YouTrack Harmony EAP

It is important to distinguish EAP from pre-release software. Please note that the quality of EAP versions may at times be far below even usual beta standards.

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YouTrack InCloud Harmony EAP

If you prefer to try all the fresh goodies without any installation and configuration, simply create a user account in our YouTrack Harmony InCloud EAP instance. We'll be updating it to the latest build as soon as we can deliver.

(warning) What you need to know about this server

  • By default, all currently available features are enabled for all users.
  • This is Early Access Program, and we reserve the right to update the server as often as we see fit, without any additional announcement, and thus you might encounter a brief periods of downtime. Please be patient.
  • We might update the build, which runs on the hosted EAP instance, more often than we publish stand-alone EAP builds (e.g. for testing purposes), and thus the number of build on hosted instance and the number of the latest published stand-alone EAP build might be different.

YouTrack Harmony Stand-Alone EAP Builds

  1. We strongly recommend that you evaluate YouTrack 'Harmony' EAP builds in a test environment, since you will not be able to revert to YouTrack 5.x other than by rolling back to a pre-upgrade backup of your database and losing your progress along the way!
  2. Please upgrade your environment to Java 1.7 before running YouTrack 6.0 EAP. Starting from build #11415, earlier Java versions are not supported

YouTrack Harmony Stand-Alone RC Builds

With the first RC of the upcoming YouTrack 'Harmony' release we are introducing the major update for YouTrack distribution and brand new YouTrack installer. This update will affect mostly our users on MS Windows and those of you who run YouTrack as WAR in a servlet container.

Please consider the following key-points before the upgrade:

Date

Build #

Links

Quality

Fixed issues

Details

16 Oct 2014

11920

YouTrack 6.0 RC MSI
YouTrack 6.0 RC JAR
YouTrack 6.0 RC ZIP

Release Notes

Please Welcome YouTrack 6 RC

10 Oct 2014

11849

YouTrack 6.0 RC MSI
YouTrack 6.0 RC JAR
YouTrack 6.0 RC ZIP

Release Notes

Please Welcome YouTrack 6 RC

YouTrack Harmony Stand-Alone EAP Builds

Date

Build #

Links

Quality

Fixed issues

Details

15 Sept 2014

11415

YouTrack Harmony EAP(.exe) 32-bit
YouTrack Harmony EAP (.exe) 64-bit
YouTrack 6.0 EAP (.jar)
YouTrack 6.0 EAP (.war)

Release Notes

What's already in there?
YouTrack Harmony Reports

11 Aug 2014

10923

YouTrack Harmony EAP(.exe) 32-bit
YouTrack Harmony EAP (.exe) 64-bit
YouTrack 6.0 EAP (.jar)
YouTrack 6.0 EAP (.war)

Release Notes

What's already in there?
YouTrack Harmony Reports

10 July 2014

10483

YouTrack Harmony EAP(.exe) 32-bit
YouTrack Harmony EAP (.exe) 64-bit
YouTrack 6.0 EAP (.jar)
YouTrack 6.0 EAP (.war)

Release Notes

What's already in there?
YouTrack Harmony Reports

30 June 2014

10326

YouTrack Harmony EAP(.exe) 32-bit
YouTrack Harmony EAP (.exe) 64-bit
YouTrack 6.0 EAP (.jar)
YouTrack 6.0 EAP (.war)

Release Notes

What's already in there?
YouTrack Harmony Reports

24 June 2014

10229

YouTrack Harmony EAP(.exe) 32-bit
YouTrack Harmony EAP (.exe) 64-bit
YouTrack 6.0 EAP (.jar)
YouTrack 6.0 EAP (.war)

 

What's already in there?
YouTrack Harmony Reports

With this EAP we introduce a new approach to evaluation of new features in EAP builds. By default, visibility (hence, availability) of new features in EAP builds are controlled by so called 'Feature Flags'. That is, you can enable and disable these features at your will.

Enabling New Features in Stand-Alone Builds

Basically, a feature-flag is a JVM '-D' start parameter that you must provide when you start your YouTrack Standalone EAP Build. You can provide these parameters either in the starting command (thus features will be enabled for the current session only) or in the configuration file of your JVM (thus you don't need to control constantly whether you have enabled the feature or not).

Feature-flags are divided in two types:

  • General. These feature-flags are binary, and allow only switching a feature on/off for your YouTrack Standalone server. That is, when such 'general' feature in enabled, it is available for all users on your server ('All Users' group).
  • Per User Group. These feature flags allow enabling features for both all users and specific user groups only. To enable a feature with such flag, you can use two methods: binary 'true' value and with a list of user groups, to which the feature should be available. For example:
    -Djetbrains.youtrack.feature.newReports=true
      or
    -Djetbrains.youtrack.feature.newReports=Admins,youtrack-developers
    

Read more about YouTrack Java Start Parameters >

Currently Available Feature-Flags

If a parameter supports customizing user groups, then you should provide a comma-separated list of groups.

Feature

Java Start Parameter

Custom User Groups

New 'Geeky' UI

-Djetbrains.youtrack.feature.newUi=true

Yes

New Reports Screen

-Djetbrains.youtrack.feature.newReports=true

Yes

Canvas Image Tool

-Djetbrains.youtrack.feature.canvasImageTool=true

Yes

Customizable Keyboard Shortcuts

-Djetbrains.youtrack.feature.customShortcuts=true

No

Multiple Drafts

-Djetbrains.youtrack.feature.multipleDrafts=true

Yes

Dashboard with Widgets

-Djetbrains.youtrack.feature.dashboard=true

Yes

UI Redesign:FSI & create/edit issue mode

Djetbrains.youtrack.feature.regularUiUpdate=true

Yes

(warning) Attention!

  • The new 'AND' operator in search queries is enabled, by default, and is not controlled by any feature-flag.

In any other regard, installation/running procedures are similar to those of the released builds.

EAP and RC build installation instructions