I've read that JIRA cloud should always be on the latest version, but if I check under Help -> About JIRA it shows me the following information:
My guess is that this is just the plug-in information and that there simply is no information about the Jira version itself as it is always the latest version which has been deployed by atlassian.
Is this correct?
Thanks in advance!
within the IEC 62304 norm, we need to validate every software tool that we are using for development. For this we built test cases for every functionality of Jira that we are using. As Jira is changing automatically and as we can't stick to an older known version, how can we guarantee that the tool is still functioning as the time we ran the test procedures? How can we be sure, that next month, a functionality that we are using is not going to disappear? Is there any information or statement on that?
Thank you for your help!
it is indeed impossible to correctly validate JIRA cloud as a tool used as part of the quality system of a medical device company - not only you don't know which version you are testing, the version could be updated and changed several times a day, or most likely they have some A/B testing in place, so different users can have different versions at the same time.
We use JIRA and JIRA service desk, but basically document that we don't validate it for the above reason and instead have redundant systems in place (e.g. all help desk tickets come in as emails and are visible in our inboxes as well as in slack, so the risk of loosing a ticket is not existent, or more correctly we would notice immediately).
So in short make a risk assessment whether you can use it, and reduce the risks by replicating the important data somewhere else and don't use JIRA/Confluence to create your DHF/TF but just to do what it was build for managing work around that.
Your thoughts are correct.
The Cloud package is always "latest", with a slight minor-release lag across the estate as Atlassian roll out newer versions in blocks of systems, rather than everyone at the same time.
The Applications (Service Desk and Software) have retained their internal numbering schemes, but again are taken up to the latest Cloud variant as and when they're ready and Cloud gets updated.
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