We've just released a sample of Jira Server 7.13 as part of the Early Access Program (EAP) to inform you about the changes coming to Jira.
In this release, we've focused on adding the support for OpenJDK 8, which you can already test in this EAP. OpenJDK is an option that we provide, however we'll continue to bundle Jira with Oracle JDK.
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 7.13 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 7.13 EAP is best explored hand-in-hand with the Preparing for Jira Server 7.13 development guide. The development guide contains all changes in Jira Server 7.13, and important new features that may affect app developers.