Hi Atlassian Community
I work on the Jira Software product team and I am happy to share that we have just added support for releases and versions in next-gen projects for Jira Software Cloud. You can now use the fix version field in next-gen to assign issues to versions and track the completion status of a new version on the new releases hub.
The Release hub in next-gen is a newly built experience and we are adding additional capabilities to it over the next months, coming in 2020, we will add CI/CD information into the release hub. So stay tuned for additional updates.
Versions in Jira Software are used by teams to track points-in-time for a project. They can be used to schedule how features are rolled out to your customers, or as a way to organize work that has been completed for the project. The Release Hub is useful for tracking the progress towards the release of your version, for seeing the status of a version and for planning out future versions.
The release and version functionality can be enabled via the features page under the project settings. When you enable releases, the Fix versions field will be added to all issue types in your next-gen project and Releases will appear in the project navigation.
You can assign issues in next-gen projects to a specific version to create new versions, you no longer have to do that from the release hub, this can now be done within context, right from the Jira issue view.
We hope these improvements will give your team better understanding of progress towards product milestones and save you time when reporting progress to stakeholders. Please let me know if you have any feedback or question on this feature.