Hola! Updated YouTrack 5.0 EAP speaks Spanish

We are excited to introduce new YouTrack 5.0 EAP in Spanish. Enhanced Backlog and numerous fixes in new Agile board and others new features are also here.

YouTrack 5.0 EAP in Spanish

Enjoy new features in Spanish and share your feedback with us.

To try out YouTrack in Spanish and all the new features with the freshest fixes, download the freshest YouTrack 5.0 build from the Early Access Program.

If you use YouTrack InCloud, check out all the newest features in Spanish or any other available language. Please report issues with you comments directly in these instances. We’ve created YouTrack 5.0 InCloud EAP instances specifically to gather your feedback:

Just create an issue there to tell us what you think.

Also, we will appreciate any and all feedback via these channels:

We’re working hard to make YouTrack 5.0 even better with your help.

Keep calm and track softly with this new EAP for YouTrack 5.0, codenamed ‘Gentle’
YouTrack Team

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Welcome YouTrack 4.2.3 with bug fixes and TeamCity 8.0 EAP integration

While YouTrack 5.0 is in early access only, the freshest YouTrack 4.2.3 is ready to be introduced. This minor release includes several fixes including correct integration with TeamCity 8.0 EAP. Please check the release notes for the full list of changes.

Download YouTrack 4.2.3 or sign up for the newest YouTrack InCloud. Existing YouTrack InCloud sites will be updated to the latest version on Monday, June 10, according to our Events & Maintenance Calendar.

Keep tracking with pleasure!
YouTrack Team

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Updated YouTrack 5.0 EAP: Awesome Agile Available

Please welcome new YouTrack 5.0 EAP build with an enhanced Agile board, a new Wiki and Screenshot tool, and a number of bug fixes.

Agile board enhancements

We are happy and thrilled to introduce our new awesome Agile. Many significant Agile board improvements are waiting to be enjoyed. Please take them for a spin and get the most out of your new Agile project tracking.

For example, you can set Attributes as Swimlanes. YouTrack now supports swimlanes based on Attributes or on Issues. To try out new swimlanes, choose Attributes to identify swimlane in Agile settings:

Swimlanes based on Attributes

More goodies: Now you can define the board for multiple projects and even narrow down the issues to be shown on the board by specifying a search query:

Creating new Agile board

In essence, now you can create almost any Agile board you want.

Get ready to be amazed once more: welcome multiple boards. Now you have so much flexibility in creating your Agile board that it’s hard to resist and configure only one. Go ahead then, create and keep multiple boards. Click the Create button and choose Agile to create a new Agile board:

Creating new Agile board

Now you can really track your projects in multiple ways. Please note that you can of course delete Agile boards as well in Agile settings.

And for dessert, get a load of entirely new backlog management. From now on the backlog is represented as a tree with multiple levels. Even subtasks of subtasks can be dragged now to the board directly from the backlog:

Backlog Management

This means you can use Epics in your work, manage the backlog in a totally new way and spend more time on the Agile board, without switching to the Issues list.

Yes, this is how awesome Agile can be now with the latest YouTrack Agile goodies.

Wiki Markup

In other enhancements, welcome a new wiki for visual descriptions and comments:

  • Insert HTML tags
  • Highlight YouTrack users by typing @ before username
  • Distinguish long paragraphs with new list formatting
  • Find more available options in wiki help

Screenshot Tool
Enter new Screenshot tool. A completely new look and feel:

Screenshot Tool Design

There’s new functionality as well:

  • Comments: Now you can add comments just in the screenshot itself
  • New highlight tool
  • Lines and straight lines: By holding CTRL you can easily draw straight lines:

New Screenshot

Share your ideas by taking descriptive screenshots.

So, to try out all the new features, download the freshest YouTrack 5.0 build from the Early Access Program.

If you use YouTrack InCloud, check out all the newest features in one of currently available languages. Please report issues with you comments directly in these instances. We’ve created YouTrack 5.0 InCloud EAP instances specifically to gather your feedback:

Just create an issue there to tell us what you think.

Also, we will appreciate any and all feedback via these channels:

We’re working hard to make YouTrack 5.0 even better with your help.

Keep calm and track softly with this new EAP for YouTrack 5.0, codenamed ‘Gentle’
YouTrack Team

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YouTrack 5.0 EAP Speaks Your Language

YouTrack 5.0 codenamed ‘Gentle’ is on its way. Meanwhile, we are excited to open the Early Access Program. Several heavily requested features are ready for you to try out. Let’s explore them!

Localization (FR, DE, RU and more coming)

Salut! Hallo! Привет!

We are thrilled to introduce the most wanted feature in YouTrack ever. YouTrack is ready to speak German, French, and Russian, and more languages coming later in time for the 5.0 release.

To change system language in YouTrack, please go to Administration > Settings (you need administrator rights to do this) and choose from four currently available languages:

Please note that this is only Early Access Program and some translations are still in progress or too fresh. However, any feedback on this feature is highly appreciated.

For YouTrack InCloud users, we’ve created four EAP instances where they can try out the newest features in their language:

Please help us improve current translations by sharing your feedback: simply create issues at the corresponding YouTrack instance. We appreciate your input!

What’s more, if your language isn’t available yet, now you can translate YouTrack on your own. Or, you could create a personal YouTrack with your own slang, if you like. A How-To guide on this topic is coming soon.

Entirely restyled UI: new full screen issue, issues list, ‘create’ and ‘edit’ screens

We here in YouTrack always paid attention to balance between form and substance. We’ve redesigned the Full-screen Issue, Create Issue and Edit Issue screens and hope the new look and feel will help you manage issues faster, easier and cooler.

Key enhancements and major changes:

  • Unified design and layouts for full screen, edit and create issue screens: same place for fields everywhere
  • Field’s labels are permanently visible now
  • Highlighting assignee
  • Attaching files from the system is faster and more fun: simply drag them to the create or edit issue screen
  • Generate issue template URL and send it to your customer or collaborator. You also can use this URL for yourself for further issues reporting
  • Clear but still detailed comments view
  • Updated menu components design
  • Restyled edit and delete issue icons

Enough talking, just take a look at the brand new Full Screen Issue:

Redesigned full screen issue

Just try out the new YouTrack look and feel by grabbing the freshest build from EAP.

Similar issues

On the screenshot above you may have noticed a brand new tab next to the familiar History and Linked Issues tabs. Please give a warm welcome to the Similar Issues tab. There you can find similar issues to the chosen issue. Just start editing the issue description or summary, and the similar issues list will refresh and show you the most relevant issues. You can show or hide the similar issues block on editing and creating issues screens:

Similar Issues

This will help you to eliminate duplicates in your project: users will see right away if a similar issue has already been reported. Another advantage of this new tab is that you can easily link relevant issues with one click.

Clone Issue

One more highly wanted feature is ready to be shipped. From the very beginning YouTrack was a unique tracking tool because of its command language and full keyboard control. Now we are pleased to introduce a new command: Clone issue. With this command you can clone one or multiple issues. Just start typing “Clone” or open command dialog to apply new command to the issue!

System-wide notification message

More customization possibilities for YouTrack administrators. Now you can show system-wide message to all of your YouTrack site users to notify them about any site maintenance, last updates, recent events, or anything you would like.

Database improvements

We’ve enhanced our database, designed internally by our engineers specially for YouTrack. It’s gotten faster, smarter and safer.

Contrast Darcula TV scheme

Many JetBrains products have adopted the darker side, and now it has finally reached YouTrack as well.

If you apply Agile methodologies in your practices, you know that the hardest thing is to stay Agile. To cope with this, your board should be visible as much as possible, especially during meetings, or maybe even permanently on a TV screen in your office. You can’t afford not to keep track of what’s going in your project.

This is why we’re making available a new Darcula-style view for the Agile board. Specifically designed for TV, it is highly visible from a distance and also very usable on a PC screen. Please welcome YouTrack Darcula TV style:

Contrast Darcula TV scheme

To enable this new view, go to Agile board and choose the Darcula style among other view options (minimal and compact):
Switch to Darcula view

Explore the darker side to stay Agile!

Where to go next:

To try out all the new features, download the freshest YouTrack 5.0 build from the Early Access Program.
If you use YouTrack InCloud, check out all the newest features in one of currently available languages. Please report issues with you comments directly in these instances. We’ve created YouTrack 5.0 InCloud EAP instances specifically to gather your feedback:

Just create an issue there to tell us what you think.

Please share all your feedback with us. We would be happy to make YouTrack 5.0 even better with your help.

Keep calm and track softly with YouTrack 5.0 codename ‘Gentle’ EAP
YouTrack Team

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Welcome YouTrack 4.2.2 with many bug fixes and enhancements

We are excited to announce that YouTrack 4.2.2 is available. This fresh update ships a number of bug fixes for REST API, error messages, email notifications, and GitHub integration, enhanced YouTrack performance, and more.

In particular, YouTrack 4.2.2 brings this email notification enhancement that many of you have requested. Now you can specify an address that should be used as “From:” address in email notifications for each project, instead of system-wide address set for email notifications.

Check the full list of improvements and fixes in release notes and feel free to upgrade to YouTrack 4.2.2. If you are using YouTrack InCloud, you site will be upgraded to 4.2.2 according to our Maintenance Calendar.

Keep tracking with pleasure!
YouTrack Team

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Introducing YouTracker — the first iOS client for YouTrack

This post comes from Lorenz Lauwaert, the author of first iOS client for YouTrack.

Hello! My name is Lorenz, I’m a developer from Belgium and a big fan of JetBrains YouTrack.

I love the way YouTrack works and feels and I wanted to extend that feeling to the mobile platform. But first of all, I want to thank the whole JetBrains team that gave me the opportunity to introduce the first iOS app available for YouTrack:

YouTracker

YouTracker for iPhone

YouTracker is available for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Current supported versions: YouTrack 3.0 or higher.

Since YouTrack is very customizable and allows you to quickly update/edit/create issues. I made sure that those advantages are found in the app as well. If you use YouTracker on your YouTrack instance you will be able to customize your projects so the UI feels familiar to what you are used to.

The app is a few months old and new features are being added frequently. This is a list of currently implemented features the latest YouTracker 1.5.0 supports:

  • List your issues: The list can be fully customized by deciding which custom fields should be shown, background coloring for issues.
  • Creating issues.
  • Issue filtering: Use your saved searches or type a query in the search bar (with intellisense) to quickly find the issue you are looking for.
  • Agile board: The app will allow you to use an agile board that can be configured at will. You can enable drag and drop to update issues (as you would in the web interface).
  • Time tracking: YouTracker allow you to manage and display time tracking settings. The issue list can even contain a small progress bar.
  • Attachment adding: Use your camera take a picture or use a photo from the library to add it as an attachment.
  • Issue details: view and update custom fields, add and delete comments, view and add attachments, view history, view links, etc.
  • Quick linking: Let YouTrack add a ‘youtracker://?ID-12′ link to your notification e-mails and you can use them to immediatly launch the app and show that issue’s details.
  • Multiple projects: You can select one or more projects to be active in the app. Each project can be configured separately.
  • Multiple host / account support: You can add multiple hosts / accounts to the app. This is very handy if you use multiple YouTrack instances
  • Plus more handy features…

The app already supports quite a lot of features, but development is far from over. This app is very alive and gets frequent updates and features added to it. This is a list of things that I would like to add:

  • Tag support
  • Apply commands to one or more issues
  • Macro’s (e.g. apply a specific command by swiping the issue list)
  • VGA out support
  • The todo list isn’t set in stone. Any suggestions are appreciated

I have setup a YouTrack cloud instance which can be used to add any suggestions (or bugs) if you have any please visit http://yt.myjetbrains.com

You can try out the iPhone version or the iPad version. There is a lite version available to show you what the app is all about if you wish to see how it works.

YouTracker for iPad

Feel free to follow me on Facebook or YouTracker Twitter.

Met vriendelijke groeten,
Lorenz Lauwaert

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Chat with YouTrack Jabber-Bot

Today we would like to introduce you to our YouTrack Jabber-Bot – a killer feature in YouTrack 4.2. Check the demo by Hadi Hariri.

With this awesome feature, you can talk with your YouTrack via Jabber. Send search requests and apply commands in reply to a jabber notification, or simply start a chat with YouTrack.

How to start conversation with Jabber-Bot?

To enable Jabber-Bot you must have Low-level Administrator Permissions. Enabling Jabber-Bot is easy:

  • Open Administration > Settings page
  • InCloud users: You can’t change Jabber-Bot’s username or server. It will be named your_instance_name@myjetbrains.com:

    Enabling Jabber-Bot

  • Stand-Alone users: Enter Jabber-Bot’s server, port and user credentials
  • Enable Jabber-Bot in Administration > Settings > Jabber notifications panel
  • Send a test message from Jabber-Bot to your jabber account:
  • Enabling Jabber-Bot

    You should receive a contact request from YouTrack Jabber-Bot:

    Add Jabber-Bot to your Contacts

    ** If you don’t get a contact request, please add Jabber-Bot’s contact details into your jabber contact list manually.

Congrats! The setup part is over, so just enjoy your pleasant conversation with YouTrack.

Hello, Jabber-Bot!

From now on, you can start a conversation any time by simply typing any command or search query to YouTrack Jabber-Bot, or by replying to any jabber notification.

What topics to discuss with Jabber-Bot?

Help
If you’re not sure how to start a conversation, just ask for help! Type /help and get basic tips on the syntax used in commands and search queries:

Jabber-Bot Help

Usage Statistics
If you don’t like reading manuals or asking for directions, there’s another topic available anytime. No, it’s not weather, but the current usage statistics of your YouTrack server. Just type /stat:

Usage Statistics

Search for Issues
For a search request, just add a slash before your query. YouTrack Jabber-Bot will happily return the top 10 results matching your query. Here I’m asking for a list of issues assigned to me in project JBD (Jabber-Bot Demo):

Search Results

Apply Command
You can manage your issues by applying commands to specific issues directly from your Jabber:

Apply Command

Add Comment
Just type ‘comment’ after issue ID, or as part of a command, to add a comment:

Add Comment

Stay in Context – Skip Issue ID
Did you notice how I just skipped JBD-4 (the issue ID) in my second command? A true partner in conversation, Jabbet-Bot pays attention and stays aware of your context. When you receive a jabber notification from YouTrack, you can skip issue ID in reply and start directly with the command or comment that you want to add to the issue. Likewise, after you’ve just edited/commented a particular issue, you can skip its ID in the following commands/comments:

JBD-7 duplicates JBD-4

Get Issue Details
You can easily get issue details just by providing its issue ID. YouTrack Jabber-Bot will show you the issue description, summary and fields:

JBD-7 Details

JBD-7 was resolved as duplicate of fixed JBD-4:

We’ll continue improving Jabber-Bot. Soon we’ll add an avatar to InCloud Jabber-Bot. For Stand-Alone, you can add it yourself.

Please enjoy the conversation and be nice to your Jabber-Bot, else it could take offense and stop talking to you! :-(

What else would you like to talk about with your Jabbet-Bot? Please share your ideas by leaving a comment below. Your feedback is highly appreciated.

Chat with YouTrack with pleasure!
JetBrains YouTrack Team

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YouTrack 4.2.1 is here with fixes and updates for even more tracking pleasure

We are happy to introduce YouTrack 4.2.1. This release includes set of fixes and minor updates on jabber notifications, file attachment, CSV export, issue deleting and more. Please check the release notes for the full list of changes.

Download YouTrack 4.2.1 or sign up for the newest YouTrack InCloud. Existing YouTrack InCloud sites will be updated to the latest version on Monday, March 25, according to our Events & Maintenance Calendar

Keep tracking with pleasure!
YouTrack Team

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Webinar Recording. From Bug Tracking Chaos to Issue Management

As you remember on March 12 we organized a webinar “Umbraco meets YouTrack: From Bug Tracking Chaos to Issue Management” with Umbraco Project Manager Sebastiaan Janssen and JetBrains Technical Evangelist Hadi Hariri. The recording is now available JetBrains.tv and YouTube.

Thank you Sebastiaan and Hadi for the great session, and thank our attendees for their attention and questions. Some of the questions were related to the following topics:

  • Matrix reports: The question was about sharing matrix report with the team. Currently, it is not possible. If you are also interested in this feature, please feel free to vote for it.
  • Agile board: We are working on making YouTrack agile board better. View the suggested enhancements, vote for the ones you like and add your own.
  • Custom and out-of-the-box workflows: We think that workflows are worth to organize the whole webinar about them. Follow our further announcements.
  • Integration with TFS and VCS: Currently integration is possible only via TeamCity. The details are listed here. In TeamCity you have to create at least one build configuration. However, you don’t have to actually build anything with TeamCity. Another good news is that it’s free.

So far please enjoy the recording of the webinar:

Sebastiaan Janssen walks us through the wide range of YouTrack features he regularly uses at Umbraco: doing complex searches in second, using keyboard shortcuts and command console, integration data from the tracker into release page via YouTrack REST API and more advanced tricks.

We hope to see you on next YouTrack webinar. For future announcements we recommend that you follow us on JetBrains Facebook, YouTrack Twitter, or YouTrack Product Blog.

Keep Tracking with pleasure!
JetBrains YouTrack Team

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Upcoming Webinar. March, 12. Umbraco Meets YouTrack: From Bug Tracking Chaos to Issue Management

Join us Tuesday, March 12th for our free webinar, Umbraco Meets YouTrack: From Bug Tracking Chaos to Issue ManagementUmbraco’s Project Manager Sebastiaan Janssen will go through the wide range of YouTrack features he uses to easily stay on top of their product development.

We’ll be looking at:

  • Doing complex search queries in seconds
  • Using custom fields to support the community in contributing to the source
  • Making the day more productive by using the command console and keyboard shortcuts
  • Taking advantage of the Agile board to get an overview of the release at a glance
  • Integrating the data from the tracker into our custom roadmap and release page, using some Knockout.js and the YouTrack API
  • And more power user tips and tricks along the way

This free webinar will take place Tuesday, March 12th from 16:00 – 17:00 CET (Central European Time). Space is limited; please register now.

This webinar will be hosted by JetBrains Technical Evangelist Hadi Hariri, and Sebastiaan Janssen, Project Manager at Umbraco.

About Sebastiaan Janssen

Sebastiaan is a .NET developer and has recently started working as the project manager at Umbraco, one of the most deployed Web Content Management Systems on the Microsoft stack. Sebastiaan is originally from Holland but moved to Denmark for this new challenge a few months ago. Before his move he has been implementing websites using various content management systems on the .NET platform. He has been a very active contributor to Umbraco for years, doing talks atmany user groups and the yearly Umbraco conference called CodeGarden.
 
Keep tracking with pleasure!
JetBrains YouTrack Team

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