JIRA 3.4 and 3.4.1 Upgrade Guide

JIRA 3.4 Upgrade Guide

This page contains specific information you need to know when upgrading to JIRA 3.4 from JIRA 3.3.3. If upgrading from an older version of JIRA, please read the Upgrade Guide for each version your are skipping during the upgrade. The complete list of Upgrade Guides is available here.

Two major new features of JIRA 3.4, wiki renderer previews, and issue types per project require that javascript be enabled to make use of their full functionality. You will still be able to use all the core features of JIRA with javascript disabled.

When upgrading JIRA please follow the general upgrade instructions keeping in mind the information below.

  1. Please do not copy jira-application.properties file from your old JIRA installation. Edit the file that is shipped with JIRA 3.4 and make needed changes. New properties have been added to this file so if you simply copy the old file across the following error would occur JRA-8645.
  2. If you have written any CustomFieldType or CustomFieldSearcher plugins please refer to Upgrading Custom Field Types in JIRA 3.4
  3. The default user preferences are now configured in the jira-application.properties file and are configurable through the admin section of JIRA. Any properties in the old file preferences-default.xml will no longer effect JIRA configuration.
  4. Please note that to configure issue types per project you must have JavaScript turned on in your web browser.
  5. If you are using MySQL please do not use Connector/J 3.1.11 JDBC Driver as it has the following bug. Connector/J 3.1.10 and earlier work fine.

JIRA 3.4.1 Upgrade Guide

This section contains specific information you need to know when upgrading to JIRA 3.4.1 from JIRA 3.4. If upgrading from JIRA 3.3.3 please read the previous section as well. If upgrading from an older version than JIRA 3.3.3, please read the Upgrade Guide for each version your are skipping during the upgrade. The complete list of Upgrade Guides is available here.

When upgrading JIRA please follow the general upgrade instructions keeping in mind the information below.

  1. Please do not copy jira-application.properties file from your old JIRA installation. Edit the file that is shipped with JIRA 3.4 and make needed changes. New properties have been added to this file so if you simply copy the old file across the following error would occur JRA-8645.
  2. If you have written a CustomFieldType that implements the com.atlassian.jira.issue.customfields.CustomFieldType interface directly rather than extending one of the Abstract classes that ship with JIRA please read Upgrading Custom Field Types in JIRA 3.4.1.
  3. If you have written an Custom Field Searcher please have a look at Upgrading Custom Field Types in JIRA 3.4.1.
  4. JIRA 3.4 and 3.4.1 do not generate an Issue Assigned event. The Issue Updated event is generated instead. In previous versions of JIRA the Issue Assigned event was generated when issues are assigned using the "Assign" operation on the View Issue page. This means that even when the "Assign" operation is used JIRA will send notifications to parties listed under the Issue Updated event. The patch to correct this behaviour is available at JRA-8533.

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