Jira Software 8.20.x upgrade notes

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Here are some important notes on upgrading to Jira Software 8.20.

 Upgrade notes

We normally do not introduce new features in the Long Term Support release but rather consolidate the ones we've introduced since the last Long Term Support releases (Jira 8.5 and Jira 8.13). See our change log for all the features and fixes between the last LTSs. Learn more

In release 8.15, Advanced Roadmaps for Jira became part of Jira Software Data Center, offering its powerful project planning and visualization capabilities out of the box with no additional cost to customers.

Because of this addition, you may notice that reindexing takes longer as compared to release 8.13.x without Advanced Roadmaps installed. In our tests, we observed that reindexing took 94 minutes in 8.13.x without Advanced Roadmaps and 108 minutes in 8.13.x with Advanced Roadmaps. These results amount to an approximately 14% increase in the time required to complete the operation; however, your results may vary depending on your system configuration and the amount of data stored on your instance.

We are aware of this and have decided that it’s a small trade-off in comparison to the improvements in the overall user experience with our products.

 End of support announcements

In Jira Software 8.20, we've removed support for the following platforms:

  • Microsoft Edge Legacy

Also, in Jira Software 8.19, we've removed support for PostgreSQL 9.6. Make sure to migrate to the latest supported version of PostgreSQL before upgrading Jira. See Upgrading from PostgreSQL 9.6 to PostgreSQL 12.

For the list of supported platforms, see Supported platforms.

For previous announcements, see End of support announcements.

 App developers

See Preparing for Jira 8.20 for any important changes regarding apps.

 Upgrade procedure

Upgrading from a Jira version 8.x.x? 

  • See Upgrading Jira applications for complete upgrade procedures, including all available upgrade methods and pre-upgrade steps. 

  • For a more tailored upgrade, go to Jira administration > Applications > Plan your upgrade. We’ll recommend a version to upgrade to, run pre-upgrade checks, and provide you with a custom upgrade guide with step-by-step instructions.
Last modified on Oct 25, 2021

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