24 October 2018
The Xray team is proud to announce the release of Xray 3.2.0.
The main feature of this version is the Automated Steps Library for Gherkin Tests, a central place to easily manage and refactor all the Cucumber steps used in the context of a given project. In addition, autocomplete and filtering on the steps make editing of Cucumber Scenarios/Backgrounds easier.
We also included integration with Apwide Golive, an app that leverages the power of Test Environments.
There are also improvements in the HP ALM/QC migration tool, several architectural changes for increased performance and much more.
Discover the key features below
Upgrading to Xray 3.2.0
From Xray 3.2.0, the amount of information indexed by Jira's Lucene framework has increased. In order to not increase the index time, Xray is now pre-calculating this data so when re-indexing there is less calculation to be done.
Whenever installing Xray 3.2.0 the first time, this implies that an upgrade task must run to pre-calculate historical data. This action is a one time action and it will run in the background, so that Xray is still available during upgrade. However, this process may be long and heavy depending on the Jira instance size and thus we recommend to perform the upgrade at off peak times.
In order to manage this calculation, Xray provides a panel inside "Custom Field" preferences page from where you can stop, start and follow progress of it.
After installing version 3.2.0 of Xray, a re-index operation of your Jira instance is required so that the internal data becomes searchable and usable by Xray.
Downgrading from Xray 3.2.x
Downgrading from Xray 3.2.x implies that you must perform a re-index afterwards. This is because from Xray 3.2.0 onwards, the content and format of what Xray indexes has changed.
New Features and Bug Fixes in this release