Feature deprecations

In our quest to provide the best customer experience by focusing on areas that provide maximum customer value, Tracker will occasionally remove features that have low usage and/or aren’t providing much value. This not only helps to alleviate feature bloat and declutter the UI, it creates a better environment for our team to provide higher value, faster.

The following tables list features that have already been removed as well as those targeted to be removed on a future date.

Already deprecated

Feature Removal date Notes
Twitter March, 2018 Due to very low usage, the Twitter integration has been deprecated and can no longer be created. Existing integrations will continue to be modifiable, deletable, and operate normally.
Lighthouse May, 2018 Due to very low usage, Lighthouse integrations are deprecated and can no longer be created. Existing integrations will continue to be modifiable, deletable, and operate normally.
Favorited Sidebar Epics December 3, 2018 Although it’s no longer possible to add epics to your sidebar, epics that were already favorited will remain in user’s sidebars for a short while longer. We will notify those using the feature before completely removing it.
Github’s Service Hook for Tracker Jan 14, 2019 Github deprecated their support for their webhooks. To continue integrating with GitHub, please use Tracker’s built in GitHub integration. Note: If you use the on-premises version of GitHub Enterprise you will need to upgrade to an Enterprise Tracker plan.
V3 + V4 API January 22. 2019 This includes removal of support for Atom feeds. For more on this deprecation please see Tracker Developer API V3/V4 Versions Deprecated blog. For information on how to migrate over to API V5, please see Migrating to API v5.
Time Tracking March 31, 2019 Time Tracking has not been available for some time, however, it was grandfathered for those using it. It will be permanently removed for those remaining users on March 31, 2019.
GitHub integration changes May 20, 2019 The GitHub integration dropdown menu for manually attaching branches and PRs has been removed, including the requirement for authorization in GitHub to use the integration this way (still required for setting up the integration). For details regarding the current implementation, please see our GitHub integration article.
Minimal Story Density Mode June 17, 2019 In addition to this density mode having very low usage, it also caused a lot of confusion for folks who unintentionally found themselves in this mode. There are no plans to remove Projector or Dense Mode at this time.

Scheduled deprecations

Feature Removal Schedule Notes
Bugzilla integration April 7, 2020 Beginning on April 7, 2020 it will no longer be possible to add new Bugzilla integrations to projects. After April 7th, users will still be able to manage and edit existing Bugzilla integrations. However, we do expect to fully deprecate the integration (which will terminate any remaining Bugzilla integrations) in the future. We will notify users with active Bugzilla integrations at least three months in advance of the final deprecation date.
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