The Jira team has pulled it off again and prepared the EAP milestone 06 for Jira 8.0 for you to download. Just click this link and get ready to test. If you use the maven.atlassian.com site, just grab version 8.0.0-m0015.
Today, we're pleased to present a Search Provider change to the Lucene library and the upgrade of AUI to version 8. The good news is, we do not anticipate further breaking changes related to Lucene. We’ve listed all you need to know about this EAP milestone in our Preparing for Jira 8.0 write-up.
What’s still coming
Currently, we're still planning to release EAP milestone 07 with last breaking changes related to Java 11 and Jira platform upgrade.
We're happy to answer all incoming comments. Just posted them here and we'll be on them shortly.
The Jira team