Quality Center Mylyn Integration


There is a interesting project at sourceforge called qcMylyn.  The projects aims to provide a Mylyn connector for Quality Center. Support Eclipse 3.4.2, 3.5, Mylyn 3.0.5+.

I tried the released version 0.2.4 but it didn’t work because at work we are using an older version of QualityCenter (9.1). But this was no big problem I have the sourcecode (OS rocks) and I’m a programmer😉

I found out that a other project called QcTools4J contains the java code for manipulation a QC system. They using a com4j bridge to bind QC’s otaclient.dll.

If you have trouble with a older/newer version of QC you have to update the qctools4j.

You find a short tutorial how to update qctools4j here. (read this first) … then you will come to the point where you want create a new otaclient.jar from you local otaclient.dll. Here is my simple solution for that.

I create my own otaclient maven project with the following pom:

<project xmlns="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
      xsi:schemaLocation="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0 http://maven.apache.org/maven-v4_0_0.xsd">
      <modelVersion>4.0.0</modelVersion>
      <groupId>otaclient</groupId>
      <artifactId>otaclient</artifactId>
      <version>9.1.0.4372</version>
      <dependencies>
        <dependency>
          <groupId>org.jvnet.com4j</groupId>
          <artifactId>com4j</artifactId>
          <version>20080107</version>
        </dependency>
      </dependencies>
      <build>
        <plugins>
          <plugin>
            <artifactId>maven-compiler-plugin</artifactId>
            <configuration>
              <source>1.5</source>
              <target>1.5</target>
            </configuration>
          </plugin>
          <plugin>
            <groupId>org.jvnet.com4j</groupId>
            <artifactId>maven-com4j-plugin</artifactId>
            <executions>
              <execution>
                <id>gen-java-bridge</id>
                <goals>
                  <goal>gen</goal>
                </goals>
                <configuration>
                  <file>src/qc/OTAClient.dll</file>
                  <package>com.mercury.qualitycenter.otaclient</package>
                </configuration>
              </execution>
            </executions>
          </plugin>
        </plugins>
      </build>
    </project>

I using the maven-com4j-plugin to generate the java layer for otaclient.

All you have to do is to extract your „qc client package“ (could be download from every qc server page) into src/qc and start mvn clean package.

Then target will contain a otaclient-9.1.0.4372.jar. Copy this jar into qctools4j/lib/com.mercury.qualitycenter.otaclient-9.2.jar and rebuild qctools4j. That’s all🙂

qcmylyn_otaclient

Then copy the qctools4j.jar into org.tszadel.qctools and rebuild the whole eclipse feature.

qcmylyn_qctools4j

Try it🙂