We want to introduce Jira in our company. Meanwhile we're re-thinking our development- and release-processes. Jira basically fits all our needs, however, we have an idea in mind that goes further than the standard-functionality.
For every release/patch we have to:
- create release-notes (what changes were made)
- how to install / configure the new release/patch
- what artefacts (ie. executable, script etc.) are being issued with the new release/patch
- how to use new functionality
- which bugs were fixed
We want to use Confluence to build all those documentation. Its no problem to create pages for all that stuff manually - BUT - we want the pages to be created automatically! If we create a new release in Jira, Confluence should:
- create a new release-notes-page (and every time a new Jira story/bug is added to this release a new sub-page should be created in Confluence)
- copy the "old" user-manual to a new version
- create a new installation-notes-page (and every time a new Jira story/bug is added to this release a new sub-page should be created in Confluence)
In general: the structure of the user-manual, the installation-notes and the release-notes should be generated automatically by Jira, for each release!
I know that there is a Jira-Plugin in Confluence, but it does nothing more than displaying a link to a story in Jira. So its useless for us.
And there are also other plugins like PageMe! (Jira) and Scroll Versions. I kinda need a combination of those. When you click "PageMe!" in a Jira-story it should create a page in Confluence in the corresponding (scroll-) version-page of this release. We could also develop our own plugin (or a plugin based on scroll-version), however, we dont want to develop Jira-plugins as we do have enough work beside...
Does anyone of you guys how to do this? Do you use this Jira-Plugin intensely? How do you create your user-manuals - automatically or manually - and which tools do you use? Maybe something else than Confluence?
I'm looking forward to a interesting discussion!
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