Java versions support plan for Server products

A recent announcement of the future support plans for Java was posted on the user community. It details how we’ll be supporting Oracles new 6-month release cycle and 3-year release cycle for LTS versions. Atlassian will only support LTS versions of Java.

Please read the user community thread for more information.


Hi @rwhitbeck,

thanks for linking the post from the user community. Could you shed some light on how we can profit of the newer java versions as developers?

If I understand it correctly: Let’s say I write my app with Java 11. If a customer uses Java 8 they will not be able to use the app because the Java versions mismatch, right?

Is there any plan to deprecate Java 8 or will this only happen once Java 17 is released?