Clone a Release
When viewing a Release, I would like to be able to clone the Release into a new Release. The variables, package versions, etc. of the new Release would be set to the same values as the original Release.
This would help support hotfix scenarios, where we have the previous Release saved, and want to deploy just a single updated package. Right now I basically create a new Release and manually set all of the package versions to the existing values. The manual method doesn't allow me to copy the older set of variables though.
Stephen Bethke commented
This would also be really useful when we find we need to tweak the process, and the only way to get the change is to create a new release. Often we already have a pending release which means we have to copy the parameters and release notes manually.
We are want to deploy a hotfix we edit the latest release. This is not optimal as we lose track of the release history.
Cloning a release would give us the oportunity to keep the release history at least.
Creating a new release for a couple of our suites is PAINFUL without the ability to clone a release. There was just no getting around these suites having lots of components - not all of which are updated to the latest available release.
If I could clone a prior release and then change just the versions of the components that are new, it would be a great help!
With the introduction of the Hotfix Channels, this would be especially helpful now.
As with Brannon, I need to manually specify each package number based upon the older release. That is a bit time consuming, but more importantly, it can be error prone.