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21 October 2010

The Atlassian team are proud to announce the release of GreenHopper 5.3.

GreenHopper 5.3 provides full compatibility with JIRA 4.2, taking advantage of the new JIRA keyboard shortcuts, the Operations dialog box and much more. We are also very pleased to tell you that the 'Labels' plugin (used to implement GreenHopper epics) is now bundled with JIRA, so there's no longer a need for you to install it separately.

Upgrading to GreenHopper 5.3 is free for all customers with an active GreenHopper license.

Highlights of this release:

Thank you for your feedback:

12 new features and improvements implemented
41 votes fulfilled

Your votes and issues help us keep improving our products, and are greatly appreciated.

Please keep logging your votes and issues. They help us decide what needs doing!

Upgrading to GreenHopper 5.3

You can download GreenHopper from the Atlassian website. If upgrading from a previous version, please read the GreenHopper 5.3 Upgrade Guide.

Highlights of GreenHopper 5.3

 

Keyboard Shortcuts

In addition to the comprehensive new JIRA shortcuts, GreenHopper 5.3 introduces an improved set of shortcuts and keyboard-activated dialog boxes.

To view a list of GreenHopper's keyboard shortcuts, select 'Keyboard Shortcuts' from your username dropdown at the top-right of the screen. This reveals all of GreenHopper's available keyboard shortcuts in a dialog box:

  • Note: GreenHopper's keyboard shortcuts feature can be enabled or disabled from this dialog box.

Read Using Keyboard Shortcuts for more information.

 

One-Click Wallboards

A wallboard is a type of information radiator that displays vital data about the progress of the development team. Similar to a scoreboard at a sporting event, wallboards are large, highly visible and easily understood by anyone walking by.

Traditional wallboards are made of paper or use sticky notes on a wall. Electronic wallboards are very effective since they update automatically with real-time data, ensuring that people check back regularly.

If you have installed the JIRA Wallboards Plugin, you can display a JIRA dashboard as a wallboard. And in GreenHopper 5.3, you can now create an Agile-specific wallboard in a single click!

See the JIRA Agile 101 for details.

 

Customisable Printing

When you print a collection of cards, GreenHopper 5.3 displays a popup where you can choose:

  • header information (i.e. which fields to include)
  • number of cards per printed page

Read Printing Issues in Card Form for more information.

 

Card Background Colour

By popular request, we are re-introducing the ability to display the entire card (not just its header) in the mapped colour for the card's issue type. To colour your entire cards, go to <Tools><User Preferences><General> and select 'Background Colour' (under 'Look and Feel') — see Managing your User Preferences.

 

Plus over 20 fixes and improvements

The issues for GreenHopper 5.3 are shown below. To view the list in JIRA, please see here.

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T Key Summary P Status Votes
Bug GHS-1237 Estimates get reset when moving across task board Major Closed 5
Bug GHS-2556 Special Character '&' is display as' &amp;' in GreenHopper Agile Minor Closed 2
Bug GHS-2356 Issue key isn't displayed properly on card view: project key is truncated mid-way through a letter Minor Closed 2
Bug GHS-2306 Keep page position when using JIRA IFrame (or all popups) Blocker Closed 2
Bug GHS-2496 context error in project progress gadget Minor Closed 1
Bug GHS-2087 Time tracking field reset when using custom screen with time tracking in field configuration Major Closed 1
Bug GHS-1845 JS error given by Agile Gadget used on a Confluence page with IE8 Minor Closed 1
Bug GHS-1740 Editing labels from the planning board or New Bug page brings up the issue selector. Minor Closed 1
Bug GHS-2650 "Original Estimate" and "Remaining Estimate" get blanked when moving a Jira from "Open" to "In progress" Minor Closed 0
Bug GHS-2555 Unclear error message when trying to use the Taskboard with too many issues Minor Closed 0
Bug GHS-2541 Sub-tasks excluded from HTML release notes Major Closed 0
Bug GHS-2502 Cards on Task and Planning boards should not overlap Minor Closed 0
Bug GHS-2467 Original estimate in planning board get's lost Minor Closed 0
Bug GHS-2464 Cannot enter project start date in GH, date format invalid Major Closed 0
Bug GHS-2462 Add button disappears off screen for long comments Major Closed 0
Bug GHS-2452 Card View gadget appears in the Confluence gadget directory category Trivial Closed 0
Bug GHS-2406 Performance issues with IE8 Minor Closed 0
Bug GHS-2387 z-index issue with Dashboard drop down on the planning board Major Closed 0
Bug GHS-2212 Greenhopper JavaScript sets browser title incorrectly for ampersand '&' Minor Closed 0