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An Early Access Preview (EAP) release is a public development release leading up to the official release of a JIRA version. Development releases are a snapshot of our work in progress, primarily focused on allowing JIRA plugin developers to test and fix their plugins in advance of an official release.

Do not use in production


EAP releases should not be used in production environments as they are not officially supported.

Please also take note of the following information:

  • EAP Releases are Not Safe — EAP releases are snapshots of the ongoing JIRA development process. As such:
    • While we try to keep these releases stable, they have not undergone the same degree of testing as a full release.
    • Features in development releases may be incomplete, or may change or be removed before the next full release.
  • No Upgrade Path — Because EAP releases represent work in progress, we can not provide a supported upgrade path between EAP releases, or from any EAP to the eventual final release. Thus, any data you store in a JIRA EAP release may not be able to be migrated to a future JIRA release.

The following EAP releases are currently available for download. Your help with testing them is very appreciated! Please log the bugs you find on in the "JIRA" project.

EAP Releases

Related Information

Beta Releases


You may also be interested in the JIRA Beta Releases, which are early releases intended for the general public as well as developers.

Latest Beta Release: