Atlassian Software Systems has announced the release of JIRA 3.7, the latest version of the popular professional issue and bug tracker. This major release introduces a project roles feature that makes it easy to set precise permissions and notification schemes. It also includes over 100 bug fixes and 60 improvements. JIRA is free for open source and qualified non-profits. Commercial and academic users can view the upfront licensing and pricing on Atlassian's website. A free, fully functional 30-day evaluation is available at Release notes at The press release can be read here: