Balsamiq Wireframes for Jira Server Transition Guide
Balsamiq Wireframes for Jira Server was released on September, 2017. The new version has projects, symbols, comments, chat, real time collaboration and lots of other improvements.
Here's a quick, 5-minute video walkthrough for some of the highlights of Balsamiq Wireframes for Jira Server.
A New File Format
In the old version of Balsamiq Mockups for Jira Server, we stored each mockup in its own BMML attachment, and only linked to images.
Balsamiq Wireframes for Jira Server introduces a new project file format called BMPR: everything that belongs to a project (wireframes, symbols, images, icons) is in a single file, saved as an attachment to your Jira issue. This makes it much easier to link and keep everything together. Learn more about the new app here.
In order to take advantage of the new features, you need to migrate the old files to the new project format.
Migrating Your Wireframes to the New App
Once the new app is installed, visiting a Jira page that has BMML attachments will show this warning:
Clicking “show more details" shows this message:
To start the conversion process for the BMMLS on this Jira issue, just click the “Migrate to Balsamiq Wireframes for Jira Server" button.
At the end of the migration you should then see the new Balsamiq Wireframes for Jira Server panel, and two attachments: the BMPR file (that contains all of your wireframes and assets) and a ZIP file with the data in the old format, as a backup.
That’s it! You can now take advantage of all the new Balsamiq Wireframes for Jira Server goodness!
To learn more about the new features, you can read the Introduction to Balsamiq Wireframes for Jira Server.