Jira for the Jenkins project
The Jenkins project has used Jira Software for issue tracking since 2005. Jira has been our issue and enhancement tracking system for almost as long as Jenkins core has existed. Jenkins core and most Jenkins plugins track issues and enhancements through a Jira instance hosted for the Jenkins project by the Linux Foundation.
We’re pleased to announce that Atlassian has agreed to continue sponsoring the Jenkins project with a license to use Jira. We’re deeply grateful to Atlassian for their support of open source software and especially for their support of the Jenkins project. We extend our thanks to the Linux Foundation as well for their continued hosting of Jira for the Jenkins project.
As part of the sponsorship, the Linux Foundation will need to update Jira and restart it. The upgrade will happen beginning at midnight, Saturday March 11, 2023 UTC (4:00 PM Seattle time on Friday March 10, 2023). The system may be down for as much as 30 minutes.
Jenkins and Jira by the numbers
The Jenkins project Jira installation includes over 70,000 issues collected over the course of 18 years. Some examples of the breadth and depth in the issue tracker include:
350+ epics, including 5 phases of Java 11 transition, 3 phases of Java 17 transition, and various improvement projects like JAXB, Jakarta Mail, HttpClient, and WMI Windows agents
Over 2000 components
Over 130000 registered users
Over 200 issues identified as "friendly for new contributors"
We thank Atlassian for their donation to the Jenkins project.