Jira Server 7.12 EAP has been released!

We've just released a sample of Jira Server 7.12 as part of the Early Access Program (EAP) to let you know about the changes coming to Jira.

Changes

With this release, we're bringing the following improvements:

  • AUI upgrade: We're upgrading Atlassian User Interface (AUI) from version 7.8.0 to 7.9.6. The new version brings changes to multiple drop-down menus.
  • Days in column: We're adding an option to disable the Days in column time indicator displayed on issue cards. For large Jira instances, it will result in significant performance improvements.
  • Sharing edit rights for filters/dashboards: You can now share edit rights for filters and dashboards, allowing chosen users to make any changes they need. This feature also brings changes to REST APIs.
  • Custom fields optimizer: A new feature in Jira Data Center that lets you scan all custom fields, highlight the misconfigured ones, and improve them automatically by changing their configuration.

You can read more about these changes in the development guide for Jira Server EAP. For any questions you have, reach out to our developer community.

Downloads

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 7.12 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 7.12 EAP is best explored hand-in-hand with the Preparing for Jira Server 7.12 development guide. The development guide contains all changes in Jira Server 7.12, and important new features that may affect app developers.