JIRA 2.4 is the latest release of Atlassian's leading J2EE-based bug tracking and project management application - designed to manage the issues and bugs that emerge during a development project. JIRA works with most Servlet 2.3 compatible application servers and all databases.

JIRA focuses on task achievement, is instantly usable and is flexible to work with. Customers include departments from NASA, Boeing, Cisco, Oracle, Novell, JP Morgan, Borland, BP and Sony.

JIRA is free for Open Source projects and is the issue tracker for some of the leading projects and groups, including Codehaus, OpenSymphony, Hibernate, XDoclet and others.

JIRA 2.4 includes new features including:
 * Jelly support - JIRA can now be scripted with the XML scripting language Jelly
 * Graphical statistics portlets - display a graphical representation of project statistics
 * Configurable field order - now possible to customize the order of all fields shown in the JIRA interface
 * Hidden Fields - you can also show and hide all fields within JIRA (useful for creating programmatic data holders or just removing unused fields)

Many smaller improvements and fixes have also been implemented including:
 * WebLogic 7.0 Support - JIRA now works with BEA WebLogic Server 7.0 out-of-the-box
 * Anonymous e-mail support - allows communication with issues posted by anonymous users
 * Improved URI support - JIRA will now detect any RFC 2396 URI and convert it to a link (link to Lotus Notes databases and local files)
 * The Dashboard, Excel view and email notifications have all been significantly improved in this release
 * Better wildcard searching support - searching terms can now end with wild cards
 * Improved LDAP support - users defined in LDAP can only login with the LDAP password

You can see the full description of all new features and the complete list of fixes and improvements for 2.4 online.

If you haven't seen the latest releases of JIRA, why not take a look at some of the other new features added recently - including i18n improvements, Excel worklogs, issue scheduling, time tracking, schemable permissions and improved notifications: 2.3 release notes, 2.2 release notes and 2.1 release notes

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