Hello I am new to the JIRA development group and have been building a V2 plugin and will be looking to go live fairly soon. My question is how backwards compatible should I make a new plugin? I am using some of the newer features in the APIs and have it compiling and running against JIRA 7.2 and upwards. It looks like JIRA 7.2 was released in August 2016 which is getting on towards 2 years ago now. From other more experienced people in this area would that be sufficient as a start?
I have been looking for any stats that indicate the percentage of firms using JIRA 5, 6 and 7 but don’t seem to be able to find anything. Does anyone have any data on this?