Posted on 2022-06-02 by René Pfeuffer
Hi SCM-Manager Community,
with the new release of SCM-Manager we made some significant changes we have to tell you about. Most importantly, if you still use Java 8, now is the time to update your system.
From version 2.35.0 on, SCM-Manager has to be run at least with Java 11. If you still use Java 8, this is the time to update, not only due to SCM-Manager, but also because Java 8 is out of maintenance. We have eagerly anticipated this for a long time, because now we can use some nice new features of the more recent Java releases.
For those of you that are about to set up a new server, you will notice an additional initialization page: a plugin wizard. We have thought about different use-cases of the SCM-Manager from personal usage up to large development teams. We've done this, so that you can get the best experience possible from your SCM-Manager.
For some time now, we have the Commit Message Checker. With this, you can make sure that your commit messages comply with pre-defined rules. Though this is useful, it still may be tedious, when you have created a bunch of commits locally before pushing them and are just then being reminded of the rules. With our new CLI client it is now possible to create a pre-commit hook that will check you commit message against the SCM-Manager server and doing so will ensure, that your commit will not be rejected afterwards.
Are you still missing an important feature? How can SCM-Manager help you improve your work processes? We would love to hear from you about what you need most!