Atlassian today announced the release of Bamboo 1.2, a new version of their continuous integration server. This version offers over a dozen new features, improvements, and bug fixes, including the ability to create varying security settings.
Bamboo 1.2 gives users the ability to set security (plan permissions and global permissions) on individual build plans, as well as on an entire Bamboo system. This new feature helps organizations customize security around their users and information. In addition to new permissions capabilities, Bamboo 1.2 includes other new features such as external database support, Perforce triggering support, regex labeling of build results, scheduled backups, new plugins, and more.
More than a conventional continuous integration (CI) server, Bamboo provides "Build Telemetry" to help identify and highlight trends, patterns, and linkages across builds — not just focusing on the results of a single build. Bamboo monitors project health and team performance, giving users results at a glance as well as providing tools for detailed trend analysis so developers can see:
* who is breaking the most builds
* the time taken to fix builds
* which builds are breaking the most
* how long builds are taking
* and much more
Bamboo is free for open source projects and qualified non-profits, and commercial users benefit from upfront and fair pricing and licensing. Complete release notes for Bamboo 1.2 are available at http://confluence.atlassian.com/display/BAMBOO/Bamboo+1.2+Release+Notes,
and a free 30-day evaluation can be downloaded at http://www.atlassian.com/software/bamboo