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Here you can find Atlassian Universal Plugin Manager (UPM) release highlights.


What's new in UPM version 2.19

UPM version 2.19 has lots of bug fixes and changes to support the latest release of JIRA Software 7 and JIRA Service Desk 3. 

  • Changes to support JIRA Software 7 and JIRA Service Desk 3
    You'll notice some differences in this version of UPM - in particular, you'll see that that JIRA Agile and JIRA Service Desk are no longer available as add-ons. This is because these add-ons are now full-fledged applications running on top of the JIRA platform.
    Critical bug fixes will still be available for these add-ons until their end of support period, but to get new features, you'll need to upgrade to JIRA Software 7 and/or JIRA Service Desk 3.



What's new in UPM version 2.16

This release includes bug fixes, improvements, even a new feature. We're pleased to announce a way to help identify and disable incompatible add-ons in Atlassian server product instances. We've also improved the subscription flow in UPM for cloud products.

UPM in cloud and server products

  • Atlassian Verified add-ons in the UPM
    Paid-via-Atlassian add-ons by Verified vendors are differentiated with the Verified badge. The Verified program vets vendors who have proven traction, support, and reliability in the Marketplace. Learn more about Verified here

UPM in server products

  • Easily identify and manage incompatible add-ons
    Now UPM notifies you when it detects that an add-on is incompatible. In most cases, incompatible add-ons continue to work as usual. However, in some cases add-ons stop working or even degrade Atlassian product performance. 

    To make managing these add-ons straightforward, UPM displays a banner and lozenge when it detects incompatible add-ons. From here you can disable all incompatible add-ons. You can also address incompatible add-ons individually, demarcated by INCOMPATIBLE lozenges. For more details on this feature, read more here.

UPM in cloud products

  • Faster, easier subscriptions without ever leaving your product
    Previous versions of UPM required several clicks and screens to subscribe to a new add-on. Before 2.16, clicking Free trial in cloud products routed you out of your product and into MyAtlassian to manage licenses. Now, we handle all that work behind the scenes. 

This release also includes the following fixes and issues:  

What's new in UPM version 2.15

Version 2.15 boasts almost 90 issues. This version includes many improvements and new features for cloud product users. The following announcements apply to cloud product users:

  • The Marketplace is no longer in beta for customers in cloud products
    At long last, the Marketplace for cloud customers is out of beta. This is a symptom of growth to come for cloud (Atlassian Connect-built) add-ons.
  • Auto-updates are way faster 
    Updates to Connect add-ons used to automatically happen every 24 hours. Now updates happen every 6 hours or less. This way, you get the most recent add-ons available much faster. Even when add-ons change descriptor formats (for example, from XML to JSON), the UPM updates your add-ons automatically. We also improved our abilities to trigger auto-updates. This means if we need to update add-ons sooner for particular instances, we can make it happen. 
    • Manual confirmation required when an add-on updates from free to paid 
      In cases where a free add-on changes to a paid model, UPM doesn't auto-update the add-on. So that we don't bill you for something you didn't intend to buy, you'll be prompted via email to review add-ons that transform to paid models. When you access the UPM, you'll see Paid update signified in the header:

      Paid updates require manual review
  • Add-on scopes display when searching, installing, or updating 
    Scopes are add-on capabilities – in other words, what your add-on can do in relation to your product instance. Read more about scopes here
    • From the Find new add-ons page in UPM
      Scopes displayed in the Find new panel
    • Installing add-ons 
      When you click Install, you'll see a dialog that shows the add-on scopes as well. We want to give you all the information you need up front, so if the add-on developer has a privacy or end user license agreement (EULA), we include the URLs in the dialog.
    • Updating add-ons 
      When an add-on requires an update that includes an increase or change in what it can do, you'll need to manually approve the add-on. You'll receive an email from the Marketplace team, and then when you click Update, you'll see a similar dialog to the one below:
      Confirm update

This release also includes the following fixes and issues:

What's new in UPM version 2.14.2

UPM's 2.14.2 release improves to how UPM handles Atlassian Connect add-ons in cloud products, as well as a regression fix.

This release also includes the following fixes and issues:

What's new in UPM version 2.14

Version 2.14 releases many small improvements to the Marketplace experience for customers using cloud products.

  • Search support for cloud products
    Cloud-compatible add-on selection is growing. We've added search functionality to the Find new add-ons page to support selection improvements. 
    UPM OnDemand Find new add-ons page
  • Access to private listings 
    You can now enable private listings in UPM installed in cloud products. If you've been given access to a private add-on from a vendor, click Settings at the bottom of the page. After adding the private add-ons descriptor URL, you can add an access token directly from the listing in UPM: 
    Private add-on listing - add token

This release also includes the following fixes and issues:

What's new in UPM version 2.13

UPM 2.13 includes numerous bug fixes and other behind the scenes improvements. You'll also notice improved functionality for feedback processes, error messages, and other elements. 

  • Improved vendor feedback processes 


    Vendors can capture quantitative and qualitative feedback from admins when they uninstall an add-on. This lets vendors know what they can do to improve add-ons.
    Vendor Feedback Modal

    Look and feel 

    We've been streamlining the look and feel of UPM to embrace Atlassian Design Guidelines. Dialogs and modals are more consistent and intuitive.

T Key Summary P Status Resolution
Bug UPM-4006 "Update check" title has inconsistent case Trivial Closed Obsolete
Bug UPM-4000 Marketplace filters are visible when OnDemand Critical Closed Fixed
Bug UPM-3949 Purchased Add-ons does not use the configured proxy settings Critical Closed Fixed
Bug UPM-3948 Support for HTTPS proxies Blocker Closed Fixed
Bug UPM-3937 Get duplicate key exception when installing latest GreenHopper via UPM Critical Closed Fixed
Bug UPM-3907 After installing and there's an unrecognized module, UPM should show the original message and a note about the unrecognized module. Major Closed Fixed
Bug UPM-3905 The pluginCompatibilityCache uses over 9MB of memory, and is greedily loaded Critical Closed Fixed
Bug UPM-3903 Cannot update system plugins from UPM Blocker Closed Fixed
Bug UPM-3885 UPM Freeze - not possible to install plugin for both BTF and OnDemand Blocker Closed Fixed
Bug UPM-3882 Double banners due to plugin requires restart Major Closed Fixed
Bug UPM-3881 Timing issue in the tests related to single plugin view Minor Closed Fixed
Task UPM-3868 Add Stash 2.3, 2.4 and 2.5 test groups Major Closed Fixed
Task UPM-3867 Add JIRA 6.1 test group Major Closed Fixed
Task UPM-3865 Add Confluence 5.2 test group Minor Closed Fixed
Bug UPM-3847 Remotable plugin XSD is outdated and can cause validation errors Critical Closed Obsolete
Bug UPM-3107 Unnecessarily huge dialog for Update All success message Minor Closed Fixed
Bug UPM-3031 Update addon details after successful update Major Closed Fixed
Improvement UPM-2967 UPM should make it more obvious when you enter an incompatible license for a plugin Major Closed Fixed
Bug UPM-2409 Plugin requests do not "fade away" after request fulfillment: update styling Major Closed Fixed

What's new in UPM version 2.12

Version 2.12 boasts a streamlined add-on trial licensing process. In prior versions, getting a trial license was a bit of an ordeal: a user would need to make at least six clicks between two separate interfaces.  Now, as long as you're logged into MyAtlassian, downloading and adding a trial license is as easy as this: 

What's new in UPM version 2.11

In version 2.11, we fixed a number of bugs and implemented some improvements. Here's the lowdown on our latest and greatest:

  • A number of behind-the-scenes updates for supporting add-ons in cloud products.  Stay tuned for details in future releases.
  • For OnPremise UPM users:
    • Faster page loading  
      We've boosted the performance on the Manage add-ons page. 

    • Better release notes  
      You told us about some issues working with release notes within UPM and we've heeded your requests.  We've fixed an issue so that links in release notes should now be clickable.

T Key Summary P Status Resolution
Improvement UPM-3697 Enable disabled already-installed plugins when host license changes with embedded plugin license Major Closed Fixed
Bug UPM-3657 Purchased Add-ons page has broken Marketplace link Critical Closed Fixed
Improvement UPM-3656 Only check for updates for user-installed plugins (plus UPM) when BTF Major Closed Fixed
Improvement UPM-3655 When license is evaluation or developer, display a banner on the purchased add-ons page, and disable the check button Major Closed Fixed
Bug UPM-3653 When requests are disabled, in-product links lead to 403 error page Major Closed Fixed
Bug UPM-3642 UPM Notification displays wrong number of plugins for update if plugins are updated manually Major Closed Fixed
Story UPM-3617 UPM modifications to allow vendors to test licensing scenarios in production OnDemand environments Major Closed Fixed
New Feature UPM-3596 Allow admins to install remote plugins from URL proxied through MPAC (side loading) in OD only Critical Closed Fixed
Bug UPM-3545 Hyperlinks not clickable in release notes Major Closed Fixed
Story UPM-3540 Install add-on flow from MAC Configure page Major Closed Fixed
Bug UPM-3521 "Build your own plugin" link does not appear for empty Find New Add-ons results Minor Closed Fixed
Bug UPM-3512 when no add-ons are found in Staff picked filter, list shows "No add-on requests are found" Minor Closed Fixed
Story UPM-3423 Re-enable plugin auto-update checks in OnDemand for P3 add-ons Major Closed Fixed
Improvement UPM-3319 Handle scenario where multiple OnDemand add-on licenses are updated at the same time Major Closed Fixed
Improvement UPM-3301 Add release notes and version information to the UPM "update is available" banner Major Closed Fixed



Last modified on May 27, 2016

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