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, so they can make a judgement on whether or not to update variables or create a new release.
Integrated in https://github.com/OctopusDeploy/Issues/issues/4700
Hi all. We added functionality that covers this as part of [this issue](https://github.com/OctopusDeploy/Issues/issues/4700) so you can now more easily get to the audit screen from these links to see what has changed about a given release. That was made available in the 2018.6.15 release.
this one would be awesome. why is it not implemented yet? this post is from november 2016!!!
Hugh Murat commented
I agree - this would be very helpful.
Anon Anony commented
What is the status on this?
+100. Variable changes are a huge risk during deployment. There is currently no visibility of whether there are changes or not. Short of writing up something to respond to particular events, it would be much nicer if we had checksums or snapshot differences for variable changes between deploys.
Justin Connell commented
It would be a great value add to be able to see what the changes are before electing to accept them, this will support 'informed' decision making during a release