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This page shows the highlights of the major JIRA releases.

Current Release

For information about the latest release, please go to the Release Notes.

JIRA 4.2 — 21 October 2010

  • Keyboard Shortcuts and 'Operations Dialog'
  • Editable 'Original Estimate'
  • 'Log Work' Fields Available When Resolving Issues
  • Labels
  • User Avatars
  • Viewable ZIP Files
  • REST API (Alpha)
  • More in release notes

JIRA 4.1 — 8 April 2010

  • New-look 'View Issue'
  • Streamlined Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Customisable Email Subject
  • Image Gallery
  • ZIP Download of Attachments
  • List of Logged-in Users
  • JIRA Standalone ships with JIRA Configuration Tool, Database Drivers and Tomcat 6.0
  • More in release notes

JIRA 4.0 — 6 October 2009

  • Advanced Searching
  • Dashboard Gadgets
  • Activity Streams
  • New-look "Browse Project"
  • Charting Now Comes Standard
  • New-look Header
  • Issue Actions in the Issue Navigator
  • Project Icons
  • Default Unit for Time Tracking
  • "History" is now permanent
  • Engine Room
  • More in release notes

JIRA 3.13 — 9 September 2008

  • Shareable dashboards
  • Improved filter sharing
  • Favourite filters and dashboards
  • Restoring projects
  • Editable active workflows
  • Enhanced sub-task quick creation
  • Personal licenses
  • New plugins
  • Progress bar for long-running operations
  • Application improvements
  • More in release notes

JIRA 3.12 — 7 December 2007

  • 'Trusted' Confluence
  • 'JIRA System Administrators' permission
  • FishEye plugin now bundled with JIRA
  • Improvements to the Subversion plugin
  • Improvements to the 'Project Statistics' and 'Filter Statistic' portlets
  • New post function for workflows: 'Assign to Current User'
  • Enhanced language support for searching
  • Visual SourceSafe plugin
  • More in release notes

JIRA 3.11 — 25 September 07

  • Sub-task progress shown within issues
  • Issue Navigator offers sub-task aggregates
  • Time Tracking reports now include sub-tasks
  • Multi-project 'Road Map' portlet
  • Performance improvements
  • Indexing improvements
  • JIRA Labels Plugin
  • More in release notes

JIRA 3.10 — 9 July 2007

  • Editable Worklogs
  • Start Date for Worklogs
  • New way to browse Components
  • New way to browse Versions
  • Auto-complete 'User-picker' and 'Issue-picker'
  • Auto-complete 'Issue-picker'
  • More in release notes

JIRA 3.9 — 8 May 2007

  • Ability to convert sub-tasks to issues (and vice versa)
  • Convenient new scheduler for filter subscriptions
  • Separate permissions for 'Delete Comment', 'Delete Attachment' and 'Delete Issue'
  • Performance Improvements for Project Roles
  • More in release notes

JIRA 3.8 — 13 March 2007

  • Editable comments
  • Self-installer for JIRA
  • CAPTCHA for new account signup
  • Integration with Crowd
  • Improvements to the Bugzilla importer
  • DHTML-loading of Issue screens
  • More in release notes

JIRA 3.7 — 18 December 2006

  • Project Roles - assign users and groups to roles on a per project basis
  • Chart View - view charts in Issue Navigator using the JIRA Charting plugin
  • RSS Improvements
  • User Properties - record arbitrary information to the user profile (admin only)
  • SVN project panel plugin -  provides a summary of all commits made against a particular project or a project version
  • More in release notes

JIRA 3.6 — 18 April 2006

  • Custom Events - extension point for notification and workflow schemes
  • Group Picker Custom Field - searchable in the issue navigator
  • Per-issue Group Notifications and Permissions - based on the group picker custom field
  • "I'm Feeling Lucky" Quick Search
  • Collapsible Fields - control the level of detail of environment, description, individual comment fields and any textarea custom field
  • Nestable Conditions - construct complex workflow conditions using nested conditions with AND or OR statements
  • More in release notes

JIRA 3.5 — 01 February 2006

  • Bulk Workflow Transition
  • FogBugz Importer
  • Charting Plugin
  • MS Word Export
  • JIRA Page Linker Plugin - linking a JIRA issue with a Confluence URL
  • Component Lead Notification Type
  • Bulk Assignment of Users to Groups
  • More in release notes

JIRA 3.4 — 15 November 2005

  • Issue Types Per Project
  • Renderers - Confluence markup in JIRA text-based fields such as description and comments
  • Issue Operation Plugin
  • Announcement Banner
  • RSS Support Improvements - live bookmarking with supported browsers
  • Change Parent of Sub-Task
  • Multi-user Custom Field
  • More in release notes

JIRA 3.3 — 05 August 2005

  • Multiple Project Filters - execute a search across multiple projects
  • Bulk Move
  • User Custom Field as Notification Target
  • Extended Search Capabilities - search by date range for 'Created' and 'Updated' system fields and the custom field 'Date Time'
  • JIRA Standalone ships with Tomcat 5.5
  • More in release notes

JIRA 3.2 — 27 May 2005

  • Field screens - configuration of field position and visibility for each issue operation and in Professional and Enterprise editions for each workflow transition screen
  • Contextual custom fields - shared between projects and issue types
  • Extended Bulk Edit Capabilities - Due Date, Reporter, Issue Security Level, Issue Type
  • Improved internationalisation - Issue Constant Translations (Priorities, Statuses, Issue Types and Resolutions)
  • Improved performace - quicker searching in the issue navigator and reports generation
  • Smart Query
  • Excel View
  • More in release notes

JIRA 3.1 — 14 February 2005

  • CSV Importer Wizard
  • Add Comment on 'View Issue' field
  • Webwork Plugin Type
  • Assign Issues by Mail (via the CC field) using the Create Issue Handler
  • More in release notes

JIRA 3.0 — 12 October 2004

  • Workflow editor and configurable workflows
  • Sub-tasks
  • Plugin System
  • Pluggable Custom Fields
  • Dashboard Overhaul
  • Issue cloning
  • More in release notes
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