Release Notes

DevPartner Studio Enterprise Edition

Version 9.0.1

Copyright 2009, Compuware Corporation. All rights reserved.

DevPartner Studio 9.0.1 Enterprise Edition is a suite of tightly integrated development features. DevPartner Studio incorporates code reviewing, error detection, two kinds of performance analysis, coverage analysis, and a memory analysis feature all integrated into Visual Studio, and includes TrackRecord and Reconcile. DevPartner Studio helps developers detect, diagnose, and resolve software bugs, maximize code performance, and ensure optimal code coverage and testing.  

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For licensing, system requirement, supported environments, and installation information, see the DevPartner Studio Enterprise Edition Installation Guide, Distributed License Management Licensing Guide and the Installing DevPartner manuals:

DevPartner Studio provides installation and licensing guides in PDF format. Users can print any product documentation offered in PDF format by opening the document and using the Adobe Reader print options. The DevPartner Studio Enterprise Edition Installation Guide is also accessible from the DevPartner installation media, by clicking on the "Read the installation guide" link on the initial setup page. These documents can be opened and printed prior to installation.

(If you do not have the Adobe Reader, you can download it from the Adobe Web site.)

Before installation, note the following:

Installable Packages on the DevPartner Studio 9.0.1 Installation Media

The DevPartner Studio 9.0.1 distribution media contains two separately installable packages:

The DevPartner Studio installation program automatically detects supported releases of Visual Studio on the target system and installs the appropriate DevPartner package. If the target system contains an ambiguous combination of Visual Studio versions, the installation program will prompt the user for a choice of which one to install. Only one version of DevPartner Studio may be installed on a single system at any given time.

Refer to the Installing DevPartner Guide for more information on installation options.

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InfoCenter and PDF Manuals

Information about DevPartner is available through the InfoCenter option in the Start>Programs>Compuware DevPartner Studio menu. For general product information, refer to the Understanding DevPartner manual and the DevPartner Studio Quick Reference guide available through the InfoCenter.

(If you do not have the Adobe Reader, you can download it from the Adobe Web site.)

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Contacting Compuware Customer Support

Customer support is available as a Priority Support Service from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST, Monday through Friday. For purchase or upgrade issues, select the Compuware Sales option when prompted.

For technical problems, from installation to troubleshooting, contact Compuware Customer Support online at:

Problem reports should include:

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What's New in This Release

New in Release 9.0.1

New in Release 9.0.0

New in Release 8.2.2

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Issues Resolved in This Release

The following tracked issues are resolved in this release. Other lower priority tracked issues not listed in this section have also been resolved in this release.

Performance Analysis

While profiling a transaction with both client and server code, Performance Analysis would cause a COM surrogate error which caused the application under analysis to stop responding.

Coverage Analysis, Performance Expert

Memory access violation errors would generate during coverage analysis or performance expert sessions.

Memory Analysis

Incorrect pointer caused a stack overflow error during memory analysis sessions.

Error Detection

On Vista 32-bit operating systems, the DevPartner Injection Driver service failed to start due to the following error: The system cannot find the file specified.

074192, 074133, 074046, 072041, 073832, 073643, 073615, 073585, 073444
C++ applications with multiple derived template objects caused an access violation when instrumented and built with Visual Studio 2008, which caused the instrumented application to stop responding.

Application would generate C4702: unreachable code error and fail to build.

False errors were reported with Call Validation enabled when checking for invalid API parameter errors for handle and pointer arguments when using strtok_s.

Code Review

Double-clicking some Security Checker rules to open them would cause the Rule Manager to stop responding.

Rule Manager stopped responding when pasting all rules from an existing rule set into a new rule set.

After running a Code Review that uses Naming Guidelines naming analysis, clicking the Mark Item Fixed icon while in the Naming tab caused Visual Studio to stop responding.

Dataset read from rules database now sorted to keep the All Rules default rule set as the first item, keeping it in sync with the rule sets list in the combo box. This resolves an issue on Windows Japanese operating systems where a newly created rule set named a or A compromised the All Rules rule set and prevented the newly created rule set from being deleted.

On Windows Japanese operating systems, users could not create Design Time Property rules using the Not Equal To operator.

Could not create a rule with an expression using the AND operator on Windows Japanese operating systems.

DevPartner Reports

On Windows Japanese operating systems, creating HTML files for reporting would cause creation of empty HTML file.

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Known Issues

If you have Internet access, visit the DevPartner Documentation page on Compuware's FrontLine site to view the Known Issues file that contains a current list of known DevPartner Studio issues. This list is updated with new information as it becomes available.

If you are unable to access the Known Issues file through the Internet, refer to the KnownIssues.htm file on your DevPartner CD or, after installation, in the Program Files\Compuware\DevPartner directory. The installed version of the Known Issues file contains information available at the time of product release. Contact Compuware Customer Support at 1-800-538-7822 to receive the latest list of known issues beyond that date.

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DevPartner Studio Enterprise Edition Release Notes

Copyright 2009, Compuware Corporation

01/16/2009 09:29 AM