Jira 3.6, now available to download, includes over 50 new features, improvements, and bug fixes. One of the new features is the ability to assign permissions and notifications to an issue’s group field value. For example, users could specify a ‘Responsible Group’ for an issue, and that group’s members would get notifications and permissions for that issue. 3.6 also allows new notification events to be defined, allowing fine-grained control over who gets notified in complex workflows. Reporting has been improved in this release with the inclusion of pie-charting capabilities and an average age report. With faster page loads, workflow editor improvements, and many other updates, Jira 3.6 is a worthy update. A complete list of changes can be found in the release notes.
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Jira 3.6 Released...