Jira Release Process
This is a work in progress... (jhrg 12/05/18)
Get all the closed tickets for this release
Get closed tickets, numbers, et c., from Jira. Go to the Issues and Filters page and Look at recently closed issues. Edit the query by clicking on the 'Advanced' link at the upper right, and then get the list of issues as an Excel/CSV file. This makes the issues, their obscure ticket numbers, et c., easy to copy and paste into the release web page.
Update the Release Version
Add a new 'Release version' on the Jira 'Releases' page. Then 'release' the current version, moving all unclosed tickets up to the next logical version.