JIRA 5.0.1 Release Notes

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19 March 2012


The Atlassian JIRA team announces the release of JIRA 5.0.1. This point release contains several updates and fixes.

Features and improvements in JIRA 5.0.1:


Upgrading to JIRA 5.0.1 is free to all customers with active JIRA software maintenance.

Upgrading from a previous version of JIRA

If you are upgrading, please read the JIRA 5.0.1 Upgrade Notes.

More Administration user interface improvements

Following on with improvements to the Administration User Interface (UI) in earlier JIRA releases, JIRA 5.0.1 improves the Administration UI by converting more Administration page forms into convenient dialog boxes.

The forms for adding new issue types, sub-tasks, field configurations (+ field configuration schemes) and screens (+ screen schemes) are now dialog boxes, which are easily accessed by clicking a button at the top-right of the appropriate JIRA Administration pages.

Performance improvements

JIRA 5.0.1 also has two important performance fixes:

Customers with larger JIRA installations who upgrade to JIRA 5.0.1 will see some performance improvements when using JIRA's Issue Navigator and project browser pages.

Other improvements

A new welcome page

If you are a new JIRA customer, you'll be presented with a new welcome page to help guide you through the process of creating your first JIRA project.

(info) There is also no need to log in after running through the JIRA Setup Wizard.

Upgraded plugin manager

JIRA 5.0.1 also includes version 2.0 of the Atlassian Universal Plugin Manager Plugin. See Managing JIRA's Plugins for details.

Don't have JIRA 5.0 yet?

Take a look at all the new features in the JIRA 5.0 Release Notes and see what you are missing out on!

Updates and fixes in this release

JIRA 5.0.1 includes the following updates and bug fixes:

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