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  1. Enable rpd connection creation, Amazon style

    Enable double click or something like that on a Tentacle machine in the environment overview. When you click/doubleclick/other then adownload is started with a preconfigured rdp file.
    Just like you do on amazon.
    This way its easy to open a connection to a specific tentacle and octopus only has to create a downloadable rpd file, with server name and possible pre filled domain/user,
    VERY nice feature for handling your servers and apps :)

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  2. Add extensibility to UI and data layers

    Add support for custom pages or widgets that can be added to the Octopus Server installation along with custom fields that can be assigned to Project and Release. An example would be a NUnit widget that could use API to fetch NUnit test results artifact and format it nicely on release page. Other example could be storing 'build quality' property along each release. The value would be updated e.g. by the build server after executing unit tests or integration tests or a QA person after doing some exploratory testing

    7 votes
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  3. Allow users to view detailed output log without deployment or enviroment permissions

    The current readonly roles do not let a user to see the detailed output of deployments.

    In larger enterprises, the dev teams can't deploy to production. However, they need to be able to see the output.

    3 votes
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  4. View/edit permissions from users and groups view

    Right now, we have to add/edit/view permissions at the permissions view. The test feature is pretty cool, but sometimes I need to quickly check a user's permissions. Right now I have to search all the groups to see what groups they belong to, then switch to permissions view to check the group permissions.

    It would be much nicer to see the list of permissions when I view the user or the group.

    Additionally, permissions have to be added one at a time and then re-ordered.. it's very tedious when setting up a new project!!!

    3 votes
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  5. Make Tentacles auto configure the disable flag on shutdown.

    When the tentacle service shuts down, the polling tentacle would change the machine.isdisabled = true. When the service starts it would set the isdisabled=false. this allows cloud based infrastructure to dynamically turn off machines without having the deployments fail because the machine is turned off.

    10 votes
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  6. Deploy Nuget package to Nuget Feed

    I want to be able to deploy Nuget packages to a Nuget Feed directly from the Octopus Server - I dont want to have to publish to a server that has a tentacle on it then run a script to deploy the package.

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  7. Add an update command to Octo.exe so that it updates itself with the latest version of Octo.exe

    It would be nice to be able to run Octo.exe update-self or something like that to get the latest Octo.exe isntead of going to the website and downloading the latest version.

    6 votes
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  8. Search/Replace Virtual Network node in Azure cloud configuration file

    In the Cloud configuration file for Azure deployments you can specify VirtualNetworkSite to determine which network the role will be deployed to. It would be great to be able to specify this in Octopus.

    An alternative is to specify which service configuration (default Cloud) to use for the deployment/step.

    7 votes
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  9. Latest release should be highlighted.

    The latest assembled release should feature more prominently on the releases page, at present it is at the top of the recent release list, but it does not jump out at you, The latest release should appear to the left of the currently released versions. when you click it you should be taken to the deploy page.

    4 votes
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  11. appsettings

    Add XmlPoke functionality for setting various config values.

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  12. Set Variables from octo.exe create-release

    It would be useful to be able to set the value of octopus variables as part of the octo.exe create-release command.

    In our case, we would like to use some values from the build server in our web configuration (branch name). We are currently able to work around this by including the branch name in the package name (we could alternatively write it to a text file in the package), parsing it out using a regex and setting an octopus variable using a powershell script but it it cumbersome and fragile. Additionally, variables set from powershell scripts cannot be used…

    20 votes
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  13. Make TeamCity plugin a seperate step

    The implementation of the 1.6 TeamCity plugin just has it as an extra setting under VisualStudio build step. It would be great if we could have this as a seperate build step.

    We would like to be able to build our project, run tests and if all tests fail then package and publish to TeamCity's feed to Octopus to detect.

    This isn't to big of an issue because TeamCity won't automatically deploy as it stands now. However if a user logs into Octopus and manually creates a release, they can select the potentially broken artifacts.

    4 votes
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  14. Delete files when Octopus Deploy is uninstalled from a machine.

    Normally, Windows Uninstall removes all program files, except those that have changed since the install (like config files and data files).
    Currently the installer does not do this.

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  15. Make Octo.exe trace logs to the console

    It would be great if Octo.exe could trace log output to the console window - instead of waiting for deployment. We integrate into a Continuous Delivery server (not Team City), and it would be good to be able to view errors in one place.

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  16. Add setting to project to indicate that the packages should all be the same version

    Our project deploys multiple packages and always uses the same version across all the packages per release. It would be nice to have a setting at the project-level to indicate this. This setting could allow the user to select the version once when creating a release and help prevent the user from accidentally entering a different version for one of the packages.

    3 votes
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  17. List variable names from .config and .ps1

    If octopus could scan packages for variables from Web.config, app.config and xxxDeploy.ps1, looking for appsettings and connectionstrings and $OctopusParameters[]. Then when adding variables it could suggest variable names. But also when creating a release it could warn about new settings/variables that have been added since last release and for which there was no variable?

    Maybe it would actually be octopack that scanned for variable names and provided it as metadata in the nuget spec?

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  18. Allow deployment to SQL via SQL Project inside Visual Studio

    I use a SQL Project in Visual Studio using SQL Data Tools, it would be nice to be able to deploy to SQL using the DACPAC file it creates, as it can update the database using that file

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  19. Add CCTray Support to monitor deploys from the CCTray tool

    CCtray the Cruise Control.Net Notfication Tray tool is a tool that polls a well known xml format and displays notifications on success or failure of builds. Team City now supports this format out of the box, and deployments in octopus actually follow a similar state pattern, where you could notify of a deployment by environment that is currently running, and report on the result of the deployment as success or failed.

    10 votes
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  20. Show date the deploy was successfully completed, not started

    Currently the Dashboard shows when a deploy was initiated but it turns out what most of us want to know is when the deploy completed.

    Suggestions:
    * Add a Octo variable so we can choose whether to show initiated or completed date on dashboard
    * Add a Step type that sets the date shown

    Scenario:
    * Multi-step deploy including a manual approval step
    * A developer queues a deployment late Tuesday evening.
    * The deployer has gone home and returns the next morning to approve the deploy.
    => The Dashboard will show Tuesday evening and confusion ensues when the manager…

    5 votes
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