Polarion 2010 – the most advanced Polarion ever!

By walekJ

It’s a brand new year, and Polarion Software is excited to announce the release of a brand new Polarion: Polarion 2010. This release delivers many new features that customers have asked for. We’ll tell you more about these below, and also where you can have a look at the new release online, and where you can download it. Let’s begin with new features.

Improved Navigation

The first thing you’ll notice is the simplified navigation. A single Navigation pane provides all resources and shortcuts for a project or repository. New Open button and dialog, with Windows 7 style Favorites, make it quicker and easier to open the project, project group or repository you want to work with.

Redisigned open resources dialog
Redisigned open project dialog

Even More Robust Modules

  • Outline numbering: You can now optionally add automatic outline numbering to work items (e.g. Requirements). These appear both in the portal and in PDF exports.

  • Multiple Module reuse: reuse multiple modules at once , establishing cross-module links in the new modules. For example, you can manage a requirements specification module and system test module (with test cases) in one place, and reuse both of them at once when implementing some variant of the base specification. In the new modules the test cases will be linked to requirements.

  • Move items within Modules: New buttons in the Designer view let you move an item before or after, or as the first or last child another item in the module structure .

  • Bulk Move to Module: Now you can move work items from any module (or from normal storage) to another module. If you ever import work items from a Word document, you’ll appreciate this capability.

  • Export Home page revisions to PDF: Module revisions are in effect baselines. By rendering module work items on e.g the Module’s Home page, you can export any revision of the page to PDF. (Revision export works for other wiki pages too.)

(NOTE: Modules are a feature of Polarion ALM and Polarion Requirements.)

Multiple Repositories

With a license for this Polarion ALM feature, you can have multiple Subversion repositories (including the possibility to update your current single-repo system to multi).

Optional multiple repositories
Optional multiple repositories

Rich Text Work Item Fields

  • Rich Text Custom Fields: This popular request is now fulfilled. You can create custom fields with the same rich text capabilities and the Description field. Great for translations of the work item Description and other text-intensive needs.

  • Tables in Rich Text fields: Also by popular demand!

New/Improved Configurations

  • Read-only work item fields: configure some work item fields as read only, depending also on the work item status. So you can mark fields like Title and Description as read only for e.g. approved, closed, verified statuses.

  • Customizable email notifications: Include custom fields in the top section of notifications, hide some fields from appearing in notifications, limit sending of notifications by use role.

  • Link role rules: Define which kind of link roles can exist between work items to ensure that users cannot create inappropriate relationships between linked work items.

  • Time Points on project group: For example: if you have multiple projects that share the same release date (e.g. one for requirements, one for defects and changes), you can set a time points for the project group rather than repeating for individual projects.

  • Custom icons for enumerations: a new GUI in the Enumeration Designer makes it easy to upload and select your own icon images for enumerations.

Custom enumeration icons
Custom enumeration icons


  • The Dashboard (Polarion ALM only) is now implemented as a Wiki page. New macros that show dashboard content can be used in any other wiki page to create other dashboards for a specific user role, domain, etc.

  • API and Scripting: For Polarion ALM users, there’s a new public Wiki API (it’s read only in this release). Also, you can deploy your own services to the wiki velocity context.


  • Support for Subversion 1.6

  • Support for Ubuntu server

  • More, and more informative tooltips

  • Bugfixes

Where to try it online


You can download the update distribution for your current Polarion installation at:

To get the distribution for a “clean” installation”:

We welcome your feedback on Polarion 2010 – please feel free to contact us and let us know what you think. Thank you for your interest in Polarion application lifecycle management solutions.

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