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Top features

7.7
  • New code review workflow - Batch and publish comments

  • Rendering of Jupyter notebooks

  • Automatically decline inactive pull requests

  • Comment reactions are here

  • Accessible colors for the diff view

Release notes
7.6

Bitbucket Server and Data Center 7.6 is a Long Term Support release

Release notes
7.5
  • Integrated CI/CD optimizations
  • Audit log filtering by summary
  • Just-in-time user provisioning
  • Customize the default branch name
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7.4
  • Streamline your workflow with Integrated CI/CD
  • View hidden comments
  • More management options for your audit log
  • Control over who can delete repositories
  • Scalability enhancements for Git hosting
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7.3
  • Expiring personal access tokens
  • Source branches are now deleted after merging by default
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7.2
  • Locate pull requests by searching for text and selecting a reviewer
  • Prioritization of exact branch name matches
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7.0
  • Pull requests get a makeover

  • Code coverage in code insights

  • More auditing capabilities for admins

  • Single sign-on with OpenID Connect

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6.10

Bitbucket Server 6.10 is a Long Term Support release

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6.9
  • Ensure code quality with Code Insights merge checks

  • See the author and the committer in Bitbucket Server

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6.8
  • Seamlessly integrate with Jenkins
  • CDN support comes to Data Center
  • Improve git hosting performance with delta islands
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6.7
  • Mirror farms for scalable CI/CD capacity

  • Improved file search

  • New supported databases

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6.6
  • Self-protect and sleep easy with rate limiting

  • Suggest changes directly in pull requests

  • Link projects between Bitbucket Server and other Atlassian Applications

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6.5
  • A webhook dedicated to Smart Mirrors
  • A lock button for Git LFS files
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6.4
  • Our new built-in announcement banner
  • An update to Git LFS file locking
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6.3
  • Avoid conflicts with Git LFS file locking

  • Compare commits

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6.2
  • Add repository descriptions 

  • See Absolute timestamps

  • View SVG source code 

  • Delete confirmation check 

  • Customize your support link

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6.1
  • Our new built-in commit graph
Release notes
6.0
  • Additional storage for repository data
  • Now supporting Java 11, and Elasticsearch 6.5
Release notes
5.16
  • Anonymize deleted user accounts in Bitbucket Server and Data Center
  • Deploy Bitbucket Data Center on Azure
Release notes
5.15
  • Code Insights for Bitbucket Server
  • Deprecation of Elasticsearch 2.3 for Data Center customers
  • Deprecation of Git 2.10
Release notes
5.14
  • Data Center management consolidation
  • Consolidate and transfer multiple Bitbucket instances
  • Import or export Git data and pull requests including comments and attachment history
Release notes
5.13
  • Git protocol version 2
  • Adding labels to a repository now available
Release notes
5.12
  • Chronological thread replies
  • Activities related to comments will be ordered based on the newest comment in the thread, with replies anywhere in the thread moving that activity to the top of the overview.
  • All other activities (updates, approvals, etc.) are still ordered by date, since they don't represent data that can change after the fact.
Release notes
5.11
  • Link to pull request on commit page
  • JIT (Just-In-Time) fetching
Release Notes
5.10
  • ADG in Server release
  • Watch Repositories
  • Granular notification settings
  • New events for Webhooks Bitbucket Data Center sample deployment and monitoring strategy
  • Look and Feel plugin upgrade
Release notes
5.9
  • Diagnostics
  • JMX metrics for diagnostics
Release notes
5.8
  • Bitbucket Server and Data Center now supports IPv6
  • Refining Jira issue from a pull request process
  • Improved merging with branch dependencies
  • Updates to Bitbucket Server developer documentation
Release Notes
5.7
  • Elasticsearch 5.5 upgrade
  • Elasticsearch 2.3 is now end-of-life
  • Addtional punctuation aware code search now includes:
    period "".""
    underscore ""_""
Release notes
5.6
  • Improved repository search
  • Fork visibility
Release notes
5.5
  • Personal access tokens
  • Three new core functionalities
Release Notes
5.4
  • Webhooks introduced
  • Easier contributing to your repository with markdown files
  • Support Tools plugin renamed Atlassian Troubleshooting and Support tool (ATST)
Release notes
5.3
  • Ceate unlimited JIRA issues directly from the pull request
  • The new issue will be displayed under the comment, just like a task
Release notes
5.2
  • Bulk project level repository configuration for admins
  • Smart mirror push proxy combines all operations into a single HTTP or SSH URL

Release Notes

5.1
  • GPG signed commits provide additional security
  • Delete, open, or decline pull requests enabled
  • Elastisearch improvements to limit disk space usage
  • Improved Bitbucket Data Center installation instructions
  • More admin control over projects and repos
Release notes
5.0
  • Committer verification
  • Smarter smart mirroring to ensure code is always available
  • Improved integrations in Bitbucket Server
  • Emoji and HipChat emoticon support for comments. To find the perfect emoji, type "" : "" for list of options.
  • Customizations to Bitbucket's server.xml file must be migrated to bitbucket.properties
  • Environment variables
  • Removal of setenv.sh & setenv.bat
  • Bitbucket Server 5+ no long supports AJP connections
Release notes
4.14
  • Access keys in branch permissions
  • Automatic updates and email reviewer status
Release notes
4.13
  • In-browser editing
  • Improved JIRA Software integration
  • Bitbucket Data Center supports SAML 2.0
Release notes
4.12
  • Performance improvements and bug fixes
  • 25+ public issues resolved
Release notes

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7.7

Now supported

  • Git 2.29 for server
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7.6No changesSupported platforms
7.5

Now supported

  • Git 2.28 for Server

Deprecated

  • Java versions 11.0.0 - 11.0.7 are no longer recommended due to the Java bug, JDK-8241054.

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7.4

Now supported

  • PostgreSQL 12
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7.3

Now supported

  • Git 2.27 for server
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7.2

Now supported

  • Git 2.26 for Server

  • MariaDB 10.4.6+

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7.1

Now supported

  • Elasticsearch 7.5.2
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7.0

Ended support for:

  • Internet Explorer 11
  • MariaDB 10.0

Added support for:

  • Git 2.25 for Server
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2019
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6.10

Ended support for:

  • Running on Linux with kernel version older than 2.6.17 and glibc version older than 2.7

Note: As a result of the above, Redhat Enterprise Linux 5 and earlier are no longer supported.

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6.9

Now supported

  • Git 2.24
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6.8No changesSupported platforms
6.7

Now supported

  • Oracle Database 18c
  • Oracle Database 19c
  • Amazon Aurora with support for PostgreSQL 9.6 (Data Center only)
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6.6

Now supported

  • Git server 2.23+
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6.5No changesSupported platforms
6.4

Now supported

  • Git server 2.22+
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6.3

Now supported

  • Elasticsearch 6.6.1
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6.2

Now supported

  • Git server 2.21+
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6.1No changesSupported platforms
6.0

Now supported

  • Java 11
  • Elasticsearch 6.5
  • Git 2.20+

Support ended support for all versions of Git prior to 2.11

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5.16

Now supported

  • Microsoft Azure
  • PostgreSQL 10
  • MySQL 8.0.11+
  • Microsoft SQL 2017

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5.15
  • Git server 2.19+
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5.14

No changes

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5.13

No changes

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5.12

No changes

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5.11
  • Git server 2.16+
Supported platforms
5.10

No changes

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5.9

No changes

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5.8
  • Microsoft SQL Server / Microsoft SQL Server Express 2017 now supported
  • Bitbucket mirror introduced
  • HSQLDB server-only depracated
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5.7

No changes

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5.6

No changes

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5.5
  • Git - client 1.8.4.3
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5.4

No changes

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5.3
  • MYQL 5.7.9+

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5.2

No changes

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5.1
  • PostgreSQL 9.4-9.6
  • Git server 2.13+
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5.0

No changes

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4.14

No changes

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4.13

No changes

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4.12

Environments

  • Linux
  • Microsoft Windows (up to 500 users)
  • AWS
  • Apple macOS X

Java

  • Oracle Java 1.8u65+
  • Open JDK 1.8u65+

Databases

  • PostgreSQL 9.4-9.6
  • MySQL 5.7.9+
  • Microsoft SQL server 2012-2016
  • Oracle 12c
  • H2
  • HSQLDB

Browsers

  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • MS Edge
  • Internet Explorer
  • Safari

DVCS

  • Git client 1.6.6+
  • Git server 2.11.0+

Git LFS 1.1.0+

Additional tools

Perl (usually provided automatically with Git) 5.8.8+

Elasticsearch 2.3.1-2.3.4

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Upgrade path

Upgrading from 5.0 or later

You can upgrade to any 5.x version at any time! Check the upgrade notes above to make sure everything is compatible, and you're prepared for the transition.

Last modified on Mar 2, 2020

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