browser refresh button clicked

Bug

TCAT-614

Restarting from summary panel prompts the user to confirm the action

Bug

TCAT-618

Provision repository workspace path should not be shown

Bug

TCAT-619

Deploy / Undeploy UI & Status msgs not in sync & not correct

Bug

TCAT-620

Deployment Name link doesn’t work properly

Bug

TCAT-628

Unable to register Tcat agent deployed on Tomcat 6.0.14 and older 6.0s

Bug

TCAT-646

Server profile set was set as null

Bug

TCAT-661

No Cancel button on progress indicator when registering a server

Bug

TCAT-664

Quick Check XML version causes "Server ID hasn’t been provided…​" error

Bug

TCAT-670

Linux uninstall is causing NPE to occur

Bug

TCAT-676

Selecting Download on Webapps → Deployment descriptor screen error

Bug

TCAT-685

"Could not unregister server xxxx: null" when Unregistering server

Bug

TCAT-686

Selecting System Info → System Info JVM link produces blank screen

Bug

TCAT-691

Deployment History reports should be rendered in a RowExpander grid

Bug

TCAT-693

Repository Tree Structure is not expanding correctly

Bug

TCAT-695

Use consistent color scheme across tables in server diagnostic screens

Bug

TCAT-697

Edit Server info allows null variables / values to be added

Bug

TCAT-700

In progress indicator overlaps with text

Bug

TCAT-701

Mac Installer is not installing a tcat6 / tcat6.sh file

Bug

TCAT-704

Two tcat-data directories exist after upgrading on Mac OS X

Bug

TCAT-705

Add from Repository does not work

Bug

TCAT-708

Create a 'Profile workspaces' under Repository by default

Bug

TCAT-711

Unregister Server from Server Summary does not work

Bug

TCAT-722

Provide support for multi-context restarts in the webapps list pane

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