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Next Server LTS Release of Jira after 8.20?

We're on Jira Server version 8.13 (EOL 8 October, 2022) and we'll need to upgrade soon.

I'm trying to decide if we should upgrade now to Jira Server LTS version 8.20 or wait until October/November when there could be another LTS release. We are also planning on migrating to the cloud and we could be pretty busy in Oct/Nov with this planning.

The Questions

  • Does Atlassian plan to release another Server LTS version for Jira (Software and SM) after 8.20?
  • What version would it be (9.0 as seen in the EAP?) and would it come out in October as in the past?

The EOL for version 8.20 is 19 October, 2023 which is only four months before they end  Server support. I'm not 100% sure we'll be migrated to the cloud by then, though I think we'll be close.

I'm assuming at least one more released will happen in October 2022 and be supported until Feb 2024 but I was wondering if someone can confirm.

Madeline

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I did get a response from Andriy in the other post and I had also put in a support ticket.

I was told in the support ticket that there is a LTS version that will be 9.x and it should be out very soon. I am assuming that "very soon" is well before October.

This helps with my project planning and I will wait for 9.x LTS version before I upgrade.

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Hi @MadelineBarr ,

You've probably seen the same articles than me, but just in case:

https://confluence.atlassian.com/jiracore/jira-development-releases-975040965.html

https://www.atlassian.com/software/jira/download-eap

If you check this other question, Andriy Yakovlev from Atlassian provided some information on upcoming releases, maybe you can ping him there: 

https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Jira-Software-questions/Where-can-I-find-a-roadmap-plan-with-the-next-LTS/qaq-p/1745799

Appreciate the feedback, Carlos.

Yes, I have read through most of that but unfortunately none of it says anything about LTS versions.

I did see that other post but I must of skimmed over Andriy's reply. I'll see if I can comment on that conversation. Thanks for the suggestion.

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