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Welcome to Collaborator v12.0!

Collaborator 12.0 is the latest release from SmartBear Software’s dev collaboration team. This new version introduces support for Atlassian Crowd SSO and OpenJDK.  Additionally, code owners from GitHub and GitLab can be automatically added to Collaborator reviews.

 

Atlassian Crowd Single Sign-On

Collaborator continues to build on its SSO support to make authentication easier for end users and improve security for organizations.  With 12.0, Collaborator now offers native support for Atlassian Crowd.

Crowd SSO

 

Code owners for GitLab and GitHub

Both GitLab and GitHub have the ability for users to define a CODEOWNERS file within the repository. Collaborator can now look at that file and automatically assign review participants to a review, based on the code owners defined.  This improvement helps ensure that the appropriate individuals know what files are being changed and can signoff via a peer review.

 

OpenJDK

With Collaborator 12.0, organizations can now utilize OpenJDK, the premier free and open source Java implementation.  This change provides administrators greater flexibility when installing Collaborator, as they are no longer dependent on Oracle’s implementation.

OpenJDK

 

Additional Notes:

  • The Collaborator 12.0 Server requires Collaborator 12.0 Clients.
  • Collaborator versions prior to 11.5.11502 would, in some scenarios, allow users to access Collaborator without consuming a floating license. The latest versions of Collaborator have addressed this.  License Information

 

To learn more about Collaborator 12.0, please check out the links below.

 

Download the latest release of Collaborator.

You can view the full list of fixes and improvements here.

 

If you have any questions about licensing, please contact sales. If you have any technical support questions, please contact SmartBear Support.

Best Wishes,
Justin Collier & The SmartBear Team

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Welcome to Collaborator v12.2!

Collaborator 12.2 is the latest release from SmartBear Software’s dev collaboration team. This new version introduces the ability to synchronize GitLab groups, improved user account mapping and support for Visual Studio 2019.

 

GitLab Group Sync

Collaborator now offers enhanced security for reviews created by GitLab Merge Requests.  When GitLab group sync is enabled, GitLab groups are created in Collaborator and automatically associated to the review.  This ensures that only repository group members have access to the Collaborator review and the files associated with the review.

Group Sync

 

Additional Notes:

  • Collaborator’s Bitbucket integration will no longer support Mercurial starting on June 1, 2020
  • Discontinued support for Collaborator’s legacy JIRA integration. Existing configurations will remain functional.

 

To learn more about Collaborator 12.2, please check out the links below.

 

Download the latest release of Collaborator.

You can view the full list of fixes and improvements here.

 

If you have any questions about licensing, please contact sales. If you have any technical support questions, please contact SmartBear Support.

Best Wishes,
Justin Collier & The SmartBear Team

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Welcome to Collaborator v12.3!

Collaborator 12.3 is the latest release from SmartBear Software’s dev collaboration team. This new version introduces an integration with Microsoft’s Azure DevOps and support for Rich Text and Markdown comments.

 

Azure DevOps

Collaborator continues to build on its support for repository hosting services (GitLab, Bitbucket, GitHub), whether in the cloud or self-hosted.  Now users of Azure Repos can integrate Collaborator peer reviews with their pull request workflow in Azure DevOps.  This new capability makes it easy to extend the peer review process and ensure that the correct people are reviewing pull requests as well as capturing data and metrics for audits and regulatory compliance.

Azure DevOps

 

Rich Text / Markdown

With Collaborator 12.3, review participants can now add comments via a rich text and markdown editor.  This allows users to format text in a way that explicitly shows the author of the review what changes need to me made and the formatting for such changes. 

Rich Text

 

Additional Notes:

  • With the release of Collaborator 12.3, we will no longer be able to support customers running Microsoft SQL Server 2008 or MySQL 4.1, 5.0, 5.1, 5.4, 5.5. Please upgrade your database to a newer supported version when upgrading Collaborator.

 

 

To learn more about Collaborator 12.3, please check out the links below.

 

Download the latest release of Collaborator.

 

You can view the full list of fixes and improvements here.

 

If you have any questions about licensing, please contact sales. If you have any technical support questions, please contact SmartBear Support.

Best Wishes,
Justin Collier & The SmartBear Team

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Welcome to Collaborator v12.4!

Collaborator 12.4 is the latest release from SmartBear Software’s dev collaboration team. This new version adds Azure DevOps work item support!  If you missed it, Collaborator 12.3 introduced an integration with Microsoft’s Azure DevOps and added support for Rich Text and Markdown comments.

 

Azure DevOps

If a pull request is associated with a work item on Azure DevOps side, the link to work item will be added to the review's Remote System Links section. Moreover, if the integration's Auto close related work items option is enabled, the respective work item will be automatically closed when pull request is merged.

Azure DevOps

 

Permissions

We’ve added more granular permissions to ensure that general information for review checklists and review participants can only be modified by specific roles within the review.  

 

Additional Notes:

  • With the release of Collaborator 12.3, we will no longer be able to support customers running Microsoft SQL Server 2008 or MySQL 4.1, 5.0, 5.1, 5.4, 5.5. Please upgrade your database to a newer supported version when upgrading Collaborator.

 

 

To learn more about Collaborator 12.4, please check out the links below.

 

Download the latest release of Collaborator.

 

You can view the full list of fixes and improvements here.

 

If you have any questions about licensing, please contact sales. If you have any technical support questions, please contact SmartBear Support.

Best Wishes,
Justin Collier & The SmartBear Team

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Welcome to Collaborator v12.4.12401!

Collaborator 12.4.12401 is now available.  The release is focused on incremental improvements. 

 

To learn more about Collaborator 12.4.12401, please check out the links below.

 

Download the latest release of Collaborator.

You can view the full list of fixes and improvements here.

 

If you have any questions about licensing, please contact sales. If you have any technical support questions, please contact SmartBear Support.

Best Wishes,
Justin Collier & The SmartBear Team

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Welcome to Collaborator v12.4 and a half!

We want to share some exciting news!  We have released a new JIRA plug-in for both JIRA SaaS and Server (on-prem).  This new plugin makes it easier for you to see which Collaborator reviews are associated to JIRA tickets as well as the review participants and their roles.  Additionally, you can create new Collaborator reviews or link to existing reviews.

 

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To learn more about the Collaborator JIRA plug-in, please check out the links below.

Collaborator for JIRA plug-in

Configuring the JIRA plug-in

 

If you have any questions about licensing, please contact sales. If you have any technical support questions, please contact SmartBear Support.

Best Wishes,
Justin Collier & The SmartBear Team

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Collaborator v12.4

Collaborator 12.4.12402 is now available.  This release is focused on incremental improvements. 

To learn more about Collaborator 12.4.12402, please check out the links below.

 

Download the latest release of Collaborator.

You can view the full list of fixes and improvements here.

 

If you have any questions about licensing, please contact sales. If you have any technical support questions, please contact SmartBear Support.

Best Wishes,
Justin Collier & The SmartBear Team

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Welcome to Collaborator v12.5!

Collaborator 12.5 is the latest release from SmartBear Software’s dev collaboration team. This new version enhances the pull request review creation process as well as adds new report export capabilities.  Finally, performance for document review has been improved.

 

Pull request reviews

If a pull request initiates the creation of a Collaborator review and the review workflow requirements have been met, Collaborator can automatically send the review to the Inspection state.  It is recommended that review subscriptions be utilized with this feature. 

Moving pull request reviews to Inspection

Review Subscriptions

 

Exporting reports

It is now possible to save a report in a .docx format.  This benefits those customers that want to remove some sections of the report.  For example, if they are not needed for executive summaries or if sensitive information needs to be removed before sharing with a 3rd party.

Reporting

 

Performance Improvements

Collaborator 12.5 includes an updated version of Apache Tomcat as well as an update to the document conversion library.  Additionally, document processing has been optimized for review materials with a large number of comments and defects.

 

To learn more about Collaborator 12.5, please check out the links below.

Download the latest release of Collaborator.

You can view the full list of fixes and improvements here.

 

If you have any questions about licensing, please contact sales. If you have any technical support questions, please contact SmartBear Support.

Best Wishes,
Justin Collier & The SmartBear Team

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Welcome to Collaborator v13.0!

Collaborator 13.0 is the latest release from SmartBear Software’s dev collaboration team. This new version enhances add multiple checklists per review as well as improves document conversion performance and the time it takes to load review information.

 

We try not to increment the Major build number very often.  However, it was necessary this time because backwards compatibility with the Eclipse plugin could not be maintained with the addition of the multiple Checklists feature.  Had it not been for the Eclipse plugin, this would have been a 12.x release.

 

Multiple Checklists

It is now possible to tie multiple Checklists to a singe Template and to have multiple Checklists displayed during the review process.  This allows unique Checklists to be displayed for different file types or for different disciplines to checkoff. 

Checklists

 

Improved Participant State Information

A new ‘Approved by workflow’ participant state has replaced ‘Active’ or ‘Waiting’ in scenarios where a review has been completed but the participant wasn’t required to send the review to ‘Completed’.  This can happen for non-approving roles such as the Observer role.

 

Performance Improvements

Collaborator 13.0 introduces many improvements for performance related to document conversion and processing.  These improvements will speed up conversion as well as improve user experience by providing status information within the UI.  For the specific details, please read the 13.0 version history information.

 

To learn more about Collaborator 13.0, please check out the links below.

 

Download the latest release of Collaborator.

You can view the full list of fixes and improvements here.

 

If you have any questions about licensing, please contact sales. If you have any technical support questions, please contact SmartBear Support.

Best Wishes,
Justin Collier & The SmartBear Team

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