Connected development: Release of Gravity V 3.1


Wednesday, June 13, 2018
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The final release event invitation

Some highlights of the new release are:

OSGi console in Gravity

There are new updates with the OSGi console in Gravity. These updates enable to execute OSGi commands using a web-based console;

View server log from the web

It is possible to read/download Gravity logs using the web client;

 

Provide role with basic authorities

 Work management basic capabilities can be easily added to a role;

Cassandra web client UI

A web client UI is available to check the Cassandra server status and to stop or start it (Gravity uses Cassandra for its caching system);

From Flash based copy-to-clipboard to HTML5

Moved from Flash-based copy-to-clipboard to native HTML 5. The main reasons are: 

  • not reliable
  • being dropped by major browsers;

 

Updated role definitions

The following special users can be assigned to a role:

  • Item assignee
  • Item creator
  • Item reporter
  • Item contributors;

Xref

The Xref UI allows a user to query the cross-reference database and see the results of the query in the Xref view (see more information on Xref);

Authority check

Authority check has been moved to Cassandra to improve Gravity user-experience. The manual clearing option has been made available in the Gravity web client;

Attachment capabilities

A Role can be provided with the following capabilities:

  • add attachment
  • read attachment
  • update attachment
  • update own attachment
  • delete attachment
  • delete own attachment

WARNING: These capabilities have no default value. This means that you need to assign these capabilities to the required roles otherwise no one is able to work with attachments;

Analytics Tags

  • You can use tags in analytics for finer data display
  • It is possible to visualize a filter in analytics directly from the filter itself;

Added a button to reload/replace master templates

A button has been added to reload and replace the master event templates without the need for manual deletion and Gravity restart;

Added a purge action to remove items in batch

A menu option has been added to forcibly purge all items in a filter or some selected items. You must be logged in as admin for the purge action to be available;

Change the item type

A menu option has been added to change the item type from all items in a filter or some selected items. You must be logged in as admin. This can be used to move items from one type to another;
 

LDAP synchronization

Additional LDAP configuration settings are introduced to support synchronization. This means that users that are no longer in the LDAP will be discontinued in the Gravity administration automatically;

Default Sort on Gravity Authorities

The following changes are added to the authorities view:

  • Sort on the item name
  • Filter all authorized items
  • Search for item name;

Gravity clients are shipped with Java 8

Gravity depends on Java 8 for both client and server installs. When you update the server, make sure that Java 8 is installed and configured correctly on your server;

User actions

The following actions are required:

  • If you have already upgraded to version 3.0.1 before the official release, you need to run a forced database update (how can you tell):
  • You need to run the Gravity Server and Client with Java 8. This might require installing a licensed program on the IBM i. A description of how to download and install Java 7/8 can be found here
  • If you install Gravity in RDi you need to upgrade RDi to version 9.5.1.2
  • If you run Gravity on the IBM i you need to install TD/OMS version 10.0.1 or request the Gravity Base savefile from Remain separately
  • If you run the Gravity server on the IBM i you need to reinstall the Gravity Base scripts with INZOMSSVR *GRAVITY while the server is down;

 

For more information about the improvements, see Remain WIKI


Enjoy the final release 2018