JIRA 6.0 EAP 1 (m02) Release Notes

17 December 2012  

Atlassian is proud to present JIRA 6.0 EAP 1 (m2). This public development release is part of our Early Access Program (EAP) leading up to the official JIRA 6.0 release. Development work on JIRA 6.0 commenced recently and we want your involvement from the start!

This release does not have many end-user features yet. We are making it publicly available so that developers can start assessing the impact of the changes that we are making.

Please provide us with your feedback here.

Important information for developers

6.0 is a major release for JIRA. As a result, we will be making a number of changes that may break plugins. You may need to update your plugin to work with JIRA 6.0. These release notes highlight the changes and link to detailed information in our developer documentation.

Please read Preparing for 6.0 for information on the changes for this release.


(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 



A new JIRA look and feel

The JIRA look and feel is being redesigned in JIRA 6.0 according to the new Atlassian Design Guidelines. We want to provide you with an amazing user experience that helps you get your work done as effectively as possible. These changes are being progressively implemented during 6.0 development.

We are not there yet, so some things may not look quite right. However, you'll notice design improvements to a number of screens in JIRA, including the Project Summary page in the Administration Console and the Create/Edit issue screen. Please note, you will need to enable these improvements before seeing them in the user interface, see Preparing for 6.0 for instructions.

(warning) If you are a developer, these changes will affect you. Please read Preparing for 6.0 for detailed information on the Atlassian Design Guidelines implementation.


In this release:



New plugin points for the User Profile page

For the developers, we have implemented new plugin points for the web panels in the User Profile page. You can override the default 'Details', 'Preferences' and 'Assigned Open Issues per Project' web panels as well as add your own custom web panels.





Other improvements

Global autowatch configuration

We've implemented a new JIRA option that allows administrators to disable the autowatch feature (introduced in JIRA 5.0.3) for all users. To configure autowatch for all users, navigate to Administration > User Preferences (in Users section) > Default autowatch.

Users can choose to inherit the global autowatch setting or override it via their user Profile > Preferences > Autowatch setting.

Please note, if you are upgrading from an older version of JIRA, then all users who have not explicitly set their Autowatch setting will have it set to 'Inherit from global settings'.

Maximum project name size and maximum project key size configuration

JIRA administrators will be able to set the maximum size for both the project name and project key in this release. Navigate to Administration > System > General Configuration and update Maximum project name size or Maximum project key size as desired.

The Maximum project name size or Maximum project key size are defaulted to 80 and 10 respectively. This will not affect the names or keys for your existing projects.

Reports have moved

We have moved reports from the dropdown menu on the Browse Project > Summary tab to a panel on the same tab, so that they are more accessible.


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