Q: How do I create a CSR ?
A: Do not directly create a CSR from the Create Menu. JIRA will let you do this right up until the moment you try to save it and find your typing was in vain.
Instead you should go to the target bug, select "More", and from the drop down menu select "Create CSR". This is required to properly associate the CSR with the main bug, just as is done for backports.
Q: How should I get CSR review for multiple release trains?
A: Say you want to get an interface change into JDK N and later decide the change is also desirable and appropriate for the JDK (N-1) update release and that update release is using the CSR process. First a CSR should be created from the main bug targeted at JDK N. Afterward, if a backport of the main bug covering JDK (N-1) does not already exist, a backport of the main bug covering JDK (N-1) should be created. Then, a CSR can be created from that backport.
Q: How do I get my pre-formatted text (etc) to display properly ?
A: You can use markdown as is used in the JEP2 process. The cheat sheet recommended by JEP 2 may be found here :