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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 2018.5.7 to 2018.6.15

Octopus 2018.5

Breaking Changes

We have upgraded the Azure SDK library and the Azure PowerShell modules to support the latest Azure features. Most notably missing was support for nested ARM templates, which will now work out of the box.

These upgrades have also forced the minimum supported environment for Octopus Server to Microsoft .NET 4.5.2 and PowerShell 5.0 so you'll need to plan your upgrade accordingly. The PowerShell 5.0 requirement is only if you are running the Azure PowerShell scripts.

Azure recently announced that from June 30th 2018 they are retiring support for Service Management API (NOTE: Management Certificates use Service Management API). This affects deployments to Azure App Services.

Please switch to using Service Principals for your Octopus Azure accounts

To configure the version of Azure PowerShell modules, we have made a change to the name of the variable. You can now set OctopusUseBundledAzureModules to False.

Details

Changes in Octopus 2018.5.7

  • 4565 - Fixed the managed account hint text on the terraform step
  • 4609 - BugFix - DockerRun command on Windows failing
  • 4612 - Extra options on the setup wizard when requesting a trial key
  • 4613 - Bugfix - Properly encode non-ASCII characters in scripts
  • 4615 - Added ability to attach Terraform logs as artifacts

Changes in Octopus 2018.6.0

  • 4496 - Added RegisterApplicationTypeTimeoutSec to Service Fabric deploy step
  • 4531 - Support for checkbox and drop-down control-types for prompted variables
  • 4571 - Allow migrations by the API between Octopus instances
  • 4605 - External workers have been converted to workers in the default pool and the command line options have been removed, see our documentation on how to manage them
  • 4617 - Fix a bug where confirm dialog is missing when deleting a parent step from the deployment process

Changes in Octopus 2018.6.1

  • 4518 - Improved the rendering performance of the dashboard and project overview when there are a large number of cells to display
  • 4608 - ApiKeys API paging links corrected to stop error in Octopus.Clients and load all keys in the UI when a user has > 30 keys
  • 4610 - Server now checks whether there is enough free space before writing the configuration file
  • 4624 - Fixed a bug that prevented Team Add/Edit page from loading
  • 4626 - The “running tasks” link on the Configuration->Nodes page now filters for running tasks for that node, rather than all tasks on that node
  • 4629 - Added step number to the step edit page

Changes in Octopus 2018.6.2

  • 4383 - Specific and Excluded targets are retained when a deployment fails and it is then re-tried
  • 4415 - Improvements for when choosing a tag with a large number of tenants on the create deployment screen
  • 4590 - Trials started after 30 March 2018 will not fall back to the free Community Edition https://octopus.com/blog/removing-free-tier
  • 4606 - Fix for unknown environment/certificate issue on Service Fabric targets
  • 4627 - Fixing some daily UX frustrations
  • 4631 - The markdown renderer now ignores _ in the middle of words for formatting purposes
  • 4639 - Fixes an issue preventing auto machine cleaning from adding events for machine deletion

Changes in Octopus 2018.6.3

  • 4641 - Set Package Transfer file name with standard name format
  • 4648 - Now correctly excluding disabled deployment targets from licensing limits

Changes in Octopus 2018.6.4

  • 4547 - Project Switcher filter no longer selects the wrong item
  • 4636 - Fix for HashTable parameter error in Service Fabric Deploy Step
  • 4642 - Fixed an error in the accounts overview in Internet Explorer
  • 4651 - Dashboard groups that don't require a scrollbar no longer scroll a few pixel with the mouse wheel
  • 4653 - Improved the speed of Release deletion
  • 4638 - The variable substitution syntax now supports encoding a variable as Base64

Changes in Octopus 2018.6.5

  • 4659 - Fixed error when updating releases on sql servers with case-sensitive collations

Changes in Octopus 2018.6.6

  • 4632 - Special characters in package names are now escaped for offline drops
  • 4656 - Bugfix - Avoid double variable replacement of scripts. Introduced in 2018.5.5
  • 4662 - Dashboard groups are now appropriately resized when filters are applied

Changes in Octopus 2018.6.7

  • 4652 - Output variables created by deployment steps, such as package installation directory, are now passed through to subsequent steps for offline drop targets
  • 4654 - Fixed a bug with channel scoping when evaluating certificate variables
  • 4658 - The dashboard overview is now much quicker if lots of tags are in use
  • 4663 - Fixed an exception loading feeds in Azure steps when lacking the AccountView permission
  • 4670 - Variable evaluation speed has been improved, making (among lots of other things) built-in repository retention much quicker when there are many variables
  • 4674 - Fixed the permissions checks when creating an account ( CVE-2018-12884 )

Changes in Octopus 2018.6.8

  • 2672 - Lifecycle auto-deploy-environment now work with tenants
  • 4533 - Octopus high availability clusters are no longer susceptible to military coup when tasks running on the leader node take too long
  • 4677 - "Script0001 - Release to VariableSet RelatedDocument.sql" can now handle migration of large numbers of library variable sets in releases

Changes in Octopus 2018.6.9

  • 4682 - Reduce polling frequency of project and main dashboards when page is hidden

Changes in Octopus 2018.6.10

  • 4684 - this.replaceLoop is not a function javascript error is now fixed
  • 4683 - Restore ability to substitute additional files when running an inline script
  • 4643 - Fixed issue with trailing spaces on step template names during migrator export

Changes in Octopus 2018.6.11

  • 4538 - Octopus Server node deletion is now vetoed when tasks are still running on the node
  • 4588 - The command Octopus.Server.exe node can now be used to configure Octopus Server nodes
  • 4589 - Creation and deletion of Octopus Server nodes are now audited
  • 4680 - Email step and subscriptions correctly account for team membership via external security groups
  • 4686 - Deployment error variables are now cleared when a new auto-deployment is queued up
  • 4693 - Reinstate variable substitution in TF template files from packages

Changes in Octopus 2018.6.12

  • 4655 - Automatic machine removal no longer logs a warning if a machine doesn't have a machine policy
  • 4657 - Project overview advanced filters now include filter by environment
  • 4666 - Release version filters out spaces now
  • 4678 - Selected packages in a release is now properly populated when migrating a 2.6 instance
  • 4689 - Deployment creation is now faster when there are many previous deployments for that release
  • 4692 - Infrastructure|Environments now uses paging to improve rendering performance on large lists

Changes in Octopus 2018.6.13

  • 4304 - Tasks running on a node that no longer exists are now marked as failed
  • 4466 - Variables to be passed to a Deploy a Release step are only evaluated after being deserialized from JSON
  • 4500 - Output variables are now collected when resuming a child project from an interruption that is deployed using a Deploy a Release step
  • 4553 - Scheduled Trigger for project with Deploy a Release step no longer fails deployment with error The resource 'users-system' was not found.
  • 4646 - Multiple simultaneous interruptions no longer block a deployment from proceeding
  • 4690 - Send email step and test email can now be cancelled
  • 4699 - Server Task Cap and Maintenance Mode state are now included in the output of the show-configuration command
  • 4701 - The UI now caches the available roles, making editing projects quicker when there are a large number of deployment targets

Changes in Octopus 2018.6.14

  • 4696 - Fatal error messages are now displayed on the task summary
  • 4702 - Fixed the "Load more" paging button, broken in 2018.6.12

Changes in Octopus 2018.6.15

  • 4436 - UI improvements to removable list components (for consistency and easy-of-use)
  • 4546 - Cloudformation and Terraform inline script permission required changed to ProcessEdit
  • 4647 - Fixed an issue where legacy variable Octopus.Action.Azure.UseBundledAzurePowerShellModule wasn't being honoured
  • 4669 - Add an option to exclude a machine from the rest of the deployment when using guided failure
  • 4700 - UI improvements to update variable snapshot to make this feature more accessible
  • 4705 - Fixed issue where randomly getting "Cannot read property 'projectIndex' of undefined" error
  • 4706 - Fixed issue where urls referenced in task logs were converted to lowercase during render