We’re officially opening the Early Access Program (EAP) for Jira 8.0 to let you know about the changes coming to Jira.
Jira 8.0 is the first platform release in almost 3 years, and that’s a perfect moment for bringing changes and improvements we’ve been thinking about for a long time. We’re planning a number of breaking changes, but also some exciting new features! If you’d like to read more about the Jira 8.0 release, take a look at this blog post.
EAP release cadence
With 8.0, we’re also changing the frequency of releasing EAPs. You can read all about it in the blog post, but to quickly sum it up:
- EAP milestones: Released every 2 weeks until we release an EAP Beta. These will include all breaking changes. Some EAP milestones might be canceled if they’re not ready to be published, but we’ll let you know about that.
- EAP Beta: The next step after EAP milestones, and a summary of all breaking changes. There will be no breaking changes after this point.
- EAP Release Candidate: The final “EAP”, essentially the same as the 8.0 release. After that, you can expect the official 8.0 release.
Latest EAP milestone
EAP Milestone 1 has been published on 14 August 2018.
Share your feedback
We’d like to use this post to gather your feedback about the milestones we’re releasing. If there’s anything we can provide that will make it easier for you to understand and plan the changes, let us know. Share any feedback or questions you have, we’ll get our best people to help.
The Jira team