JIRA Software 7.6.x release notes


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Read the upgrade notes for important info about this release, and see the full list of issues resolved.

Compatible applications

If you're looking for compatible JIRA applications, look no further:

JIRA Software 7.6 is a Long Term Support release
This means we'll provide bug fix releases until 7.6 reaches end of life, to address critical security, stability, data integrity, and performance issues. 
Ready to upgrade? Check out the JIRA Software 7.6 Long Term Support release change log for a roll-up of changes since 7.2. 

JIRA 7.6 will reach End of Life soon

JIRA 7.6 will reach End of Life on 16 November, 2019. After this date, Atlassian will no longer support JIRA 7.6, and we will stop providing new bug fix releases. If you’d like to continue receiving updates and fixes, you can upgrade to our latest Jira 7.13 Long Term Support release. This version will be supported until 28 November, 2020.

As for the future, Jira 8.5 will be our next Long Term Support release, coming around Q3 this year. If you’d like to jump on the latest and greatest Jira 8, start planning for your upgrade targeting this time frame.

AdoptOpenJDK 8 comes to JIRA

Available from Jira 7.6.11.

Oracle will stop providing public updates for Oracle JDK 8 in January. This means that only Oracle customers with a paid subscription or support contract will be eligible for updates.  

In order to provide you with another option, we now support running JIRA 7.6 with AdoptOpenJDK 8. AdoptOpenJDK is free to use, and provides regular maintenance and security updates. Paid support for AdoptOpenJDK is also available from organisations such as IBM. 

We'll continue to support running Jira with Oracle JDK / JRE 8.

It's good to have priorities

No two projects are the same, and no two teams tackle a problem in the same way. With that in mind, we're bringing a new approach to priorities to accommodate the diversity of teams working with JIRA Software. Now, you can choose different priorities for different projects by using priority schemes.

Priority schemes work like mappings—on one side, you choose priorities, and on the other, projects that will use them. You can reuse a single scheme across multiple projects, or create as many of them as you want— we'll leave that for you to decide. 

For more information, see Priority schemes.

Live monitoring with JMX

JMX lets you monitor your JIRA instance in real time. It uses objects called MBeans to expose data and resources about your application. You can check the number of requests JIRA has to deal with, the total response time, details about your license, or even the number of issues your users have created since the beginning of time.

It can help you make better decisions about how to optimize your resources, or troubleshoot an issue that's been bugging you about your instance.

For more information, see Live monitoring.

Quick starting your Data Center

We’ve created a handy quick start guide to help you understand what’s going on with DC, and what you need to do to get it up and running in no time. Be it the greatest dilemma of Server vs. DC, FAQs, licensing, or configuration— we’ve got you covered. Check it out

Small improvements to make your day

Subtasks drag 'n' drop

Until now, the only way to reorder your subtasks was to use the up and down arrows, which was really painful, especially with long lists of subtasks (we've heard your feedback, and experienced it ourselves!) Now, you can drag the subtasks and drop them anywhere on the list, and use the time we've saved you to do more awesome stuff.

Moving issues between columns

First do, then ask, right? We've improved the way issue cards are moved from one column to another (To Do, In Progress, etc.) We call it 'optimistic transitions', because we instantly move an issue to the target column, and only then check if the move is valid (previously it was the other way round.) That's a small change, but in larger instances issues will appear in the target column much faster, like... right away. 

Better security with X-Frame-Options

If you haven’t heard of clickjacking, it’s a malicious technique of tricking the users into clicking something different from what they think they’re clicking, mostly by embedding some ‘hidden’ content into iframes. To prevent that, we’ve introduced security headers (X-Frame-Options and CSP) that either block embedding, or require some extra rules to do it. Learn more

Performance and stability fixes

Fixes are always great, but apart from regular ones that we introduce with each release, this time we've also focused on the special ones that improve the performance and stability of both JIRA Server and JIRA Data Center. Here's the list:

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Last modified on Jun 26, 2020

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