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Preparing for Jira 8.9

✓ More statuses on the Cluster monitoring page

✓ New API to help the Versions view load faster

✓ Brand new Velocity Chart


This documentation is intended for Jira developers who want to ensure that their existing apps are compatible with Jira 8.9.

Quick info

Latest version

Here you can find information about the latest EAPs.

Jira Core/Software

8.9.0-EAP01 8.9.0-m0002 EAP

Source files (Core)

Source files (Software)

Jira Service Desk


4.9.0-EAP01 4.9.0-m0002 EAP

Source files

Summary of changes

This section provides an overview of the changes Atlassian will make in Jira 8.9 so you can consider how this might affect your apps. Once they are ready, there will be an indication of when and at which milestone a change was implemented.

More statuses on the Cluster monitoring page

Status: IMPLEMENTED (eap 01)

Atlassian has added more information to the cluster monitoring page available in the Jira Data Center. In addition to displaying the ID and uptime information, you can now see node status (active, no heartbeat, offline) and Jira status (maintenance, error, running, starting). You can use this data to track and remove obsolete nodes and repair the failed nodes in your cluster.

New API to help the Versions view load faster

Status: IMPLEMENTED (eap 01)

To help the Versions view in project settings load faster and avoid possible timeouts on large instances, we have changed the endpoint it called.

Now, instead of .../release/allversions we use GET /rest/projects/1.0/project/<project_key>/release/allversions-nodetails to return the list of all project versions together with their data such as their name, status, or description (except the progress data). Archived versions are also returned.

The way in which the information about the number of issues in each status category (To Do, In Process, Completed) is returned in relation to each version has also been changed. This data, collectively known as progress, is now loaded as the page scrolls and uses a separate new endpoint.

The old endpoint is still working however, will not be used by the releases including and following Jira 7.13.14, 8.5.5, 8.8.1 and 8.9.



List of project versions and their data
POST /rest/projects/1.0/project/<project_key>/release/details/progress Progress for each version

Brand new Velocity Chart

Status: IMPLEMENTED (eap 01)

Jira 8.9 brings a brand new velocity chart available for scrum boards. The chart first appeared a long time ago, and it finally got the much needed attention.

The new chart shows up to 120 sprints, lets you choose a pre-defined timeframe or a custom date range, shows avg. velocity of your team, and has a completely new look and feel with some cool features like focus that lets you zoom in on the right sprint. To view the chart, navigate to your desired Scrum board, and go to Reports > Velocity Chart.