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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.

New plugin: @aws/aws-proton-plugin-for-backstage

Interact with AWS Proton in Backstage. Contributed by @clareliguori #12193

New plugin: @backstage/plugin-github-issues

This new plugin can be used to display GitHub issues for your entities. Contributed by @mrwolny #12875

New plugin: @backstage/plugin-sonarqube-backend

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 Contributed by @Neemys #11925

New module: @backstage/plugin-catalog-backend-module-bitbucket-server

This new module for the catalog backend adds the BitbucketServerEntityProvider, which allows discovery of entities out of Bitbucket Server installations. Contributed by @ONordander #12835

Security Fixes

This release does not contain any security fixes.

Upgrade path

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.

Below you can find a list of links and references to help you learn about and start using this new release.

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