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  1. When using a variable to specify a package feed, or selecting package versions for a release, after creating a release Octopus displays an error on the release page.

    With regard to the feed ID, it is possible to set a feed ID from variables as discussed here - https://octopus.com/docs/deployments/packages/dynamically-selecting-packages

    With regard to versions, it is possible to set a version from variables, allowing the version of a package to by dynamically updated. This is most useful on occasions where another Octopus deployment is triggered as part of the process.

    However, even though both scenarios works, after a release is created…

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  2. Right now supported is Powershell, Bash, C#, F# and Python

    Would be nice to be able to write nodejs scripts as well

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  3. We want to be able to add custom values like commit id for example on packages

    This would help knowing which commit id the package comes from, at the moment we are adding commit id in our release notes, but that ties to the release and not necessarily to the package

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  4. Parallel execution should be enabled or can be switch on the fly in script console. Via a variable, similar to OctopusBypassDeploymentMutex

    With the scenario that there is a process running (read: stuck/looping) in the target and executing a kill command via the script console will get you “waiting for script to finish in task…” so it is currently not the workaround.

    Ref case:
    https://help.octopus.com/t/force-stop-a-step-execution/26682/3

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  5. We are currently using React, Gatsby and Parcel which all use .env files for their environment variables

    https://www.npmjs.com/package/dotenv

    Currently .env files are not being recognized, they are assuming they are yaml files, which they are not, they are read similar to java properties as key values

    Right now we have to use variable substitution, but would like to use structured so we don't need to add #{} tags in our code

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  6. There are currently 2 package download options when deploying a release: using the package from the cache and always re-downloading. Both of these are useful, but each has one big downside that I think this feature would correct.

    When using the package cache, Octopus will never pick up changes that were made to the same version of the package. If forcing a re-download, the package cache can quickly fill up, especially with multiple development teams (and yes, we have retention policies configured -- our packages are unfortunately quite large).

    A new option that will just always re-download and keep a…

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  7. There are currently 2 package download options when deploying a release: using the package from the cache and always re-downloading. Both of these are useful, but each has one big downside that I think this feature would correct.

    When using the package cache, Octopus will never pick up changes that were made to the same version of the package. If forcing a re-download, the package cache can quickly fill up, especially with multiple development teams (and yes, we have retention policies configured -- our packages are unfortunately quite large).

    A new option that will just always re-download and keep a…

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  8. It would be great to add multiple headers in octopus subscription payload requests. Atm, it looks to be limited to just one.

    Thanks to this, it would be possible to better control the logic through the application that rewrites/parse the payload and send to a specific webhook

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  9. Currently the "New Release" notification pop-up only contains the new release version number and a download link.

    It would be infinitely more helpful if there were also a link to the changelog page.
    The link cloud be generated from the current version of the octopus server along with the latest release version to show the user the changes that will be included in this new release of Octopus.

    Thanks!

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  10. For a product that is all about deployments, not having first class support for Blue Green deployments is.... odd.

    Not a lot is needed. In fact you can't put in too much or it will be too opinionated.

    Basically, all that is needed is something similar to your "tenant" system with a blue and a green line. But also show on the line which one is currently in use.

    The "in use" flag will need a bit of effort as it can be a percentage or a list of users or both. But that is not too difficult to show.

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  11. To manage LOGIN objects you need administrator access on the server level, database USER objects only needs access to the database level.

    The setup wizard fails when started with an existing database if the provided credentials are not for a LOGIN object, after some initial cleanup tasks have succeeded.

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  12. Allow replacements to be made over different files which share the same structure, but at a higher level requires a fuzzy match.

    This would allow us to have a singular variable for repeated applications and the change would be applied to all json files that share the same structure.

    Please see the support question below for more specific details.

    https://help.octopus.com/t/fuzzy-variable-matching/26563

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  13. https://help.octopus.com/t/kubernetes-certificate-variable-binding/26581

    In the kubernetes deploy step for the certificate field I have a need to use my own single text box bindable template variable rather than the current selection of certificate type only variables. The reason being that this cannot be scoped across both tenants and environments.

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  14. At the moment there is no way to set the server url without going into configuration -> nodes in the GUI. For Ingress this is required to be first set up before requests are directed to the URL. It would be good to have the variable or some way to do this before container start without accessing the GUI. See: https://help.octopus.com/t/server-url-env-variable-for-docker/26543/2

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  15. If you use an Octopus, build/pipeline task within Azure DevOps Server/Services (or another CI/CD tool) to trigger a deployment, it would be useful to have a URI within the feedback output by the deployment within the Azure DevOps (or other CI/CD tool) build/pipeline.

    This would allow the Octopus deployment to be accessed via a single click of that URI (as opposed to having to navigate back into Octopus and find the project, the release and then the deployment).

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  16. If you redeploy to Tenant and that tenant is deemed to have the latest version, then the tenant is skipped.

    Though the main reason (well for us and many other companies I've worked at using Octopus) is that we simply want to re-apply an updated variable set.

    In this scenario:
    * I don't want to redeploy the package.
    * I only want to re-run the web.config/appsetting.json transforms.

    Install of just the skip option
    (x) Skip deploy...
    ( ) Apply configuration changes only

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  17. We have a continually growing set of projects and some times I want to look through to see if any have failed so I can head off any issues before they become blocking for a team
    I would loke to be able to set a quick filter on that dashboard to only see projects with a failed deployment. It could be a simple as a checkbox or toggle button

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  18. Runbooks can use triggers to start on schedule. If the OctopusDeploy service stops for any reason, a runbook that has missed its schedule will run as soon as OctopusDeploy become available. This is suboptimal where the missed trigger was powering off some VMs overnight and runs during your core hours, for example. This behavior should be configurable, much like the "Run task as soon as possible after a scheduled start is missed" setting in Windows scheduled tasks.

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  20. When viewing a task log you offer 3 settings:
    1. Expand
    2. Log Level
    3. Log tail

    They default to Interesting, Info, Last 20

    In my position, those settings are almost always unhelpful - I have to change the selections with every task log I view, and in my position I view a ton of them a day.

    I'd like the option to set my own personal Task Log View default values so that when I click on a task log my preset selections are automatically loaded and the task log is in my preferred state on page load.

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