Mar 2020 | Amazon Corretto Java VM, TeamPage Quality Management, Developer SDK, and general improvements

ImageTeamPage Winter 2020 Release TeamPage installers now optionally install and configure the Amazon Corretto OpenJDK implementation of Java SE as the bundled Java Virtual Machine. This release also includes improved support for ISO 9001:2015 quality management and business process improvement solutions; improved requirement sign-off tracking; improved work in progress tracking performance; improved SDK support for Client forms, Client Actions, Database API's, and Queries; improved SDK for image and file resource management; new SDL tag support for Conditionals and Conditionals requiring resource management.

TeamPage Installers now bundle Amazon Corretto OpenJDK implementation of Java SE

Traction Software's InstallAnywhere installers now optionally install and configure the current supported version of Amazon's Corretto 8 Java Virtual Machine and run time environment. Corretto is distributed by Amazon as Open Source under terms of the GNU Public License version 2 with the Class Path Exception (GPLv2 with CPE). Traction Software also uses Corretto for all TeamPage Cloud subscriptions.

Quotes from AWS Amazon Corretto page

Amazon Corretto is a no-cost, multiplatform, production-ready distribution of the Open Java Development Kit (OpenJDK). Corretto comes with long-term support that will include performance enhancements and security fixes. Amazon runs Corretto internally on thousands of production services and Corretto is certified as compatible with the Java SE standard. With Corretto, you can develop and run Java applications on popular operating systems, including Linux, Windows, and macOS.

Backed by Amazon

Amazon Corretto comes with no-cost long-term support from Amazon, so you can upgrade versions only when you need to. Amazon is committed to Corretto, running it internally on thousands of production services.

Production Ready

Amazon Corretto is certified to meet the Java SE standard and can be used as a drop-in replacement for many Java SE distributions. Amazon provides quarterly updates that include performance enhancements and security fixes critical for enterprise application development.

Multiplatform Support

Amazon Corretto lets you run the same environment in the cloud, on premises, and on your local machine. Corretto 8 supports Linux, Windows, macOS, and Docker and Corretto 11 supports Linux, Windows and macOS.

Corretto FAQS

Q: Can I use Corretto as a drop-in replacement for other JDKs?

A: Corretto is designed as a drop-in replacement for all Java SE distributions unless you are using features (e.g., Java Flight Recorder) not available in OpenJDK. Once Corretto binaries are installed on a host and correctly invoked to run your Java applications (e.g., using the alternatives command on Linux), existing command-line options, tuning parameters, monitoring, and anything else in place will continue to work as before.

ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management and Business Process Improvement

Traction Software partner impi! Solutions uses TeamPage as a framework to deliver client specific ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management and general Business Improvement Services, see impi! and TeamPage Reduce Administration of Document Control and Aug 2018 | TeamPage ISO 9001:2015 Solution adds integrated Risk and Improvement Project Management.

Unlike traditional consulting and business improvement firms who deliver reports that are too often tossed over a wall and ignored, impi! experts work side by side as members of their client's secure TeamPage community to quickly answer everyday questions, spot potential problems or opportunities, and provide mentoring for effective definition and use of an improved business process tailored for that client. This is particularly valuable for small to mid-size business who don't have a dedicated staff or experience to handle introduction and use of a ISO 9001:2015 continuous improvement process. Impi! clients learn by doing - with impi!'s expert support.

Some TeamPage elements of a full impi! solution are also available a la carte, such as the impi Standard Meeting Plug-in for TeamPage, please contact us for information. Winter 2020 TeamPage impi! solution bug fixes and improvements include:

  • Improvement Project Dashboards now split display of Issues into Open Issues and Closed Issues sections.
  • Added a template for logging issues in Improvement projects to save time and guide the user by suggesting relevant and useful information.
  • Changed sort order of Meeting view Open Tasks to by due date, earliest due date first.
  • Fixed Safari specific problem in opening permalinks to Risk articles.
  • Forced Improvement Project's Space selector field default to empty so that user makes the relevant choice.
  • Made Title, Assignee, and Due date required in Meeting Task form.
  • Meeting minutes now show Tasks completed since the previous Meeting.
  • Added a reason for rejecting an innovative idea on the Innovation form.
  • Risk follow up actions/counts/status' now incorporate open Improvement Projects from directly associated Innovation Opportunities.
  • Meeting status now shows percentage of Meeting Tasks closed on time.

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Other Highlights

  • Improved full text search performance for queries that have multiple search terms.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent the Insert/Edit Link Dialog's Preview button from working properly for a custom link created using TeamPage's rapid selector language.
  • Fixed a bug that could sometimes prevent TeamPage from sending email notifications to all the users who should receive them when a new event entry is created.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented TeamPage from determining the dimensions of images added via a Status Update form, which could prevent the image's dimensions from being properly constrained for display purposes in various contexts.
  • Added support for custom filter search expressions that reference attachment file properties.
  • Added a server level setting that allows administrators to customize which sources should be used to generate type-ahead suggestions for TeamPage's search box.
  • Improved styling for SDL tags and other inline elements.
  • Updated the version of Apache Commons Lang3 library that ships with TeamPage to 3.9.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause rotated log files to be deleted or archived (compressed) before they should have been according to the log file archiving and deletion policy.
  • Fixed a bug in the Signature Requirements add-on module that prevented the signatures summary from being displayed in email digests.
  • When a user is looking at a project or milestone dashboard, and uses one of the Add buttons to create a new entry (e.g., a new task or a new related article), TeamPage now refreshes the dashboard rather than navigating to a single entry view of the newly created entry.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent type-ahead completion from being able to use a connected external search engine to resolve queries that requested multiple specific types of entries (e.g., milestones and projects).
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent unexpected errors from being reported when an administrator attempts to deactivate a space or user.
  • Optimized the queries used for Updated and Discussions pages, and the corresponding Updated and Discussions sections; and optimized the way searches are applied to the results from those queries.
  • Improved optimization for native TeamPage queries by removing redundant search terms and detecting cases where no results would ever be returned without executing the query.
  • Improved the logging of certain types of administrative operations, such as activating or deactivating a space or a user account, or activated draft mode for a particular space.
  • Improve web admin interface. Server settings > General > Current Journal > Journal Info now shows some basic statistics about the current journal, including the total number of journal entries, total and active user and space counts, and the byte size of the main journal database.
  • Improve handling and reporting of invalid email or mailbox properties created by web or command line updates.
  • Improved the error messages displayed to users when external search engine queries fail.
  • Improved the performance of several of TeamPage's most commonly used text transformation and cleanup capabilities.
  • Improved defenses against cross-site request forgery attacks when handling certain kinds of requests.
  • Added a feature that allows administrators to broadcast a simple message to all connected users for a length of time of their choosing. This could be useful to let users know, for example, that the server will be shutting down at a particular time for planned maintenance.
  • Added the ability to download all content of a folder from a Documents page as a single .zip file. The .zip file download link now appears at the top of each Documents view.
  • TeamPage Winter 2020 Release (6.2.45) incorporates over 130 bug fixes and general improvements, see TeamPage Change Log for a complete list of updates shipped since the Summer 2019 Release.

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