Today, only three months after the release of JIRA 2.5, Atlassian continues the tradition of frequent, worthwhile upgrades with the release of JIRA 2.6 in both Professional and Enterprise editions. In doing so, we’ve fixed more than 110 known bugs, and added over 70 individual improvements or new features.
You can read the full release notes “online”:http://confluence.atlassian.com/display/JIRA/JIRA+2.6+Release+Notes .
h2. New Features & Improvements
Here is a taste of the 70 new features and improvements added to JIRA 2.6:
* CVS Integration – direct to the CVS repository itself.
* Quick Search – with more powerful searching, you can find issues even faster
* Streamlined Search Results – navigate and explore search results with ease
* Per-Search Column Ordering (Enterprise) – greater customisation
* XML-RPC/SOAP interface to JIRA – JIRA gets an external programmatic API
* Screenshots and Thumbnails – easily attach screenshots to issues
* Trackback and Confluence Integration – JIRA now supports the Trackback API
* Email Integration – add attachments automatically, threading support, and more!
* Release Notes – JIRA can now produce release notes
* Page Compression – GZIP makes JIRA faster for slower environments
* Internationalisation – translating is easier and non-English support grows stronger
* Bulk Edit – delete many issues at once
* Import – import with ease from Mantis or Bugzilla
Read details on these new additions and more in our full “release notes”:http://confluence.atlassian.com/display/JIRA/JIRA+2.6+Release+Notes .
h2. Fixes
We couldn’t possibly list the “110 bugs”:http://confluence.atlassian.com/display/JIRA/JIRA+2.6+Release+Notes#JIRA+2.6+Release+Notes-fixes we fixed for this release, you’ll have to see our “release notes”:http://confluence.atlassian.com/display/JIRA/JIRA+2.6+Release+Notes for more details.
h2. Availability
If you want to find out more, we’ve got you covered!
See our “10 reasons to try JIRA today”:http://www.atlassian.com/software/jira/learn/10reasons.jsp! Even take a “tour”:http://www.atlassian.com/software/jira/try, try “JIRA online”:http://www.atlassian.com/software/jira/try or “download”:http://www.atlassian.com/software/jira/try an evaluation to use in your organisation. If you’re wondering if JIRA is worthy, keep in mind that all of these “customers”:http://www.atlassian.com/software/jira/customers.jsp think so 🙂
Curious about our pricing? You can read about our licensing “here”:http://www.atlassian.com/software/jira/pricing.jsp. As always, all commercial licenses include the full source and 12 months of free upgrades, so a license is future-proof!
h2. Purchasing
If you are ready to join the growing “community”:http://www.atlassian.com/software/jira/customers.jsp of JIRA users today, jump over to our “order form”:http://www.atlassian.com/software/Buy.jspa?product=jira now.
To purchase or ask questions, please “contact us”:http://www.atlassian.com/about/contactform.jsp.

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