Enhancing Git Workflows with Collaborator 11.4
In our latest release, Collaborator reflects rewritten Git history, including rebased and squashed commits.
  September 26, 2018

We have just released Collaborator 11.4, offering teams an even more customizable and workflow-flexible code and document review tool.  In building version 11.4, we set out to fundamentally improve how Collaborator supports teams using Git, especially those that utilize rebasing workflows.

Here are the key improvements in Collaborator 11.4:

Visualization of Git History and Rebase Support

In developing 11.4, our product team set out to ensure that Collaborator accurately reflects the current Git history and supports all workflows, including those that utilize rebasing. Additionally, we have added a Git submodule that shows "Changes in Git" in the Review Materials section.

You can read more about this here.

Checklist Custom Fields

Many teams utilize custom fields in Collaborator to collect more information on reviews and build unique templates. In Collaborator 11.4, we have added custom fields to review checklists. Now, reviewers can leave notes or select from a drop down on checklist items.

You can read more about this here.

Native Bitbucket Server Integration

Collaborator has supported Bitbucket Server for quite a while via a plug-in. Atlasssian recently added similar webhooks to their on-prem offering that they have had in their hosted version, so users can now integrate Collaborator and Bitbucket natively.

You can read more about this here.

Group Importing from LDAP/AD Servers with SSO

Collaborator now allows admins to import user groups from LDAP/AD servers when using SSO for authentication. The user groups can automatically be added based on the new user that is logging in to Collaborator.

You can read more about this here.

Watch a Video Summary of the Changes in Collaborator v11.4:


If you are interested, you can dive deeper with the full list of improvements.

To get access, you can download Collaborator 11.4 here.

If you have any questions about how to upgrade, you can contact sales or watch this video on upgrading best practices.

Best wishes,

Justin Collier & The SmartBear Team