I think it is ok to skip. I didn't see any major issue in the changelog (other than they have completely scrapped 8.0.1 because of some bug with MS SQL backend). I have registered a support request because of a bug in batch email notifications and had to provide them version number, that's when i saw that there is an update. I guess they can ask to update to the latest version before investigating my issue. But for now we can close this.
8.1.0 has been released recently. It's a major release with some new features and further performance improvements https://confluence.atlassian.com/jirasoftware/jira-software-8-1-x-release-notes-966669112.html
But i would want to wait until 8.1.1 is released with this patch https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRASERVER-68920 which should fix my batch email issue.
Once 8.1.1 is released i will notify here and assign to Daryl.
8.1.1 has been released a few days ago with a fix i need. Daryl, could you update Jira? No hurry though.
Updated to 8.2.0
Thanks, my issue with batch emails is fixed now