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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 GreenHopper 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.

T Key Summary P Status Votes
Story GHS-1239 Support Timetracking in the TaskBoard transitions Closed 17
Story GHS-1095 Greenhopper should allow you to log work when transitioning. Closed 7
Story GHS-941 Print the planning board Closed 6
Bug GHS-1237 Estimates get reset when moving across task board Major Closed 5
Story GHS-2187 Print view of greenhopper issues should be paginated Major Closed 3
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
Story GHS-957 Attachment field supported on GreenHopper cards Closed 2
Story GHS-2534 Parent Version field is too short Minor Closed 1
Bug GHS-2496 context error in project progress gadget Minor Closed 1
Story GHS-2413 Re-ordering the Steps in Documentation to Enable 'Compact (Kanban)' view Minor Closed 1
Bug GHS-2087 Time tracking field reset when using custom screen with time tracking in field configuration Major Closed 1
Story GHS-1851 When moving an issue to the DONE column it should be possible to add a resolution comment Minor 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
Story GHS-1322 Clicking on the ISSUE-# or clicking on the edit icon on an issue brings a window which lacks: "update and close" and "update" link Closed 1
Bug GHS-2650 "Original Estimate" and "Remaining Estimate" get blanked when moving a Jira from "Open" to "In progress" Minor Closed 0
Story GHS-2599 Authorize Jira pages transitions instead of GreenHopper's Major Closed 0
Bug GHS-2555 Unclear error message when trying to use the Taskboard with too many issues Minor Closed 0
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