17 January 2013


Atlassian presents version 3.1 of the Atlassian Connector for Eclipse.

What's new in this release?

  • We've switched to JIRA REST API
  • We've improved custom fields handling
  • We've improved compatibility with Mylyn 3.9
  • We've simplified dependencies between plugins

Important Note when Upgrading

Version 3.1 of the Atlassian Connector for Eclipse works with JIRA 5.0 and above.

If your JIRA server is running behind a reverse proxy, and the reverse proxy requires separate HTTP authentication, the credentials for the reverse proxy must match the credentials for JIRA.

For more details, please see below.

Don't have the Atlassian Connector for Eclipse yet?

You can install the connector directly from the Eclipse software updates manager or from a zipped archive. Follow our installation guide.

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Highlights of this Release


This release of the Atlassian Connector for Eclipse switched to JIRA REST API which is more powerful than SOAP and RSS and allows to better handle custom fields. This way we will be able to fix several reported issues which could not be fixed before.

Switching to REST introduces two limitations:

  1. Atlassian Connector for Eclipse v3.1 works only with JIRA 5.0+. If you want to access older JIRA releases, please use the latest 3.0.x version of the Connector.
  2. Since version 3.1, Atlassian Connector for Eclipse uses HTTP authentication to access JIRA. If there is additional HTTP authentication required for the a reverse proxy server that fronts JIRA (e.g. Apache web server), then the same credentials are required for both JIRA and the reverse proxy.

Improved custom fields handling

We have improved custom fields handling. The issue editor is now able to display more types of custom fields and their values.

Multi User Picker is now able to display all users (not only the first one). We have also added read-only support for the following custom field types:

  • Labels
  • Group Picker
  • Multi Group Picker
  • Radio Buttons
  • Multi Checkboxes


Mylyn 3.9 compatibility

Mylyn 3.9 changed internal implementation and Update Repository Configuration action stopped working for JIRA task repositories. We have fixed the issue and current version of the Atlassian Connector for Eclipse is compatible with Mylyn 3.9.


Simplified dependencies

We've cleaned and simplified dependencies between plugins. It should significantly reduce number of issues during installation and upgrade process.

Complete List of Fixes in this Release

Key Summary P Status
PLE-1411 NPE on clean workspace when starting Eclipse Critical Resolved
PLE-1412 Remove not used bundles and features before 3.1 final release if possible Major Resolved
PLE-1419 Search result limit does not work for TaskRepository Major Resolved
PLE-1415 Basic Auth deprecate - add info in TaskRepo Major Resolved
PLE-1413 Add warnig to Task Repository Validate action about JIRA version below 5.0 Major Resolved
PLE-1278 Eclipse connector interferes with Crowd login on browsers Major Closed
PLE-903 Only 1st attribute value shown for a JIRA Multi-User-Picker custom field Major Closed
PLE-1399 JQL queries does not work if date is set in query Major Resolved
PLE-1389 Move to REST API Major Resolved
PLE-1390 Fix error message in TaskRepository dialog displayed for incorrect credentials Major Resolved
PLE-1396 Error handling - translate http 401 to JiraAuthenticationException so it is correctly displayed by Mylyn Major Resolved
PLE-1397 Display custom fields as it was for RSS client Major Resolved
PLE-1395 Full JQL support Major Resolved
PLE-1392 Make repository changes recreate REST client so Eclipse restart is not necessary Major Resolved
PLE-1386 Installation of the JIRA Connector fails with an error message Major Closed
PLE-1423 Mylyn 3.9 compatibility issue: NPE when udpating task repository Major Resolved
PLE-1401 NPE when switched from old Connector to the new one Major Resolved
PLE-1402 Change upgrade details text for REST version Major Resolved
PLE-1407 Add more versbose information when http403 happens Major Resolved
PLE-1403 Change JIRA version number in "Add Task Repository" Mylyn dialog Major Resolved
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