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  1. Configure path package is deployed to

    Hi,

    I have set up Deployment process and everything works fine except one thing.
    I cannot find a way to edit step "zero" - downloading and unpacking of deployment package (nuget package).
    In our deployment we process multiple tenants on single environment.

    What Octopus currently does (this process seems automatic to me):
    - Downloads correct package version if its not already downloaded (this is ok)
    - Unpacks it into C:\Octopus\Applications\tenantName\Production\projectName\projectVersion (want to change this)
    - Then uses this folder as source of data (ok).

    I have TWO problems with this approach:
    1)
    while deploying on multiple tenants after ONE deploy…

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    • Quick search for Releases no longer available in Octopus v4.0+

      Current configuration (v4.0+) uses dropdown control for Releases list.
      Previous implementation had combo box control and it allowed to do a quick search for large releases lists.

      Would love to have this feature back since currently it is not possible to do a 'contains' search among differently named releases.

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      • Display Deployments Requiring Manual Intervention for a Release

        When viewing details for a particular release, we used to be able to see any active deployments that are currently awaiting manual intervention. It seems this is no longer visible in Octopus 4.0. In order to view this, we need to go back to a project's "Overview" to see any deployments that have pending intervention steps to approve. This complicates the workflow.

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          2 comments  ·  Deployment features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Nithin are you talking about in the release page? If so then the deployment status should already be visible, including if it's paused for manual intervention (icon looks like an eye). Could you log a ticket through supportoctopus.com along with screenshots so that we can investigate?

        • Environments screen to filter by Tentacle or Calamari updates

          In v4, it would be helpful to know how many machines in each environment need Calamari and/or Tentacle upgrades (possibly next to the health indicators on the right?)

          As of right now, customers can't see (from this overview) which servers need updates.

          At a minimum, we need an API filter that allows us to search for servers that need Tentacle or Calamari updates.

          Source: https://secure.helpscout.net/conversation/479027453?folderId=557077

          16 votes
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          • Dashboard re-order ability

            One can reorder the environments any way that they see fit while looking at the environment page, but is there a way to reorder the dashboard page instead of the default alphabetical order?

            No.

            I would love to be able to put the more important project(s) on the top and the lesser ones below it. I also do not want to change the name to reflect this by putting "A_blah", "B_blah".

            So I would like to be able to have a re-order ability for the dashboard.

            60 votes
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            • Service fabric option to set 'TimeoutSec' & 'Async' parameters

              When setting up a service fabric process, we should be able to set the 'TimeoutSec' and 'Async' parameters to allow for deploying larger service fabric applications.

              See https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/service-fabric/service-fabric-deploy-remove-applications#register-the-application-package for more information regarding the parameters

              17 votes
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              • Dark theme

                It would be great to have the option to switch to a dark theme

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                • Clone channel

                  It would be very useful to be able to Clone a Channel.

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                  • First level support for HashiCorp Terraform

                    I would love to see built-in support for Terraform (https://www.terraform.io/). Deployment steps for each Terraform operation like "plan" and "apply" and also a Terraform backend plugin for storing state.

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                      2 comments  ·  Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add last date modified field to Variable Views

                      Add a last date modified field on variables. I think it would be very useful, so it's evident where regression may have occurred between releases and so on if someone makes an update in a group access setting. I know the audit table is useful in this regard, but takes significantly more digging to parse. If you really want to get fancy, show the date, and then if you click it, an audit popup of the last n times it was edited, what date, and by whom.

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                      • Add ability to use run conditions for child steps

                        The only way to specify a rolling deployment is by grouping several steps into one parent step.

                        Child steps cannot specify any run condition (success, fail, variable) but some child steps run condition can be based on several factors controlled by run conditions.

                        I already opened a discussion here: http://help.octopusdeploy.com/discussions/problems/55380-add-ability-to-use-run-conditions-for-child-steps

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                        • Specialized audit interface to easily track the changes to variables over time

                          It would be useful to be able to track changes to a specific variable over time across all variable sets and projects. These kinds of changes are available now in the audit logs for projects and variable sets, but are very cumbersome to sort through if you are looking for a specific variable.

                          I would propose an interface that lets you filter the audit log to a specific variable name (potentially utilizing wildcards as well) and limits the view to the values of that variable along with the scope and modified date. You should also be able to filter/sort by…

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                          • Add ability to loop a deploy step where multiple roles and role scoped variables are present

                            Have a scenario where I need to deploy the same package multiple times **on the same set of servers** under different custom directories and different IIS web applications. There are role scoped variables which get picked up for custom installation directory and also appsettings.

                            I understand that the documentation under https://octopus.com/docs/key-concepts/machine-roles clearly states:

                            "This means that the step will only execute on Tentacles with at least one of those roles. This does not mean that if the step is scoped to multiple roles that it will run for each role. Instead it will run that step for all machines that…

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                            • Better view of un-tenanted deployments

                              Currently when I add tenants to the project an overview is changing. Without tenats I see deployment for al channels. After adding even one tenant overview changes so I see un-tenanted deployments as single bar. And I see no option to see previous overview which were very helpful. We are working with feature branches with a lot of different channels and now it is hard to check which version is on which environment. It will be great if I can see old overview after clicking "un-tenanted" icon.

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                              • Allow for specific files that were added by OctoPackEnforceAddingFiles, to be excluded in package

                                I cannot not use /p:OctoPackEnforceAddingFiles=True with MSBuild. This parameter is absolutely indispensable. It is not even an option.

                                However I do not want all the files in the build to be included in the package.

                                The nuspec file and the exclusions ability therein does not allow to exclude files that were added by OctoPackEnforceAddingFiles.

                                The effect of this is that I can’t use one of the best features of Octo : deploying to IIS.

                                Because of a few files that I can’t exclude from the build, I need to deploy to a folder, remove the files that I want, and…

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                                • Add Let's Encrypt support to the Certificates Library functionality

                                  I love the Let's Encrypt integration with the OD server. Setting up SSL for the server is so simple, and I don't even have to worry about renewals as this is taken care of for me.

                                  Now imagine this same functionality for all of your IIS sites.

                                  This is how I envision it could work

                                  - I go to Library > Certificates > Add certificate
                                  - I'm given the option of importing a cert (i.e. the current functionality), or I can chose to use Let's Encrypt
                                  - After picking Let's Encrypt, I'm prompted for a bit of info- domain, email…

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                                  • allow using Filters with Conditionals in Run Conditions

                                    I have a step to optionally delete database before deploying, depending on value of a variable. The behaviour I would like to see is:
                                    (Variable value -> Run Step)
                                    True -> run step
                                    true -> run step
                                    False -> skip step
                                    false -> skip step
                                    potato -> skip step

                                    However, "potato" is truthy so the step runs with run condition "#{DeleteDatabase}" - however, the run condition "#{if DeleteDatabase == "True"}True{/if}" causes the variable to be case sensitive.

                                    Is it possible to use the ToLower filter instead an if conditional? This seems like the simplest approach to solve my needs.

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                                    • Re-think the new UI! It is awful!!!

                                      To be honest I am not sure why you changed your UI. Other than a bug when adding variables, it was fairly good. My suggestion is that you need to put a lot more time into your UI. The UI for version 4 is awful, sorry but it is and the version 3 was much easier to use. It took me an hour to figure out that what I thought was a table header for the variable list was how you add a new variable, was not clear it was an input form. You hide way too many things, took…

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                                        1 comment  ·  Setup/administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        Hi Jason,
                                        Thanks for your feedback on the 4.0 UI overhaul. We had a few key aims as part of this release and one was to provide some consistency to the product. As I’m sure you have noticed, the save button was all over the place in the old (pre 4.0) Web Portal and was an issue of constant headache for our users. Moving all the actions to the 1 action bar at the top of a section felt like the right approach and so far has been met with positive comments by many users, despite the cheese move it may initially appear to be.

                                        One of our other goals was to provide an experience that scales well when our users are pushing octopus to its limits. Whether thats 1000’s of targets, steps or environments or just paragraphs of text that make up a description, we have had to consider…

                                      • Enable the search on the Certificates page to search the SAN names and notes

                                        It would be useful to be able to use the search box on the certificates page to search for a SAN name and also the Octopus notes field on an individual certificate

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