Welcome to YouTrack 6.5 Early Access Program

We are so thrilled today to open YouTrack 6.5 Early Access Program! Please welcome the first EAP build and be the first one to check it out. We still have some time before the official release and will be adding more goodies for you to try! Check the YouTrack 6.5 Roadmap for the full menu.

What’s already in there?

Integration with Bitbucket and GitLab

Use native Bitbucket and GitLab integration in order to:

  • Type any YouTrack command in the commit comment and have it applied to the mentioned issue. (All changes will be made with the committer’s account.)
  • Use commit hashes in YouTrack issues to provide direct links to Bitbucket/Gitlab commits.
  • Optionally attach changes manually by entering a Revision number.
  • Add VCS changes to a specific tab of VCS commits, and filter them with the search query has:{vcs changes}.

Bitbucket integration

One-click Jira Import

Import your Jira projects with all their histories, watcher lists, voters, custom fields, reporters, assignees, comments, attachments, and even work items.

Simply provide the link to your Jira, your login and your password, and that’s it! YouTrack will create a group for your Jira assignees, and users for your Jira reporters. This import supports Jira 5+ and looks as follows:

1. Import settings:

Jira import

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Original Jira issue:
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3. Issue imported in YouTrack:

Screen Shot 2015-03-30 at 19.44.50

 

Project Wizard

Creating a project in YouTrack is now a matter of completing just three fields. Meanwhile, YouTrack automatically creates a Project-Team group and sets a Developer role to it. So, simply invite your team members and you’re good to go!

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But that’s not all. Welcome the brand new Project List, with project tiles showing the project name, description and project team. A project filter with query assistance is also included.

Screen Shot 2015-06-05 at 19.58.44

Also, try a fast new way to edit projects, by adding a team member or group to the project team in one click.

Redesigned Administration UI

Our goal for v6.5 is to completely rework the Administration part, however, we’ll be adding pages one by one as they are ready. Some are already available. The Workflow part now looks like this:

workflows

Mailbox integration settings new UI:

mailbox integration

Please note: At the moment Projects are not editable in the new UI. We’re working on that.

Enhancements

Dashboard

Resize your widgets, edit and drag them smoothly, and open a widget in full screen by double-clicking its header. Better query assistance, saved searches and tag filters are also available now.

Dashboard 6.5

Workflow

YouTrack 6.5 introduces a number of useful goodies to enhance custom workflows:

  • JT-24970 – send notification on comment update
  • JT-29205 – more detailed workflow language reference
  • JT-28920 – run ScheduledRules and TimeEvents under specific Workflow user

Mailbox integration

Using YouTrack as a help desk? Try some brand new sweet goodies:

  • JT-28141 – add ${reply-to} variable
  • JT-28744 – all user’s emails will be now associated with one user profile
  • JT-19981 – square brackets contents in an email title shouldn’t be discarded
  • JT-28625 – add “Disable Mailbox rule” option

GitHub Integration

Changes from GitHub will no longer be added as comments to an issue. Now you have a dedicated issue tab with VCS commits.

Screen Shot 2015-06-04 at 18.32.27

You can also filter a list of issues that have VCS changes. This is done with the search query has:{vcs changes}.

Screen Shot 2015-03-31 at 19.50.26

TeamCity Integration

TeamCity changes are now reflected under the VCS Commits tab as well:

Screen Shot 2015-06-04 at 18.22.33

And even that’s not all! With YouTrack 6.5 you can:

  • JT-7079 Support VCS branches in Teamcity integration
  • JT-6619 Map one YouTrack project with several configurations in TeamCity

Important Bugfixes

1. Check the list of bugfixes for the Reporting functionality.

2. Mention @username notification is a first-class citizen now.

Download YouTrack 6.5 EAP and be the first to try it out! Your feedback will be extremely appreciated at this stage. Please do share your thoughts with us in any of these ways:

Thanks in advance for your feedback, be it praise or criticism!

About Valerie Andrianova

Valerie Andrianova is YouTrack, Hub and Upsource Product Marketing Manager at JetBrains. Her professional interests include issue & bug tracking, project and task management, agile methodologies and team collaboration. Apart from work, she cannot imagine her life without live music, quirky books and lattes with those cute little foam hearts.
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5 Responses to Welcome to YouTrack 6.5 Early Access Program

  1. Matty U! says:

    I’ve loaded the new EAP – looks good!

    I’m looking to configure the new user management system so that I can login programmatically from outside of YouTrack.

    Any guidance on where to start?

  2. andrey tigay says:

    Hello Matty,

    Thank you very much for your feedback!
    Could you please specify the case? How would you like to log in YouTrack? May it be the case you’d like to log in via REST API?

    • Matty U! says:

      I had asked on the previous thread (announcing 6.5) about authenticating from outside of YouTrack.

      Ultimately, I would like to login with the REST API – but I don’t have clear credentials; my app has already authenticated with AD prior to interacting with YouTrack. I don’t want to make my users resend their username/password when I want to authenticate with YouTrack, I’d like to have already authenticated them.

      I guess I could blindly send a REST API login at the time that I authenticate with AD – but I was hoping for a cleaner auth paradigm.

      Have there been any changes in 6.5 regarding Auth?

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  4. Alexander Pogrebnyak says:

    Hello!
    Thanks for you doing! Your products are best!

    But there is a one issue with gitlab integration – integration works well only for personal repositories, not for a group. So, I can link a project with repositories created by myself, but cant link any repositories from my group (where i’m owner). I tried to input group name in “Repository Owner” field, tried to input group path – it doesn’t work at all. Error message is “No repositories found for current owner”.

    It’s a basic case for us – we have a lot of repositories in the group and want to use Youtrack for issue/time/project tracking.

    Please fix it or describe how it should works. Thanks in advance!

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