JIRA Release Summary

This page shows the highlights of the major JIRA releases.

For an overview of each major and minor release of JIRA and links to the release notes for each of these releases, please refer to the Production Releases page.

JIRA 6.4 - 17 March 2015

  • Easier to use HipChat integration
  • The Release hub for developers
  • Workflow validation
  • New Project Navigation UI preview
  • Performance improvements
  • JIRA Data Center now includes Disaster Recovery
  • More in the release notes

JIRA 6.3.3 - 11 August 2014

  • Triggers in JIRA workflows that respond to events in your linked development tools
  • Bulk issue creation
  • Inline image rendering
  • Improved search performance
  • JIRA Data Center health checks
  • More in the release notes

JIRA 6.3 - 9 July 2014

  • Data Center released offering high availability, scalability and performance
  • Inline issue create for Agile teams
  • 'On the fly' component and versioning creation for admins
  • Enhanced auditing capabilities
  • Increased data import options
  • More in the release notes

JIRA 6.2 – 25 February 2014

  • New Development panel for issues
  • Enhanced workflow designer
  • Simple issue type configuration
  • New status lozenges
  • Auditing
  • Creator recorded for every issue
  • Back up and recover indexes
  • Re-index individual projects
  • More in release notes

JIRA 6.1 – 24 September 2013

  • New workflow designer
  • New project templates
  • Intuitive custom field configuration — Standard and Advanced field types, Add field from View Issue screen
  • Edit project key
  • Change usernames in LDAP
  • JIRA password policy
  • More integration with your coding tools — Create branch from JIRA and JIRA Agile
  • GreenHopper renamed to JIRA Agile, Bonfire renamed to JIRA Capture
  • More in release notes

JIRA 6.0 – 21 May 2013

  • New JIRA look and feel that follows the Atlassian Design Guidelines
  • Detail view and view issue improvements
  • JIRA mobile
  • Workflow sharing
  • New project templates
  • New administration gadget
  • Editable usernames
  • Global workflow schemes
  • Ability to translate custom fields
  • More in release notes

JIRA 5.2 — 12 November 2012

  • Instant search — new instant search bar and search results, shared filters on the issue navigator, pre-built system filters
  • Background reindexing
  • SSL configuration via JIRA configuration tool
  • Downloadable tools — improved data generator and HTTP requests log analyser
  • New enterprise guides — federating JIRA and scaling GreenHopper
  • Webhooks for issues
  • Redesigned project workflows configuration
  • Demonstration project
  • Inline help tips
  • And more — streamlined Browse Project user interface, JIRA admin helper, copy/edit issue collectors, UPM 2.7 with plugin requests, column ordering for standard JIRA gadgets, compatibility with Confluence Workbox Notifications, Java 7 and Tomcat 7 support
  • More in release notes

JIRA 5.1 — 9 July 2012

  • Inline editing and fewer page reloads
  • Enterprise scale and performance improvements
  • Issue collector
  • Project administration improvements — easier workflow editing
  • Deactivate users
  • 'Autowatch' issues you create or comment on
  • Remote and local JIRA issue link improvements
  • Get started faster — welcome page, automatically suggested project keys and invite users
  • Automatic time zone detection
  • Notify on my actions now disabled by default
  • Configurable JIRA home page
  • User Gravatar support
  • More in release notes

JIRA 5.0 — 22 February 2012

  • Remote issue links
  • Share issues and mention users
  • Rapid create and edit issues
  • Search for issues based on their history
  • Activity streams now show activity from other applications
  • Manage other users' shared filters and dashboards
  • Administration user interface improvements
  • REST API (with tutorials) for working with issues in JIRA
  • Stable Java API
  • New troubleshooting and debugging tools
  • New email handler wizard
  • Enhancements to the 'view issue' page
  • JIRA Add-Ons (Plugins and Integrations)
  • More in release notes

JIRA 4.4 — 2 August 2011

  • User Time Zones
  • Visual Workflow Designer
  • Workflow Viewer on the 'View Issue' Screen
  • Search (JQL) Enhancements
  • Improved Setup Wizard with Database Configuration
  • Improved JIRA Standalone Installer/Uninstaller and Automated Upgrade
  • New-Look Administration Area
  • Simplified Project Administration
  • New Email Style
  • Issue Linking when Resolving an Issue
  • Editable Options for Custom Fields
  • Multiple File Selection and Upload from the 'File Upload' Dialog Box
  • New-look Activity Stream
  • Graph of Vote History
  • More in release notes

JIRA 4.3 — 16 March 2011

  • Full Integration with LDAP and Active Directory
  • New Plugin Management System
  • Improved Importer
  • JIRA Now Supports 'In-place Database Upgrades'
  • Search for Issue Changes, Relative Dates and Relative Versions with JQL
  • Quick Search Enhancements
  • Revamped User Avatars
  • Improvements to Issue Links
  • Remembered Assignees
  • Security Enhancements
  • Application Links: Connecting Applications Together
  • REST API Improvements
  • More in 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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6 Archived comments

  1. User avatar

    Detlef Steinhäuser [Communardo]

    Which JIRA page must be watched, to be notified of any changes by mail?

    Pages that do not work for watching

    It is easier for Confluence and Stash (sad)

    10 Jul 2014
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      Warren Thompson

      Hi Detlef,

      I made a slight change in the page structure, and I'm hoping you received an email. If not, please let me know so I can investigate further.

      Thanks,

      Warren

      11 Jul 2014
      1. User avatar

        Detlef Steinhäuser [Communardo]

        Hi Warren,

        yes, now I've received an e-mail. Strange, I had thought this page only includes macros, and therefore "Watch" did not work. But I see now that is not the case. The change to "JIRA 6.3" (Jul 10, 2014 04:13) I certainly did not notice.

        11 Jul 2014
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          Scott Dudley [Arsenale]

          I had the exact same experience as Detlef. Maybe someone unchecked "Notify watchers" by accident when adding the original set of JIRA 6.3 release notes? I see that I received notifications for the JIRA 6.2 notes on Feb 24, but the next notification I received for this page was Detlef's comment above on 7/10, which was after the 6.3 notes were posted.

          11 Jul 2014
  2. User avatar

    Eunice Mora

    Please clarify what is the relationship between JIRA 6.3 and JIRA 6.3.3.
    Is JIRA 6.3.3 a fix for JIRA 6.3 or it is a different development version?
    When development/fixes for 6.3 will stop with JIRA 6.3.2?
    What will be the next fix release for JIRA 6.3.3?

    14 Aug 2014
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    Muhammed Roshan

    Hi,

    When can we expect the JIRA 6.5 server version release? I could see that it is already available in On-Demand instances.

    Best Regards,
    Muhammed Roshan
     

    08 Jun 2015
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