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Find out what's new in the latest Octopus Deploy release, or compare the latest release to what you're currently running to see what's changed.


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Octopus 1.3

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Octopus 1.4

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Changes in Octopus

  • Tentacle.exe can deploy packages from the command line (details)
  • Special variables are available to link to a project/release/deployment from within tasks (details)
  • PowerShell scripts like Deploy.ps1 can now set variables (details)
  • Simplified IIS 6/7 detection (details)
  • Improved the task queue code to allow more tasks to run in parallel
  • Errors in PowerShell steps will now fail the deployment (details)
  • Config transformation errors/warnings can now fail the deployment (details)
  • Fixed a bug that meant the selected environments for an email step weren't being shown
  • Workaround for a NuGet issue which used too much memory when extracting large files (details)
  • Workaround for a NuGet issue which prevents file system packages being queried when also being written (details)
  • Upgrade storage engine to RavenDB 2.0.2261

Changes in Octopus

  • Variables on a release can be updated (details)
  • Projects can be cloned (details)
  • Machines can be disabled (details)
  • Improving the way Tentacle invokes PowerShell scripts (details)
  • Fixed bug when testing a NuGet feed with invalid credentials (details)
  • Ensuring Tentacle service is always elevated when running as a custom user (details)

Changes in Octopus

  • Fixed scrolling on the dashboard when many environments are present (details)
  • For forms login users, changed the password hashing approach from using SHA1 to PBKDF2 This update only affects the Octopus Server; Tentacle agents won't need to be updated if you're already upgrading from 1.4.0.

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