Jira Core 8.11.x release notes
15 July 2020
We're pleased to present Jira Core 8.11.
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Managing private filters and dashboards
It’s time to flex those admin muscles, because we’re giving Jira admins the power to edit and delete private filters and dashboards. Now, you can see all existing filters and dashboards—whether shared or private—and choose how to handle them.
Perhaps the search criteria aren’t too efficient or a dashboard is filled with some risky gadgets? You can improve them yourself, assign to somebody else, or just delete and watch how they disappear in a puff of admin magic. You’re in control now, so we’ll leave it all up to you. Don’t let erroneous dashboards and filters slow down your instance. Learn more
Improved email notifications about mentions
Back in Jira 8.0, we introduced batched email notifications that decreased the number of emails you’re getting from Jira, making it less chatty. Despite that, we got a lot of feedback saying that you’re still getting heaps of separate emails with mentions.
Now, mentions will be included together with other issue updates in the summary email, but they will trigger this email to be sent as soon as possible. When someone mentions you on an issue, they usually need your immediate attention, so we don’t want to keep them waiting. Learn more
Embedded Crowd upgrade
Embedded Crowd is a library used in Jira for user management, and we’ve just upgraded it to the latest and greatest—version 4.0. Although the pages related to users and groups rely on this library, we’ve made sure that the user interface and the interactions you need remain the same. The new version brings a number of improvements, some of which are:
Improved directory failover
Many bugs and suggestions resolved
If you’d like to learn more about it and see the list of fixed issues, head to our upgrade notes.
More stability in the Favorite Filters gadget
Any fans of the Favorite Filters gadget? It’s one of the most popular gadgets, as it displays a list of your favorited filters and the number of issues each of them contains. For large filters, counting all of the issues can not only be time consuming, but also impact performance, so we wanted to give Jira admins more control.
To let you sleep easy at night, we’ve added a global setting that lets you control the max timeout for this gadget. If the issues take too long to load, we’ll stop counting them and instead display a “Too many issues” message. For all gadgets, on all dashboards. Learn more