Overall a really good release.
Here are a few questions/thoughts:
- Having the Timer be triggered by In Progress is surely not a good idea. Is there any thought to coming up with a better solution?
- How should people record time spent planning/meeting? This is kind of a classic thing that gets discussed for any system that adds time. Did not see any mention in docs or on the blog.
- For me, the User management redesign is a disaster. One of the clear areas where YT was better than JIRA was the latter's completely inscrutable rat maze of permissions configuration. Congratulations, YT is now almost identically indecipherable.
Backlog as a saved search is also pretty suboptimal. One of the most appealing parts of YouTrack is that you really can just stay on the board 90% of the time. I want to have backlog as a prioritized, just off stage list of items that should be picked up if we run out of items on the list, not every scrap of undone gristle.