JIRA 5.1.1 Upgrade Notes

Upgrading from JIRA 5.1.x to 5.1.1

Please follow the instructions in the general upgrading JIRA documentation.

Please also read the Important Version-Specific Upgrade Notes for any JIRA 5.0.x versions you are skipping.

Voting/watching bug

A bug was introduced in JIRA 5.1.0 that may affect vote/watch functionality. If you are using a JIRA plugin that adds an activity tab to an issue, then voting and watching via the 'More Actions' menu or by clicking and on the view issue page will be broken. Voting and watching via other controls, e.g. keyboard shortcut, cog menu of issue navigator, will still work. This affects JIRA 5.1.0 and 5.1.1 only.

Actions for JIRA administrators
If voting and watching is not working as described above, after upgrading to 5.1.1, disable the Inline edit option in your General Configuration. This bug is scheduled to be fixed in 5.1.2 (see JRA-28984 - jira.webresources:viewissue incorrectly separated for JIRA 5.1 Resolved ).

Actions for plugin developers

In JIRA 5.1.0, the jira.webresources:viewissue resource was incorrectly separated into the following two resources:

  • jira.webresources:viewissue-components which is always included on the page.
  • jira.webresources:viewissue which is only included on the page if inline edit is disabled.

The problem is due to the fact that some plugins depend on jira.webresources:viewissue (see recommendation in this developer document). As a result, if there is plugin that depends on jira.webresources:viewissue and inline edit is enabled, then jira.webresources:viewissue will be pulled into the page when it shouldn't be. The symptoms of this bug are that voting and watching via certain controls will be broken (as described above), as there are two implementations of the watchers handler.

If you need to fix your plugin to work with JIRA 5.1.0 or JIRA 5.1.1, we recommend that you change your plugin to depend on jira.webresources:viewissue-components instead of jira.webresources:viewissue.

Please note:

  • If you make this change, your plugin will not work with JIRA 5.0.x — you will need to maintain two separate versions.
  • This bug is scheduled to be fixed in 5.1.2 (see JRA-28984 - jira.webresources:viewissue incorrectly separated for JIRA 5.1 Resolved ). That is, jira.webresources:viewissue-components will be deprecated in favour of jira.webresources:viewissue.

Upgrading from JIRA 5.0.x and earlier

In addition to the above, please read the JIRA 5.1 Upgrade Notes and as well as the Important Version-Specific Upgrade Notes for the versions of JIRA you are skipping.

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