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In case you missed it: In July, we renamed Enterprise releases to Long Term Support releases and expanded our security bug fix policy. We will continue to backport critical security bug fixes and now when architecturally possible we will also backport all other security bug fixes to Long Term Support releases.
G’day Bitbucket Community!
We’re excited to share with you that the latest Long Term Support (LTS) release, Bitbucket 7.6, is now available. Keep reading for an LTS release refresher, highlights of what we’ve shipped since 6.10, and resources to help you have a successful upgrade.
LTS releases receive backported critical security and product bug fixes, and when architecturally possible, all other security bug fixes throughout their two-year standard support window. This long-term support makes LTS releases ideal for those of you with especially complex instances who can’t perform a major feature upgrade more than once a year.
We know that many of you on 6.10 (the last Bitbucket LTS release) have been awaiting an LTS release on the new 7.x platform. Now, with the Bitbucket 7.6 LTS release, you’ll reap the benefits of the Bitbucket 7 platform and everything we’ve shipped since (which is… a lot). Here are some highlights:
Single sign-on with OpenID Connect enables seamless integrations with many 3rd party identity providers
Just-in-time user provisioning allows users to be created and updated automatically when they log in through SAML, SSO, or OpenID Connect SSO
Advanced auditing gives you the visibility and security-relevant digital records needed to help demonstrate compliance, strengthen security, and improve workflow
Control over who can delete repositories helps you secure your data via a new Global Permissions policy
Push logs that allow admins to track every push to a specific branch in a repository (also available in Server)
Expiring personal access tokens help you to secure short-lived integrations and comply with token rotation requirements (also available in Server)
New pull request experience that makes code reviewing smoother, more enjoyable, and less of a tedious task with 2x faster content loading while switching between diffs
Pull request task improvements include the ability to create tasks in your pull your requests without having to write a comment first, convert comments into tasks, and support for Markdown and rich content like code snippets
View hidden comments for more context on why code has changed throughout a pull request
Pull request filtering makes it easier to locate pull requests in a repository with filters for status, author, branch, reviewer, and by text that is in the title or description
New webhook, Source Branch updated, that is triggered for source branch updates in a pull request
Prioritization of exact name matches when searching for a branch by its name means no more scrolling through an alphabetized list of branch results that contain the text
To help you get started planning, here are a few resources to help you prepare:
We hope this article is helpful- please feel free to share any questions or comments below!