We’re pleased to announce that TestRail 5.6 has been released and is available in our hosted (cloud) environment and for download by server installation customers.
As of TestRail 5.6, we can support installation in PHP 7.1 and 7.2 environments. This is an important update since, as many of you are no doubt aware, 5.6 and even 7.0 are no longer actively supported PHP versions, with security support elapsing soon also – on the 31st and 3rd December respectively.
Please note that as of this release, we are deprecating support for running TestRail in a PHP 5.6 environment. TestRail is fully supported when running in PHP 7.0, and now PHP 7.1 & 7.2 environments too.
If you need to upgrade your installation environment, please read our documentation on doing so here: (How To) Upgrade TestRail Server from PHP 5.6 to PHP 7.x
As part of our ongoing commitment to making life easier for TestRail administrators, we’ve added a bulk update feature to the user management area in the administration console. If you find yourself having to make changes to large numbers of users on a regular basis, we expect you’ll be grateful for the ability to carry out those changes in bulk – rather than on an individual basis.
(This feature was originally planned for part of the SAML 2.0 Single Sign On functionality we intended to include within the 5.6 release. Unfortunately, due to some dependent system issues – we’ve had to push that functionality back to TestRail 5.7, which we expect to release along with some other big new features, early in the new year).
Whoops! Occasionally we make mistakes… In 5.6 we’ve tried to rectify a few of them:
Upgrading to TestRail 5.6 is easy and if you benefit from any of the above improvements, we would recommend upgrading. We’ve included all the required details below to get TestRail 5.6 up and running, depending on the edition you use:
We hope you’re well pleased with all the work we’ve been doing. If you have any questions or feedback about the new version, please let us know!
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