Trace Release Notes

The Method R Trace comprehensive product history.

Trace (2018-08-24)

  • 7163: Updated old “/log-mr%s” release notes URLs to new “/release-notes/%s” format.
  • 7138: Now you can undo the action performed by the Clear button.
  • 7137: Clear button now clears only selected rows.
  • 4362: Added count of selected files to the bottom of the “Trace File Downloads” pane.

Trace (2018-08-20)

  • 7161: Fixed a bug causing Method R Trace to incorrectly include a ‘\’ prefix when calculating the base name of a file name.
  • 7139: Fixed a bug in which Method R Trace could use the oldest preamble found in a trace file instead of the newest one.
  • 5598: Cleaned up the processing of clicks when selecting a “Trace Files Downloads” row.

Trace (2018-08-06)

  • 7141: Method R Trace now pauses in-flight downloads while any script is running in the same worksheet.
  • 7136: Removed “METHODR_” from each fetched trace file name.
  • 7133: Method R Trace now reveals any errors that might occur during its installation script execution.
  • 7119: Updated title and copyright information in the installation script.
  • 7118: Use fixed-pitch font to make the installation script and the script’s output easier to read.
  • 7112: Introduced new METHODR user and MRTRACE PL/SQL package in the installation script to support more accurate trace file collection.
  • 7108: Method R Trace now exposes details about file download errors in each relevant Trace File Downloads row.
  • 7104: New “Clear rows” button clears the “Trace File Downloads” section.
  • 7103: Fixed a bug causing Method R Trace to display SQL or PL/SQL statement text as “cursor#%d at file ‘%s’” instead of showing the SQL or PL/SQL itself.
  • 6974: Removed “Show progress dialog for downloads larger than:” dialog, because now we show a progress bar in the new Status column for each download.
  • 6973: New progress bar makes it clear when Method R Trace is downloading a file.
  • 6787: Removed unnecessary SQL executions from within the trace file scope, yielding better script execution measurement accuracy.

Trace (2018-07-20)

  • 7096: License dialog switches from “(%d days)” to “(%d hours)” when the license expiry is less than 48 hours away.
  • 7055: You can now drag rows from the Trace File Downloads panel to the Method R Workbench files pane.

Trace (2018-07-17)

  • 7087: Changed license validation process so that a license is valid until 23:59:59 UTC instead of 00:00:00 UTC on the date specified.
  • 7083: Files list is now presented as an historical record of Trace File Downloads rather than a list of Local Trace Files.
  • 7082: Replaced button text labels with icons.
  • 7080: Exposed the Change download directory widget on the front page of the application, which makes it easy to change the location to which the next trace file will be downloaded.
  • 7079: Updated Method R Trace Update Center text.
  • 7072: Fixed a bug causing mrtrace not to install correctly from the SQL Developer Update Center.
  • 7065: Cleaned up the Trace File Downloads panel by removing the Node Name and Instance Name columns.
  • 7056: Changed Trace File Downloads pane column names and column order to match the names in the Method R Workbench files pane.
  • 6943: Eliminated Ask to download files larger than preference in favor of Show progress dialog for downloads larger than preference.
  • 6938: Reduced the distribution size by removing unused jar files.
  • 6937: Show favicon in Trace File Downloads tab label.
  • 6757: Fixed a bug preventing the Trace File Downloads pane from minimizing properly (the “Big Icon” bug).
  • 6203: Updated Method R Trace logos and icons throughout the extension.
  • 5952: Fixed a bug causing an uncloseable trace file download progress dialog not to close after the file is downloaded.
  • 5755: Fixed a bug causing mrtrace not to trace the first session after an Oracle SQL Developer restart.
  • 5597: Removed Project, Author, and Description fields in deference to the more robust and useful Method R Workbench file tagging feature.
  • 5596: Changed the license management UI to match the Method R Workbench application experience.

Trace (2015-04-28)

  • 4909: The Method R Trace “trace and retrieve trace file upon Run Script” feature now works with Oracle SQL Developer 4.0.
  • 5064: Method R Trace now allows UTF-8 multi-byte characters in the license file.
  • 5343: Method R Trace install script now works for Oracle Database version 12.
  • 5455: We now refer consistently to “Method R Trace” throughout the product, instead of “MR Trace”.
  • 5456: Updated Method R Trace logos throughout the product.
  • 5457: All new Help Center documentation leads you through what you need to know to install and run Method R Trace for Oracle SQL Developer version 4.
  • 5577: New Method R Trace documentation page is listed in the Help Center table of contents.
  • 5585: Method R Trace now saves user customizations to the Local Trace Files grid layout.

Trace (2011-12-02)

  • 4395: MR Trace version 1 license keys are not valid for MR Trace version 2. To enjoy the new features in version 2, purchase a version 2 license in one of our new software packages, or independently from our store.
  • 4386: Fixed bug in “Ask to download files files larger than:” feature that asked on files that were smaller than the chosen threshold.
  • 4357: Fixed bug causing file open commands that display the banner page to not open the file.
  • 4356: Fixed bug where after upgrading, column sort indicator didn’t show.
  • 4339: Added gray circle-x to Filter… field that allows quick resetting of filter text.
  • 4287: Local Trace Files panel now highlights the most recently downloaded files for easy identification.
  • 4286: Fixed bug in which ‘&’ character showed up as part of an External Tool’s name.
  • 4012: File sizes now render in Kilobytes for clearer comparison.
  • 4011: Columns with right-justified values now have right-justified headings.
  • 3980: MR Trace can now access all trace files on the database server using a combination of Java and PL/SQL code. This code can be reviewed in the Installation Script.
  • 3974: MR Trace is now capable of transferring trace files from RAC environments.
  • 3927: New Date Added column isn’t affected by edits to Project and Description tags to maintain a stable sorting order of times when files were created.
  • 3903: Local Trace Files panel now contains both Node Name and Instance Name to uniquely identify a file’s origin.
  • 3849: New Trace Files panel associated with specific connection in Connections panel allows you to fetch any trace file on the connected system.
  • 3799: MR Trace now uses the External Tools functionality in Oracle SQL Developer for passing along trace files for processing by Method R Profiler, a text editor, or other analysis tools.

Trace (2010-09-03)

  • 3897: Added new Product Support section to the Help Center page.
  • 3924: Your license status (Trial or Licensed) now shows up on the banner page that pops when you first use MR Trace.
  • 3920: Fixed a bug in which more than one application could be marked as Default.
  • 3919: MR Trace now throws a graceful error when you click in the local trace files panel to open a file that has been deleted or renamed in the filesystem behind MR Trace’s back.
  • 3913: New Buy License button links to purchase site from Method R Trace panel when the trial license is expired.
  • 3911: Delete File now deletes without a nagging “Are you sure?” dialog. New multi-level Undo Delete feature allows you to undo mistakes.
  • 3909: Fixed orange box that lingered around a column in the final row of the trace file panel when you click off-row to clear the selection.
  • 3896: Clicking out of an editable field now properly changes focus.
  • 3895: Clicking a tag (column) heading now saves an in-process tag edit.
  • 3891: Updating MR Trace no longer overwrites user-defined file Open commands.
  • 3887: “Ask for tag values…” label now grays out when “Enable…” box is unchecked.
  • 3880: Context menu longer displays when no trace file rows are selected.
  • 3879: Method R Trace panel now docks in the bottom right-hand corner (where it appears initially upon installation) after hiding and then re-rendering from the View menu.
  • 3876: Preferences panel now remembers the tracing Enabled/Disabled state.
  • 3873: CPU Count column is now right justified.
  • 3872: Trace file fetch now renders a progress indicator.
  • 3871: Size column value is now right justified and rendered with commas.
  • 3867: Method R Trace file panel now remembers customized column widths and sort order preference.
  • 3865: CPU Count and Platform Name trace file tags are now properly automatically populated.
  • 3863: Activating your License now enables all MR Trace panels without requiring a SQL Developer restart.
  • 3862: Replaced Java icon on dialog boxes with Method R logo icon.
  • 3855: New indicator confirms when you’ve opened a trace file. Previously, you could click, see no visual indicator, and then click again, wondering whether MR Trace “heard” your click.
  • 3841: All delete keys are respected.
  • 3839: Trace file panel buttons are now suitably spaced.
  • 3795: New Refresh button allows you to refresh the MR Trace main trace file panel anytime you want.