JIRA Agile 6.6.41 Release Notes

15 December 2014

The Atlassian team announces the release of JIRA Agile 6.6.41. This point release contains a number of features as well as several updates and fixes. Upgrading to JIRA Agile 6.6.41 is free to all customers with active JIRA software maintenance.

(warning) Note, JIRA Agile 6.6.41 and JIRA Agile 6.6.40 are functionally the same: 6.6.40 was only released to JIRA Cloud and 6.6.41 was only released for JIRA Server.

Highlights

Move an issue to the top/bottom of a column or swimlane

You can now move an issue to the top or bottom of a column (or a swimlane, if you have swimlanes configured) in Work mode, via the issue menu. Just right-click the issue and click Top of Swimlane/Bottom of Swimlane or Top of Column/Bottom of Column

This is particularly useful on a Kanban board with lots of issues in the To Do column, when it can be difficult to rank an issue by dragging and dropping it.

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.

Change to the REST API endpoint for balancing rank fields (Lexorank)

In previous releases, JIRA administrators and JIRA system administrators could trigger a balance of all rank fields, by using a GET with this REST resource: 
rest/greenhopper/1.0/lexorank/balance

From JIRA Agile 6.6.41 onwards, the behaviour of this resource has changed:

POST Trigger a balance of all rank fields POST rest/greenhopper/1.0/lexorank/balance 
Trigger a balance of a single field POST rest/greenhopper/1.0/lexorank/balance/<fieldId>
GET

Get the status of the rank balancing. Returns the following:

  • balancingDisabled — shows whether balancing is disabled, due to a JIRA foreground index.
  • perFieldStatus.numRankedIssues — shows the number of rank entires in the LEXORANK table for a specific fieldId.
  • perFieldStatus.percentComplete — shows the progress of the rebalance.
  • perFieldStatus.distribution — shows an array, representing number of issues in each bucket.
GET rest/greenhopper/1.0/lexorank/balance

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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