Get to test Jira 9.6 EAP 01!

Hi, Developer Community! :wave: We wish everyone a happy new year :santa:, and we’re eager to start it by releasing the EAP 01 for the upcoming Jira 9.6!

Highlights:

  • Embedded Crowd performance improvements
    Crowd membership changes are now batched during full and incremental directory syncs. Also, the requests for DirectoryManager lookups are now cached to boost the efficiency of the feature.
  • Cache App API deprecated
    We’ve deprecated the Cache App API endpoint and hidden it behind the com.atlassian.jira.cacheResource dark feature flag, which you can enable. The reason behind this is that the implication the endpoint has on Data Center may be equivalent to a full shutdown. Moreover, there’s no guarantee that an underlying issue will be fixed.
  • The Backbone library updated to recent versions
    We’re upgrading Backbone and Marionette versions used in Jira, aiming to support only three versions of the libraries across the entire Jira codebase: Backbone 1.3.3, Backbone 1.4.1, and Marionette 4.1.2. This will help us ship less code to our users and ensure better performance and security of Jira.
  • Auditing improvements for Jira Service Management
    This time around, we’re adding logs that will let admins track events related to the customer portal, help center, and Assets. We’re also updating the categories of some existing audit logs.
  • Mailbox folders support in Jira Service Management email channels
    You can now specify the name of the folder in your mailbox that you want Jira Service Management to monitor for incoming emails. This means that the mailbox that you’re using doesn’t have to have a folder named “Inbox”. Even if it does, you don’t have to use it for your email channel needs.

Downloads & docs
For details, see Preparing for Jira 9.6. You can download the EAP from this page. If you’re using maven.atlassian.com, the version is 9.6.0-m0005.

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Happy testing,
The Jira team