are releases cumulative?

we obviously did not request properly to be notified when new release of the base JIRA software is available.  We currently are on 6.1 and want to get current.

Do we have to go thru all the 6.1.1, 6.1.2....

or can we go 6.2, 6.3,6.4....

or better yet straight to the newest release?


Are the release cumulative or are we in for a painstaking update process?



1 answer

0 vote

Generally, you can't do large jumps, and you do need to read through all the release notes for the main releases when you upgrade.

In this scenario, you should

  • Read the release notes for 6.2.something
  • Read the release notes for 6.3.something
  • Read the release notes for 6.4.something
  • Upgrade from 6.1 straight to the latest version - this is not a "large" jump, and JIRA will handle it fine.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Join to answer
Community showcase
Sarah Schuster
Posted Jan 29, 2018 in Jira

What are common themes you've seen across successful & failed Jira Software implementations?

Hey everyone! My name is Sarah Schuster, and I'm a Customer Success Manager in Atlassian specializing in Jira Software Cloud. Over the next few weeks I will be posting discussion topics (8 total) to ...

3,314 views 14 20
Join discussion

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you
Atlassian Team Tour

Join us on the Team Tour

We're bringing product updates and pro tips on teamwork to ten cities around the world.

Save your spot