Bamboo-heart-400We grown-ups don’t anticipate Christmas morning like we used to. (Or do we…?) But that doesn’t mean we don’t get excited about new toys! You may have heard about the deployment awesomeness we’re baking into Bamboo 5 at one of our Atlassian RoadTrip stops, at an AUG, or by word of mouth*. If so, you’re probably keen to kick the tires on this thing.

Well friends, Christmas is coming early this year. In early May we’ll kick off the Bamboo 5 Early Access Program (ie, a beta). Milestone builds will be available for download in all the distribution forms you know & love, and you won’t need a special password to get them. If you’re a current customer, no changes to your license is needed to take Bamboo 5 for a spin. If you haven’t yet tried Bamboo, an evaluation license can also be used for the EAP.

We’ll make an announcement here on the Bamboo blog as soon as we’ve got the first build ready for public consumption, and will make additional builds available as we get closer to the official Bamboo 5 launch date. If you’d like to be notified as soon as a new builds touch down and receive notes on each milestone from the dev team, drop us your email address.

 

UPDATE: The beta program was a smashing success, thanks to our 140+ participants. (Thank you!) The final release of Bamboo 5 is now available. Take the tour here.

*If not… can I tempt you with uber-flexible deploy workflows? Per-environment deploy permissions? How ’bout a quick way to find out where your bug fix is living?