Download & Installation

To download and install the app you will need to visit the Atlassian® Marketplace.

  1. Log into your Jira instance as an admin.
  2. Click the admin dropdown and choose Manage Apps.
  3. Click Find new Apps from the left-hand side of the page.
  4. Locate Customfield Editor for Jira via search.
  5. Click Install to download and install the app.
  6. You're all set!


Versioning Scheme

Starting with 1.3.0 we now use Semantic Versioning. This means:

  • X = major version change: Which changes only when huge changes appear like a complete rewrite of codebase.

  • X.Y = minor version change: Indicates new features or compatibility with new Jira Version.

  • X.Y.Z = patch version change: Used when only fixing bugs but nothing changes in regards to REST API or other compatibility issues.


Release Strategy

The Release Strategy is Roll-Forward meaning:

  • Bugfixes will not be backported and only included in new releases.

  • Features will not be backported and only included in new releases.



Each specific App Version is only compatible to a certain range of Jira Versions! This is due to the Rollforward-Release-Strategy and the ever changing App-API provided by Jira.

You can see which app version is compatible to which Jira Version in either:

For example there is no way to run e.g. v1.2.3 of the app on Jira 6.x since the Apps are developed against certain Jira APIs that change very much over time making apps incompatible. The effort of making apps backwards compatible is very high, and brings a high potential of errors.

If you want to use the latest app version you need to upgrade to the latest version of Jira.

I always try to be as fast as I can to provide a version compatible to the latest Jira version. But since there are from time to time big API changes that force me to reimplement certain GUI features or under-the-hood features this might take its time.