IDEA Switches to YouTrack, JetBrains’ New Issue Tracker

After a brief test-drive, IntelliJ IDEA has migrated its bugs and feature requests from JIRA to YouTrack, the new bug and issue tracker from JetBrains.

As usual, you can report bugs or feature requests to IDEA: Feedback, and two more IDEA projects are available to the general public to view and comment: IDEA: Backlog and IDEA: Development. See Working with issue tracker for policies regarding each of these tracker projects.

YouTrack 1.0, currently in beta stage, provides the following advantages over competition:

  • Keyboard-centric approach lets you use easy shortcuts for major operations, including creating, modifying, and searching for issues. (Read more.)
  • Query-based search with intelligent query completion helps you find (and save) any set of issues in seconds, across projects. (Read more.)
  • Powerful commands enable you to batch-modify multiple selected issues, including fixing, specifying priority, types, writing comments etc. (Read more.)

The following resources should help you get used to YouTrack:

YouTrack is also used to track issues in other JetBrains products, including TeamCity, dotTrace, MPS, and Web IDE.

You can download YouTrack beta as a JAR or WAR distribution, and try it out in your own environment.

YouTrack 1.0 final release is scheduled for autumn. Watch YouTrack blog for latest news and tips.

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