Release Notes Generator (BETA) for Rational Team Concert

Generate a definitive list of work items that contribute to changes between builds

Creates a .csv file that contains a separate entry for each unique work item and has a column for each of the selected attributes

Need a more detailed analysis? Want to compare snapshots without builds? Suggestions? Let us know. We are considering additional functionality for the final release

Download the latest version to get access to all the features listed below.
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Functionality

  • Generate spreadsheet of work items and their attributes that contribute to changes
    • Select two builds to compare
    • Select attributes to print
  • Run from the command line
    • Generate release notes at build time
    • Store the release notes back into RTC build

System Requirements

  • Rational Team Concert (RTC) server version 3.0 or newer
  • Read access to the project
  • Read access to the builds (Source Control)
  • Read access to the work items
  • Java JRE version 1.6+
  • Read-write access to the directory where the .jar file is located at runtime
  • The following environments were officially tested:
    • Rational Team Concert server versions
      • 3.0, 3.0.1, 3.0.1.5
      • 4.0 and all 4.0.x release versions up to 4.0.6
    • Clients operating systems
      • Windows 7
      • Ubuntu 12.04.2

Usage

  • Interactive (double click the .jar file)
    • Login with your server, username and password
    • Select a project and a build definition
    • Select the first build result, then the second build result
    • Multi-Select the attributes to include in the spreadsheet
    • Select the output file (Save as a .csv)
  • Command Line
    • java -jar ReleaseNotesGenerator.jar <url> <user> <pass> <lastBuildLabel> <thisBuildLabel> <outputCSV> <attributeList>
    • where <attributeList> is like id,summary,anotherAttributeId the commas are important, and no spaces

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