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Bitbucket 7.4 release notes

✓ 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



Streamline your workflow with Integrated CI/CD


The Builds page

Atlassian has been hard at work on an array of new features to accelerate how quickly you can get from idea to production, and they are excited to start rolling them out starting with this release.

Integrated CI/CD launches with two new ways to get continuous feedback on your code in Bitbucket Server – the new Builds page and the new Builds tab on the Pull requests page. These have both been designed to allow you to stay in Bitbucket Server and stay focused. Now when you integrate your instance with Bamboo, Jenkins, or another CI application, you’ll see build results and additional related info on these two pages, right next to your code where it’s most valuable.

In upcoming releases Atlassian’ll be enriching these pages and rolling out more Integrated CI/CD features to streamline your workflow and speed up your path to production.

View hidden comments


No more disappearing act for comments that are in older diffs or that have become outdated due to a pull request update. By selecting the other comments counter when it appears on your pull request, you’ll have more context on why code has changed throughout a pull request by being able to:

  • see a file’s activity stream showing comments that are outdated or appear on another diff
  • distinguish which comments are actually outdated
  • reply to, like, delete, or react to outdated comments the same way you can from the overview tab

More management options for your audit log



Since the release of 7.0, Atlassian has been building a more advanced audit log experience for you.

  • increased coverage of auditing events in Bitbucket Data Center
  • the addition of more information to many of the existing ones, like extra attributes and linking to the user in affected objects
  • event names that are now summarized and turned into human-readable titles in the audit log, allowing them to be translated into their own language

Filter by category

Audit log events are organised into categories. With a Data Center license, you can now filter the log by one or more categories. This is particularly useful if you want to see just repositories and permissions events, for example

Change the log file retention settings

In Bitbucket Server and Data Center, Atlassian writes events to an audit log file in your local home directory. This file can be used as an additional record, and when integrating with third-party logging aggregation tools.

Previously the number of log files stored was limited to 100. This is now configurable directly in the Audit log settings. The maximum size of these files is 100 MB, so make sure you’ve provisioned enough disk space on each node.

Control over who can delete repositories


Not being able to manage deletion of a repository, means having a compliance problem. To help secure your data, a global policy has been added that allows Bitbucket Data Center customers to set instance-wide permissions to have control over who can delete a repository.

Scalability enhancements for Git hosting

Bitbucket Server 7.4 includes significant improvements to how Git hosting is handled for both HTTP and SSH that includes:

  • a new approach to running Git processes that reduces threads used for hosting requests by 80%
  • a rewritten SCM cache implementation that allows sharing cached packs between clients regardless of request protocol (HTTP or SSH) or Git wire protocol (v0 or v2)

See the Scaling Bitbucket Server guide for extensive updates that provide more details about these hosting changes, including how they impact overall scalability and how they can be adjusted.