Jira Software 7.13 Enterprise Release change log

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Jira Software 7.13 is an Enterprise release, and this change log aims to give you an overview of what's changed in the preceding versions. 

About Enterprise releases
We recommend upgrading Jira regularly, however if your organisation's process means you only upgrade about once a year, upgrading to an Enterprise release may be a good option, as it provides continued access to critical security, stability, data integrity and performance issues until this version reaches end of life. 

End of Life policy

Atlassian supports feature versions for two years after the first major iteration of that version was released. Once a version reaches End of Life, you won't be able to receive support for it. Here are the EOL dates for Jira 7.6 and Jira 7.13.

7.6 November 14, 2019

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7.13 November 28, 2020

Top features

Here's a summary of the great new features awaiting your users.  

All changes are divided according to versions in which they were released, but it doesn't mean you have to upgrade through each version separately. You can go straight from 7.6 to 7.13.

7.7
  • REST API for managing priority schemes
  • New language packs: Italian and Finnish
Release Notes
7.8
  • Quick search that shows instant results, and displays your recent work if you're not searching
  • New language pack: Dutch
Release Notes
7.9
  • Hiding completed issues on Kanban boards to improve performance
  • Searching through version fields with a wildcard
  • Development information available in Advanced Search (JQL)
  • Async cache replication (Jira Data Center)
  • Choosing delimiters when exporting issues to CSV
  • Disabling empty JQL queries to avoid problems with empty filters
  • New events in the audit log: boards and sprints
  • IPv6 for MySQL databases
Release Notes
7.10
  • Jira gets a fresh, new look
  • Archiving projects (Jira Data Center)
  • Improvements on the Projects admin page
  • Info about who started or completed a sprint on Sprint Report and Burndown Chart
  • Case-insensitive labels
Release Notes
7.11
  • IPv6 support
  • New columns on the Projects admin page: Last issue update and Issue count
  • Development information available in Basic Search
Release Notes
7.12
  • Custom fields optimizer (Jira Data Center)
  • New look and feel of the Custom fields page
  • Sharing edit rights for filters and dashboards
  • New compression method used when copying the index between the nodes (Jira Data Center)
  • Ability to disable the Days in column indicator on Kanban boards to improve performance
  • Moving uncompleted issues right into a brand new sprint
Release Notes
7.13
  • Support for AdoptOpenJDK 8
Release Notes

Critical bug fixes

Every release contains a bunch of bug fixes. Here's all the ones that were deemed critical  severity and fixed since 7.6. 

7.7

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7.8

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7.9

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7.10

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7.11

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7.12

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7.13

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Supported platform changes

From time to time we will add or end support for a platform. Here's a summary of the changes since 7.6. 

7.7

No changes.

Supported platforms
7.8 No changes. Supported platforms
7.9

Added support for:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016
Supported platforms
7.10 No changes. Supported platforms
7.11

Added support for:

  • Apache Tomcat 8.5.29 (replacing 8.5.6)
Supported platforms
7.12

Added support for:

  • Apache Tomcat 8.5.32 (replacing 8.5.29). Added in Jira 7.12.3.
Supported platforms
7.13

Added support for:

  • AdoptOpenJDK 8
Supported platforms

Technical upgrade notes

This table is a high-level summary of the upgrade notes, you should read the full upgrade notes before upgrading. 

7.7

Important notes:

  • Oracle JDBC driver is no longer shipped with Jira. You'll need to download it from the Oracle website, and copy to your Jira installation directory (/lib).

Known issues:

  • A fix for duplicated job IDs requires extra steps in some instances, just to be sure (checking the database if the index was created; restarting your Jira instance.)
Upgrade Notes
7.8

Important notes:

  • Oracle JDBC driver is no longer shipped with Jira. You'll need to download it from the Oracle website, and copy to your Jira installation directory (/lib).
Upgrade Notes
7.9

Important notes:

  • Jira Data Center changes cache replication to asynchronous. No immediate actions are required, but make sure you read about this change, and check whether you need to provide extra disk space in the local home directory on each node.
Upgrade Notes
7.10 No important changes. Upgrade Notes
7.11

Important notes:

  • We've upgraded Apache Tomcat to 8.5.29. There might be some changes to Tomcat config files, so make sure you don't copy the old files to the new Jira version. See upgrade notes for details.
  • We support IPv6, but recommend that you use the mixed mode (IPv4 + IPv6). If your systems are IPv6 only, with IPv4 disabled, some Jira features won't work.
Upgrade Notes
7.12

Known issues:

  • The upgraded Apache Tomcat server is filtering out special characters in requests, making them fail. You'll need to add properties to the server.xml file that make Tomcat accept special characters. See upgrade notes for details on how to do this.
Upgrade Notes
7.13

Important notes:

  • We've added new parameters to the setenv.sh / .bat file. These can be used to configure the JVM code cache, however the default configuration should be optimal for most Jira instances, so no actions are required.
  • Application log output (atlassian-jira.log) is no longer mirrored in the Tomcat log file, catalina.out, to preserve the disk space.
Upgrade Notes

Upgrade procedure

You can upgrade to Jira 7.13 Enterprise Release like to any other version. We recommend that you upgrade directly to 7.13, without any intermediary versions. Use one of the following methods:


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Last modified on Jan 29, 2019

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