Overview

Applies to Collaborator 13.5, last modified on March 05, 2021

About Integration

Collaborator tightly integrates with Rational Team Concert. The integration helps you easily create reviews for Team Concert's work items, synchronize the list of reviewer participants and work item's approvers, and update the state attribute of users in the Approvals list automatically when the review status changes. For detailed information on the features, see How Integration Features Work.

Supported Versions

Collaborator 12.0 and later supports Rational Team Concert versions 6.0.5 - 7.0.1.

Collaborator 11.1 - 11.5 supports Rational Team Concert versions 4.x - 6.0.5.

If you have Rational Team Concert versions 2.x - 3.x, you will need to downgrade your Collaborator (both Server and Client components) to CodeCollaborator/PeerReview Complete version 6.5.x (as only these versions supported Java 5 required by RTC 2.x - 3.x).

For more details, see Version Compatibility Table section below.

Required Plug-Ins

The integration functionality is provided by two plug-ins:

  • One of them is installed on the Rational Team Concert server machine (Collaborator Plug-In for Rational Team Concert Server).

  • Another plug-in can be installed on client computers that have the Eclipse IDE (Collaborator Plug-In for Eclipse).

Both plug-ins can be downloaded from our web site:

http://support.smartbear.com/downloads/collaborator/

For information on installing and configuring the plug-ins and servers, see topics of the Configuring Servers, Clients and Plug-Ins section. We strongly recommend that you read it.

Version Compatibility Table

Different versions of Collaborator servers, Rational Team Concert servers and Eclipse IDEs require different versions of Java environment. To integrate Collaborator and Rational Team Concert you will need to install a specific version of Rational Team Concert server side plug-in and a specific version of Eclipse client side plug-in.

A table below lists the possible combinations:

Rational Team Concert Version

2.x - 3.x (Java 5)

4.x - 6.0 (prior to 6.0.1) (Java 6)

6.0.1 - 6.0.5 (Java 7)

6.0.5 - 7.x (Java 8)

Collaborator Server Version

6.5.x and earlier (Java 5)

RTC server: install 6.5.6511 plug-in

Eclipse client: install 6.5.6511 plug-in

Incompatible

Incompatible

Incompatible

6.5.x - 8.4.8406 (Java 6)

Incompatible

RTC server: install 8.4.8406 plug-in

Eclipse client: install 6.5.x - 8.4.8406 plug-in

Incompatible

Incompatible

8.5.8500 - 9.5.9501 (Java 7)

Incompatible

RTC server: install 8.4.8406 plug-in

Eclipse client: install 8.5.8500 - 9.5.9501 plug-in

Incompatible

Incompatible

10.0.10000 - 11.0.11000 (Java 7)

Incompatible

Incompatible

RTC server: install 10.0.10000 - 11.0.11000 plug-in

Eclipse client: install 10.0.10000 - 11.0.11000 plug-in

Incompatible

11.1.11100 - 11.2.11201 (Java 7)

Incompatible

RTC server: install 8.4.8406 plug-in

Eclipse client: install 11.1.11100 - 11.2.11201 plug-in

RTC server: install 11.1.11100 - 11.2.11201 plug-in

Eclipse client: install 11.1.11100 - 11.2.11201 plug-in

Incompatible

11.3.11300 - 11.5.11504 (Java 8)

Incompatible

RTC server: install 8.4.8406 plug-in

Eclipse client: install 11.1.11100 - 11.2.11201 plug-in

RTC server: install java_7 plug-in

Eclipse client: install java_8 or java_7 plug-in, depending on IDE requirement

Incompatible

12.0.12000 and later (Java 8)

Incompatible

Incompatible

Incompatible

RTC server: install java_8 plug-in

Eclipse client: install java_8 plug-in

Technical Details and Limitations

Review Screen, Diff Viewer, Eclipse Plug-in and Visual Studio Extension display atomic changelists (changesets in terms of RTC) in chronological order (from older to newer), regardless the order in which they have been uploaded to review.

Collaborator does not guarantee that Diff Viewer will display correct comparison results for the following cases:

  • If you have "gaps" while adding subsequent atomic changelists (changesets in terms of RTC) to the same review. For example, add changelists 1, 2, and 4, but forget to add changelist 3.

  • If you add changelists from different workspaces or streams to the same review.

  • If you add several diffs (non atomic changelists) to the same review.

See Also

How Integration Features Work
Configure Servers, Clients, and Plug-Ins

Rational Team Concert Code Reviews
 
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