Jira Software 8.9.x release notes
20 May 2020
We're pleased to present Jira Software 8.9.
Interested in trying a shiny new version? Don't forget to renew your active software maintenance! Renew now.
If you're looking for compatible Jira applications, look no further:
If you're thinking to move to Data Center, check our recommendations first. See: Infrastructure recommendations for Jira.
Our Jira Pro Tip for this release
You can audit like a pro with our revamped Audit log. Learn more...
Refreshed Velocity Chart SERVER DATA CENTER
The Velocity Chart is definitely one of the most popular reports among our teams. Neatly counting all these story points, it can quickly show us whether we’re over-estimating our sprints, or… not so much. The chart made its first appearance a long time ago, and it finally got some much-needed love.
The new chart shows up to 120 sprints, lets you choose a pre-defined timeframe or a custom date range, shows avg. velocity of your team, and has a completely new look and feel with some cool features like focus that lets you zoom in on the right sprint. We wanted to change its name to “breathtaking”, but, well, velocity it is. Learn more
Accessibility: Text spacing SERVER DATA CENTER
Following on the accessibility theme, we’ve added a new option to your personal accessibility settings. Now, you can increase text spacing, just to split all these little characters for better readability. As with all other settings, you can view and configure them in Profile > Accessibility. Learn more
Need a tailored upgrade path? SERVER DATA CENTER
Back in Jira 8.0, we created the Pre-upgrade planning tool that recommends a version to upgrade to, runs pre-upgrade checks, and provides you with a custom upgrade guide with step-by-step instructions.
If you haven’t checked it out already and are looking to upgrade, see Pre-upgrade planning tool.
Get more from cluster monitoring DATA CENTER
Now, no stale node goes unnoticed. With the new information we've added to the Cluster monitoring page, you can quickly track and remove stale nodes and fix the failing ones in your cluster.
This is because apart from viewing the ID, and uptime information, you get the node status (active, no heartbeat, offline) and Jira status information (maintenance, error, running, starting). With this info at hand, venturing on any cluster clean-up task is way easier than it used to be.
To view the information, go to Jira Administration > System > Clustering. Learn more