Bitbucket Server 4.3 release notes
12 January 2016
If you are upgrading from an earlier version, check the Bitbucket Server upgrade guide. Also, be sure to see the End of support announcements for Bitbucket Server and the changes listed in the API changelog.
The Bitbucket 4.3 changelog is at the bottom of this page.
Speed up cloning times for distributed teams with Smart Mirroring
Smart Mirrors drastically improve Git clone performance for distributed teams working with large repositories within Bitbucket Data Center. It works by setting up one or more live mirror nodes to operate with read-only copies of repositories in remote locations, automatically synchronized from the primary Bitbucket instance. A mirror can host all or a user-selected subset of Bitbucket projects.
Read more about how Smart Mirroring works, or if you're ready to get started read Set up a mirror. The Smart Mirroring feature is for Bitbucket Data Center only. Contact us to obtain a Bitbucket Data Center evaluation license.
Support for Git Large File Storage (LFS)
It's no secret that Git does not play nicely with large files. Git Large File Storage (or LFS) is a new, open-source extension to Git that improves handling of large files. It does this by replacing large files in your repository—such as graphics and videos—with simple text pointers.
This means researchers, web designers, game developers, multimedia producers and all other developers who need to work with large data and rich media can move off legacy centralized systems and start using modern version control.
Smart Commits allow repository committers to process JIRA Software issues using special commands in your commit messages. Bitbucket Server 4.2+ comes bundled with support for transitioning, commenting, and logging work to JIRA issues using commands entered directly into commit messages.
Smart Commits from Bitbucket Server work with JIRA Software 7.1+. For more details on using Smart Commits, see Using Smart Commits in Bitbucket Server.
This section will contain information about the Bitbucket Server 4.3 minor releases as they become available. These releases will be free to all customers with active Bitbucket Server software maintenance.
If you are upgrading from an earlier version of Stash, check the Bitbucket Server upgrade guide.
The issues listed below are the highlights of all those that have been resolved for the Bitbucket Server 4.3.x releases, and are ordered by votes received.