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  1. Allow kubernetes & helm steps to override the target provided namespace

    Although the kubernetes target type defines its namespace, there may be some situations where a different namespace should be used for a given step

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  2. Show variable snapshot differences in release screen

    Sometimes when deploying, the user receives this message:

    "For consistency, this deployment will use a snapshot of the variables and deployment process that was taken when the release was created, which does not include the latest changes that have been made to the project. A changed process can only be incorporated by creating a new release (this one may be renamed if desired). Variables can be updated via the release page, clicking Show to show the variables from the snapshot, and clicking the Update variables button."

    It would be great to be able to tell the user exactly what changed,…

    217 votes
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  3. Allow project dependencies - so deploying one project would automatically deploy all dependent projects

    We have many dependencies between our projects. So for example we have cross database dependencies which mean that a particular version of the database must be installed prior to another version. Similarly we have base services that are required by all others that must be installed first. There is currently no way of telling Octopus that one project depends upon another.

    We could create one great big Octopus deployment with all the steps in it to deploy the TFS projects/libraries in the correct order. But this would be very complicated because of the large number of dependencies.

    It would be…

    317 votes
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  4. Improve variables UI

    The variables view is very basic and it generally needs improving since it quickly gets hard to use when you begin adding lots of variables.

    1. You have to add the same variable name for multiple environments and the ordering of environments is not the same. This is error prone and makes the list hard to parse.
    2. There is no description for variables so you need to add very long names sometimes. This has already been covered, but I added it for completeness. See https://octopusdeploy.uservoice.com/forums/170787-general/suggestions/6079578-enhance-the-variable-maintenance-screen-with-varia
    3. There can be different types of variables which are changed for different reasons.…

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    47 comments  ·  Setup/administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks everyone for your suggestions. We are happy to announce that a new version of the Variable Editor has shipped in Octopus 4.0! See https://octopus.com/blog/octopus-release-4-0 for more details.

    In this first release, we have focused on providing a great variable editing experience, which we hope you will love! Although we haven’t yet been able to implement all of your great suggestions, we have been able to build an extensible variable editor that we will continue to improve in future.

  5. Automatic release creation to allow packages with variables in IDs

    Currently the automatic release creation feature does not resolve variables when looking if a package is used in a project set for automatic release creation. You can only use package IDs with static names.

    It would be great if you could use variables in the package ID and have them resolved when the package is pushed.

    Source: http://help.octopusdeploy.com/discussions/problems/28069

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  6. Add support for Python scripting.

    It would be great to see Python listed as a script step. Python is heavily utilized in the infrastructure space, AWS, F5, Citrix, VMware and will help to drive full automation further up the stack.

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  7. Add ability to indicate whether Windows Service should be started on deployment

    In some environments we do not want a Windows Service started after it is deployed. In the current Octopus.Features.WindowsService_BeforePostDeploy.ps1 file the service is always started. It would be great to have a flag that could prevent the service from being started.

    159 votes
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  8. Allow me to choose which environments a project uses / per project environments

    We have multiple projects being deployed to different servers in heterogeneous environments. Some are just test-production, others are dev-test-staging-production. The projects often have completely separate environments.

    It would be beneficial to be able to either choose which environments a project can deploy to, or to be able to set up per-project environments to be able to keep the same names for config transforms. (ex. "Web.Test.cfg" instead of "Web.Test-Product1.cfg")

    Currently the Dashboard is also very "cluttered" with empty boxes due to those environments not being in use for certain projects.

    8 votes
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  9. allow the Email Step to flag the email as High Priority

    A flag on the Email template step to send the email as High Priority. We use the Email template step (when any step fails) to notify that the deployment failed and it would be more convenient if we could set the flag for high priority. I could create my own powershell step, but I thought the out of the box email template step could use this feature.

    82 votes
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  10. promote a whole environment

    We have "major deployments". At this time we have to deploy all our applications (~ 70) at once. So it would be nice to have a possibility to deploy all projects from environment-1 to environment-2

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  11. 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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  12. Have an option to disable the Guest/Account question on the splash screen as I always want to login with an account.

    Logging in always takes a few clicks with the Guest/Account question. As a dev I never want to see the guest option. Can there be a way of preventing it showing - perhaps via a cookie such as "Remember this choice"?

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    2 comments  ·  Setup/administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi Paul! You can do this already by disabling the Guest Authentication Provider: octopus.com/docs/administration/authenticat..

    You can do this via the UI in more recent versions of Octopus, or you can always do it through the command-line interface. Details are on the page.

  13. Show Release Notes as a column directly on the Releases page for a product

    When you list the releases for a product you can see the Version and when it was assembled, but not the release notes. We have this connected to the git commit log so we easilly can see what is being deployed. Right now we have to click each item to see this information

    25 votes
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  14. Configure dashboard to allow selection by project group

    Provide an additional option in Configure dashboard to allow selecting project groups instead of just individual projects. This way if an additional project gets added to the group it automatically appears on your dashboard rather than having to look for and add new projects to the filtered list.

    20 votes
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  15. Set-OctopusVariable to support -IsSensitive flag

    The Set-OctopusVariable (and its counterparts for other scripting languages) should support an -IsSensitive flag such that if a variable is marked as sensitive it will not leak into a log.

    40 votes
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  16. 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.

    57 votes
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  17. BUG: Allow library variable names to be viewed on one screen

    Ideally variables can be read without expanding the browser to both windows - probably a bug

    Screens:
    https://ufile.io/nf3ps

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  18. Support for Kubernetes

    The new Docker features debuting in recent versions of Octopus are really promising, and I'm excited by the Docker Compose RFC published late last year.

    Kubernetes is becoming increasingly popular as the production deployment environment of choice for containerised applications. It offers functionality very similar to Azure Service Fabric, in terms of auto-scaling and self-healing of services and applications, but is based around container images rather than zip files.

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  19. Support for external Maven Repositories (Java packages)

    Allow Octopus to download from Maven repositories servers instead of the Build-in Octopus repository.

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  20. Skip deployment steps

    I just updated to the new 4.0.3 version of Octopus. I do NOT like the process to skip deployment steps. It is hard to follow and see what is going on and takes way longer than the older versions. Please change this to something more like the older version where I can see all the steps and easily click on the ones I want to skip.

    One of the people on my team couldn't even figure out how to skip the steps it was such a pain to find.

    6 votes
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