JIRA Agile 6.6.11 Release Notes

JIRA Agile 6.6.11 is not available for download anymore, as it is superseded by JIRA Agile 6.6.13. 
See the JIRA Agile 6.6.13 Release Notes.

3 November 2014

The Atlassian team announces the release of JIRA Agile 6.6.11 (note. this is the first 6.6.x release). This point release contains a number of features as well as several updates and fixes. Upgrading to JIRA Agile 6.6.11 is free to all customers with active JIRA software maintenance.

Highlights

Reordering sprints

We've implemented one of the most popular feature requests in this release: the ability to reorder sprints (GHS-6131). If you want to have a logical order to your planned sprints, you can move entire sprints up or down your board with a few clicks. If you have permission to modify a sprint, you can reorder a sprint, as long as the sprint is not in progress. 

As part of this change, we've added a new actions menu  to each sprint to reduce the clutter on your board. You'll find the options to move and delete a sprint in this menu.

Go to the Plan mode of one of your boards to try out this new feature.

'Days in column' indicator option for all boards

If you have used Kanban boards in JIRA Agile before, you will be familiar with the 'Days in column' indicator. The indicator shows how long an issue has been in a particular status, via series of dots on the card (each dot represents a day). This can help you see whether tickets are stagnating on your board. 

In this release, we've implemented the 'Days in column' indicator for Scrum boards as well. You can see the indicator when viewing your board in Work mode.

We've also made another important change: the 'Days in column' indicator can now be toggled on or off, via the Columns configuration for your board. If you want to improve performance or you just want some extra space on your board, you can disable the indicator. In particular, if you have a large instance (i.e. 300,000+ issues, 100+ projects, 100+ boards, or 100+ open sprints), we recommend that you disable the indicator. 

Go to the Work mode of one of your boards to check it out (if it is a Scrum board, you will need to enable the indicator first).

Upgrading JIRA Agile

What do I do if I have problems with JIRA Agile?

If you run into problems when installing/upgrading JIRA Agile or using it after an upgrade, please contact our support team. This is the fastest way to get your problems addressed. The support team can work with you to figure out what is going wrong, and if there is a bug with JIRA Agile, they will escalate it to our development team.

JIRA Agile 6.6.11 upgrade notes for customers with large scale instances

  • We have fixed the performance issues that were affecting customers with large scale instances*
    * "large scale instances": As a general (not definitive) guide, we had seen performance issues on instances with 300,000+ issues, 100+ projects, 100+ boards, or 100+ open sprints using JIRA Agile 6.4.x, 6.5.x or 6.6.0.

General upgrade notes

Before upgrading, please read the JIRA Agile 6.6 Upgrade Notes

  • If you are using JIRA Agile with JIRA Server, upgrade via the JIRA Plugin Manager.
    • Note, if your JIRA instance cannot access the internet, download the add-on separately (from the Atlassian Marketplace) and install the add-on file by upload, as described here: Installing Add-ons.
  • If you are using JIRA Agile with JIRA Cloud, subscribe to our blog for the latest updates (see this page for instructions). Please note that JIRA Agile may be released for JIRA Server several days before it is updated for JIRA Cloud. To find out what version of JIRA Agile is running in JIRA Cloud, see Application Versions.

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