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5 November 2009

With pleasure, Atlassian presents version 1.3 of the Atlassian Connector for Eclipse.

You can now perform pre-commit Crucible reviews from within your Eclipse IDE, as well as the post-commit reviews that were already available. Crucible's web interface lets you do reviews on patches, but you must make and upload the patch. Now it is easier and simpler to do a pre-commit review from within Eclipse.

The connector's Bamboo component now displays builds that are in progress or in the queue, as well as the completed builds.

We are delighted to announce that the connector's JIRA component is now much faster. The team has been working with Tasktop on a number of improvements, now available with the latest Eclipse Mylyn release 3.3. In particular, you will notice a marked reduction in the time it takes to load your JIRA issues into the IDE.

There are a number of smaller improvements and bug fixes, listed below. Please note also that, effective from this release, the connector no longer supports Eclipse 3.3 (Europa).

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You can install the connector directly from the Eclipse software updates manager or from a zipped archive. Follow our installation guide.

Highlights of this Release:

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Using Bamboo 2.3?

Unfortunately due to a bug with the REST API, this release of the Atlassian Connector for Eclipse will not work with Bamboo 2.3. We are working on a fix for this. As a workaround, please consider upgrading to the latest Bamboo release.

Highlights of this Release

Crucible Pre-Commit Reviews

Would you like your team members to review your code before you commit it to the repository? Although Crucible's web interface lets you do reviews on patches, you need to make and upload the patch before you can do the review. Now you can use the connector to do a pre-commit review from within Eclipse. The review gathers your local working copies of the files and makes them available to all reviewers for comment.

You and your reviewers can then open the changed files in Eclipse and add review comments, even though the changes have not yet been committed to the source repository. (Note: Currently the connector supports pre-commit reviews with Subclipse and Subversive only. You cannot yet do pre-commit reviews using CVS.)

Bamboo Builds in Progress or in Queue

The connector now displays builds that are in progress or in the queue, as well as all completed builds. Note that you need Bamboo 2.4 or later to make use of this feature.

JIRA Much Faster

Thanks to lazy and smarter fetching and generally improved RPC handling, the connector's JIRA component is now much faster. Now available with the latest Eclipse Mylyn download, the efficiency and other improvements are the result of our work with the Tasktop team. See the Mylyn release notes for Mylyn version 3.3. Here is a summary:

  • Improved performance: The connector now employs lazy loading, so that it fetches only the data it requires instead of loading all JIRA issue metadata at once. You will notice a marked improvement in the loading time when:
    • Adding a JIRA task repository.
    • Creating a JIRA issue filter.
    • Adding a JIRA issue.
  • Progress monitor: There is now a better indication of progress when adding a JIRA repository.
  • Filtering of version and component: You can now select versions and components from a filtered list.

Other Things Worth Mentioning

This release brings a number of bug fixes and improvements. The following items are worth a special mention:

  • When you create a new task from a failed Bamboo build, the task will include links to the relevant JIRA issues.
  • In the Bamboo build window, the related JIRA issue keys are now hyperlinked so that you can click through to the issue.
  • We have fixed a number of bugs in Crucible reviews and improved the related error messages to give more information about the problem encountered.
  • The Crucible component now includes review navigation, allowing you to navigate between comments and files in the review.
  • Eclipse 3.3 (Europa) is no longer supported. Please note that, effective from version 1.3 of the Atlassian Connector for Eclipse, the connector will no longer support Eclipse 3.3 (Europa). We recommend that you upgrade your Eclipse platform to get the best benefit from Eclipse Mylyn and the Atlassian Connector for Eclipse.

Complete List of Fixes in this Release

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