JIRA beats them all soundly in terms of ease of use, versatility and overall features - all at a price that's nearly a steal.
(PRWEB) June 9, 2005
Sydney, Australia - June 9, 2005 - Atlassian Software Systems today announced the release of JIRA 3.2, the latest release of the professional issue tracking application. JIRA 3.2 introduces highly anticipated features such as fully customisable tabbed field screens, contextual custom fields, improved bulk editing, support for multiple Subversion repositories, dramatically improved performance and much more.
Although tracking and managing the issues, tasks, bugs and change requests that emerge during a project is a critically important task, it is one that few teams do effectively. JIRA is a web-based issue tracking application that helps organisations take the philosophy of project management deeper into the organisation by providing an accessible, agile platform that is highly usable by both technical and business users alike. In short, JIRA is a brilliantly simple, incredibly powerful way to track and manage issues.
In JIRA 3.2, flexible new workflow transition screens expand on the workflow system introduced in JIRA 3.0. The screens allow users to configure exactly where and when they want particular fields to appear, thus allowing them to more closely map internal business processes to JIRA's workflows. Beyond this, the scope and flexibility of the individual fields themselves has been expanded allowing cross project fields and greater customisation through the built-in plugin system.
Enhancing scalability and improving performance is an ongoing task for all software development. Through careful analysis of customer usage patterns, and a little clever coding, JIRA's performance has been improved in some areas by up to 10x in JIRA 3.2.
Anton Mazkovoi, JIRA's lead developer, explains, "One of the main goals of this release was to improve on overall performance of JIRA and there are major improvements in both memory usage and speed. Utilising the Lucene search engine and some smart development, some of the notable performance enhancements include: issue searching, browsing projects, statistical reporting, portlet rendering, importing, indexing and backup restorations."
For software developers, JIRA's source configuration management support has been extended. JIRA's Subversion plugin now supports multiple repositories, allowing users to map multiple JIRA projects to multiple Subversion repositories. JIRA's ability to handle very large CVS repositories has also been improved, and the Perforce plugin has reached version 1.0.
Those working with JIRA on a daily basis will appreciate the productivity enhancements in JIRA 3.2. This release brings new portlets, additional bulk operations, keyboard shortcuts, email address obfuscation, a faster more capable quick search capability, improved excel viewing, improved from addressing for email notifications, Java 5.0 compatibility and much more.
With customers in over 50 countries, JIRA had already become a global product, with translations to English, French, Danish, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Norwegian, Russian, Polish, Chinese and Japanese. JIRA 3.2 added Traditional Chinese, as well as the ability to translate user-defined variables such as issue types and resolutions, further cementing JIRA's place as the international issue tracker.
With so many issue trackers to choose from JIRA continues to stand out from the crowd. To quote one of our customers: "JIRA beats them all soundly in terms of ease of use, versatility and overall features - all at a price that's nearly a steal."
This explains why project managers, developers, managers, testers and other staff across over 2500 organisations from in more than 50 countries now rely on JIRA daily. JIRA boasts a truly remarkable customer list for such a young company including NASA, CERN, Raytheon, Boeing, Cisco, Novell, 3M, BP, GE, Sony, AOL, Pixar, BMW, Caterpillar, Pfizer, Vodafone, Citigroup, the World Bank, the United Nations, the US Supreme Court, the European Parliament, McDonalds, Harvard, Stanford, MIT and many more leading organisations.
To read about the features highlighted in this announcement and the other 350 improvements, features and bug fixes, please see the full JIRA 3.2 release notes: http://www.atlassian.com/c/PR-J/10643
To download a fully functional free evaluation, try an online demo, or just find out more visit: http://www.atlassian.com/c/PR-J/10633
PRODUCT AVAILABILITY AND PRICING
JIRA 3.2 is available now via Atlassian's web site. JIRA's fair, upfront and equitable per-instance licensing policy includes unlimited projects, users and issues plus free upgrades and support for 12 months. JIRA is a web-based application, which runs on any platform and supports almost any database. Existing customers who wish to upgrade, or new users who wish to perform a free, fully-functional 30 day evaluation can download JIRA from the Atlassian website: http://www.atlassian.com/c/PR-J/10633
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