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Highlights

These are the most important features you'll get by upgrading from 2.3.6 to 2.4.2

Octopus 2.3

Highlights of 2.3

  • Prompting for variables at deployment time
  • Deploy to specific machines
  • Interesting mode for task output
  • Audit log filtering
  • Task cancellation and performance improvements

Read our blog post about the new features

Octopus 2.4

Highlights of 2.4

  • Step templates allow you to create reusable steps to share between projects
  • PowerShell script modules allow you to create common PowerShell functions and use them wherever PowerShell is supported
  • Active Directory groups can now be members of teams
  • Integrated Windows authentication is supported
  • Retention policies for the built-in NuGet repository
  • Keep a limited number of backups
  • Customize the way the "next release number" is generated
  • Breaking change: We only call Deploy.ps1 and friends if they are at the root (details)
  • Breaking change: The "Substitute variables in files" feature now runs before XML configuration transforms (details)

Read the blog post

Details

Changes in Octopus 2.3.6

  • 850 - Releases for the same project with duplicate versions can be imported

Changes in Octopus 2.4.1

  • 853 - Add a deregistration command to complement register-with
  • 494 - Add ability to create custom user roles
  • 571 - Allow deployment scripts (PostDeploy.ps1 etc) to be shared
  • 606 - Allow for API-key only users
  • 817 - Allow steps to be shared between projects
  • 293 - Allow us to move the TEMP folder
  • 11 - Associate Active Directory (AD) groups with Octopus Teams
  • 751 - Automatic retry when there are IIS configuration problems
  • 811 - Automatically replace invalid step name chars during migration
  • 687 - Better handling for processes that produce thousands of lines of log output
  • 807 - Bring back integrated windows authentication
  • 660 - Browser auto-fill on password box does not set password on model
  • 666 - Can't push to the built-in feed with NuGet 1.8
  • 825 - Captive threads are always logged as being cancelled
  • 844 - Checkbox to add Firewall exception during Tentacle setup
  • 791 - Dashboard has lost its empty "tutorial" message
  • 757 - Detailed Server Logs - no date information
  • 645 - Difficult to correctly launch Tentacle Manager on Server Core
  • 785 - Disabled machines continue to fail with health checks.
  • 879 - Document why (All) scoped variables can't be viewed/edited by default, and how to override
  • 692 - Don't cap the number of package versions returned to the package selection dialog
  • 749 - Don't download NuGet packages that are skipped
  • 677 - Double scrollbar on variables page causes save button to move off screen
  • 810 - During package deployment the activity log entry is shown as Success prematurely
  • 748 - Ensure PowerShell output is correctly encoded
  • 353 - Ensure new-certificate can work without a profile, or document how to load profiles
  • 836 - Exclude duplicate release versions when migrating from 1.6
  • 842 - Filter audit events by environment
  • 619 - Increase discovery process timeout so that Tentacle configuration is more robust to broken CRL checks
  • 852 - Increase the deployment process timeout
  • 789 - Interruption 'log' link disrupted by 'Interesting' view setting
  • 782 - Issue upgrading Tentacle.
  • 851 - Keep a limited number of backup files
  • 728 - Library variable sets cannot use prompted variables
  • 295 - Links to tools and Tentacle downloads from within Octopus
  • 848 - Log an error when the downloaded package version number doesn't match the version actually requested
  • 505 - Long month names cause misalignment of deployment matrix cells
  • 735 - Make Azure management certificate instructions more prominent
  • 824 - Make IIS PowerShell run on Windows Server 2008 SP1
  • 830 - Make NonInteractive optional
  • 608 - Make configuration tab visible to anyone with the right permissions
  • 770 - Make it possible to edit un-scoped variables
  • 765 - Make license error suggestions
  • 580 - Manual Intervention Note is ignored when aborting
  • 873 - Manual step instructions are not rendered as markdown
  • 681 - Manual steps with explicit approvers, and other specially designated steps, should not be skippable
  • 759 - Nicer display for release snapshot variables
  • 515 - Octo.exe continues using the 1.6 strategy of the highest package version number
  • 736 - Octo.exe delete releases pagination bug
  • 867 - OctoPack should check files exist
  • 814 - Only 15 lines of PowerShell showing in full screen
  • 875 - Only execute the PowerShell scripts at the package root
  • 839 - Override how stderr is treated
  • 758 - Permissions for package pushing
  • 815 - Provide variables relating to the previous version
  • 661 - Resolving a domain account called "Administrator" still fails during setup
  • 803 - Restore 'Apply retention policy' button back
  • 636 - Retention policies for built-in NuGet repository
  • 866 - Retention policies should be managed per action, not per step
  • 769 - Script console shouldn't prompt for unsaved changes when nothing changed
  • 874 - Search for scripts in staging directory, not current directory
  • 793 - Semantic version masks 1.2.i etc. use culture-sensitive formatting
  • 688 - SkipIfAlreadyInstalled skips package which failed to install
  • 819 - Substitute in files should respect original encoding
  • 827 - Substitutions in files should be performed before XML config transforms
  • 514 - Support selectable strategy for "next release number" generation
  • 783 - Switch to package-based versioning on upgrade if a project has package steps
  • 773 - Symbolic links are being wiped out with their contents
  • 812 - Task log refresh gets very slow when large packages are transferred
  • 689 - Tentacle Deletes Packages In Use
  • 862 - Tentacle should not extract packages to the same path twice
  • 780 - UNC path as application directory and Web Site
  • 684 - Unique RavenDB and polling listen ports for multiple instances
  • 739 - Use variables from one step in subsequent steps
  • 755 - Validate master key when restoring backups
  • 448 - Variable evaluation performed before Set-OctopusVariable is considered
  • 760 - Variable for default Tentacle application root
  • 764 - Variable to indicate whether current deployment is failing
  • 828 - Variables for the currently targeted role
  • 680 - View 'History' issue at 'Task summary'
  • 818 - View/delete packages from the built-in package repository
  • 729 - When last step is skipped, root activity isn't marked completed
  • 601 - Windows Service feature and Custom Install Location feature interaction

Changes in Octopus 2.4.2

  • 878 - Import/export of step templates
  • 881 - Include script module link overlaps steps
  • 882 - Need good defaults when selecting versioning strategy
  • 858 - Packages are not overwritten when already present in the built-in feed
  • 862 - Tentacle should not extract packages to the same path twice
  • 899 - Variable re-evaluation discards Tentacle-set variables
  • 893 - Variable set content type is not set after upgrade

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