Release Notes

DevPartner System Comparison

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About DevPartner System Comparison

What's New in this Release

Contacting Micro Focus Customer Care

Technical Note


About DevPartner System Comparison

DevPartner System Comparison compares two computer systems, or compares the current state of your computer with a previous state, allowing you to determine why your application:

You can also use the comparison to check how installation or removal of a product impacts computer services or settings.

DevPartner System Comparison takes snapshots of machine configurations, registry settings, system services, drivers, installed products, etc., compares them, and reports the differences between snapshots. System Comparison consists of a service, which takes nightly snapshots of a system, and the user interface, which enables you to view differences between snapshots and to take a snapshot of your computer's current state. The utility also includes a command line interface to allow you to automate taking snapshots and comparing differences, which is useful for automated testing. It also includes an Application Programming Interface that allows end-users to trigger a snapshot in a deployed application. The snapshot can then be sent to the application developer to be analyzed to assist in troubleshooting. The end-user's machine does not require a DevPartner license to take the snapshot.

Refer to the productís Help file for information on using this utility.


What's New in this Release


Contacting Micro Focus Customer Care

If ever you have any problems or you would like additional technical information or advice, there are several sources. In some countries, product support from Micro Focus may be available only to customers who have maintenance agreements.

If you obtained this product directly from Micro Focus, contact us as described below. If you obtained it from another source, such as an authorized distributor, contact them for help first. If they are unable to help, contact us as described below.

However you contact us, please try to include the information below, if you have it. The more information you can give, the better Product Support can help you. But if you don't know all the answers, or you think some are irrelevant to your problem, please give whatever information you have.

Contact

Our Web site gives up-to-date details of contact numbers and addresses. The product support pages contain considerable additional information, including the WebSync service, where you can download fixes and documentation updates. To connect, enter www.microfocus.com in your browser to go to the Micro Focus home page.

If you are a Micro Focus Product Support customer, please see your Product Support Handbook for contact information. You can download it from our Web site or order it in printed form from your sales representative. Support from Micro Focus may be available only to customers who have maintenance agreements.



Technical Note

By default, the System Comparison service is set to start automatically. The service takes a daily snapshot of your machine to facilitate system comparisons. The service runs at minimum priority, but it does consume some system resources for several minutes while it runs. If use of system resources is a concern, you can set the startup type to manual, but you will lose the functionality of having snapshots created automatically.


DevPartner Studio - System Comparison Release Notes

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