28th April 2014
The Atlassian Bamboo team are pleased to announce the release of Bamboo 5.5. Bamboo 5.5 is of course free to all customers with active Bamboo software maintenance. If you are upgrading, please read the Bamboo upgrade guide.
Improved Stash integration
We've implemented a new Stash repository type that makes it much simpler to link your build plan to a Stash repository. Just set up an application link to your Stash server and you'll be able to pick from any repository when creating or configuring a build plan.
Integrating Bamboo with Stash still offers all of the benefits that we've provided in previous releases: In Bamboo, you can view all of the commits that went into a build's development, while in Stash you can see all of the latest build statuses associated with a commit when viewing any commit or pull request, as well as the overall status of build results.
Shared repositories have been renamed Linked repositories
When you link to a repository while creating a plan, the repository configuration is no longer stored against the plan configuration.
Source repositories linked during plan creation are now available globally to all plans and jobs configured on the Bamboo server. This will save you from having to reconfigure source repositories in multiple places if these ever change — any changes to a linked repository are applied to every plan or job that uses that repository.
You can control who has access to the linked repository during the plan creation process.
Important changes to Linked Repositories that affect usage and permissions
Linked Repositories are now the preferred way to define and share repository configuration between plans in Bamboo. As a result, we've made two changes that you should be aware of:
- When users create plans, they are only given the option to create Linked Repositories.
- Users will need the Create Plan global permission in order to create Linked Repositories.
In the long term, Atlassian plans to deprecate the repository configuration defined against the plan. These configurations can be converted to Linked repositories by clicking Convert to linked repository in each plan's repository configuration page.
Stash Legacy web repository deprecated
We will deprecate the Stash (Legacy) web repository type in favor of the new Stash repository type. This will fully come into effect in Bamboo 5.6. Use of the new Stash repository type will automatically provide the functionality of the Stash web repository.
Bamboo administration menu layout
The Bamboo administration menu layout has changed, providing a more logical structure that makes it easier to navigate administration topics and functions.
In Bamboo, click the 'cog' icon in the header to view the improved layout administration menu.
Improvements and new features
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