YouTrack 6.0, distinct and flexible. What can the new tracker do?

    The latest version of the YouTrack tracker has been released . In the neighboring browser panel, you can already download it or try it in the cloud , but here we will tell you what is especially good in it.

    YouTrack 6.0 introduced a dashboard designed to help both development teams and project managers, many new reports, a new screenshot editor, and improved group and access control.

    The new version of YouTrack is modestly called YouTrack Harmony. In teams using the principles and approaches of agile, its new features will certainly be in demand (if our colleagues were not cunning at conferences, saying exactly what they lack in our tracker).


    The information panel (Dashboard) is available by clicking on the logo in the main menu.

    It contains everything that you may need in your project (except hands and brains).
    You can add as many widgets to the board as you like on the Yandex website, right? * )

    Widgets can be of three types: reports, top issues and notes. Those. reports, the most important tasks and notes (which you create yourself, like stickers on the monitor). Each widget can be customized, for example, to define a search query for top issues, so that exactly those tasks that are important to you are displayed in this widget.


    YouTrack Harmony has 17 different reports. They are divided into progress reports (Timeline reports) and project status reports (Snapshot reports). Project progress reports provide a picture of how indicators change over time, and status reports show the status at a particular moment or period.

    Project Progress Reports

    Project progress reports include:
    • Burndown chart
    • Fixed vs Reported rate
    • Verified vs Reopened rate
    • Resolved vs New / Reopened rate
    • Resolution time
    • Average issue age
    • Cumulative flow

    The Burndown chart is a graph familiar to followers of agile practices approximating the number of tasks done to the optimal, comparative charts (for example, Fixed vs Reported rate) show whether the team is facing overload from incoming tasks or everything is going smoothly, and one of the most interesting charts is Average issue age, the change in the average time your tasks spend in a certain state.

    The average time the task was in a certain state

    To plot the Average issue age chart, moving averages are used - functions familiar to some of those present in financial analysis. Moving averageat each moment of time is calculated for a given previous period (for example, a week). A moving average is used to smooth the chart by eliminating too strong deviations. For example, if most of the tasks in the project are spent in the In Progress state for 5 days, and some task has been hanging in it for 25 days, then with a relatively small number of tasks, it will make a large contribution to the average value. But if we calculate not just the average over the entire project time, but only for the last 7 days, for example, then such a task will not give a big contribution. When calculating the moving average, it will be considered that it hangs in In Progress only 7 days (because the fact that outside the window we selected is 7 days, it simply does not count).

    When you select the Average issue age report, two graphs are built - the average itself (by default, a moving average is displayed, the remaining curves on the graph are turned on by multi-colored buttons above it) and the number of tasks that have switched from an interesting state to some other one. Which state is interesting - In Progress or another, is indicated when creating a chart. You can change this setting at any time, and then the schedule will be recalculated.

    In addition to the state, you can use other fields with enumerated values. For example, you can monitor the transfer of tasks from one type to another (Bug -> Feature).

    The upper graph displays data on the time spent by tasks in the In Progress state and by the number of tasks.

    For each point on the graph, moving maximum is the maximum value for the previous 7 days, moving average is the average for the previous 7 days.

    The bottom graph for each day displays the number of tasks that have transitioned from the In Progress state to another state (blue bars) and the number of tasks remaining in the In Progress state.

    Status Reports

    Status reports have a basic report that can be flexibly configured, Issues per two fields, and several reports predefined on this base, for example, Issues per assignee, Issues per project, Issues per arbitrary field. In addition, there is also a State transition report, Matrix report and several other reports that are not a special case of Issues per two fields.

    Let's take a closer look at the Issues per two fields report. When creating a report, you must specify the name of the report, the project (s) by which it is built, which fields should be postponed along the X and Y axes. You can also refine the search query (if only part of the tasks should be filtered out in the report), configure the report type and visibility . By default, only those who created it will see the report.

    For example, to see which of my colleagues is setting me the most tasks, I can specify the query “Assignee: me”. At the same time, you can see how they are prioritized.

    It turned out, as you can easily see, as if in a ditty: most of the tasks I set for myself.

    Chastooshka (if anyone did not know):
    Children arguing in the country,
    Who has a terrier biting.
    It turned out that biting
    At the very owner of the cottage.

    Work with multiple draft drafts

    If you started describing a task or problem and left the job halfway (and so on several times), then YouTrack will now remember all the drafts. You can open several drafts in different browser tabs and edit them at the same time, as well as return to the task that you started to describe earlier, or delete a description that has become unnecessary.

    Image editor

    We rewrote the image editor. Now it works right in the browser, and you no longer have to bother with Java updates to launch the applet. To attach a screenshot to a task in YouTrack, you need to take it using PrtScr (Windows, Linux) or Cmd + Ctrl + Shift + 4 (Mac OS), paste it into the task description or comment (for example, using Ctrl + V or Cmd + V ), and then in the editor, trim the excess, emphasize the important, or gloss over the private one:

    If you upgraded to the new version of YouTrack from the old one, then at the first start of the applet a message will appear indicating that the old applet can be disabled. If you agree, the Disable deprecated Screenshot Applet checkbox will be displayed in your profile. If you just installed the new version of YouTrack, but you didn’t have the previous one, then this checkbox will be selected by default for all users that you create in it.

    For those for whom the old editor is still more convenient, we left the opportunity to go back. To do this, go to your profile settings ( Username | Profile ) and uncheck " Disable deprecated Screenshot Applet ".

    Users, groups, roles, and assignment of access rights

    YouTrack uses the usual system for modern security settings: users are united into groups, roles are assigned to groups, the authorities are delegated the authority to perform various actions (read issue, update issue, delete user, etc.) It is recommended to follow this scheme, although it is technically possible to assign The role is not a group, but an individual user.

    In YouTrack Harmony, the user, group, and role administration interface has improved significantly, and the filtering capabilities of the user list have expanded:

    Using AND in search queries

    The new YouTrack has improved search. Now you can combine the search terms with and (for example, tag documentation AND tag important), and use brackets in conditional expressions, for example, (Affected versions: 5.1 or Priority: Critical) and Fix versions: 5.2.

    It was also possible to search for issues with the value of a field in which there are necessarily several keywords. For example, summary: customer and summary: report as a result will only issue tickets that contain both customer and report in the summary field .

    Configure Hotkeys

    One of the main advantages of YouTrack is the ability to perform any action using the keyboard, without a mouse. Now you can not only enjoy convenient keyboard support, but also customize keyboard shortcuts. Settings are applied to all projects and users on the server; you can configure hot keys for the task list and for the Agile board.

    You can view the hot keys by Ctrl + / .

    You can configure your key scheme in the settings of the Administration | Global :

    To configure, click Export selected shortcuts , edit the resulting file, and then execute Import Shortcuts. This is the path of the true Jedi, because the export is done in JSON, and it needs to be edited. Here is a detailed description of the process .

    We hope that YouTrack has become even easier and more predictable to use and will be grateful for your feedback. If you write them to our tracker , you will be able to evaluate not only the new interface, but also how quickly we respond to your messages. Thanks!

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    * Did you know that on you can also change the page view and add your widget?

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