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  1. While we make great of environments and machine roles for our production servers and devices, we still find it difficult to manage certain test scenarios without having to maintain a very large collection of test environments in order to mimic each distinct production environment. It would be nice to have an option, at the deploy time, to override or set certain variables, allowing a single test environment that can be dynamically configured to use various settings.

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  2. Some of our services have large config files and we will allow some settings to be defaulted (not configured through the Octopus UI) and others must be configured. I would like a Project Level setting to be included that if enabled would decorate the deployed config file with some indication that Octopus overrode the setting. This would help tremendously to be sure which settings were defaulted and which were set by Octopus.

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  3. Step template should not run if minimum power shell version is not met.

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  4. Currently, OtcoPack considers a project a web application if a web.config file is found in its root. My stand-alone ServiceStack service project needs to have such a file when working with Razor support to enable intellisense support in VS. The web.config is never deployed however but OctoPack now deploys the project in web-style. That is, copying all binaries to the 'bin' sub directory while they should really go into the root. See https://github.com/OctopusDeploy/OctoPack/blob/fa2bbe0ce4b489316e090bf35f4d7d74d1d3a92a/source/OctoPack.Tasks/CreateOctoPackPackage.cs#L463

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  5. Octopus Deploy has the feature to allow getting sign off/approval after a deployment completes, which is awesome! It would be even more awesome if there was an integration between Octo and TFS, where Octo would be able to retrieve the backlog items from the changesets in the release, and show their acceptance criteria. Furthermore, linked test cases to each backlog item should also be displayed.

    So something like a TFS acceptance test step, with child steps specifying each backlog item with their acceptance criteria. Then for each backlog item child step, assign child steps for the test cases linked to…

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  6. We've had a couple issues where something in the Queue froze and stopped all future deployments. When it's a project that seizes up, we can cancel it, however when it is an internal task (e.g. Tentacle Health Check), the only way to fix the issue is go into Raven Studio. I know I can see the completed tasks, but I would like to be able to view the queue, and perhaps cancel jobs from there as well.

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  7. I just set up a project where I created a variable called logfiles to use as a variable in a step template. I did that, and around the same time was looking at the documentation for how to do key/value pairs for web.config and I realized that I don't see a way to scope a variable to just configuration files or just the UI (or more intentionally NOT config files). My concern is that I will set a variable that ends up being a key in one of the config files and so I unintentionally update a value in the…

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  8. I use powershell to determine information from TFS/VSO to store in the nuspec before octopack does its work. One of the values I set is the author of the package is the person that committed the build. Unfortunately this is not displayed in the library of the website.

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  9. I.e. you can specify how a deploy is done, but someone else has to push the button.

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  10. Via @DerAlbertCon at https://github.com/OctopusDeploy/Issues/issues/1063

    It would be nice if it may possible to set the --packageversion for octo.exe over the GUI.

    Currently i do this with additional parameters, but i would be nice if i can easy choose like

    latest
    same as releaseversion
    userdefined
    

    I stumbled over a problem that it was not directly visible that the latest version from nuget will be taken, it took me a while the get this and how to change that.

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  11. I want to use Octopus to deploy an application without having to store a nuget package or create a release for it. The reason for this is that some of my automated tests are end to end tests that I run against a deployment in my WiP environment. If these tests fail, I don't ever want to be able to deploy that version of the application. The best was I see to do this is to be able to directly deploy a package through Octodeploy. Once these pass I could potentially create a release from what I just pushed or…

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  12. When I have many Queued tasks and then go to the Tasks page, I have to scroll down to see the Active task. I suggest the Tasks page be grouped by Active task, then Queued tasks, then Recent tasks.

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  13. When creating a release the user is given three options to configure a package version for each step, Latest, Last, Specifc. The default is Lastest.

    Allow the user to specify the package version default behaviour in each step.

    The user could then ensure a package stays at a particular version without having to set the version each time they create a release.

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  14. We need the ability to view all the variables in a release snapshot including those coming from step templates

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  15. Ability to specify version of PowerShell during script execution.

    Currently tentacles use the default path, which is great most of the time! You could currently call PowerShell with a command line parameter but any scripts have to completely re-written to work this way, which defeats the simplicity of Ocotopus!

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh847899.aspx

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  16. If I want to edit a project group, I must first navigate to the "all projects" overview page. Would be nice to just have an edit icon in the "Projects" dropdown for easier access.

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  17. Create an Octopus variable that contains the last installed directory paths for the steps in the project. This becomes useful if you have one step that deploys and another that works on the previously deployed step, but for some reason you deployed one set of steps first and later the remaining steps.

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  18. Today if I select to have the instance count use the count from the Azure management portal and an instance isn't pushed yet (if I had deleted it for example) then it will fail and I have to go in an set it to the value from the config file and then switch back to use Azure mgmt. I'd prefer that it would fallback to the config file if it's not deployed in Azure yet.

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  19. For PowerShell scripts it would be good to know the deployment start time.

    This way later scripts can report how long a deployment took up to that point.

    (A current workaround is to have a script run at the start that sets a variable for later use by other steps)

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  20. Hello

    I find it important to check the actual contents of the folder i am deploying to, in order to be sure that everything worked as expected.
    Wouldn't it be great to have an embed file manager to see the folders and the files of the server you are deploying to?
    Every server, every environment, every project, with user management, and permissions...

    this would come in handy, even without deploying something really, just checking files, altering something in servers, without having to remote desktop, or use ftp etc. All centralized.

    thanks

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