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JIRA Agile Release Summary

This page shows the highlights of the major  JIRA Agile releases since GreenHopper 4.0. Note, JIRA Agile was named GreenHopper prior to JIRA Agile 6.3. The term 'GreenHopper' will still be used in release notes for versions 6.2.x and earlier.

Current Release: JIRA Agile 6.7 — 29 April 2015

New in 6.7:

  • Classic boards removed from JIRA Agile
  • Version Report gadget
  • Default sprint durations for new sprints
  • Order JIRA search results by sprint
  • Status of parent issue shown on the swimlanes
  • Supported platforms changes

Bundled in 6.7 from 6.6.x releases:

  • Reordering sprints
  • 'Days in column' indicator option for all boards
  • Move an issue to the top/bottom of a column or swimlane
  • Epic-based swimlanes for Kanban boards
  • Better board management 
  • Improvements to epic lozenges on cards
  • Terminology changes: Plan, Work, Report modes
  • Translations for German, Spanish, French, and Japanese
  • Performance improvements for Sprint Health and Days Remaining in Sprint gadgets

More in release notes.

JIRA Agile 6.6 — 8 September 2014

New in 6.6:

  • Custom cards
  • Sprint workload summary
  • End of life for Classic boards announced

Note, there were no new features introduced between 6.5 and 6.6.

More in release notes.

JIRA Agile 6.5 — 9 June 2014

New in 6.5:

  • Enhanced reports out of Labs.
  • More informative forecasts for the release burndown and epic burndown. 

Note, there were no new features introduced between 6.4 and 6.5.

More in release notes.

JIRA Agile 6.4 — 2 June 2014

New in 6.4:

  • new Epic Burndown report (Labs)
  • "Who closed that sprint?" feature

Bundled in 6.4 from 6.3.x releases:

  • New code integration features for issues
  • JIRA Agile and Confluence — Better together
  • Labs: Enhanced reports — New Control Chart and Release Burndown
  • Improvements to the Sprint field
  • Board administrators
  • Status lozenges
  • "First initial" avatars

More in release notes.

JIRA Agile 6.3 — 26 August 2013

New in 6.3:

  • GreenHopper was renamed to JIRA Agile, aligning the add-on more closely with JIRA.
  • Search for issues in upcoming sprints using JQL
  • View the sprint for an issue in the Detail View of the JIRA issue navigator
  • Sprints related to issues are now included when exporting search results to Excel
  • Add issues to a sprint in progress

Bundled in 6.3 from GreenHopper 6.2.x releases:

  • Associate a story with an epic, from within JIRA
  • Move a story to a different Epic, from within JIRA
  • Add a story to an empty Epic, from within JIRA
  • View the name of an Epic in the Epic Link field in your JIRA Issue Navigator
  • Use autocomplete for the Epic Link parameter in JQL
  • Epics related to issues are now included when exporting search results to Excel
  • New look and feel
  • Flagging
  • Sprint health gadget

More in release notes.

Older releases

GreenHopper 4.0 - 6.2: 

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GreenHopper 6.2 — 18th April 2013

GreenHopper 6.2 enabled release planning via the introduction of Versions to Scrum boards (satisfying around 700 votes).

Additional features since GreenHopper 6.1:

  • Ability to specify Non-Working Days (which can then be excluded when generating reports) (202 votes)
  • JQL search on sprint name (150 votes)
  • Sprint Burndown gadget (117 votes)
  • Days Remaining in Sprint gadget (59 votes)
  • Version creation and editing
  • Version report (with release date predictions)
  • Epic report
  • Epic migration  
  • Configurable custom fields on the Issue Detail View
  • Quick-jump vertical navigation (instead of scrolling)
  • Quick-jump to Issue Navigator to view issues selected in GreenHopper
  • Quick rank and assign issues to sprint (via right-click)
  • Bulk change

More in release notes. 

GreenHopper 6.1 — 10th December 2012

GreenHopper 6.1 saw the introduction of Epics to Scrum boards (satisfying around 200 votes).

Additional features since GreenHopper 6.0:

  • Configurable fields on the Issue Detail View (190 votes)
  • Customisable card colours (81 votes) 
  • Scope change shown in Burndown chart (53 votes)
  • Multiple active sprints ("Parallel sprints" — still in Labs)
  • Auto-refresh
  • Icons indicate board type (Scrum/Kanban)
  • Ability to rename future sprints
  • Expand/collapse all swimlanes
  • Burndown Report shows what didn't get done
  • Sub-tasks can be excluded from Column Constraints
  • Control Chart shows median time
  • Remaining Estimate is shown in sprint footer
  • Detail View is now closable
  • Count of Visible Issues shown in column header on Work mode
  • Sample data included
  • Performance improvements

More in release notes. 

GreenHopper 6.0 — 13th August 2012

GreenHopper 6.0 saw the launch of the Rapid Board (now known as just the "board") completely out of Labs, becoming the default way of working in GreenHopper.

Features added to the Rapid Board since GreenHopper 5.8:

  • Multi Project Support (497 votes)
  • Swimlanes (28 votes)
  • Permalinks (42 votes)
  • Separate Sprints from Versions (153 votes)
  • Custom - Invidiualised Boards 
  • WIP Limits 
  • Scope Change in Charts (36 votes) 
  • Quick Filters (Assigned to Me, Recently Updated) 
  • Avatars 
  • Global Ranking 
  • Cumulative Flow Diagram (Real-time)
  • Control Chart (Real-time)
  • Sub-tasks grouped under parent 
  • Number-of-days-in-column indicator 
  • Chart filtering (refine)
  • Multi-select ranking 
  • Keyboard shortcuts 
  • Separate filter for Work mode
  • Configurable columns (with multiple statuses in columns) 
  • Zero page reloads 
  • Calculating marker
  • Burndown chart
  • Rank to Top / Rank to Bottom issue operations 
  • Attachments in detail view
  • Add story to Sprint 
  • Instant Filter 
  • Sub-task tab 
  • Sprint Retrospective Report 
  • JIRA Agile Pane
  • Estimation & tracking statistics 
  • Tracking
  • Scope change 
  • Team calendars
  • Swimlanes by sub-task, assignee 
  • Remove story from sprint

More in release notes.

GreenHopper 5.10 — 30th May 2012

  • Scrum on the Rapid Board moves out of Labs
  • Enhancements to Sprint Report
  • JIRA 5.0 & 5.1 compatibility

More in release notes.

GreenHopper 5.9 — 22nd February 2012

  • Enhancements to Scrum support ('Plan' mode) on the Rapid Board (available via Labs since GreenHopper 5.8.6)

  • Burndown chart (in Story Points) now available on the Rapid Board

  • JIRA 5.0 & 5.1 compatibility

More in release notes.

GreenHopper 5.8 — 12th October 2011

  • Rapid Board moves out of Labs
  • JIRA 4.4.2 compatibility

More in release notes.

GreenHopper 5.7 — 2nd August 2011

  • Enhancements to the Rapid Board (introduced in 5.6.2 via Labs, delivering URL addressing and multiple project support)
  • JIRA 4.4 compatibility

More in release notes.

GreenHopper 5.6 — 7th April 2011

  • Improved Inline Editing of Fields
  • More Language Packs

More in release notes.

GreenHopper 5.5 — 16th March 2011

  • Task Board Gadget for JIRA Wallboards
  • JIRA 4.3 compatibility

More in release notes.

GreenHopper 5.4 — 14 December 2010

  • Time-Tracking Analysis for the Hour Burndown Chart.

More in release notes.

GreenHopper 5.3 — 21 October 2010

  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • One-Click Wallboards
  • Customisable Printing
  • Card Background Colour

More in release notes.

GreenHopper 5.2 — 9 August 2010

  • Cumulative Flow Diagrams
  • Version release from the Task Board 'Done' column
  • Quick issue creation via the 'Issue Type' legend

More in release notes.

GreenHopper 5.1 — 15 July 2010

  • Planning Board Categorisation of 'Assignee' and 'Component' Modes by Version
  • Task Board Categorisation of 'Version' Mode by Assignee
  • 'Bulk Change' available on the Planning Board
  • Drag-and-drop 'temporary' Markers

More in release notes.

GreenHopper 5.0 — 10 June 2010

  • Inline editing
  • 'Action' dialogs
  • Quick filters
  • Drag-and-drop pagination
  • 'Minimum' column constraints
  • Dynamic 'Release Charts'

More in release notes.

GreenHopper 4.4 — 7 April 2010

  • 'Days Remaining' Gadget
  • Jump from a JIRA issue direct to the Planning Board (or Task Board)
  • Marker Handling Enhancements

More in release notes.

GreenHopper 4.3 — 1 March 2010

  • Project Templates
  • User Preferences

More in release notes.

GreenHopper 4.2 — 23 November 2009

  • Statistical Markers
  • "Shift-select" Cards/Rows

More in release notes.

GreenHopper 4.1 — 2 November 2009

  • Cross-Project Burndown Charts
  • GreenHopper Epics
  • Revised Searching

More in release notes.

GreenHopper 4.0 — 6 October 2009

  • Multiple Saved Filters within Contexts
  • Unlimited Fields in List View
  • Agile Gadget
  • Task Board Transitions Just Got Smarter
  • Improvements to the GreenHopper Boards
  • Kanban Support
  • Time Tracking Enhancements
  • Navigation Improvements

More in release notes.

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2 Archived comments

  1. User avatar

    Dejan Stojadinović

    Should I upgrade from to 6.4.3 and then from 6.4.3 to 6.5.x line OR I can go directly from to 6.5.x ?

    Note: it's safer (I think) to go step-by-step (and with these two on mind):

    GHS-10872 - Unable to rank issues in JIRA Agile Resolved

    GHS-10910 - Use of ROWNUM in Oracle select statement incorrect Resolved

    Please advise.


    30 Jul 2014
    1. User avatar

      Dejan Stojadinović

      Just noticed this:

      JIRA Agile 6.5 is currently available to JIRA Cloud customers only (it will eventually be made available for download).
      If you are using JIRA Agile 6.4, see this documentation.

      we host our JIRA (on our own server); I opt to wait for 6.5 to be available for download.

      31 Jul 2014
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