I'm working with many internal teams who like the Kanban style of releasing as needed.
We use a workflow of five status' which are mapped to a Kanban board:
ToDo -> In Progress -> Testing -> Ready for Release -> Closed
The Kanban board has the first four status' mapped to their own columns.
"Closed" is not mapped because who wants to look at "Closed" issues?
For us, this means that issues in the "Ready to Release" column are the ones to be released when we click the "Release" button.
When the "Release" button is clicked; we fill out the necessary fields and accept.
The issues are then cleared from the "Ready to Release" column.
Our problem is that the issues are still mapped to the "Ready to Release" status and are not the "Closed" status.
Can the "Release" button promote/modify issues?
I don't think so.
(At least without setting using one of the scripting add-ons from the marketplace, writing your own add-on, or scripting using the JIRA REST API).
Hopefully others here can comment if they know a nice way of doing this or I'm missing anything obvious.
If you are really against just having the closed status on your Kanban and moving them there before release, here are some suggestions:
Other things worth a look:
This old blog from Atlassian covers a similar scenario, so might help with some ideas: https://www.atlassian.com/blog/jira-software/jira-release-management-steps
This suggestion is on similiar lines to what you are asking about, so worth a vote/watch: https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JSWSERVER-11692
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