We are using JIRA 6.0 and got 500 users commercial license. We have some needs to customize JIRA according to company requirements. I would want to know that having the comercial license, do we also have complete build-able code with us? or we just have limited access to JIRA souce code?
Some of the main customization requirements are below:
We are also ready to build an in-house development team and competency. But we don't know how to start. We need some guidance and training in this area. Please provide help on achieving these goals.
To answer your question regarding the source code, yes you will have access to it. You can download it from my.atlassian.com
Regarding the heavy customization and modification of source code, there are several implications. Mainly, upgrading JIRA.
You can also consider contacting an Atlassian Expert. Here is a list https://www.atlassian.com/resources/experts
You can build anything you want with the source code. You are required not to publish or share the code though.
However, some general advice is always to avoid changing the core code. It makes upgrading very painful as you have to consider both new and changed APIs and if your code can upgrade safely. I always recommend trying to do as much as possible in plugins to avoid the mess that core hacking can make.
I'd say your requirements are actually quite complex in points 1 and 2, and I'd recommend looking at other ways to achieve them - the structure plugin is well worth a look. For the third one, those changes are likely to be less of a pain as they look like just moving things around
all these requirements can be achieved with own plugins. I don't see the need for customizing jira core sources.
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