Crucible 2.0 Release Notes
30 June 2009
Atlassian presents Crucible 2.0
Crucible 2.0 adds the all-new Iterative Reviews feature, enhanced JIRA integration and a brand new user interface.
Highlights of this release:
Thank you for your interest in Crucible 2.0.
See the documentation on Upgrading to this version.
Installing Crucible 2.0
Highlights of Crucible 2.0
Crucible now allows you to review several revisions of a file within one review, seamlessly switching between them. Comments are linked and relative to a specific revision. This allows you to review every change that has occurred on a code file within a given period of time and hence visualize its evolution in the context of the review.
Screenshot: Iterative Reviews
New User Interface
Taking on board wide-ranging feedback from customers, the Crucible team has completely revamped the user interface of the product, adding more views on your work and allowing you to access controls from multiple locations and allowing for different work styles. Files in review are arranged in a tree for easy navigation. New viewing modes for reviews support full screen view, side-by-side diff view and single or multiple file views.
Screenshot: Reviewed files
As you move around a review, Crucible keeps track of which comments you've seen and marks them as read. When you see a comment that you want to come back to, check the 'leave as unread' box so you don't forget it. Unlike an email thread, new comments are rarely at the bottom. That's why its especially useful to filter and highlight just the new comments when you come back to a review that's underway.
Screenshot: Unread comments
Enhanced JIRA Integration
Crucible now has better JIRA integration, allowing you to see regular JIRA updates in your Crucible dashboard and create JIRA sub-tasks inline, without leaving the Crucible interface. You can still click on issue names to visit the JIRA instance they belong to, also. See instructions for JIRA configuration.
Screenshot: Enhanced JIRA Integration
Crucible now has keyboard shortcuts for navigating around your reviews efficiently. No more repetitive strain injury from that mouse wheel.
Screenshot: Keyboard shortcuts
All the activity that happens in Crucible is available as an activity stream. Streams can be accessed per project as well as a personal stream that includes the activity from people, projects, reviews and even comments you favorite or are involved in.
Screenshot: Project review activity stream
External Databases and Backup
Crucible now supports MySQL and Postgress in addition to the embeded HSQL database. Backup and restore capabilities have also been greatly enhanced.