We are happy to announce the immediate availability of TestRail 2.5.1! The release is mostly a maintenance and bug-fix release and also introduces some smaller features and changes.
What's new in TestRail 2.5.1
Please see below for the changes of this version.
[*]Added: Support for adding steps between other steps for the steps custom field when adding/editing a test case[/*]
[*]Added: Check client version for ajax requests and show an error when a mismatch between client/server version is detected[/*]
[*]Added: Exports/backups are removed after 30 days (Hosted only)[/*]
[*]Changed: Removed support for white space characters as separator in defect and reference fields (as this can misinterpret defect/reference IDs)[/*]
[*]Changed: Also pretty-print reference/defect IDs without links (grids, export, print etc.)[/*]
[*]Changed: Improved readability of Markdown texts (especially lists)[/*]
[*]Changed: Activities of deleted test runs/plans no longer appear in the project/milestone activity charts[/*]
[*]Fixed: Moving/Copying sections via drag&drop requires suite add/edit permissions[/*]
[*]Fixed: Custom field form may show an error page when submitted without the hidden project configuration input field[/*]
[*]Fixed: Showdown link in editor syntax reference help does not work anymore (is now removed)[/*]
[*]Fixed: Section link on the test case page may only jump to the test suite but not the section[/*]
[*]Fixed: When using the section link on the test case page, Ajax actions may show an error message[/*]
[*]Fixed: Background task does not check for database/app version match (now exits with info message about required database update when a mismatch if found)[/*]
[*]Fixed: Rerunning completed test runs/plans with cases that no longer exist may show an error message when trying to select cases[/*]
[*]Fixed: Keys with dots (e.g., email addresses) do not work as expected in ini-based configurations (e.g., as used by defect plugins)[/*]
Getting the new version
A 30-day fully functional trial version of TestRail can be requested here (hosted on our servers or as download to install on your own server):
If you want to order TestRail, you can do so directly in our online shop:
Registered customers can download the full version from our customer portal:
Updating to the new version
All accounts of TestRail Hosted already use the new version.
If you are using the download version of TestRail, you can update to the new version as usual by installing it over your existing TestRail installation (there's no need to uninstall your existing installation). The database upgrade wizard is automatically started when you access TestRail with your web browser. Please see the update instructions for details:
Please take the time to make a backup of your current installation before upgrading to the new version.