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DataStar Release: 2.0.1.6

Release Date: 25th November 2021

MSI Installer 2.0.1.6 Chocolatey

Please note DataStar.CmdLine is also available via the Azure Dev Ops Marketplace packaged as a VSIX file. This can be installed into Azure Dev Ops or Team Foundation to provide access to a packaged task or alternatively unzipped to extract the DataStar.CmdLine binaries.


Dependencies

This release depends on Microsoft's .NET Framework 4.7.2 - this should be installed prior to upgrading. You can find the .NET Framework 4.7.2 by following these links:

Features

FEATURE 156 DataStar now supports SSH when connecting to GIT. This support uses shell integration with GIT for Windows. The existing https integration is being depreciated and will be removed from a future release. To use the new features:

  1. Install the latest version of GIT for Windows (recommended version 2.33.1 or above)
  2. Make sure that any existing local repositories are removed (they will need to be cloned again using SSH)
  3. In DataStar change the Version Control connection so that the Server URI is the SSH URL, and then set the Authentication as "Git for Windows"

FEATURE 157 Oracle Authentication Enhanced to support Oracle Client Side Wallets. Password credentials for connecting to Oracle can be stored in a client-side Oracle wallet, a secure software container used to store authentication and signing credentials. DataStar now supports wallets for Oracle.

FEATURE 158 DataStar previously only had basic support for Oracle, the version 2 release provides full functional support for Oracle including XML column support for resolving lookup references in embedded XML.

FEATURE 160 Jira integration added so that Jira can be configured as a project / task tracking solution. Currently this only supports Password and API Key Authentication. Support for SSO will be added in a future release.

FEATURE 161 The Microsoft ServerConnection has a statement timeout which defaults to 10 minutes. A new parameter has been added to DataStar.Cmdline to allow this to be overridden by passing in a '-i' flag with the desired timeout, using a value of 0 will set this to be unlimited. This has also been added to version 2 of the Azure Dev Ops Tasks.

FEATURE 164 Internal application changes in prepration for a future move to dotnetcore. A dotnetcore version of the desktop application is targeted for 2023, however we will be offering a dotnetcore version of the command line application in early 2022.

Resolved Items

DEFECT 159 The Rally SSO Authentication process was recently changed by Broadcom resulting in a JavaScript script error warning during the authentication process. Whilst this did not impact the authentication itself, DataStar was showing the warning in a pop window interrupting the seamless process flow. The process has been changed so that these warnings are ignored and not displayed.

DEFECT 161 The application log file directory was incorrectly configured, this has been fixed to log to the correct location.

DEFECT 163 The desktop application could hang and lock up when generating multiple scripts concurrenlty due to file contention issues when calculating the hash value to include in the scripts. This has been resolved.

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