November 1, 2013

Octopus 2.0 Progress Update

Octopus 2.0 isn't just a couple of new features; it's practically a ground-up rewrite. Right now we're at a point where most of the functionality works fine, but there are some missing pieces (mostly around installation/configuration) and usability quirks, so we've been doing "hand-held" preview releases to a few users to start getting feedback.

Going forward, the roll out plan for 2.0 looks something like this:

Octopus 2.0 rollout plan

Right now we're tidying up a few bugs to do a final hands-on preview release. Then we'll move to finishing any items needed for a private beta (beta 1).

Beta 2 will be the first public release, and by then we hope to have something that is ready for day-to-day use, even if there are a few small bugs and no migration tool. We'll give it some time to settle and mature and build a migration tool from 1.X before we declare it "production ready".

I'll leave you with a screenshot from the new Tentacle setup wizard:

Tentacle setup wizard: choose between polling and listening Tentacles

New Releases

Welcome! We use cookies and data about how you use our website allow us to improve the website and your experience, and resolve technical errors. Our website uses cookies and shares some of your data with third party analytics companies for these purposes.

If you decline, we will respect your privacy. A single cookie will be used in your browser to remember your preference.