Jira Software 8.2.x upgrade notes

Here are some important notes on upgrading to Jira Software 8.2.

For details on the new features and improvements in this release, see the Jira Software 8.2.x release notes


 Upgrade notes

Here's a summary of changes and important notes from Jira 8.2.

The issue JRASERVER-69388 related to all Jira 8.2.x versions released so far has been fixed in Jira 8.2.4. Upgrading to Jira 8.2.4 will prevent the issue from affecting new data. However, the upgrade won’t fix the already existing problems. We are working on a solution for this as well.

If you're on version 8.1.x (or older) we recommend that you to upgrade to Jira 8.2.4.

Support for Java 11

Java 11 is now officially supported! For more details, see Supported platforms.

If you're using SQL Server as the database, note that we've updated the Microsoft JDBC driver bundled with Jira to version 7.2.1. This version is required to use Java 11.

Running Jira with Microsoft SQL Server 2017

You can now run Jira with Microsoft SQL Server 2017. For more info, see Connecting Jira to Microsoft SQL Server 2017

Upgrade to DVCS plugin

If your Jira Software Server or Data Center instance is connected to Bitbucket Cloud, it’s through the Jira DVCS connector plugin.

Due to GDPR regulations and the personal data protection they require, we've needed to make some changes to the API's that Bitbucket Cloud has available. These changes happen in two phases. Phase one will be live on Bitbucket Cloud by the 10th of May, 2019, and Phase two will go live on the 1st of September, 2019.

What you need to do as a result is to upgrade your Jira Software instance or upgrade your Jira DVCS connector plugin to the relevant version. For more information, see Jira KB

 End of support announcements

In Jira 8.2, we're making the following changes:

  • Removing 32-bit installers. The 32-bit installers are no longer available to download. If you need to stick to 32-bit systems, you can still install Jira by using the zip/tar.gz archives, as described here.

  • Advance notice: End of support for several built-in importers. In Jira 8.4, we will drop support for built-in importers that are dedicated to specific applications, like Asana, Bugzilla, Pivotal Tracker, etc. You will still be able to import data to Jira, provided that you use the CSV or JSON format.

For more info, see End of support announcements.

 App developers

See Preparing for Jira 8.2 for any important changes regarding apps.

 Upgrade procedure

See Upgrading Jira applications for complete upgrade procedures, including all available upgrade methods and pre-upgrade steps that are required for Jira 8.2

Last modified on Sep 6, 2019

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