Final touches before the Beta - Jira 8.0 EAP 08 … and some GA news

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#1

Important note (26/11/2018)

Due to an unexpected issue with EAP 08, we’ve released a new version - 8.0.0-EAP08-fixed. Make sure you download this version of the EAP milestone.

If you use the maven.atlassian.com, download maven 8.0.0-m0025.
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Sometimes it pays to wait for a good thing. To have a spotless beta, we’ve decided to ship EAP 08 with some remaining upgrades and fixes. But fear not - this time the milestone does not contain any breaking changes.

What’s inside?

We’ve upgraded several Jira platform components and enabled the option to postpone the mandatory reindexing. Read all about it in the Preparing for Jira 8.0 notes.

Where is it?

You can download the EAP milestone here. If you’re using maven.atlassian.com, make sure to get maven 8.0.0-m0024.

What’s next?

We’re nearly done wrapping the Beta for you, so you can expect it within the next 3 weeks. Feature-wise, Beta will be close to what we want to ship as Jira 8.0.

When’s the GA?

We’ve made updates to our plans and decided for the GA to happen towards the end of January 2019. This will give you enough time to prepare for the change and still enjoy the Xmas break.

Should you have any comments, you can post them here and we’ll be on them shortly.


#2

#3

Hi @mmichalak,
when the Beta is released, will you offer a download that includes both Jira Software and Jira Service Desk? Or else will you make one of them available as a downloadable application from within the other (the way it works for official releases, on the Applications admin page)? Because we need to be able to test against an instance that has both Jira Software and Jira Service Desk.

Also, I noticed an API change in the latest EAP that wasn’t documented: the com.atlassian.application.api.ApplicationManager#getApplication(com.atlassian.application.api.ApplicationKey) method now returns a io.atlassian.fugue.Option instead of a com.atlassian.fugue.Option.

Cheers,
David


#4

Hey David,
AFAIK the plan for the Beta is to contain contain both - JSW and JSD.
Also, tx for the docu feedback - we’ll add the change :slight_smile:


#5

Thanks @mmichalak.
There are actually other APIs that are also affected by this change (such as accessing entity properties), and the problem is that I in most cases you can’t identify the changes at compile time. For example:

final EntityPropertyService.PropertyResult propertyResult = issuePropertyService.getProperty(ComponentAccessor.getJiraAuthenticationContext().getLoggedInUser(), issue.getId(), propertyName, new EntityPropertyOptions.Builder().skipPermissionChecks().build());
final EntityProperty entityProperty = propertyResult.getEntityProperty().getOrNull();

This will throw an exception at runtime when compiled against Jira 7 and run on Jira 8 (or vice-versa), even though it will compile just fine without a change, because while there is no explicit reference (import) to either io.atlassian.fugue.Option or com.atlassian.fugue.Option, the compiled code will hold an internal reference to either one of them to call the getOrNull() method.

This is a nasty change that will require extensive testing of our apps.


#6

We have already released jira 8.0 beta. The JSD version compatible with the beta is JSD eap08 also released today.