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Changelog for Teamscale 8.5

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Teamscale Integration for IntelliJ now requires the corresponding server to be at least Teamscale 8.3

If you cannot upgrade the server, please use version 8.3.x of the Teamscale Integration for IntelliJ.
Older versions are available from the Jetbrains Plugin Marketplace

Deprecated feature in the Eclipse Plugin: "Show Test Coverage"

The 'Show Test Coverage' feature is deprecated for the Eclipse Plugin from version 8.5. It is scheduled for removal with version 8.7 of the Teamscale Integration for Eclipse.

Re-Analysis when Upgrading
  • When updating from 8.5.x, drop-in.
  • When updating from 8.4.x or earlier, a full re-analysis via backup is required.

Version 8.5.21

Security Improvements

This version contains security improvements. If possible, please update to at least this version.

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May 23rd, 2023


  • Security: Authenticated Teamscale administrators, under certain circumstances, were able to execute code on Teamscale’s host system CWE-78

Version 8.5.20

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April 25th, 2023


  • Test executions were sometimes merged incorrectly if there were no uploads on feature branches

Version 8.5.19

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April 18th, 2023


  • NullPointerException in TestHistorySynchronizer
  • The code view in the Findings details view did not scroll to the finding location for dataflow findings in large files

Version 8.5.18

Security Improvements

This version contains security improvements. If possible, please update to at least this version.

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April 11th, 2023


  • Possible UnsupportedOperationException when retrieving usage data
  • NullPointerException when processing external analysis reports
  • False positives for "Null pointer dereference" check in C/C++ when using conditions with casts
  • False positives for "Redundant parentheses" check in Python when using walrus operator (:=)


  • Guarded multiple API endpoints

Version 8.5.17

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April 4th, 2023


  • Specification items were lost in Teamscale if the title of the specification space was changed in Polarion
  • Simulink: Default names of Bitwise blocks were not correctly handled when determining the visibility of block names
  • Specification Item Analysis: "Excessive test step" check counted too many words in case of invisible characters

Version 8.5.16

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March 28th, 2023


  • Bitbucket Cloud merge requests with 100 - 1000 new findings were not annotated
  • NullPointerException in JiraIssueSynchronizer
  • NullPointerException during startup when using database sharding
  • Azure DevOps Pull Request integration voting comments had type unknown instead of Active
  • ArtifactoryContentUpdater and S3ContentUpdater sometimes stopped processing commits when artifacts were not found
  • Polarion integration fetched unnecessary data from Polarion server resulting in "Serialized response is too long" errors in the Polarion server logs
  • Merge requests were not correctly updated when S3 and Artifactory coverage uploads were added to analyzed Git commits
  • Quick edit changes to dashboard widgets were not saved in some cases
  • Finding Details slide comments did not support Markdown
  • Test Gap Trend Chart showed incorrect data
  • Errors in StructuringAnalysis and ElementHistoryUpdater about missing metrics or files when using multiple repository connectors


  • Improved loading behavior of Projects List view

Version 8.5.15

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March 21st, 2023


  • Objective-C Shallow Parser: const after type declaration caused parsing error
  • OutOfMemoryError while importing large amounts of Polarion work items
  • NullPointerException while processing some external uploads
  • TestGapSynchronizer failed with IllegalStateException: Duplicate key in some cases
  • NullPointerException while creating store-size dumps at Teamscale start-up
  • OutOfMemoryError while importing issue and specification items during initial analysis
  • Findings Churn and Findings Count widgets showed different number of findings
  • Jira annotations overwrote each other if multiple projects voted on the same Jira ticket
  • NullPointerException while updating test execution data for merge commits in rare cases

Version 8.5.14

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March 14th, 2023


  • NullPointerException in C Preprocessor when retrieving contents of missing header files
  • DateTimeException during ABAP full and incremental synchronizations
  • Unformatted code in Task Detail slides


  • Xodus Backend: Transaction length monitoring now configurable and turned-off by default
  • Improved performance of "User or Group" selector in the Project Role Assignments view

Version 8.5.13

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March 7th, 2023


  • NullPointerException in GitHubMergeRequestProvider
  • Information about included uploads was always fetched when loading test gap treemaps
  • Gerrit connectors did not retrieve changes when no start timestamp was configured
  • Numeric Metric Value widget didn't immediately update after specification item query was changed
  • Coverable lines in Swift differed from XCode
  • Comments were sometimes posted with old analysis results, when new merge requests were created
  • Analyzing Artifactory commits on a branch first led to missing parents in commit merged with code commit
  • Event Announcement view displayed the error "Sorry, Invalid time value" when opened in Safari


  • Support for cancelling re-scheduled triggers

Version 8.5.12

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February 28th, 2023


  • Renaming of branches in Git caused project analysis to get stuck
  • Retrieval of changes from S3 and Artifactory failed for commits without parents
  • Incremental issue synchronization created unnecessary error logs
  • SonarLint C# check titles had redundant quotes
  • Swift parser did not support in-method enum declaration
  • Commit Tree Details view also showed commits of other repositories that had the current repository name as prefix
  • Analysis Profiles view was not rendered after uploading an empty analysis profile
  • Eclipse Plugin: Finding tooltips in the editor sidebar could not render Markdown
  • Updated check descriptions were not visible in the findings detail view for existing projects
  • Azure DevOps pull requests received votes on wrong commits
  • In some cases report slides were not displayed correctly
  • Some titles of MISRA guidelines were outdated


  • Better user feedback on Trigger cancellation
  • New button in Delta perspective to open the currently-shown findings in the Delta view
  • Anonymized and pre-processed download for source code files in pre-processed languages

Version 8.5.11

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February 21st, 2023


  • Repeated attempts to delete comments in GitLab merge requests failed due to insufficient permissions
  • Per-branch start date specified in branching configuration did not work for TFS and SVN connectors
  • Some log entries did not show up in the Worker, Service and Interaction Logs
  • Analysis profile export service generated the same file name for the default C, C++ and C# profiles
  • NullPointerException in Gapped Clone Detection
  • Gapped Clone Detection for test items omitted parts of clones
  • ElementHistoryUpdater produced many errors and warnings for pre-commit branches
  • Branch renaming in project configuration caused infinite rollbacks
  • False positives for "Architecture Violation" check for C/C++ due to architecture analysis not supporting compilation databases
  • Eclipse Plugin: Assigning a keyboard shortcut to the "Open in Web Browser" command did not work. Now the default shortcut is bound to Ctrl+Shift+F2 (or Cmd+Shift+F2 on macOS).
  • IntelliJ Plugin: Findings tool window was disabled while IntelliJ was indexing
  • Rate limiting problems with Bitbucket Cloud
  • Interaction Log did not include INFO messages


  • Improved documentation for ABAP "Export configuration locked" troubleshooting page
  • Improved Azure DevOps and Jira connector speed
  • First column in Reports list view now scales better with window size

Version 8.5.10

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February 14th, 2023


  • ArrayIndexOutOfBoundException in EqualityTestWithBooleanLiteralCheck
  • Impacted Tests in the Issue Details view unexpectedly considered the selected partitions from the Test Gaps section
  • Findings list for specification items did not include findings in changed items
  • False positives for "Exception stacktrace is lost" check for C# when passing original exception as named parameter
  • Validation error when editing pair list options in the Check Explorer
  • Some commits could not be scheduled, resulting in reappearing rollbacks
  • False positives for "Unreachable code after exit statement" check in Objective-C
  • Merge Request Details: Order of findings with the same message located within the same file was incorrect
  • Test Selection view hid filter after submitting a query
  • JGitInternalException when an external upload to a project with a GitLab/Bitbucket connector specified a commit hash unknown to Teamscale
  • Removed unnecessary scrollbar in Test Gap Treemap widget


  • Improved documentation of configuring Azure DevOps connections
  • Improved error message of ABAPLint internal tool, if it failed without generating a result
  • Reduced analysis time for "Constant Condition" check
  • Limited parallel execution of triggers to prevent storage write congestion
  • Improved finding description of "Long File" check

Version 8.5.9

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February 7th, 2023


  • Findings filtering in some cases caused extremely long URLs leading to HTTP 502 responses
  • Java annotations with their fully qualified names were not correctly parsed
  • Maps as return types of methods in Swift were not correctly parsed
  • Multiline strings in Python prefixed with "f" were not correctly scanned
  • Architecture diagram failed to render after collapsing components
  • Simulink: Root Inport and Outports were not recognized correctly
  • External findings were not deleted after uploading reports without them
  • A lot of unused coverage partitions in Teamscale after coverage export from SAP system


  • Improved performance of updating process of Bitbucket Merge Requests
  • Improved finding description for "Non-literal LIKE without ESCAPE in a WHERE clause" check for ABAP
  • Teamscale QTCreator Integration Plugin now supports QTCreator 9

Version 8.5.8

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January 31st, 2023


  • Project Edit view broke for old project configurations with Jira connectors
  • Reanalysing projects could break Projects perspective when using Xodus database
  • False positives for "Comments should not contain nested comments" check when using URLs in the comments
  • False positives for "Avoid comparisons to boolean literals" check for C# when using nested entities with logical operators
  • Spec Item Treemap did not correctly link to the Spec Item Details view
  • Generics in TypeScript were not parsed correctly
  • Windows file paths containing "+" threw a validation error in Git connectors
  • False positives for "Field could be final" check for Java when using @Setter annotation or Lombok Builder.Default() annotation
  • NullPointerException in dataflow analysis of C++ when using an ignored statement after a label
  • False positives for "A compatible declaration shall be visible with external linkage" check when macro definition was missing
  • Analysing multiple specification item types in one project caused errors in the clone detection
  • Activity > Commits view and Activity > Issues view were broken if issue ID pattern contained //
  • Instance Comparison view was slow and unresponsive while loading the list of snapshots
  • Instance Comparison failed to load remote snapshot data if it was too large
  • IntelliJ Plugin did not request a necessary restart after an update
  • NetBeans and Eclipse Plugin: Cancelling the "Collecting files for pre-commit analysis" job still displayed the staging dialog
  • Architecture edit button was always visible, even without edit permissions
  • Voting on Bitbucket Cloud merge requests did not work in some cases
  • Artifactory content was no longer imported in rare cases
  • JiraIssueSynchronizer could get stuck indefinitely in very rare cases
  • False positives for "Comments should not contain nested comments" check when having trailing slash in Java block comments
  • False positives for "Null pointer dereference" check for C# when conditions contained multiple null checks


  • Improved validation message for Polarion connectors
  • Improved findings description for "Return in finally block" check
  • Improved documentation of uploading external results
  • Improved findings descriptions for "Test for NaN correctly" and "Method returns null but return type is Optional" checks

Version 8.5.7

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January 24th, 2023


  • Parameter lists in Java were not parsed correctly when using annotations, leading to errors in DataFlowFindingsSynchronizer
  • Test executions could not be mapped to their implementations if executions of the same test have been uploaded to different partitions
  • False positives for "Check for prohibited blocks in discrete controllers" check for Simulink when using discrete-time blocks
  • TriggerCompilationException if the file system did not clear and recreate a temporary directory fast enough
  • Test and specification item queries could accidentally end up in the Test Gaps > Issues view
  • Teamscale crashed when loading a custom check JAR failed
  • Outdated plugin user data in Teamscale was not cleaned up properly
  • Accessing the Activity perspective resulted in expensive API calls to code collaboration platforms
  • Missing whitespaces for some comments on merge request voting statuses
  • System Information view broke when showing active users
  • Top-level const and var statements in Go were considered coverable
  • Warning for "too many inline comments" was added for BitBucket merge request even if code insights were used
  • Commit for creating a code review finding showed too many affected files
  • IntelliJ Plugin: Findings were fetched for files which were not open in the editor
  • Eclipse Plugin: ABAPLint findings disappeared from the editor after a few seconds


  • Support for BitBucker Server versions before v5.15

Version 8.5.6

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January 17th, 2023


  • Hover text for trends in Metrics widgets contained [object Object]
  • Documentation links for simple and compact coverage were mixed up
  • IndexOutOfBoundsException in AbapContentUpdater which blocked any analysis progress
  • "Missing f string prefix" check for Python failed in the context of some lambdas
  • "Method content" link inside Method History view was misaligned for commits which are linked to issues
  • Buttons in Test Gap Treemap widget were misaligned
  • IndexOutOfBoundsException in "Multiple Statements per Line" check when using macros
  • ABAP: Modification of standard table check broke for EML modify statements
  • ABAP: Escaped curly braces in string templates were not handled in scanner
  • IntelliJ: Findings refresh button did not work in some cases
  • Architecture Editor: Policy create mode could sometimes not be deselected
  • Method coverage was shown as over 100% in some cases when multiple line coverage metric groups were configured


  • Improved performance for general coverage report parsing
  • Improved default layout and scrollability for declaration of accessibility web page

Version 8.5.5

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January 10th, 2023


  • Access key was generated for the logged-in user, not the edited user
  • Meta class operator for MATLAB was not parsed correctly
  • False positives for some Python checks, when using specific escape sequences in Python documentation strings
  • Worker log entry showed wrong color when it contained both errors and warnings
  • __attribute__ keyword in C/C++ was not parsed correctly
  • ABAP CDS: End-of-line comments starting with -- instead of // were not supported
  • Reports: Overwritten assessment values in System Quality Overview slide were not reset when using a report as a template
  • False positives for "Types shall be explicitly specified" check for C/C++
  • Findings Detail view: Different rules from the same guideline covered by one check were shown in one line


  • Improved description for "Anonymized code download" feature in Code view for potential caveats
  • Improved findings description for "Constructor Call Without Encoding" check

Version 8.5.4

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January 3rd, 2023


  • Filter options on Spec Item Findings view were loading indefinitely when specification item analysis was not enabled
  • False negatives for "Avoid unused private fields" check for C# when using class members with implicit access modifiers
  • Adding a trailing slash in the GitHub repository server URL caused a reanalysis of the project


  • Improved documentation on reanalysis

Version 8.5.3

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December 27th, 2022


  • RepositoryChangeRetrievers were running for a long time under special circumstances
  • Some merge requests could not be opened due to a JavaScript error
  • "Now" button for time-travel time selector did not work in some cases
  • Unnecessary rollbacks in work item analysis branches
  • Failure when retrieving work item link updates in AzureDevOpsSpecItemSynchronizer
  • Specification items and tests query field was unusable after entering an invalid query
  • False positives for "Methods should not be defined in a header file" check for C++
  • Merge requests were synchronized too often after rollbacks
  • Line coverage values close to 100% were erroneously rounded up
  • NullPointerException in RepositoryContentUpdaterUtils leading to analysis being stuck


  • Reduction in storage consumption for "Method always returns the same value" check for Java
  • SAP Code Inspector: Added finding descriptions for Code Pal findings
  • Added Objective-C++ support for "Methods should not be defined in a header file" check
  • Reduction for number of log messages in case some merge messages could not be parsed

Version 8.5.2

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December 20th, 2022


  • Objective-C++: struct defined inside of a method was not counted for method length analysis
  • Objective-C++: Class was not detected as a valid identifier
  • Incremental updates of artifactory items could cause rollbacks
  • False positives for multiline URLs in comment analysis
  • Issue search view was broken
  • Naming convention analysis for Simulink did not correctly analyze name of in-/outports of bus elements
  • Intellij Plugin: Renaming of a file did not create a precommit
  • Copying to clipboard failed in insecure contexts
  • Snapshot backups for RocksDB storage backend did not work


Version 8.5.1

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December 16th, 2022


  • Merge Requests view was broken in some cases
  • List of parsing errors was not expandable in Code view
  • Proxy settings using wildcards could break outgoing HTTP connections
  • Navigating in -issues- and -spec-items- paths added duplicate entries in the path selector when multiple queries had the same name
  • False positives for "Use of enclosing braces, partial array initialization, multiple initialization of array elements" check in C/C++ when using nested structs with trailing commas


  • Azure DevOps integration requests now retrieve work item link updates in a more efficient manner
  • Support importing Code Pal findings from SAP Code Inspector (with Code Pal add-on)
  • Improved memory usage and performance for clone detection on very large commits

Version 8.5.0

Bug Fixes
  • 8.5.0 contains all fixes from previous versions released on and before December 13th, 2022
  • For brevity, only new features are included in the changelog
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December 13th, 2022


  • Analysis of Objective-C++ code
  • Support for tracing generated code to Simulink models for Simulink PLC Coder
  • ABAP: Metadata of ABAP objects is now stored historized

Azure DevOps

  • Work item link changes are now imported as specification item updates
  • Support for all work item relations
  • Support for deletion of work items

Test Data and Coverage Upload

  • New coverage report format: Teamscale Compact Coverage
  • CLI tool to compress JaCoCo and LCOV coverage reports to Teamscale Compact Coverage format
  • Test case extraction and test execution report upload for XCTest test cases written in Swift or Objective-C
  • Extension of testwise coverage report format with an option of a file path hint for the corresponding test implementation
  • JavaScript Profiler: Upload to artifactory

Web UI

  • Delta perspective now supports deltas for specification items in addition to deltas for code
  • All available clang-tidy checks are now configurable using analysis profile options
  • Replace analysis granularity specification by simpler per-branch start date
  • Specification item status is now also visible in the Impacted Specification Items table
  • Traceability violation findings are now displayed in the Findings Details view and the details view of manual test cases
  • Manual test case steps are now shown in the Findings Details view if a finding is located within a manual test case
  • Manual test case steps are now shown when opening a manual test case in the Requirements Tracing perspective
  • Code references tab now includes simple list views as well
  • Default avatar is now personalized using the user's initials
  • Confirmation prompt in Check Explorer in case of unsaved changes
  • Findings Churn Widget now supports findings churns for findings in specification items
  • Support for matched items of specification items query in Treemap widgets


  • Configurable font size for code snippets
  • Thumb icons for comments
  • Search box for the Reports list view
  • Enhanced visualization of the delta trend on the System quality overview slide

New Checks

  • "Usage of goto" and "Avoid using out on parameters" checks for PL/SQL
  • "Avoid using certain text snippets" check for many languages
  • "Endif directive comment" check for C/C++, Objective-C and Swift
  • "Method always returns the same value" check for Java
  • "Do not throw multiple exceptions in method declaration" check for ABAP
  • "Use ABAP_TRUE and ABAP_FALSE for boolean comparisons" check for ABAP

Work Item Analysis Checks

  • "Find traceability violations for work item links" check
  • "Find excessively long test steps of manual test cases" check
  • "Find vague expressions in test steps of manual test cases" check


  • User can include all visible projects in the backup export by setting the newly added parameter "include-all-visible-projects"
  • Admins may cancel long running triggers via Web UI
  • System health check now checks for expiration of server certificate
  • New permission to control whether or not a test ranking computation can be performed