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JIRA Software Server Running Default Java 11

Java 11 support came with JIRA 8.2.

We are running 8.5, and Java 8 is still the default Java.

I have seen a few articles for getting JIRA to run on Java 11.

When is it planned to make Java 11 the default Java runtime?

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Thomas Deiler Community Leader Dec 11, 2020

Dear @Sverre Moe ,

as a voluntary community member and non-Atlassian employee, I cannot answer this question. Atlassians product owner probably can.

Anyhow - If you would like to accelerate your suggestion, open one at

I guess, due the new stategy (Journey to Cloud), server products will not receive many "low prio" changes.

Java 8 has LTS and works perfect - so no need to spend time in integrating Java 11 ...

So long


I thought perhaps there could be some performance benefits from running JIRA on Java 11, as there has been many improvements since Java 8.

Thomas Deiler Community Leader Dec 15, 2020

Dear @Sverre Moe ,

just from the logical aspect, if JIra would make use of some new features of Java 11, it would not be compatible anymore with Java 8.

Performance could be indeed improved but at the expense of stability, which would then cause more support requests.

I think that's the reason why they currently stay with Java 8.

So long


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