JIRA release notes
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This page contains the same basic information as the Beginner's guide to JIRA page.
Dashboard Gadgets tab
With Dashboard Gadgets you have the opportunity to customize and manage your entire bug tracking and management process. The new-look JIRA dashboard, not only looks great, it is now using the industry-standard ‘gadgets’.
You can easily customize your dashboard by adding more gadgets, dragging the gadgets to different positions, changing the look and color scheme of your gadgets, and changing the Layout of your dashboard to fit your needs (Edit Layout).
With the Tools on the dashboard you can Copy, Edit, Share, Delete, Find and Create Dashboards.
For more information see the Customising the Dashboard documentation from JIRA.
You can now give your project a visual identity, thanks to the introduction of project icons ('avatars'). These can only be activated by the Jira administrator.
You also have the ability to create issues, and run filters and reports.
The navigation of the Project is now on the left side of the project screen.
For more information see the Jira Documentation on Projects.
The Issues tab is the very similar to the Find Issues tab in 3.13. When you first click on the tab is looks pretty much the same as what you are used to. The new feature here is the advanced search feature. Simple search is just what you are used to, fill in the information on the right and then View the results. But the new feature “Switch to “advanced” searching”, is a new SQL type query language called JQL that can be used to refine your search.
Jira now offers JQL structured query language that provides support for logical operations, including AND, OR, NOT, NULL, Empty. It can even be used on custom fields.
You don’t need to be a DBA to use the tool. Just start typing and the auto-complete feature start to suggest fields, operators and values for you to define your filter query.
You can now create more advanced filters to access the data stored in Jira.
There is also a new featured dropdown box that gives you the ability to Search, Create, Look at recent issues, Shows Favorite Filters, and Manage Filters.
View Issue screen
All functional links found down the left side of the old version of JIRA are now found in Tabs along the top of the page. These tabs have freed up more space across the page for issue information.
- Edit tab
- This tab takes you the edit screen much like the old one.
- Assign tab
- Assign issue to yourself or others.
- Assign To Me tab
- Quick way to assign the issue to yourself.
- More Actions tab
- Many of the old options are found in this tab (log work, attachments, vote on and watch issue, Sub-Task, move, link, clone and delete).
- Workflow tabs
- The reset of the tabs allow you to navigate through the workflow.
- View link
- At the right of the screen: Like the old version, allows you to view the issue in XML (and subscribed to it using an RSS feed), view and save it as a Word doc, and view a printable version.
One new feature is found in the attachment option; it allows you to dump all the attachments for the specified issue to a zip file.
Be aware that the Fisheye tab on the "Issue View Screen" is now called Source.
If you are having problems printing JIRA charts from IE see “Configuring your Internet Explorer cache settings”