YouTrack 2017.4 Released

Please welcome YouTrack 2017.4!

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YouTrack 2017.4 introduces Japanese, estimation report type, date and time custom fields, and other improvements.

New Features

  • Japanese localization
  • Estimation Report
  • Sort by Relevance in Search Results
  • Date and Time Custom Fields
  • npm Package Support for Workflows in JavaScript

Enhancements

  • Text Indexing for Issue Fields
  • Extended Text Index Support
  • Import from Jira Option for New Projects
  • Redefined Project Teams
  • Shared Mailbox Support for Microsoft Exchange
  • Muted Notifications

Experimental features

  • Markdown Support

Japanese localization

こんにちは! YouTrack now supports Japanese as a default system language. For the past few years, we’ve been seeing growing usage of our team tools in Japan. That’s why we felt it was important to add Japanese to the set of supported system languages. If your team speaks Japanese, change the system language and let the whole team enjoy YouTrack without getting lost in translation.

Estimation Report

YouTrack 2017.4 brings a new report type that lets you track estimations in one or more projects. The new Estimation Report lets you group issues by project, assignee, subsystem, and even by sprints on an agile board. You’ll find this report in the Time Management Reports section of the Reports page. Estimation report allows you to see the estimated time for your project and plan when the issues can be released.

Estimation_report

Sort by Relevance in Search Results

When you search for issues using text search, the results are now sorted by relevance. Issues that contain a greater number of matching words in the issue summary, description or comments are ranked higher in the results.
This sorting is applied by default unless your search query contains explicit sort attributes or uses an OR expression. For saved searches, results are sorted by relevance unless a query is used to order issues manually.

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Date and Time Custom Fields

In YouTrack 2017.4, we’ve added support for custom fields that store dates in date and time format. This means that you can differentiate between fields that only need to store date values, versus fields where the time value is important. You can edit the time part directly in the user interface or apply a command. Teams who use time tracking workflows or plugins can now manage the amount of time they spend working on issues with greater precision.

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npm Package Support for Workflows in JavaScript

YouTrack 2017.4 comes with npm packages for workflow development. It means that you can now manage your YouTrack workflows in your own development environment, and write your workflows in any code editor that supports JavaScript. Please refer to our documentation to install the packages.

npm_workflow

Updates and Enhancements

Text Indexing for Issue Fields

The text index now includes all of the values that are stored in any issue field. This means that when you perform a text search, it finds matching words in any attribute, not just the summary, description, and comments.
It also means that you don’t have to identify the attribute that stores the value you’re searching for – just put your cursor in the search box and type away!

Text_custom_fields

Extended Text Index Support

YouTrack 2017.4 brings text index support for Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Turkish, and Polish. If you report issues in any of these languages, you can enable text indexing in your language and find issues that contain all forms of the words that you enter in a search query.

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Import from Jira Option for New Projects

If you have a group of Jira users that have just joined your team, you can import their projects and manage all of your issues together in YouTrack. The Create Project page now has a link to the Import from Jira page to help you find and use the right form for the job.

Create_project_Jira

Redefined Project Teams

We’ve rethought the management model for project teams. You can now add users and groups to the team directly and assign them roles as members of the project team. As you no longer need to use team roles to determine who belongs to your project team, the option to mark a role as a team role has been removed.

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Shared Mailbox Support for Microsoft Exchange

The Mailbox integration has a new option that lets you connect to and fetch mail from a shared mailbox on a Microsoft Exchange server. This lets organizations that use Microsoft Exchange connect to a generic email address that is monitored by multiple users.

Mailbox

Muted Notifications

You can now unsubscribe from notifications for specific issues. Each notification email that is sent by YouTrack includes a new link in the footer. Click the link to stop receiving notifications for the related issue. A list of muted threads is shown on the Notifications tab of your user profile. You can unmute threads to restore notifications at any time.

Notifications

Experimental Features

Markdown Support

We have added Markdown Support as a new experimental feature. With this feature enabled, you can format text in issue descriptions, comments, and work items with Markdown syntax. You can toggle between Markdown and Wiki to choose the format you’re most comfortable with. The Markdown implementation for issues follows the CommonMark specification with extensions. These extensions support formatting options that are not included in the formal specification like strikethrough text, tables, user mentions, and issue links. Please check the documentation for more details about the syntax.

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Sounds good? Give YouTrack 2017.4 a try! Your feedback is highly appreciated, so please share it with us in the comment section below.
For more details about the release, please see the Release Notes.

If you are using YouTrack in the cloud, your instance will be upgraded to the latest version automatically according to our Maintenance Calendar.

About Natasha Katson

Natasha Katson is a YouTrack and Hub Product Marketing Manager at JetBrains.
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