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  1. Bitbucket Server
  2. BSERV-12245

Bring back "show whitespace characters" in Pull Request view



    • Type: Suggestion
    • Status: Gathering Interest (View Workflow)
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Pull Requests
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      Atlassian status as of July 2020

      Hi everyone,

      Thank you for your feedback on this suggestion. This is not on our short term-roadmap however, I wanted to provide details on why this change came in place in Bitbucket Server and Data Center 7.0 and what we are doing about it.

      When we were revamping our pull request experience for Bitbucket Server and Data Center 7.0 , our main goal was to provide a faster and smoother experience for our users. To achieve this we rewrote the entire frontend code from scratch and had to make difficult trade-offs to provide a better experience. Unfortunately, this was one of the features that got dropped but this wasn’t an easy decision. After receiving feedback on this suggestion, we have done some more exploration into reimplementing this feature, but the avenues we have pursued so far have resulted in unacceptable performance regressions. We will continue to try to find better ways to solve this.

      I understand this is not the update some of you expected but I hope you can understand and please keep the feedback coming. We’ll review it periodically and we’ll provide an update in the form of a comment on this suggestion if it becomes part of our roadmap. Please vote/watch this issue to follow the updates.

      Imran Khan
      Product Manager - Bitbucket Server and Data Center

      Original description:


      With the release of 7.0, you can no longer show whitespace characters in Pull Request view. It is possible to show them BEFORE making a pull request.

      @mad from the Atlassian Team confirmed that this was removed. See post below:

      Please bring this option back, as it is crucial in ensuring whitespace consistency.

      Thank you.


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