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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.

Highlights

These are the most important features you'll get by upgrading from 2.6.5 to 3.0.6

Octopus 2.6

Highlights of 2.6

  • Lifecycles to control promotion and automate deployments
  • Automatic release creation from NuGet push
  • Running steps in parallel
  • Up to 5x faster package uploads
  • Skipping offline machines

Read more about it in the blog post

Details

Changes in Octopus 2.6.5

  • 1515 - Added extra logging around Automatic Release Creation
  • 1514 - Automatic Release now fixed if automatically generated release number was already used
  • 1565 - Fix memory leak with ActorStateFile last snapshot on Tentacle
  • 1512 - Automatic Release creation uses pre-release tag but only for nominated package

Changes in Octopus 3.0.0

  • 1532 - --deploymenttimeout used in octo.exe and TeamCity plugin now counts hours too
  • 1526 - Changes to cookie behaviour for reasons (see issue for full explanation of result)
  • 1400 - Logging added of how many files were copied to Custom Install Directory
  • 1555 - Semicolon added as email separator in email steps
  • 911 - Artifacts are now collected when a Tentacle job fails
  • 1193 - Variable filtering now works in the UI
  • 1177 - Added Octopus.Web.BaseUrl a default web base URL variable for Octopus
  • 1496 - Added Octopus.Release.PreviousForEnvironment.Id and `Octopus.Release.PreviousForEnvironment.Number'
  • 1533 - Fixed Https bindings when not on the default port
  • 1225 - Added correctly spelled variable IgnoreConfigTranformationErrors
  • 1170 - Octopus.Tentacle.CurrentDeployment.TargetedRoles now always available
  • 1419 - Provide an option for any machine variables (see issue for use and syntax)
  • 1531 - Removed script console timeout
  • 1398 - We now send less log messages when processing XML transforms
  • 1238 - Additional logging added for additional transforms if not found
  • 820 - Environment variables now updated before invoking scripts
  • 1522 - Download icon now links to the correct package in the library

Changes in Octopus 3.0.1

  • 1532 - --deploymenttimeout used in octo.exe and TeamCity plugin now counts hours too
  • 1526 - Changes to cookie behaviour for reasons (see issue for full explanation of result)
  • 1400 - Logging added of how many files were copied to Custom Install Directory
  • 1555 - Semicolon added as email separator in email steps
  • 911 - Artifacts are now collected when a Tentacle job fails
  • 1193 - Variable filtering now works in the UI
  • 1177 - Added Octopus.Web.BaseUrl a default web base URL variable for Octopus
  • 1496 - Added Octopus.Release.PreviousForEnvironment.Id and `Octopus.Release.PreviousForEnvironment.Number'
  • 1533 - Fixed Https bindings when not on the default port
  • 1225 - Added correctly spelled variable IgnoreConfigTranformationErrors
  • 1170 - Octopus.Tentacle.CurrentDeployment.TargetedRoles now always available
  • 1419 - Provide an option for any machine variables (see issue for use and syntax)
  • 1531 - Removed script console timeout
  • 1398 - We now send less log messages when processing XML transforms
  • 1238 - Additional logging added for additional transforms if not found
  • 820 - Environment variables now updated before invoking scripts
  • 1522 - Download icon now links to the correct package in the library

Changes in Octopus 3.0.2

  • 1723 - Addressed some UI and behavioural bugs on the Step Templates pages
  • 1721 - Fix for z-index for variables pop-up window for bindings
  • 1722 - Increase timeout for database creation during install
  • 1727 - Fix in Tentacle MSI to correct for Service path on previously upgraded Tentacles
  • 1728 - Script console fullscreen now more robust

Changes in Octopus 3.0.3

  • 1730 - Fixed space CSS for Task Summary/Task log and results
  • 1729 - Improved speed of Migrator
  • 1733 - Increase Server Task.Description length to MAX
  • 1726 - SQL Connection kept alive during task log import

Changes in Octopus 3.0.4

  • 1609 - The SMTP Client is now disposed correctly
  • 1743 - Deleting an Octopus Server instance no longer requires the SQL Database to exist
  • 1717 - No longer downloading packages for skipped steps
  • 1451 - Clarified Authentication Mode in the IIS Web Site deployment feature
  • 1735 - Offline deployments no longer fail when running steps in parallel
  • 1690 - Improved timeliness of getting logs from Calamari
  • 1731 - Improved logging of unhandled exceptions in Calamari
  • 1745 - When Octodiff.exe apply-delta throws an exception the full package is now uploaded as a fall back

Changes in Octopus 3.0.5

  • 1756 - Active Directory authentication now works even if the User does not provide a UPN
  • 1724 - Removed some inaccurate API hyperlinks that are no longer relevant
  • 1755 - Calamari no longer picks the wrong files when running Octodiff which would cause Octodiff to fail
  • 1742 - The Dashboard now updates correctly in more circumstances
  • 1740 - The Dashboard now updates correctly when deployments finish
  • 1652 - The login form now prevents multiple submissions which would have prevented new Active Directory users from signing in
  • 1762 - Extraneous artifacts in backup file no longer crash the data migrator
  • 1763 - Fixed several issues with the IIS Bindings UI
  • 1701 - Deployments with Manual steps and Retention Policies no longer experience a NullReferenceException
  • 1736 - Reverted step parallelism to 2.x behaviour which can be overridden by OctopusBypassDeploymentMutex
  • 1710 - Single quote in environment name no longer breaks pre/post deploy Powershell scripts
  • 1759 - More descriptive exceptions are now thrown for missing files and directories during data import
  • 1751 - Removed misleading validation on Description fields that have no maximum length constraints
  • 1745 - Upload the full package if delta patch fails instead of failing the deployment
  • 1725 - Project variables with whitespace in the name will now work

Changes in Octopus 3.0.6

  • 1509 - Now prevents you from adding ActiveDirectory groups to the "Everyone" team
  • 1718 - The Plugins Module has been revived
  • 1770 - Cascading deletes now work as expected (for example, deleting users now also deletes them from teams)
  • 1777 - Health check now uses Environment property rather than WMI to get machine host name
  • 1778 - License is now migrated from 2.6 to 3.0
  • 1771 - Octopus Server will no longer crash when checking for cancelled tasks if the database becomes unavailable
  • 1769 - Hydra now uses the latest Octopus Installers which ensure Tentacles are reconfigured after update