What’s new in the OSLC Connect for Jira 2.5.0 release?

By Robert Baillargeon | 19/01/2021 | Reading time: 5 min

OSLC Connect for Jira 2.5.0 is here! We’re excited to share with you these great new features and usability enhancements.

Improving Usability for Engineers

We are always looking to support engineers in ease of use and value. We are adding several new features to provide more value for your existing Jira deployment.

Preview Enhancements

Customizable Previews

With OSLC Connect for Jira, previews are how we view Jira Issues from other OSLC compliant products. In this release, you can customize your previews by using Jira Screen definitions to define content for your preview. We do not all have the same issue types, and we should only show what is valuable to your team. Use Jira Screens to customize your Jira content.

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Customize Previews by Type

We don’t want your previews to be constrained to a single presentation for all projects and types. With OSLC Connect for Jira 2.5.0, customize your Jira Scheme to associate a different screen for each type to create a different preview layout per type.

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Collaboration Links in Previews

OSLC Connect is all about linking data and we wanted this more visible. OSLC Links are now available in the preview as Issue Links!

Collaboration Links in Previews_OSLC Connect for Jira 2.5.0_SodiusWillert


Custom Fields in Reporting

When reporting for OSLC Connect was introduced, we established a common and standard set of attributes. While this addressed many reporting needs, our users wanted more. In this release, we are introducing flexibility.

In each Jira Scheme, users can identify the attributes that they want to expose for reports.

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And then they are accessible in Report Builder for presentations and for filters.

Custom Fields in Report Builder_OSLC Connect for Jira 2.5.0_SodiusWillert

Process Supports

Teams using OSLC Connect are using it for reporting, compliance, and process enhancements. We want to make adherence to the process both natural to users as well as consistent. In this release, we are introducing link customizations to encourage the usage of your process' link types.

Default Link Type

In your Jira Scheme, you can now set a default link type per Jira Issue type. This will reduce navigation through sets of possible link types and lead to more consistent real-time data.

For example, you will now be able to encourage Bugs to use “Affects Requirement” links as the automatic selection.

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Restrict Possible Links

The power of OSLC provides a wealth of possible link types. Many organizations only want a subset of link types. We now provide a configuration in your Jira scheme to set what are the available link types. With this, your reports will become more consistent and valued.

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And it will also simplify your user menus to only the relationships needed.

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Introducing support for Rhapsody Model Manager!

Our history at SodiusWillert has always been filled with modeling. In this OSLC Connect for Jira release, we are happy to introduce the support for Rhapsody Model Manager.

The Jira - Rhapsody Model Manager integration allows users to access Jira issues from within RMM, as well as previews of model elements (including diagrams) from within Jira.

Jira Rhapsody Model Manager_OSLC Connect for Jira 2.5.0_SodiusWillert

And more!

You can always expect some performance enhancements and usabilities in our release. For our existing customers, make sure you check out our release notes for more details and upgrade. For those that are interested in exploring more, please request a free trial and start using OSLC Connect for Jira today.

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Robert Baillargeon

Robert Baillargeon is the Chief Product Officer at SodiusWillert. Before his role at SodiusWillert, Robert has led engineering and research teams developing systems and deploying tools in the Automotive industry. Robert is a provisional ASPICE assessor and has a Masters of Science degree in Software Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

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