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Everyone moves!

Atlassian has announced they are retiring the Server versions of their products: https://www.atlassian.com/blog/announcements/journey-to-cloud

  • Every "server" customer needs to move to the Cloud,
  • Privileged customers will go to Data Center versions: Self-hosted inside the customers' network, clustered with several nodes, it resolves problems like storage location, private domain, private network.

DC is now the Cloud++ version, rather than the Server++ version.

Cloud documentation

Our Cloud version 1.0 is published, here are the docs: https://documentation.play-sql.com/display/RYC


Requirement Yogi plans

In November, we have published the Cloud version we were working on, in emergency after Atlassian's announcement.

(tick) = Already available.

TimeFeatures
Mid-November

The first version is very simple, but contains the essential parts of the workflow:

  • (tick) The requirement macro,
  • (tick) The search,
  • (tick) The properties and dependencies,
  • (tick) The traceability matrix.
  • (tick) A wizard to transform a page into a Requirement Yogi page.

It will at least help customers plan and visualize how to migrate their data. But it lacks the following features:

  • The little popup. Since it is not possible to do it, the popup will be replaced by a full page. This still allows customers to navigate across requirements and build traceability matrixes, which is the essential part of the product.
  • Saving the traceability matrix,
  • The baselines,
  • A migration tool from Server to Cloud,
  • Requirements in vertical tables, the RY Property macro (hidden properties, coloured requirements), dictionaries, the RY Reports macro, the traceability matrixes in pages.

This first version is included in the Security Bug Bounty, which ensures the trust of customers.

December
  • (tick) Ability to save the traceability matrix.
1st of March
  • (tick) Integration with Jira.
Features we are planning for the first year

This is not contractual:

  • Baselines. As opposed to our first announcement, Baselines won't be available on the cloud. We will re-evaluate this decision once we have more maturity with our cloud app.
  • A migration tool. However, traceability matrixes will never be able to migrated, since the underlying data is entirely different.
Not the first year

(error) We may develop those features one day, but certainly not before November 2021.

  • Vertical tables, which was a trick on Server to define a requirement as parent of the following ones.
  • The RY Reports macro, which allowed displaying search results in pages. Instead, users are invited to save their report and share it directly with others.
  • The "transform to static table" feature, which allowed transforming a report into a raw table in a page.
Not available

(error) We cannot / won't develop the following features for the Cloud version:

  • Requirements must be defined in tables, and the table format is strict (keys must be in the first column, the title in the second, and properties/dependencies in subsequent columns).
  • The Alt + Shift + R shortcut won't work in the Cloud. We have a wizard to assist with automatically replacing requirements.
  • The "RY Property" macro, which was specific to the server, replaced with the transformation wizard.
  • The popup with the requirement excerpt. It is replaced with a full page in the cloud.
  • The coverage and dependency matrixes, which wasn't popular. The traceability matrix retrieves the same results in a better way.

Pricing

Pricing is slightly different on the cloud, but we'll make it as close as possible to the Server version: $1 per user.

However, we must make the Jira part paid as well, since it is a non-negligible scalability issue: $0.5 per user.

This roadmap is not contractual. We can only promise our team is 75% dedicated to Confluence Cloud, 25% dedicated to Data Center, but there are numerous uncertainties.


Any question? Raise a ticket!


Once again I would like to express to you my solidarity towards all the teams who are currently being impacted by the transition to the cloud, and who will have to work overtime to migrate. It caught us before we had a decent solution, but we will pivot and make it happen, with a few rough edges.

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