Stash 3.8 release notes

1 April 2015

If you are upgrading from an earlier version of Stash, check the Bitbucket Server upgrade guide. See also the End of support announcements for Stash and the changes listed in the API changelog.

The Stash 3.8 changelog is at the bottom of this page.

Completely provision Stash automatically

Previously, even when installing Stash automatically, you still had to visit the Stash Setup Wizard in the browser to set the admin account, the Base URL and the external database connection, and to add the Stash license. 

Now, by specifying all those settings in the Stash config properties file, you can completely install and set up a Stash instance automatically, without manual intervention. Stash will read the file, and apply those settings automatically after launching.

Read more about automated setup for Stash.


Monitor Stash performance with JMX counters

Stash now exposes instrumentation to provide better monitoring of Stash's performance. The range of metrics includes the number of projects and repositories, the number of Git pushes and pulls, and various thread pool metrics. These are all exposed as JMX counters, allowing you to use a JMX client, such as JConsole, to monitor Stash.


Deep linking into source file lines

We've improved how you can link to source files in Stash. Now you can Shift-click to select a range of lines, and Command-click (or Control-click) to add separate lines to the selection, then copy the updated URL for sharing with others.

Alternatively, you can modify the URL hash directly – for this selection it would be:


Note that Internet Explorer doesn't support Ctrl-clicking, unfortunately.

Cleaner handling of unlicensed and unauthorized users

We've tidied up how Stash handles unlicensed and unauthorized users pulled in from your external user directories.

Now, when you're picking reviewers for a pull request you'll only see those users who actually have permission to read the repository – unlicensed and unauthorized users aren't listed, so you don't have to waste time working that out for yourself.

We've also cleaned up @mentions in Stash – users without a Stash license are now never displayed in the @mentions picker anywhere in Stash. As always, notifications are only sent to those who have permission to read the repository.


Small improvements

Tomcat's server.xml file has been relocated

In Stash 3.8, the server.xml configuration file has been moved to  <Stash home directory> /shared/server.xml . If you have customized this file, you will have to copy it into this new location when upgrading to Stash 3.8. But once the configuration file is in your Stash home directory, you should not need to change it on future upgrades. See the upgrade notes for Stash 3.8.

Stash Data Center node IDs

You can now assign human readable node names to Stash Data Center that are consistent for the lifetime of a node, and stable across restarts. See Adding cluster nodes to Stash Data Center

Better support for go get

For developers hosting Go libraries in Stash, you can now use the go get command without specifying a VCS suffix.

Change log

This section will contain information about the Stash 3.8 minor releases as they become available. These releases will be free to all customers with active Stash 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 Stash 3.8.x releases, and are ordered by votes received.

5 May 2015 - Stash 3.8.1

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1 April 2015 - Stash 3.8.0

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Last modified on May 14, 2015

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