Atlassian Software Systems, released JIRA 2.5, the latest version of its issue tracking and project management application.
New features summary
- Internationalised interface - translate JIRA into any language, and have users choose which language they wish to see JIRA in.
- Greatly improved field management - hide or show individual fields, control which fields are editable, reorder all the fields, edit the descriptions of all fields, make certain fields required. (Extra functionality in the Enterprise version).
- Bulk editing - edit the components, fix version, assignee, and priority as well as set the values of all custom fields across any subset of issues from a given filter.
- Customisable columns in the issue navigator - global defaults, and a per user preference.
- Developer workload report - the new report shows details on a developer's current workload in workdays, broken down by project.
- All features in the Professional version.
- Field layout schemes - create different field layout schemes (field order, descriptions, required fields, hidden fields and editable fields). Apply to one or more projects, use across different departments.
- Project Categories - projects can be grouped in categories. The Dashboard can be configured to display projects that belong to certain project categories.
- Component leads - each component can now be assigned a lead. The default assignee for new issues can also be configured per component.
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