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Highlights

These are the most important features you'll get by upgrading from 2018.3.13 to 2018.4.3

Octopus 2018.3

Changes in 2018.3

See our release blog post for more details.

New Features

This month, we've greatly improved our support for infrastructure as code unlocking some incredible deployment automation and infrastructure automation scenarios. Octopus 2018.3 introduces support for GitHub repositories as feeds and first class terraform support as well as some awesome smaller features like Highlight Messages and Artifacts and . Read on for all the exciting details!

Upgrading

This release contains a few post-install data fixes that may take some time (depending on the size of your DeploymentProcess and Events tables), so please ensure you allow time for this to complete. If you are running the watchdog service, please ensure this is stopped during the upgrade.

All of the usual steps for upgrading Octopus Deploy apply.

Details

Changes in Octopus 2018.3.13

  • 4445 - Various accessibility updates and improvements to the UX (and fixing broken avatar images on closed networks)
  • 4451 - Fixed a performance problem in Variable Editor where rendering of variables with a lot of values was slow
  • 4464 - HCL parsing logic moved into separate open source library

Changes in Octopus 2018.4.0

  • 4335 - Breaking change Automatic release creation now selects packages appropriate for the channel the release is created in
  • 3633 - Added a new project trigger for recurring scheduled deployments
  • 4365 - Deployment Steps can be marked as required, meaning they cannot be skipped when customizing a deployment
  • 4422 - Fixed a problem where Variable Sets were deleted even when they were used by existing releases
  • 4433 - Release version search in Deploy a Release now displays Load More
  • 4448 - Fix for error when filtering Tenants and user does not have view permissions for some Environments
  • 4463 - Fix for show and hide empty groups on Project dashboard
  • 4473 - Fixes for “Deploy To” button popover on mobile
  • 4482 - Added the new AWS S3 upload step for uploading files to an S3 bucket with all the bells and whistles

Changes in Octopus 2018.4.1

  • 4178 - The built-in repository can now delete unused packages that are dynamically referenced. See the details of this issue for instructions on how to enable this feature
  • 4393 - Offline drop now only includes each package once per release
  • 4456 - Individual variable files can now be listed in the Terraform step, and the apply and init terraform actions can have additional arguments passed to them
  • 4471 - Added tenant selector for running ad-hoc scripts per tenant
  • 4477 - The permission required to delete users has been relaxed from AdministerSystem to UserEdit, with the caveat that you cannot delete yourself, and only System Administrators can delete other System Administrators
  • 4479 - Fixed SQL error when using taskState in deployments API
  • 4481 - Octopus.Action.Terraform.CustomTerraformExecutable can be set to the location of a customer terraform executable
  • 4483 - Task details page doesn't crash anymore when the log contains PowerShell code that invokes a static method
  • 4485 - Improved performance in reading the stream from SSH targets
  • 4488 - The Server Extensibility API has changed and custom extensions will need to be updated
  • 4490 - Convert OfflineDrop Write-Host to Write-Output in bootstrapper
  • 4491 - Resolved a step execution performance issue when there are lots of variables that was introduced in 2018.3.8
  • 4493 - Terraform updated to 0.11.7

Changes in Octopus 2018.4.3

  • 4489 - Deep links containing filters are preserved correctly across the login process
  • 4494 - Use FQDN examples for built-in repository examples
  • 4495 - Fixed a problem where run-on-server-on-behalf-of scoped AWS and Azure steps would sometimes run on the target instead of the server
  • 4499 - The IIS, Windows Server, Terraform and VHD steps now use the new pipeline
  • 4501 - Fixed migration that was deleting library variable snapshots even when they were still in use
  • 4502 - Resolved exception when a null variable is defined as a CloudFormation output
  • 4504 - Fixed an exception in the Configuration, Settings page

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