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What's new

These are the most important features you'll get by upgrading from 2018.9.17 to 2018.10.7

Octopus 2018.9



2018.9 removes the alpha feature-flag from the Kubernetes support in Octopus!

The following pieces are now fully-supported members of the Octopus family:

Offline Drop Artifacts

Offline Package Drop targets can now be configured to persist the bundle as an Octopus Artifact.

Offline Package Drop targets could previously only persist the bundle to a file-system directory, which wasn't suitable for Octopus Cloud instances. Artifacts are a perfect fit for this; the deployment bundle is persisted a zip file stored against the deployment in Octopus.

Cloud Dependency Updates

All the Cloud dependencies that ship with Octopus have had an update in 2018.9

  • Azure PowerShell modules upgraded from 5.7.0 to 6.8.1. This update fixes some known issues with the 5.7.0 release of Azure PowerShell.
  • Azure CLI upgraded from 2.0.42 to 2.0.45
  • AWS PowerShell modules upgraded from to 3.3.343.0
  • AWS CLI upgraded from 1.16.6 to 1.16.15
  • Terraform CLI upgraded from 0.11.5 to 0.11.8
  • Terraform AzureRm plugin version 1.16.0
  • Terraform AWS plugin version 1.39.0

Release notes

These are the features and fixes you'll get by upgrading from 2018.9.17 to 2018.10.7.

Changes in Octopus Server 2018.10.7

  • 5433 - Update to Halibut to ignore unnecessary ACL failures that were causing deployments to fail

Changes in Octopus Server 2018.10.6

  • [5438/droyad] - Improved the performance the Projects API when many projects use features that are based on step names
  • [5439/droyad] - Improved the speed of the automatic release creation after a package upload
  • [5456/droyad] - Improved the performance of the permission loading that occurs after a Team, User or Role is changed

Changes in Octopus Server 2018.10.5

  • 5336 - Database upgrade script failed with a InvalidOperationException

Changes in Octopus Server 2018.10.4

  • 5314 - Save terraform sensitive values as Octopus sensitive values (CVE-2019-8944)

Changes in Octopus Server 2018.10.3

  • 5287 - Prevented infinite polling loop when navigation happens while request is in flight

Changes in Octopus Server 2018.10.2

  • 5246 - New-OctopusAzureWebAppTarget command slot name parameter is now honoured

Changes in Octopus Server 2018.10.1

  • 5235 - Fragmented database indexes are automatically rebuilt or reorganized after other upgrade script have run
  • 5236 - UI fix for variable editor popover menus being visually cut off

Changes in Octopus Server 2018.10.0

  • 5126 - Fix for error saying unable to delete a step template that's in use

Changes in Octopus Server 2018.9.17

  • 5133 - UI Simplifying the Getting Started / Onboarding guides
  • 5144 - Resolved issue with migrator partial-export command exceeding 2100 SQL parameters
  • 5145 - Added the ability to choose how inlined scripts in deployment processes are exported by Octopus.Migrator.exe including CopyInlineScripts (current behaviour), ExtractInlineScripts, and LeaveInline - learn more
  • 5147 - Fixed issue where editing an offline drop removes the encryption password
  • 5154 - Updated task logs for subscription processing and auto-deploy to use nesting and add links to the related project / trigger / release
  • 5163 - Fix error on project process screen when user does not have LifecyleView permissions
  • 5164 - Show empty state info boxes when connecting a tenant to a project or tag set and none exist
  • 5165 - Made the Azure account type expander look and work in the same way as other expanders
  • 5166 - Improved layout of Upload Package dialog
  • 5170 - OctopusClient updated to include information in it's calls that allow filtering in the audit log
  • 5171 - Octopus Cloud instances can now be licensed by deployment target just like self-hosted Octopus Server licenses
  • 5167 - Gracefully stop Octopus Server if running in terminal and process terminated