YouTrack now with Reactions (• ◡•)

YouTrack 2020.1 introduces reactions and notifications for them, in-context translations, new custom fields settings, and improved VCS integrations

Features

Reactions

Reactions

Reactions let you add quick responses to comments in YouTrack. People love emoji because they can replace words, or even entire phrases, with a single character. When used effectively, reactions can eliminate the need to post additional comments on an issue.

Reactions can be easy to overlook, and we recognize that sometimes it’s crucial that you see them. That’s why the notification center contains a list of recent reactions to the comments that you have posted to issues in YouTrack. The ‘View comment’ link leads you directly to the issue in question.

In-context Translations

In-context Translations

The YouTrack user interface is localized to English, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. There is also an option to switch to one of the languages supported by the user community: Chinese (Simplified), Czech, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Polish, and Portuguese.

We’re making it even easier for users of these community-supported languages to make a difference. When you switch to the in-context translation mode, all parts of the UI that have not yet been translated will be highlighted, and you will be able to suggest translations for them without leaving the application. Once approved by JetBrains, your translations will become visible to everyone who uses YouTrack in your language. Learn more

Group-based visibility for custom fields

Group-based visibility for custom fields

With YouTrack 2020.1, we’ve extended the options for granting access to custom issue fields to particular user groups. Now project administrators can create one dedicated user group that defines who can see particular fields, and another that sets who can update them. This fine-grained scheme covers the trickiest use cases without forcing you to write complex workflows.

Improvements in VCS and TeamCity Integrations

Improvements in VCS and TeamCity Integrations

We’ve improved the integrations between YouTrack and TeamCity, Upsource, and VCS hosting services like GitHub. New settings in VCS and build server integrations let you initially set up the integration for just one project and then share it with other projects. This way, the other projects also get changes attached to the issues. With the YouTrack–TeamCity integration, you also may choose which issues are assigned to build numbers with greater precision.

Updates and Enhancements

Permission to ‘Apply commands silently’

This new permission is granted to project and system administrators by default, and they can grant permission to other users. It allows you to perform massive changes to issues without notifying everybody who is watching them.

Swagger

YouTrack 2020.1 features a built-in Swagger Open API 3.0 definition file. It offers an easy way to explore the YouTrack REST API, which allows you to integrate your application with YouTrack. Please refer to the GitHub page to locate compatible code generator tools for your favorite runtime.