Jira 8.0 will contain a number of breaking changes that we will introduce step by step across the upcoming milestones. If you want to keep track of the changes and monitor the EAP milestones as they are introduced, refer to Preparing for Jira 8.0.
Check out the FAQ below, and if you’re interested to know more, leave us a comment in this topic. We look forward to responding to your comments, questions or feedback!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
We know that a platform release can provide many unknowns. Here are some questions that we wanted to address with the information we currently have.
When will Jira 8.0 arrive?
While we are unable to provide an exact date, our current target to release Jira 8.0 is late in 2018. The release will not arrive until after Summit Europe later in 2018. The first early access program (EAP) milestone was released on 14 August 2018. We’ll be releasing milestones once every 2 weeks over the coming months until we release the EAP beta. Learn more about the EAP release cadence. We strongly recommend vendors investigate the EAP builds and documentation to get a sense of the scope of the impact of 8.0.
Why would a customer upgrade to Jira 8.0? Will there be new end-user features?
Jira 8.0 will include other end-user features beyond the breaking technical changes above. However, we won’t be publicly announcing the end-user features until we release Jira 8.0.
The additional end-user features will not impact the vendors or developers building on top of Jira.
Will there be breaking changes to Jira’s APIs?
We do not yet know the scope of breaking changes to either the REST API or Java API. We are not planning major changes to either API, but we may update them with slight breaking changes, dependent on the progress of the updates. We may also introduce new endpoints for app vendors and developers to use in Jira.
What is the full scope of the changes?
You can learn about the changes we are planning to introduce and have already released here.
What is the release cadence?
We want to keep releasing EAP milestones every other week. For details, see this page.
Will my current plugin work with 8.0?
Some plugins will not be compatible with 8.0. As a plugin vendor, you can refer to the Preparing for Jira 8.0 documentation to know what to expect, adapt ,and decide to support 8.0 with your plugin.
Are there any restrictions on who has access to the EAP milestone builds of Jira 8.0?
No, there will not be any restrictions. The EAP is open to everyone.
Will there be additional resources to help us prepare?
Yes! In coordination with the EAP programs, we are providing more detail about breaking changes and the technical scope of Jira 8.0. We also have technical documentation to provide detail on how to adopt the changes to Jira. We’ll be publishing all the documentation on the EAP page.
How can I download the EAP milestone?
Just go to the EAP page and grab the milestone you’re interested in.
I have a comment or a question. How can I contact you?
Just post it in this topic! We’ll be happy to review it and get back to you!
We want to hear from you
Downloaded and tested the EAP milestone? Great! Now it’s time to share your feedback. We want to know if you’ve experienced any issues and what your general impressions are. Leave us a comment in this topic. In this topic we can build Jira together!