A few years ago I received an announcment of an Atlassian project to develop a proper issue archiving solution. I think I was even asked to take part in a beta release. I haven't heard anything since then. Does anyone know what happened to this initiative?
I think they looked at it (I had several discussions with them about it, and offered a beta too), then the data-centre initiative took hold and they moved on to doing that as it added more value. There was some stuff about adding it into DC at a later stage, but I don't know how that is progressing.
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