Today we put up Release 4, the next release in the Jira 2 Early Access
This is a very exciting release for us, people have long been asking for
configurable notifications – and with this release we have it! It’s not
perfect yet, but I already think it’s another feature unique to Jira.
Your feedback and bug reports on the notification schemes would be
Release 4 includes a number of bug fixes over Release 3, which went up on
The major new features in Release 3 include:
- email notification schemes – you can now decide exactly who gets
notified when issues are modified. As set of notifications is assembled into
a ‘scheme’, and you can choose a scheme for each project. You can currently
choose to notify all watchers, the current assignee, the remote user, the
current reporter, a specific user, a specific group of users or a specific
- centralised mail servers (both POP and SMTP)
- modularised architecture (Jira is now built with Maven)
- improved service scheduling
- queries on multiple issue types
- ability to specify a default for issue types, priorities and resolutions
- ‘project administrator’ permission
- many other minor bug fixes and improvements over R2
For more details, see the full planned feature list for Jira 2 to track our progress.
You can download the EAP Releases from the EAP Downloads page.