BuildMaster 4.5.3 Has Been Released

We just shipped BuildMaster 4.5.3. It's a maintenance release of BuildMaster 4.5 which means that there is minimal risk to upgrading from an earlier 4.5. However, if you're planning to upgrade from a version prior to 4.5, make sure to read the appropriate upgrade notes.

To install or upgrade, simply download BuildMaster and run the installer.

Here's what we changed between 4.5.2 and 4.5.3:

  • BM-1671 - API: JSON API content type should only be application/json when the result is successful, and text/plain when a 400 or 500 error is returned
  • BM-1670 - Installer should retry staging Service directory in case of expected file locks
  • BM-1669 - Add an alert warning to restart the BuildMaster service if more than half of the servers are in an error state
  • BM-1668 - FIX: Link to create release page on Application Health page broken when an Empty application is created
  • BM-1664 - Improve Execution Status Predicate by clarifying wording and also allowing action group execution based on build execution warnings instead of just success and failure
  • BM-1660 - FIX: Possible execution deadlock with small deployment plans when there are contingent promotions (SQL Server 2014)
  • BM-1659 - Use 245 instead of 250 for MAX_PATH trigger check
  • BM-1658 - FIX: Update extension page just stays spinning on Downloading forever
  • BM-1638 - Approvals received for historical builds should be displayed in the Approval Checklist section

To learn more about how we distinguish between major, minor, and maintenance releases, make sure to check out KB#1059 - When should I update?