Annotated tag messages cannot be viewed (BB-8217)

Issue #7071 open
Samuli Lappi
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When an annotated tag is created like this:

git tag -a v0.1 -m "An annotated tag"
git push origin v0.1

The tag message cannot be viewed in Bitbucket web page. Only way to view the tag is to clone the repository and use the command:

git show v0.1

Comments (41)

  1. Peter Denton

    Agree with this, but I'm not sure where on the site it should show up. One place would be on mouseover of [v0.1] that shows up on the right side of the relevant commit on the commits page.

    Another idea is that since there is a brances page /uname/reponame/branches that lists relevant branches, perhaps there should be a tag page that lists relevant tags with links to the commits they point to, the already existent view for tags under the commit view, and (of course) the tag message.

  2. Dave Amphlett

    +1 I just felt the pain of not having this feature - coupled with 5 wasted minutes trying to figure out how to do it. Hover over the tag in the commit list would be the obvious place for it.

  3. John Hamelink

    I use git-flow and so the annotations I add to merges are quite important for me. I think a nice place to put it would be twofold:

    • As a paragraph at the top of <repo>/commits/tag/v0.2
    • As a description of each download in the tags tab (/downloads#tag-downloads)
  4. Matthieu Gadrat

    Please please please, pretty please, make this a thing, this is the only thing missing from Bitbucket !

    It could be its own tab in the navigation menu in the left sidebar; just like "branches". A simple list with the annotation on the right. Clicking the tag could just link to the commit.

  5. Ryan O'Connell

    I would also really appreciate this since some of the managers on my team view Bitbucket on the web but don't have a local clone like I do (and therefore can't see the annotations).

    As another easy suggestion for how to implement it, just add the tag info to the top of the commit, (exactly like it's displayed when running git show <tag> from the command line):

    tag sample-tag
    Tagger: Joe Somebody <>
    Date:   Tue Nov 10 11:47:04 2015 -0800
    sample annotation
    commit 5357ec28af0d6e8fdf65894d8192229aa64f3b8d
    Merge: 08d1121 11d9264
    Author: Joe Somebody <>
    Date:   Tue Nov 10 11:45:04 2015 -0800
        Merged in awesome-new-feature (pull request #24)
        This feature is awesome

    Even if this is only visible in the "View raw commit" option (for the commit tied to the tag), that would at least be something. I'm astonished that there is absolutely no way to view tag annotations and have unfortunately wasted a lot of time looking for a solution.

  6. key bounce

    Oh come on! I just used a tag to document what's wrong with my code at a given point, and pushed it out so that others could help me.

    And now I see that the tag isn't usable?

    Github, here I come?

  7. JM

    3 years after the original report, even a bad implementation would be better than the current situation. Please implement something.

  8. Vivek Tiwari

    Just added tags for an important commit... after fumbling around a lot and clicking on the tag multiple times, I finally realized that the descriptive tag message I added is not visible on bitbucket. +1 for this feature-request ,please it is definitely a must-have.

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