Bitbucket Server 4.8 release notes

19 July 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 4.8 changelog is at the bottom of this page.

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Create backups without downtime

Take backups as often as you need without inconveniencing users and build agents using zero downtime backup, a technique that backs up your Bitbucket instance without requiring it be locked for maintenance. 

Bitbucket provides multiple strategies for taking backups, read about them in detail on the page Data recovery and backups, or read all about Using Bitbucket zero downtime backup.


Review pull requests at the commit level

We added a new diff view for reviewing pull requests with Bitbucket Server 4.8. Now you can break up the scope of large pull requests by reviewing individual commits. Use the Show diff of selector to switch between viewing a single commit, or viewing all the changes within a pull request. Read more about reviewing and discussing pull requests.

Add default reviewers for pull requests

Spend less time figuring out who to add as a pull request reviewer, and ensure the right people are reviewing code changes, by adding default reviewers for pull requests for a repository. Enforce company standards for reviewing code changes by specifying who should review pull requests, and requiring them to approve pull requests before they can be merged. Or, you could add several users as default reviewers and require only one reviewer approve a pull request before it can be merged, so your team gets their changes reviewed by the right people in a timely manner. Read Add default reviewers to pull requests for details about enabling this option for a repository.

 

Change log

This section will contain information about the Bitbucket Server 4.8 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 Bitbucket Server (or 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 4.8.x releases, and are ordered by votes received.

1 September 2016 - Bitbucket Server 4.8.6

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22 August 2016 - Bitbucket Server 4.8.5

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17 August 2016 - Bitbucket Server 4.8.4

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28 July 2016 - Bitbucket Server 4.8.3

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27 July 2016 - Bitbucket Server 4.8.2

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20 July 2016 - Bitbucket Server 4.8.1

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19 July 2016 - Bitbucket Server 4.8.0

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