YouTrack 6.5: Designed for Development Teams Like Yours

We are happy to announce that YouTrack 6.5 is released!

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In YouTrack 6.5, we’ve focused on improving your user experience and bringing your development team’s issue tracking to the next level. We’ve also introduced a number of useful integrations and one-click Jira migration.

Key new features in YouTrack 6.5:

  • Integration with JetBrains teamware
  • Integration with BitBucket and GitLab
  • One-click Jira import
  • Redesigned Administration UI
  • Project Wizard

Enhancements

  • GitHub integration
  • VCS changes tab
  • Support TeamCity feature branches
  • Dashboard
  • Workflow
  • Mailbox integration
  • Bug-fix versions included in the license
  • Mention @username notifications

Excited? Get YouTrack 6.5 today—register a new InCloud site or download a stand-alone version—and start enjoying all the goodies. Or, continue with this blog to dig into more detail.

The fastest way to see what’s new in YouTrack 6.5 is to watch this short video by Dmitry Nesteruk:

Now let’s take the long tour of the new version’s goodies!

Integration with JetBrains Teamware

Please welcome Hub—our brand new user management tool designed to serve as your single entry point for all JetBrains team tools, including YouTrack, TeamCity, and Upsource. Hub made its first appearance as part of YouTrack 6, so you may already be familiar with it.

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The brand new Hub website has more details for you.

Bitbucket and GitLab Integration

Now you can enable native Bitbucket or GitLab integration to be able to:

  • Apply any YouTrack command from a commit comment 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.

  • View VCS changes on a specific VCS Changes tab

  • Filter the issues that contain VCS changes with the search query has:{vcs changes}.

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Update: Integration with GitLab CE и GitLab EE is available in YouTrack 6.5 (build 16655). Get more details in this post.

One-click Jira Import

Migrating from Jira to YouTrack has never been this easy! Import your Jira projects with all their histories, watchers lists, voters, custom fields, reporters, assignees, comments, attachments, and even work items.

Simply provide YouTrack with 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. Please note that this import supports Jira 5+.

Redesigned Administration UI

We’ve completely redesigned the Administration parts of YouTrack. Hopefully the new look & feel will enhance your experience with configuring and administrating YouTrack projects. Included are new and improved ways to customize fields and workflows, tweak integrations, and more.

Here is the VCS Integrations page:

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Project Wizard

Creating a project is now as simple as completing just three fields and adding your team members. A project ‘Team’ user group is automatically created, with all its users having the Developer role, and set as project Assignees.

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Please welcome the brand new Project List. A project filter with query assistance is also included. Editing your project is now faster, too: add a team member or group to the project Team in one click.

Project List

Enhancements

GitHub Integration

GitHub changes are also now reflected on the VCS changes tab. In addition, you can now integrate one Github repository with multiple YouTrack projects.

VCS Changes Tab

Changes from all version control systems will now be added to a dedicated tab called VCS Changes. You can also filter the list of issues that have VCS changes with the search query has:{vcs changes}.

Dashboard

Now you can 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.

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Workflows

YouTrack 6.5 enhances custom workflows so you can now:

  • Send notification on comment update
  • Use more detailed workflow language reference
  • Run scheduled rules and time events under a dedicated YouTrack Workflow user

Mailbox integration

Using YouTrack as a help desk? We have some sweet goodies for you in YouTrack 6.5:

  • ${reply-to} variable
  • All user’s emails will be now associated with one user profile
  • Square brackets contents in an email title can be discarded
  • “Disable Mailbox rule” option

TeamCity Integration

In YouTrack 6.5 you can finally work with TeamCity feature branches.

Bug-fix Versions for YouTrack Stand-alone

Starting from v6.5, all bug-fix versions like 6.5.x are included in the license. If you have an active upgrade subscription that allows you to upgrade to YouTrack 6.5, you’ll get all 6.5.x updates automatically, even if your subscription expires by the time a bug-fix version is released.

Mention @username Notifications

Mention @username notification is now a first-class citizen. It can be configured from your user profile and is no longer a part of any specific workflow.

Are you ready for the brand new YouTrack now? Get YouTrack 6.5 now and enjoy it!

If you’re using our cloud-based version, your site will be upgraded to the latest version automatically, according to our Maintenance Calendar. We’re planning to upgrade our servers in stages, over a period of 6-8 weeks. If you would like to upgrade faster, please contact our support team.

Keep tracking with pleasure!

JetBrains YouTrack Team

 

 

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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13 Responses to YouTrack 6.5: Designed for Development Teams Like Yours

  1. Andrea says:

    Please note YouTrack 6.5 introduces integration with gitlab.com only. Integration with GitLab CE и GitLab EE will be added later.

    So, it’s basically useless for many users.
    Why you didn’t think to make it right since the beginning.
    And when is “later”? Next week, next month, next year?

    You gave so many hopes to many users, only to disappoint them.

  2. Eugene Janusov says:

    The new admin UI is amazingly inconvenient. What have you done with Custom Fields management? No dedicated page for bundle (aka “set”) management? Load-on-scroll in the set values list is pointless and very inconvenient. Lot’s of other dubious decisions. It seems like people responsible for the redesign did not have a good idea of the functionality. I use YouTrack for many years, and this is the first time I want to get back the previous version.

    • pavel.nikitin says:

      1. Why is load-on-scroll inconvenient? This is enabled only for large set of values with no possibility to reorder them. Why do you prefer tables with thousands of values like we had for builds in old version?

      2. Why is bundle management important without custom field context? It is good to know what are your changes affecting in terms of default values etc.

      • Eugene Janusov says:

        > This is enabled only for large set of values with no possibility to reorder them.
        Maybe you could refine the criteria of “large” considering that a version is only a handful of bytes of data (I assume).

        I have something around 300 version. In v6.0 and before I clicked “Show released and archived versions” and got the full list instantaneously. I could Cmd+F, type the version, and immediately get to the record I need. Now in v6.5 when I tick the checkbox, it takes slightly longer to load and I have to scroll-scroll-scroll to finally load all the items.

        If you care about large sets, could you please provide a better filtering where the user could type the version they are looking for. Would also be useful to have separate checkboxes for released and archived.

        Also, previously there was a Sort button. Is it just gone? Would be good to have that functionality back. Even better, if you could implement smarter numeric sort.

        Also, when the list of versions is loaded, there’s no padding at the bottom — doesn’t look nice.

        Also, given that you redesigned the UI, when editing a version, would be nice to have tooltips for colors with names.

        > Why is bundle management important without custom field context?
        Why I can’t have a bundle without having a field?

        What if I’ve decided to reorganize my fields. I want to completely delete one and then create a new one with the same values. What will happen with my bundle if I delete the existing field before creating the new one?

        I simply do not trust you to auto-magically manage my data.

    • Valerie Andrianova says:

      Hi Eugene,
      Thanks for your feedback, we appreciate it and it’s very important to us. We realize that custom fields management might be confusing for existing users with preconfigured projects. Already working on solving the issue reported by our customers. Please stay tuned to our updates.
      Thanks,

  3. Eugene Janusov says:

    I can’t assign a Sub-System to myself (to be the owner), even though I’m the project lead, belong to all groups and have all admin privileges. At the same time, I can assign it to a banned user that does not belong to any group. Is there any explanation? :-)

    Also, I now have two System Admin roles for some reason.

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