I am happy to say that it’s finally out there. I would like to thank everyone who has downloaded and tested 3.7 Beta 2, and extend special thanks to Neal Applebaum and Alexander Weiss for all their help.
As mentioned in the announcement of the beta release, a lot of effort in Jira 3.7 has been dedicated to developing Project Roles, which we hope will greatly simplify the task of Jira administration. Project Roles should greatly reduce the number of user groups, permission and notification schemes in the system. This feature should also place more power in the hands of a Project Administrator, rather than the Global Jira Admin.
To save you time, we have also worked hard on making the upgrade path from user groups to Project Roles as automated as possible by implementing Scheme Tools.
We have also spent quite some time working on Jira’s performance. Jira 3.7 should handle many more concurrent searches, allow you to export thousands of issues to MS Excel, MS Word and as XML without problems, and load every page faster (especially the Dashboard).
Jira 3.7 can be downloaded from:
The full release notes are available at:

Jira 3.7 Released...