We've just released a new version of the Jira Server 7.10 EAP (Early Access Program) to let you know about the upcoming changes to Jira.
Project archiving: Archive inactive or completed projects (or any other for that matter!) to improve performance and reduce the clutter in your Jira instance. You can archive a project in an instant and easily restore it whenever it's needed again. Project archiving is available for Jira Software Data Center and Jira Service Desk Data Center.
New REST and Java APIs: We're also releasing new REST and Java APIs that let you archive, restore, and manage archived projects.
We've prepared separate EAP Server downloads for Jira Core, Jira Software, and Jira Service Desk, so just pick your favorite here: Download the Jira 7.10 EAP.
What's the deal with EAPs?
EAP releases are early previews of Jira during development. We release these previews so that apps developers can see new features as they are developed and test their apps for compatibility with new APIs.
The Jira Server 7.10 EAP is best explored hand-in-hand with the Preparing for Jira Server 7.10 development guide. The development guide contains all changes in Jira Server 7.10, and important new features that may affect app developers. If you discover a bug or have feedback on Jira Server 7.10, please leave your comments in this suggestion.