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22 November 2012

The Atlassian team announces the release of GreenHopper 6.0.8, bringing you:

This release also includes a number of fixes.

Upgrading to GreenHopper 6.0.8 is free for all customers with an active GreenHopper license.

If you are using GreenHopper "behind-the-firewall" (that is, if GreenHopper is installed on-premises at your site), you can upgrade GreenHopper via the JIRA Plugin Manager. Before upgrading, please read the GreenHopper 6.0.8 Upgrade Notes.

If you are using GreenHopper OnDemand, please watch the GreenHopper OnDemand Release Summary for the latest updates.


(info) Please note that epics are still in development. To try them out, activate epics via Labs.

Epics Panel now follows you down the page

By popular request, the Epics panel now remains visible when you scroll down the backlog.

Epics panel at top of page:

... and scrolling down:


See the Progress of an Epic

The Epics panel now contains a progress bar, showing you at a glance:

  • the percentage of issues in an epic which have been estimated (grey bar), and
  • the percentage of the total amount of estimated work which has been completed (green bar).

Simply mouseover the progress bar to display the exact statistics.


Create Issue and add to Epic

You can now create an issue and automatically associate it with a particular epic. Simply click Create Issue in the Epics panel:


Add Custom Date/Time Fields to the Issue Detail View

In GreenHopper 6.0.3 we introduced the ability to add text-fields to your cards; in 6.0.5, we added numeric fields.

In 6.0.8, you can now also add date/time custom fields.


Add Built-in Fields to the Issue Detail View

You can now also add the following built-in fields to the Issue Detail View:

  • Resolution
  • Environment
  • Security Level
  • Due Date
  • Resolution Date

See Configuring the Issue Detail View.


Sub-tasks can be excluded from Column Constraints

Constraints specify how many issues a column can contain, enabling your team to enforce business rules about how many issues they can have in progress at any one time.

In GreenHopper 6.0.8, you can now choose to exclude sub-tasks from the count. This is useful if you are interested in constraining the number of major tasks (stories) your team is working on, rather than the total number of individual tasks.


Control Chart now shows median time

The Control Chart now shows the median time as well as the mean time. The median time is often considered a more useful measure as it is less influenced by outliers.

The median is shown in a column below the chart.


Performance improvements

This release includes a number of performance improvements. 

Please note that, due to API changes between JIRA 5.0 and JIRA 5.1, some of the performance improvements in GreenHopper 6.0.8 will only be gained if you are running JIRA 5.1 or later.



Updates and fixes in this release

GreenHopper 6.0.8 includes the following updates and bug fixes:

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