Jira Software 9.4 Long Term Support release change log

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Jira Software 9.4 is a Long Term Support release. This change log aims to give you an overview of what's changed in the preceding versions. 

About Long Term Support releases
We recommend upgrading Jira regularly. But if your organization's process sticks to an upgrade about once a year, upgrading to a Long Term Support release may be a good option. It provides continued access to critical security, stability, data integrity, and performance issues until this version reaches the end of life. 

Top features

Here's a summary of the great new features awaiting your users. 

All changes are divided according to the versions in which they were released, but it doesn't mean you have to upgrade through each version separately. You can go straight from 8.13 or 8.20 to 9.4.

Versions 8.13 to 8.20
8.13

No updates

Release notes
8.14
  • Email templates made better (Data Center)
  • Quickly view issues belonging to an epic
  • DVCS Connector improvements
  • Personal access tokens
  • Embedded Crowd and password encryption
  • Accessibility improvements when creating issues
  • Improved data insights (Data Center)
  • Jira Cloud Migration Assistant bundled with Jira
  • Choosing Bamboo plan branches in Jira
Release notes
8.15
  • Advanced Roadmaps is now part of Jira Software (Data Center)
  • Displaying image attachments in email notifications
Release notes
8.16
  • Get more insights into the usage of custom fields (Data Center)
  • Bulk delete custom fields (Data Center)
  • Default values for the Description field (Data Center)
  • Let users log in with multiple identity providers (Data Center)
  • Check the status of your data pipeline exports (Data Center)
  • Keep Jira safe by disabling basic authentication
  • Improvements to DVCS accounts
Release notes
8.17
  • Keep consistent naming of sprints and epics between Jira and Agile at Scale frameworks with Flexible Terminology
  • Refreshed commenting experience with improved appearance, keyboard navigation and support for assistive technologies
  • Custom fields are now included in data pipeline exports (Data Center)
  • Around 100 security vulnerabilities fixed in the Jira platform
Release notes
8.18
  • Comment reactions (Data Center)
  • Analyzing how your issues change over time with data pipeline (Data Center)
Release notes
8.19
  • New wizard for creating plans in Advanced Roadmaps (Data Center)
  • Dependency report in Advanced Roadmaps (Data Center)
  • Filtering epics and versions in backlogs
  • Data pipeline improvements (Data Center)
  • Pagination and UI improvements on Screens 
Release notes
8.20

No updates

Release notes
Versions 8.21 to 9.4
8.21
  • Additional language support for Advanced Roadmaps
  • Project picker search improvements
  • Improved gadget configuration experience
  • Upgraded components and third-party libraries
Release notes
8.22
  • Login performance improvements for basic authentication
  • OAuth 2.0 integration for incoming and outcoming mail
  • Projects exclusion from the data pipeline
  • Updated API endpoint for Advanced Roadmaps
Release notes
9.0
  • Activity tabs improvements (Data Center): new sorting behavior and incremental loading of tab contents
  • Lazy-loading attachment thumbnails on issue view
  • Lazy-loading inline gadgets
  • Limit excessive activity with Safeguards (Data Center)
  • Security fixes for API endpoints
  • The View on board feature gets a redesign for better performance
  • Issue statuses and transitions are now in one place
  • On-the-fly Jira diagnostics with Java Flight Recorder
  • Connect to cloud products with secure application tunnels
  • Automation for Jira plugin bundled with Jira
Release notes
9.1
  • Performance improvements for Agile boards
  • Exclude events from the audit log (Data Center)
  • Prioritized search results in the issue navigator
  • Application monitoring for an even more granular view from the new app-specific metrics.
  • Improved indexing management at Jira start-up (Data Center)
Release notes
9.2
  • Jira agile views: faster loading and better performance
  • Enabled OAuth 2.0 authorization for outgoing mail servers
  • Jira pickers improvements
  • Diagnostic recording configuration with JFR
Release notes
9.3
  • Multi-threaded index catch-up (Data Center)
  • Improved accuracy of app attribution for database usage
  • New database connectivity metrics for in-product diagnostics
  • Activity tabs failures fixed
Release notes
9.4

No updates

Release notes

Critical bug fixes

Every release contains a bunch of bug fixes. Here are the lists of fixes since version 8.13.

Versions 8.13 to 8.20
8.13

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9.0

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Supported platform changes

From time to time, we add or end support for a platform. Here's a summary of the changes since 8.13. 

8.13No changesSupported platforms
8.14No changesSupported platforms
8.15No changesSupported platforms
8.16

Ended support for:

  • PostgreSQL 9.6
Supported platforms
8.17

Added support for:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2019
Supported platforms
8.18

No changes

Supported platforms
8.19

Removed support for:

  • PostgreSQL 9.6

Added support for:

  • PostgreSQL 12
  • Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL 12
Supported platforms
8.20

Ended support for:

  • Microsoft Edge Legacy
Supported platforms
8.21No changesSupported platforms
8.22

Added support for:

  • PostgreSQL 13
Supported platforms
9.0

Added support for:

  • PostgreSQL 14 (Server and Data Center)
  • Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL 14 (Data Center only)
Supported platforms
9.1

Ended support for:

  • MySQL 5.7
Supported platforms
9.2

Removed support for:

  • MySQL 5.7
Supported platforms
9.3No changesSupported platforms
9.4No changesSupported platforms

Technical upgrade notes

This table is a high-level summary of the Upgrade notes, you should read the full Upgrade notes before upgrading. 

8.13

Important notes:

  • OAuth 2.0 integration for Microsoft Exchange Online will be introduced in 8.13.1
  • Document-based replication for Data Center
Upgrade notes
8.14

Important notes:

  • We've improved email templates that control your notifications
  • We've improved the performance of the DVCS connector
  • The project REST API can now show information on whether a project is archived
  • We've changed the format of GC logs produced by Jira running on Java 11
  • We've blocked logging in to Jira by passing credentials via URL parameters
Upgrade notes
8.15

Important notes:

  • We've made Advanced Roadmaps part of Jira Software Data Center
  • The Asset Management and Insight Discovery apps are also available in Jira Data Center
  • We've made changes to the web.xml file related to improvements for image attachments
Upgrade notes
8.16

Important notes:

  • Data pipeline API responses include request details
Upgrade notes
8.17

Important notes:

  • User-generated custom fields and fields provided by apps are included in the data pipeline export by default
  • We've removed obsolete JIM importers
Upgrade notes
8.18

Important notes:

  • Bundled JRE disables secure connections to MySQL Community Edition 5.7.27 or older over TLS versions 1 and 1.1
  • We've upgraded the embedded H2 database
Upgrade notes
8.19

Important notes:

  • Improved user assignment and mentioning performance
  • Jira Software binary installers bundled with Java 11
  • We've changed the data pipeline by adding disk space checks, export schema versioning, and improving exporting user details
  • We've added a configurable throttling mechanism to Activity Streams
Upgrade notes
8.20This release doesn't introduce new features.Upgrade notes
8.22

Important notes:

  • We've introduced a limit of 1000 on the number of issue-related entities that will be indexed after the full issue reindex is triggered
Upgrade notes
9.0

Important notes:

  • Restricted anonymous access to multiple API endpoints to fix security vulnerabilities
Upgrade notes
9.1

Important notes:

  • When you’re starting multiple nodes, Jira will ensure that each of them ends up with a healthy index, which makes the start-up more resilient
Upgrade notes
9.2

Important notes:

  • Instead of loading all the available items for a particular picker, we only display 100 items on the list
  • We’ve enabled OAuth 2.0 authorization for outgoing mail servers: Google and Microsoft are still supported as providers along with the SMTP protocol available for connection
Upgrade notes
9.3

Important notes:

  • Index catch-up is performed in multiple threads to increase scalability and speed up the node start-up on your Jira instance
  • We’ve added two new system properties into the Jira Diagnostics plugin to improve the db.core.executionTime metric and to increase the accuracy of app attribution for database usage
  • The new database connectivity metrics allow efficient instance diagnostics and timely resolution of performance issues. The metrics are available through JMX and a new log file atlassian-jira-ipd-monitoring.log.
Upgrade notes
9.4

This release doesn't introduce new features.

Upgrade notes

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Last modified on Nov 29, 2022

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