Upgrading JIRA from 5.8.x to 6.0


Can you please list the advantages of Upgrading JIRA from 5.8.x to 6.0

Thank you,


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Hi Mashal,

From what I understand most of the improvments in Jira 6 are in the UI. Revamped view issues (reducing unneeded heavy page refreases while searching/filtering) and project creation streamlining. There is also some good stuff with sharing and downloading workflows.

oh oh! and jira mobile has been improved a lot (if that is an option for you).

Advantages of upgrading? UI refresh, mobile and sharing workflows.

Check this out: https://www.atlassian.com/software/jira/whats-new

Hope this helps.

In order to get the new features of JIRA 6 and resolve few issues that were on previous version. You can have a look at the following:

Hope that helps !!!

Also, If we upgrade JIRA does Greenhopper automatically gets upgraded or there is a cost to upgrade greenhopper. If yes, do you know the cost associated to it.

Thank you,


As long as your Greenhopper/Jira Liceneses are valid there won't be an extra cost. after upgrading jira you will need to upgrade Greenhopper through the UPM detailed here:


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