Jira Software 8.5.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

If you're planning to upgrade to Jira 8.5.x, we advise upgrading to version 8.5.2 or later as several known issues have been fixed in this version. 

 Compatible applications

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

Jira Software 8.5 is an Enterprise release
This means we'll provide bug fix releases until 8.5 reaches end of life, to address critical security, stability, data integrity, and performance issues. 
Ready to upgrade? Check out the Jira Software 8.5 Enterprise release change log for a roll-up of changes since 7.6. 

Get the Jira Server app on managed devices

You can now distribute the Jira Server mobile app to your team using your Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution. This is great if you need to restrict the app to company-approved devices, or a particular set of users.

If your MDM solution supports the AppConfig standard, you can also save your users time and prevent mistakes by pre-populating your site URL in the app. Got a lot of sites? No problem, you can pre-populate multiple site URLs. Logging in has never been easier. Learn more

New check available in ATST

In the recent version of the Atlassian Troubleshooting and Support Tools plugin, we've introduced the Explicit garbage collection check. It checks that you’re using the recommended JVM startup parameters for explicit garbage collection (GC). If this isn’t configured correctly, it can cause performance issues. This check will start automatically if you manually update the ATST app to 1.20.0.  Learn more

Hungry for new features? 

A lot has changed since we released Jira 7.13.x, which also was an Enterprise release. We introduced issue archiving, improved performance and accessibility, and did other spectacular things to make Jira better for you. See all the changes and fixes that happened between JIRA 7.6 and 8.5 in our change log.

API change log

To help you get a full picture of what has changed since our last Enterprise releases, we've prepared the REST API change log. Learn more

Enterprise releases, performance-wise

For every Jira release, we run extensive performance tests to compare the latest version to the previous one. This is to see how the new features affect Jira, and to make sure we’re not introducing any performance regressions.

We’re also comparing performance between Jira Enterprise releases. These are usually a few versions apart, so the improvements are much more visible than between smaller, feature releases.

You can see the results of our Jira 7.6 ER to Jira 8.5 ER and Jira 7.13 ER to Jira 8.5 ER performance comparison in Performance and scale testing.

Resolved issues

Issues resolved in 8.5.0

Released on 21 October 2019

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Issues resolved in 8.5.1

Released on 6 November 2019

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Issues resolved in 8.5.2

Released on 16 December 2019

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Issues resolved in 8.5.3

Released on 9 January 2020

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Issues resolved in 8.5.4

Released on 19 March 2020

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Last modified on Feb 4, 2020

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