11 July 2012
Changes in Detail
Support for JIRA 5.1
JIRA 5.1 has been released a couple of days ago and we're happy to announce that Structure 1.7 is fully compatible with the latest JIRA version.
The biggest change in 5.1, from the user interface perspective, is the new issue page with the inline editing of the field values. We did our best to make Structure play well with the new functionality in JIRA. Now when you change issue values in-line on the issue page, they are immediately updated in the Structure widget, and vice versa.
Filter Synchronizer Improvements
This version of Structure has an upgraded Filter synchronizer, which allows you to use any JQL query instead of a pre-existing Saved Filter. This makes it much easier to set up one or more filter synchronizers on a structure.
If you configure Filter synchronizer to add matching issues under a specific parent issue, there's now a new option for you, called Allow Move. When this option is turned on, and a matching issue is already in the structure – but at a different location, it will be moved under the specified parent issue. When this option is off, issues that are already added to the structure will never be moved. (This is how Filter synchronizer used to work before.)
Documentation: Filter Synchronizer
Less Page Reloads
Applicable to JIRA 5.0 - 5.1.x
In Structure 1.7, when you do a workflow transition (such as Resolve Issue) on the Structure Board, the change is uploaded and you can continue working on the same page – without waiting until it reloads. Most other JIRA actions that are available from the "Cog" drop-down or from the Operations dialog (triggered by the "." shortcut) also do not require page reload.
This seemingly small improvement really changes the feel of the application when you start working on a list of issues – especially if you like using the keyboard.
Other Improvements and Notable Bugs Fixed
Among other improvements:
Supported JIRA Versions
This version supports JIRA versions 4.4 – 5.1.x. There are two separate downloadable files: one for JIRA 4.4.x, and one for JIRA 5.0 – 5.1.x.
Upgrading from a Previous Version
Migration to version 1.7 from version 1.6 is pretty straightforward and does not require unusual actions. Structure Backup is recommended as a safety measure.
Filter synchronizer configuration will be upgraded to preserve the functionality that was in place in the previous version. (That is, Allow Move setting will be Off by default.)
When upgrading from a version earlier than 1.6, please consult Upgrading section in all relevant Release Notes.
Detailed Change List
Our public JIRA contains the full list of issues resolved in Structure version 1.7.