Spira v6.7 Released: Source Code Management, Git and Markdown Previewing

11-Dec-2020 by Inflectra Product News

We are pleased to announce the release of the latest version of our award winning test management SpiraTest system, application lifecycle management SpiraTeam platform, and enterprise agile planning platform - SpiraPlan. The new version (6.7) provides a completely revamped source code management module, with inline code difference viewing and more seamless Git integration. This release also includes a new markdown (.md) previewing capability as well as a number of general bug fixes and enhancements.

Enhanced Source Code Management

In Spira v6.7, we have separated out the source code management screens from the main Tracking menu. Previously all of the source code functionality was buried under the single Source Code menu entry, when in fact, Spira offers several different key views. In line with how the Testing menu gives single-click access to the test cases, test sets, test runs, automation, and test configurations, the new Developing menu gives developers single-click access to the Source Code Files and Source Code Commits. Learn More.

Integrated Source Code Difference Viewing

As part of the revamp of the Spira source code management module, there is now a native code difference viewing capability in Spira. This lets you compare the changes between two revisions of each file and see the changes in either a side-by-side or unified DIFF view. Using easy to understand color coding, you can see which lines have been added, removed, and changed between the revisions, as well as see the individual changes in each line. Learn More.

Markdown Preview & Rendering Capability

A key area of focus in this new release is improving the experience and functionality for developers and development teams. With that in mind, we have revamped the source code management and documents management module, and for the first time, there is now a way to view rendered markdown files directly in Spira in both modules. Learn More.

Release Notes

For the full list of features, bug fixes, and enhancements, please check out the v6.7 release notes.