These are the release notes for the v1.5.0 release of Backstage.
A huge thanks to the whole team of maintainers and contributors as well as the amazing Backstage Community for the hard work in getting this release developed and done.
GitHub Entity Provider
Added a new
GitHubEntityProvider (documentation), which allows for automatic discovery of catalog entity definition files out of your GitHub projects. This is an improvement upon the
GithubDiscoveryProcessor that existed before, and we recommend using entity providers rather than processors for discovery and ingestion when possible. Contributed by @brentg-telus #12822
Experimental Plugin Reconfiguration
This release adds an experimental API that allows plugin authors to define plugin wide options. These options can then be used by adopters of the plugin to reconfigure it to fit their app. Check out the plugin customization docs for more information on how to get started. Feedback is welcome on this new feature! Contributed by @acierto #11404
Experimental Backend System Evolution
This release adds the new
@backstage/backend-defaults package, part of the evolution of the backend system. This package is highly experimental and we do not recommend using it for any purpose, yet.
This new backend for
@backstage/plugin-sonarqube replaces the Sonarqube proxy configuration; once it is installed, you can remove the
/sonarqube proxy entry. For more information, see the plugin README.md. Contributed by @Neemys #11925
This release does not contain any security fixes.
We recommend that you keep your Backstage project up to date with this latest release. For more guidance on how to upgrade, check out the documentation for keeping Backstage updated.
Links and References
Below you can find a list of links and references to help you learn about and start using this new release.
- Backstage official website, documentation, and getting started guide
- GitHub repository
- Backstage's versioning and support policy
- Community Discord for discussions and support
- Backstage Demos, Blog, Roadmap and Plugins
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