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Highlights

These are the most important features you'll get by upgrading from 3.1.7 to 3.2.11

Octopus 3.1

Highlights and new Features of 3.1

  • Azure support revisited - blog post
  • TLS 1.2 (Requires Tentacle 3.1) - blog post
  • Reporting - blog post
  • Breaking change: Due to the dependency on .NET 4.5 Octopus Server and Tentacle 3.1 are no longer supported on Windows Server 2003 or Server 2008 SP1 - more information

Read the blog post for more details on the changes and features introduced in Octopus 3.1.

Upgrading Tentacles: You can upgrade to Octopus Server 3.1 without upgrading any Tentacles and get all of the new 3.1 deployment features because Calamari will continue to work on both Tentacle 3.0 and 3.1 - more information

Read the upgrade guide for more details on upgrading from your current version to Octopus 3.1.

Octopus 3.2

Highlights and new Features of 3.2

Octopus Deploy 3.2 is all about Channels and is a highly-compatible feature release with no breaking changes. Channels is the name we've given to the feature originally discussed in our RFC on Branching.

Build servers build. Octopus deploys.

We decided it was important to drive a distinction between source code branches, which build servers care about, and deployment, which is where Channels come in.

Read the upgrade guide for more details on upgrading from your current version to Octopus 3.2.

Details

Changes in Octopus 3.1.7

  • 1890 - By default bind Tentacles to both IPv6 and IPv4 address to allow communication over both protocols
  • 2106 - File operation errors (such as copying files) will fail the deployment
  • 2107 - Removed useDefaultProxyCredentials from config file which was causing Calamari to crash upon starting under mono.

Changes in Octopus 3.2.0

  • 1503 - A Lifecycle can be specified when creating a project with Octo.exe
  • 1534 - Prompted variables can be specified by name or label when deploying a release using Octo.exe
  • 1613 - Fixed misleading help text in Octopus TeamCity plugin
  • 1931 - Fixed error message in Octo.exe that referenced Project Group instead of Lifecycle
  • 1957 - Channels feature. 'Channels' is the name we've given to the set of features discussed in our branching RFC. See our Release 3.2 blog post for more information.
  • 2034 - Lifecycles with no phase or empty phases will correctly restrict permissions for users who do not have access to environments in those lifecycles
  • 2108 - Updated Octopus.Client.nupkg to correctly depend on Newtonsoft.Json 7.0.1.
  • 2110 - Tentacle Health Checks will no longer fail on non-English Windows machines when testing for membership in the Built-in Administrators role.
  • 2111 - Link to environments page in Calamari upgrade message on deployment creation page is now correct.

Changes in Octopus 3.2.1

  • 1529 - Variable snapshots will be used when resolving packages for an existing release
  • 1952 - Calamari semaphores should now be more globally accessible by prepending the Global\ name prefix
  • 1974 - Inserting a variable into script as the last action before saving will persist the changes correctly
  • 2010 - Users missing MachineView permission can still deploy a release however without any specific machine related functionality.
  • 2049 - Registering a polling Tentacle via Tentacle Manager will fail when it cannot reach the Octopus Server communications port
  • 2059 - When performing server side retention policy, the deployment information is loaded in batches to avoid hitting SQL Max 2100 parameters exception.
  • 2070 - Importing a pfx for Azure accounts with no private key included will fail with message before persisting.
  • 2080 - Bugfix for JS script error caused by race condition on deployment page
  • 2095 - Dropdown controls with default values now show the default value instead of showing the control as being bound
  • 2098 - Users can now Promote to Environment when their team is scoped to environments
  • 2116 - Enable TLS 1.1 and 1.2 https connections from the Octopus Server.

Changes in Octopus 3.2.2

  • 2003 - Added Support for Release Matrix Sparseboard
  • 2065 - Offline Drop script fixes for PowerShell 2.0
  • 2088 - Now showing a more informative message when attempting to delete a Script Module that is used by one or more Projects.
  • 2134 - Tentacle.exe register-with handshake request no longer throws an exception if we successfully connect to Octopus
  • 2135 - Fix bug causing DeployFailed.ps1 to always execute (if present) regardless of failure state
  • 2139 - Calamari now falls back to use AesManaged to decrypt sensitive variables if AesCryptoServiceProvider is not available from PowerShell.

Changes in Octopus 3.2.3

  • 1738 - IISBindings now support IPv6 addresses
  • 1882 - Prevent saving Steps with [ or ] in the name which would otherwise cause Output Variables to stop working for that Step.
  • 1898 - Task type filter is not cut off by other page elements.
  • 1903 - Cancelling the lifecycle-select dialog no longer persists changes.
  • 2017 - Using project variables in release version template now works with automatic-release-creation.
  • 2024 - Allow migrator to import step scripts where one step name may be a sub path of another
  • 2025 - Support for parentheses in variable names
  • 2050 - Allow exporting and importing gifs
  • 2067 - Now prevents deleting an Environment that is referenced by an Account.
  • 2081 - Resolved issue saving empty sensitive variables
  • 2085 - Allow creating a release before creating an environment without resulting in error
  • 2092 - IIS App Pool Password shown in UI if custom expression is used
  • 2100 - Updated OctopusTools (octo.exe) so it can be added to a project using NuGet 3 - shout out to @shaynevanasperen for the contribution.
  • 2101 - Variable substitution breaks if target file has a variable with the character "~" on the name
  • 2114 - Octopus incorrectly claims Calamari is not up to date in Tentacles
  • 2120 - Corrected minor typo on lifecycle edit page.
  • 2123 - Corrected self-link for events in REST API
  • 2124 - Fixed an issue in Calamari that prevented using a CustomInstallationDirectory with $ in the path.
  • 2127 - Added reason why the Machine Communication Style cannot be updated after the Machine has been added.
  • 2129 - Improved validation message displayed when providing an invalid Semantic Version when creating a Release.
  • 2130 - Proxy configuration for Octopus Server and Tentacle now clears the username/password appropriately when selecting Do not use a proxy or Use the proxy server configured in Internet Explorer.
  • 2132 - Task log when deploying Azure Web App lists all targets in environment
  • 2136 - Show calamari version in health check
  • 2141 - When deleting an Environment or Channel they will be correctly removed from the Limited to Environments and Limited to Channels of relevant Steps in Deployment Processes.
  • 2142 - Fixed a bug that stopped the Built-In Package Feed retention policy from working correctly: System.IndexOutOfRangeException: Release_ChannelId
  • 2143 - Allowed Tentacle certificate export to file to work without an instance specified.
  • 2146 - Environments in project overview are sorted consistently with the main dashboard.
  • 2148 - Only invalid or missing credentials should return 401 so that a login redirect can automatically take place. Any permissions related issues should return 403.

Changes in Octopus 3.2.4

  • 1425 - Interruptions no longer link to a non-existant view
  • 1800 - SSH Targets now support creating artifacts on Mac OSX.
  • 1891 - Include Octopus.Release.CurrentForEnvironment to deployment variables based on the release of the already provided Octopus.Deployment.PreviousSuccessful
  • 1956 - Variable filters are now case-insensitive and look for the filter value anywhere within the column values.
  • 1978 - Allow replacement of existing packages when pushing via NuGet push
  • 1994 - Octopus API to retrieve deployments by release correctly supports skip
  • 2018 - Tasks with error messages cause parent tasks/nodes to also be in a error state.
  • 2027 - Show ReleaseDelete and ProjectDelete buttons if user has appropriate role with no project scoping.
  • 2057 - InvalidOperationException thrown to prevent service crash if variable parsing discovers a self referencing loop .
  • 2072 - Re-implement ability to filter deployments by task state
  • 2075 - Assigned to: field on the Task Summary tab now shows the user that has been assigned to the manual intervention.
  • 2103 - When updating 32-bit Tentacles on 64-bit OSs it installs the 64-bit Tentacle so we update the Windows Service executable path to point the new installation location.
  • 2105 - Log when variable substitution fails in custom scripts or file substitution during deployment.
  • 2109 - Recording the final state of a Deployment is now more tolerant of transient faults
  • 2117 - Prevent installing 32-bit Tentacle on 64-bit OS and update Windows Service executable path to prevent issues when upgrading 32-bit Tentacles on 64-bit OSs
  • 2125 - Importing projects without channels into an Octopus Server that has channels will create a default channel for the imported projects
  • 2140 - Warn if non-printable characters entered in variables
  • 2145 - Upgrading polling Tentacles from UI no longer hangs the upgrade task.
  • 2149 - Resolved issue with Azure deployments leaving extracted package in C:\Windows\System32\config\AppData\Local\Calamari.Azure\Temp. This was affecting 3.0 style Azure targets.
  • 2150 - Tentacle upgrader now looks for the Tentacle bundled package in the right directory even if a custom Calamari folder has been set.
  • 2151 - Fixed a backwards-compatibility bug affecting IIS HTTPS bindings and their Certificates.
  • 2152 - Resolved: SSH deploys should not block Azure deploys
  • 2157 - Artifacts are correctly imported from 2.6 backups
  • 2158 - The octo.exe --channel argument is now case-insensitive, so default will match Default
  • 2159 - Deleting a release now removes any linked variable or deployment process snapshots so long as they aren't shared by another release
  • 2160 - octo.exe no longer fails when specifying the --channel argument for a Channel that has any Version Rules with a blank/empty Version Range.
  • 2161 - Changed OctopusTools NuGet package to be a tools-only package, moving octo.exe into the tools folder, which means you can also run octo.exe from inside Visual Studio.
  • 2171 - Calamari now logs the $PSVersionTable (verbose) to help with debugging PowerShell scripts

Changes in Octopus 3.2.6

  • 1894 - Downloading packages from built-in NuGet repository only requires permissions to one project that uses the package
  • 1934 - User auto complete uses Username or Displayname during search. Search now also uses Unicode character folding.
  • 1936 - The projects drop-down menu is now scrollable like it was in 2.x.
  • 2011 - Resolved UI issue with API key being lost when clicking off the dialog
  • 2168 - Now logging a warning when OctopusPrintVariables or OctopusPrintEvaluatedVariables are True since they should only be used when debugging problems with variables
  • 2178 - Resolved issue introduced in 3.2.5 with sensitive-variables resolving to incorrect values in PowerShell scripts.

Changes in Octopus 3.2.7

  • 1608 - Do not show deployments that have been cancelled before they start on the dashboard
  • 2007 - Allow service account selection when setting up a High Availability node
  • 2087 - Fixed warning when creating database mutex table
  • 2089 - Accounts page displays environments scoped to accounts
  • 2162 - Eliminated performance impact of reading and writing large task log files
  • 2174 - Fixed an issue with Calamari that would fail to load System.Core when using PowerShell 2.0 and .NET 2.0
  • 2179 - Extend the Account and Feed table Id columns to allow for the fact that they are made by combining the type with the Name.
  • 2185 - Fixed package download permissions when package is not used in any projects

Changes in Octopus 3.2.8

  • 1883 - Variable editor doesn't delete rows if the delete key is pressed while filtering.
  • 2068 - Added option to test Azure account from the account edit screen
  • 2172 - Pagination on project releases page works correctly when filtering by channel
  • 2184 - Allow service executable arguments to contain spaces
  • 2186 - Reconfigure the Octopus Server Windows Service after upgrading to ensure it is correctly configured
  • 2199 - Improved readability when logging extracted Cloud Service package contents

Changes in Octopus 3.2.9

  • 1549 - Octopus Server and Tentacle support importing custom certificates
  • 2045 - Updated Package Step - IIS AppPool feature password field to better indicate that it has a password currently set.
  • 2211 - Updated wildcard config transformations to work correctly again.

Changes in Octopus 3.2.10

  • 2008 - Server affinity is no longer required for High Availability servers behind a load balancer
  • 2182 - Support logging in to multiple Octopus Server instances at the same time
  • 2190 - Health check fall back for machines that have mapped NFS drives
  • 2194 - Only accept HTTP verb GET requests to static /app route. Other methods will return 405 - Method Not Allowed
  • 2197 - Fixed a SqlConnection leak as reported by one customer.
  • 2213 - Add back ability to prevent deleting packaged and custom scripts
  • 2221 - IIS bindings with empty IP address field will once again bind to *
  • 2222 - Fix positioning of variables pop-up so it doesn't extend outside the page width

Changes in Octopus 3.2.11

  • 2046 - Show unsaved changes dialog if you try to move away from the editor after updating a step template
  • 2071 - Allow using the Azure account name instead of account Id when binding to a variable expression.
  • 2104 - Include output variables that apply to the action in the variable pop-up
  • 2196 - Octopus is now FIPS compliant
  • 2198 - Now supports -name parameter for new_octopusartifact on ssh targets
  • 2201 - EnableMSDeployAppOffline support for Azure Web Apps
  • 2204 - Return 403 error message when NuGet push is missing permissions.
  • 2205 - Guided failure mode now covers Package Acquisition and Retention steps in addition to your normal steps in the deployment process.
  • 2215 - Members of teams restricted to specific environments can deploy to specific machines within those environments
  • 2223 - All in-code references to Cancelled have been renamed to Canceled to prevent tasks getting set with the wrong state.
  • 2224 - Tasks that are cancelled by the user don't turn into failures when child tasks throw exceptions as a result of the forced cancellation.
  • 2226 - Deployments with parallel steps including one that fails and one manual intervention now execute without problems.
  • 2228 - Allow non administrators to view server node list. This fixes permission error on the task page.
  • 2229 - IIS app pool credentials are cleared if the selected identity is not a custom user.
  • 2230 - Allow users with ActionTemplateView permission to view the content of step templates

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