The JIRA development team is proud to announce that the JIRA 7.4 Early Access Program (EAP) release downloads are now available. We've prepared separate EAP downloads for JIRA Software and JIRA Core, which include important functional changes such as additional project administrator permissions and a Spring 4.2 upgrade. Download the JIRA 7.4 EAP today, and check out the preparing for JIRA 7.4 development guide to start testing your add-ons for compatibility.
What's the deal with EAPs?
EAP releases are early previews of JIRA during development. We release these previews so that Atlassian's add-on developers can see new features as they are developed and test their add-ons for compatibility with new APIs.
The number of EAP releases before the final build varies depending on the nature of the release. The first publicly available EAP release for JIRA 7.4 is EAP01. Developers should expect that we will only provide a few EAP releases before the final RC release.
The JIRA 7.4 EAP is best explored hand-in-hand with the Preparing for JIRA 7.4 development guide. The development guide contains all changes in JIRA 7.4, and important new features that may affect add-on developers. If you discover a bug or have feedback on JIRA 7.4, please let us know. Create an issue in the JIRA project on jira.atlassian.com with the component JIRA 7.4 EAP.