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13 August 2012

The Atlassian team announces the release of GreenHopper 6.0, bringing you the ability to plan multiple sprints at the same time.

Highlights of this release:


This release also includes a number of fixes.

Thank you for your feedback:

Over 90 fixes and improvements implemented since GreenHopper 5.0
Over 900 votes fulfilled since GreenHopper 5.0

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 6.0 is free for all customers with an active GreenHopper license.


You can upgrade GreenHopper via the JIRA Plugin Manager. Before upgrading, please read the GreenHopper 6.0 Upgrade Notes.

New menu structure

In GreenHopper 6.0, the new board (formerly known as the Rapid Board) is now promoted in the menu structure. The previous boards are now known as the Classic Planning Board, the Classic Task Board, the Classic Released Board and the Classic Charts Board, and are available via Classic in the menu:

Please note that the keyboard shortcuts have also been updated. Type "?" for the latest list.



Future sprint planning

You can now create multiple upcoming sprints, allowing you to plan several iterations ahead. Simply click Add Sprint at the top of the backlog:



iPad aware

You can now view your GreenHopper board on your iPad, e.g. during your standups you can now:

  • view the current status of all your stories in Work mode and drag them from column to column
  • view your Burndown Chart
  • and more

We hope you enjoy the convenience of being able to perform many of your most common GreenHopper tasks on the iPad (we do!)


Simple workflow editing in GreenHopper

You can now edit your project's workflow from within GreenHopper. Just click Add Status on your board's Column Configuration page:

For details (and caveats), please see Using JIRA Agile Simplified Workflow.



No longer Rapid by name – but still rapid by nature

In GreenHopper 6.0 the new board is no longer known as the "Rapid Board" — we figure everyone knows by now that it is vastly faster than the Classic boards. The new board has been built from the ground up on newer technology that enables us to provide optimum performance, making the most of your valuable time.




Updates and Fixes in this Release

GreenHopper 6.0 & 6.0.1 include the following updates and bug fixes:

T Key Summary
Bug GHS-5580 Unable to rank after sending an issue to top using ST kb shortcut
Story GHS-5540 Remove new menu structure labs feature
Story GHS-5464 When a user installs or updates GreenHopper in UPM give them some information
Bug GHS-5103 Error on dragging issue above marker if filter is on and no issues above marker
Story GHS-5490 Ipad Spike
Bug GHS-5475 Dragging an issue in plan mode does not cancel with escape
Bug GHS-5460 GreenFire layout busted in IE8 + JIRA 5.1
Bug GHS-5256 Adding first issues to a project on plan mode breaks Sprint Marker
Story GHS-1815 As a project manager I can compare the scope against a baseline
Story GHS-1288 As a project manager, I would like to be able to view a burndown chart that clearly communicates changes in scope.
Bug GHS-5594 Frother in Create Card dialog too wide
Task GHS-5565 Put link to creating users in JIRA in to the GH 101
Task GHS-5561 Document permissions for Rapid Board
Bug GHS-5524 Manage Rapid Boards page displays ampersands in project names in the Shares column as "&"
Story GHS-5519 Undocumented GreenHopper 'd' (delete) shortcut now conflicts with Developer Toolbox
Story GHS-5517 As a JIRA plugin developer, I would like to add another tab to the issue preview panel
Task GHS-5511 Update base URL of help paths to point to 6.0 docs
Story GHS-5486 Keyboard shortcuts navigate through hidden issues when instant filter is on
Story GHS-5480 Put a prominent link to GreenHopper 101 on getting started to help evaluators
Story GHS-5467 As a user, I want to be able to modify the underlying workflow from a board, so that I can add columns to my board without using JIRA's administration UI
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