JIRA Agile 6.3 Release Notes
26 August 2013
Meet the new JIRA Agile
(Formerly known as GreenHopper)
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Over 190 fixes and improvements implemented since GreenHopper 6.2
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What's in a name?
Please be assured that your existing licenses and support entitlements are unchanged. This is a change of product name only.
Epics and Sprints are now first-class citizens of JIRA
The change in name from GreenHopper to JIRA Agile is not just cosmetic. It is part of a move to align JIRA Agile more closely with JIRA. Both sprints and epics now behave like any other property of JIRA issue — you will see this reflected in the following new features:
Changes introduced in this release:
Note: Issues now belong exclusively to sprints. Please read Sprint Marker Migration for important information about how this will affect your data.
Changes introduced in GreenHopper 6.2.2:
The two changes to sprints are also part of our work to make future sprints into proper objects in JIRA, so that you can perform common operations on them. You will see more of this in future releases of JIRA Agile.
Adding issues to a sprint in progress
You can now add issues to a sprint in progress. Until now, adding an issue to an active sprint was not possible in JIRA Agile, as this action changes the scope of the sprint.
In addition to this, you will be shown a warning when adding issues to an active sprint. This explains the consequences of adding issues to an active sprint and prevents you from accidentally doing so.
Notable features from the 6.2.x releases
JIRA Agile 6.3 bundles up all of the features introduced in the 6.2.x releases. If you haven't been using any of the 6.2.x releases, here's what you've missed:
New look and feel (from 6.2.1): JIRA Agile now has a modernised look and feel that is consistent with other Atlassian applications. Some convenient new features include better scrolling: scroll the version, epic, backlog panels and detail view independently in Plan mode (Scrum boards); scroll the swimlanes panel and detail view independently in Work mode (all boards).
Flagging (from 6.2.3): You can now indicate impediments by flagging them. Flagged cards will be displayed in yellow (in both Work mode and Plan mode), with the "flag" icon replacing the Priority icon.
Sprint health gadget (from 6.2.5): The GreenHopper Sprint Health Gadget displays a colour-coded bar graph showing a concise summary of the issues in a specified sprint. The gadget also displays other handy information about the progress of the sprint and participants in the sprint. This gadget is also Wallboard-capable.
For a list of all the major new features added since GreenHopper 6.2, please see the JIRA Agile Release Summary.
Click to view a complete list of other features and improvements in this release:
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