Welcome to YouTrack 2017.2

YouTrack 2017.2 introduces a redesigned profile page, the ability to change the owner of an agile board, experimental features and other enhancements


User profile

YouTrack 2017.2 introduces a redesigned user profile page. The updated interface lets you manage your general settings, notifications, tags and saved searches in one place. If you use YouTrack Server and Hub as an external service, you can access your profile in the connected profiles block.

Board Owner

You can now change the owner of an agile board in the Board Settings panel. Simply click the name of the current owner and choose a new owner from the drop-down list. This feature helps you manage your agile boards and adapt to organizational changes.

Current Sprint

Assign issues to the ongoing sprint using current sprint command. Reference the current sprint in search queries and commands. You can also create reports that track your current efforts automatically if you reference the current sprint in the search query. The name of the current sprint is shown in bold in the sprints drop-down list.

Experimental features

Starting from YouTrack 2017.2 you can enable experimental features for your Cloud instance or Server installation. If you are an administrator, simply enable the features you want to try on the Feature Configuration page. This page shows the features that you can enable system-wide and other features that you can enable for specific groups.

Workflows in JavaScript

In YouTrack 2017.2 you can experiment with our built-in web-based workflow editor. This editor lets you write workflows in JavaScript instead of the domain-specific language that is used in the previous workflow editor. This new feature lets you write a workflow from scratch right in YouTrack. You can also write a workflow in any IDE that supports JavaScript, pack it into a ZIP file and upload it to YouTrack. We’ve also added support for action rules, which let you add actions that can be applied as commands. The new editor also supports custom scripts, which lets you better organize and structure your code. You can define your own functions and objects and use them in other rules and workflows.

Activity Stream

YouTrack 2017.2 introduces the first version of the activity stream. This functionality replaces the tab interface in issue views for comments, history, linked issues, similar issues, time tracking, and VCS changes. These components are merged into a single stream that you can filter to display specific types of activities. In the current version, you can add work item and comments in the issue preview mode on Agile board. You can also apply filters to display either work items or comments separately.


Dashboard improvements

In YouTrack 2017.2 you can customize the title for any widget. This enhancement helps assign meaningful titles and better distinguish between widgets that use similar queries.

Simplified board commands

YouTrack 2017.2 introduces some improvements in the board commands. You can now add and remove issues from the current sprint without specifying a sprint name. For example, use the command Add board <Board name> to add an issue to the current sprint.