JIRA 5.2 EAP 1 (m3) Release Notes

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27 August 2012  

Atlassian is proud to present JIRA 5.2 EAP 1 (m3). This public development release is part of our Early Access Program (EAP) leading up to the official JIRA 5.2 release. Development work on JIRA 5.2 commenced relatively recently and we want your involvement from the start!

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New issue navigator


Workflow scheme viewer


Getting started



(warning) Read before you install/upgrade: Atlassian does not support upgrades both 'from' and 'to' EAP releases. EAP releases should not be used in production environments as they are not officially supported. For all production use and testing of JIRA, please use the latest official release instead.

Key Features 



New issue navigator

We made it easier to create and edit issues with inline editing in JIRA 5.1 and the create/edit issue dialog in JIRA 5.0. In this release, we're making it easier for you to find issues with a brand new issue navigator. Here's a summary of the features we've added so far:

  • New default filters — Easily filter for the most common views in JIRA: 'My issues', 'Reported by Me', 'Recently Viewed' and 'All Issues'.
  • Favourite filters on the navigator — Quickly switch between views. Your favourite filters are now just a click away.
  • New search bar — Simply select the criteria you want in your search. Focus on the search criteria you care about and hide the rest.
  • Ad-hoc searches — Search and refine on the fly with immediate results.
  • Complex searches — Create and execute complex searches with ease. The new search UI makes this simple, regardless of the number of projects, custom fields, or your JIRA configuration.

We'll be adding more features and improvements with each new EAP milestone. 

The new issue navigator is a Labs feature in this EAP milestone. We would love to hear your feedback on this early preview. You can provide feedback via the Give Feedback link on the new issue navigator in your JIRA instance. Being a technology preview, the issue navigator is incomplete and will have bugs. For a list of known issues, please see this page: New Issue Search Known Issues.

For more information about Labs features and instructions on how to enable Labs features, see: Enabling Labs Features in JIRA 5.2. The property for this feature is jira.search.kickass.


In this release:



Workflow administration improvements — Workflow scheme viewer

Following on from the improvements to workflow administration in JIRA 4.4 and project administration in JIRA 5.1, we're continuing to make editing workflows easier within your project. You'll still have the power and flexibility of JIRA workflows at your fingertips, but configuration will be much more intuitive.

This release provides you with the perfect complement to the existing workflow 'Diagram edit mode'  — the workflow scheme viewer. The workflow scheme viewer replaces the existing workflow scheme page for a project. It provides you with a visual representation of the scheme by showing the diagrams for each workflow in a table, as well as the associated issue types. Each workflow can be edited from the workflow schemes page. You can still see the old text-based view of each workflow too, if you prefer.




Getting started

For new installations, JIRA now gives you the option of creating a demonstration project. This demonstration project contains a number of sample issues that explains some JIRA basics: searching for issues, keyboard shortcuts, and editing issues. You can keep this project for future new users, or delete it at a later stage if you no longer need it.




Copying and editing issue collectors

In JIRA 5.1, we introduced the JIRA issue collector — letting you embed JIRA feedback forms in your websites that create issues in your JIRA instance. In this release, we've added the ability to edit and copy issue collectors. Tweak an existing issue collector or use it as the basis for an entirely new one.






Other improvements

HTTP Requests Log Analyser

We recently developed a tool to analyse request logs that we are now making available to customers. The HTTP requests log analyser provides you with information, such as the maximum requests per minute, that can help you performance tune your JIRA instance.




Create issue prompt on Project Issues page

If you've just created a JIRA project without any issues, JIRA will now display a handy message prompting users to create issues.



Faster and more reliable mentions

We added mentions in JIRA 5.0, which gave JIRA users an easy way to share an issue with other users via email. This release includes a significant performance improvement to this feature. You'll notice that user names are suggested much more quickly, when you start typing after an '@' character. The suggested results are also more accurate and reliable.


SSL configuration via the JIRA configuration tool

If you want to run JIRA over SSL or HTTPS, you'll be happy to know that we've simplified this process. You won't need to tinker around in XML files anymore, as the JIRA configuration tool has a new screen that lets you easily configure access via HTTPS. The configuration tool also validates your configuration, so you won't need to worry if you've mistakenly entered an invalid certificate.





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