The revision cleanup is a required action for this release. Read here for a complete overview.
R4J 4.5 revision data is not compatible with older versions of R4J
Known issue with MS SQL 2014/2016 databases. SQL Server error encountered when executing revision cleanup: “The query processor ran out of internal resources and could not produce a query plan...”.
This issue has been fixed in R4J 4.6.1, please upgrade your R4J version if you are affected.
R4J 4.5.x will be the last version to support Jira 7 compatibility
From R4J 4.6.x onward, only Jira 8 will be supported. This is in line with Atlassian Support’s EOL Policy.
New features and improvements
Optimized handling of revision data; Fixed exponential growth of R4J revision history table consuming a large percentage of database storage capacity – see Summary of functions affected by revisions restructure in R4J 4.5.
Administration: Cleanup Revisions
Manual cleanup can be triggered by your Jira Administrator via App/Add-on Administration > (R4J section) Cleanup Revisions. However, please backup your data before performing the cleanup. We strongly recommend that you first run and verify the result on a staging system.
Administration: Tree View
Modified behavior when editing root project folder description in R4J.
Added support for sorting issues in traceability row and column when using JQL statement like “ORDER BY summary ASC” in configured view.
Added support for creating a link from source issue to reused linked issue.
Default field values configured shall be applied to the copied issue(s) for fields which are not defined in “Fields to copy“ during reuse.
Custom Field: R4J Suspect
The new R4J Suspect custom field provides details on the changed issue and linked issue(s) affected. This information will show in the revision history.
Revisions: Linked Issues
Added support for revisions of issue link changes; Linking and unlinking will show in the revisions.
REST API: Field Blacklist
New REST API 2.0 endpoint to get, add, and remove fields from the R4J field blacklist – see details in REST API 2.0 Reference
Tree View: Get URL
Fixed “Get URL“ not persisting selected item when shared.
Fixed rendering of numbered lists inside tables.
Fixed importing error for manually compressed ReqIF files (reqifz format).
Fixed error when using Epic Name or Epic Links to order issues in a column.
REST API 1.0
Fixed incorrect response for coverage /1.0/export/excel endpoint when “fromColumn” parameter other then 0 is requested.
Fixed logging for groups deleted in Jira used in permission configuration in R4J – logging will be at INFO level instead of ERROR.
Administration: Field Blacklist
Fixed field dropdown selector showing unsupported fields – see Field Blacklist Supported Fields for supported fields and field types.
Fixed issues with sub-tasks not showing in tree after reuse.
Fixed reuse only copying one out of multiple issues when “Copy attachments“ is set to Yes.