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  1. Make it possible to manually resize the insert variable panel.

    https://github.com/OctopusDeploy/Issues/issues/849

    Because a lot a Octopus variable names has long characters, I can't see the entire name of almost of variables in the 'insert variable' panel. Is it possible to allow to grow the panel manually? Or provide a fullscreen mode will be a good idea.

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  2. 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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  3. https://github.com/OctopusDeploy/Issues/issues/771

    It would be nice to be able to specify if tentacle upgrades should be downloaded from the octopus server, or from the official octopus site.

    Upgrading a bunch of tentacles at remote locations at once can hammer a single ADSL connection, though I'd assume the Octopus servers would be better set up to serve the upgrades, especially if they're on a CDN or similar.

    3 votes

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  4. Make it possible to generate documentation (HTML or Word perhaps?) based on the current configuration. This might be:

    • All deployment steps
    • All environments and machines

    The documentation should be readable, i.e., here's what's going to happen rather than a JSON dump. Imagine a document you could give to a sysadmin to follow to perform the deployment manually.

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  5. If I have a variable set like:

    | ClientEndpoint | http://#{ClientAppName} |

    ...and I include it in a project that doesn't define ClientAppName I'll get a prompt like:

    "Hey, you've included a variable set that depends on a number of variables, which aren't currently defined. For example: ClientAppName, ..... Would you like to add these to your project variables?"

    Providing a checklist to exclude any that might be coming from elsewhere seems like a necessary UX requirement.

    3 votes

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  6. The Variables section a Release page appears to show all variable that apply to the release, would it be possible for any variables which are obviously being overwritten to be omitted from this list?

    As an example, if I have a variable in a Library which is being overwritten by this particular project, at the moment both will appear in this list.

    2 votes

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  7. https://github.com/OctopusDeploy/Issues/issues/445

    Current project names must be globally unique. Change the rule to make it possible to have projects with the same name in different project groups, but not in the same group.

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  8. How about introducing the option of queueing deployments? Queues will solve the VPN issue in a multi project/environment.

    To prevent any misunderstandings, our environment is like this:

    Project 1, 3 and 4 is deployed to servers hosted by our company.
    Project 2 is deployed through VPN to a server hosted by another company.

    The case we need to solve is to prevent failure when:
    1) project 2 set up a VPN, and starts deploying.
    2) project 1 initiates a deploy while project 2 is still running. This will fail project 1s deploy since the local environment is unavailable (until the…

    3 votes

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  9. We utilize Amazon AWS instances heavily and take a lot of Snapshots. Recently I've discovered that if I add a create a new AWS instance based on a Snapshot of a machine that has a Tentacle already installed, when I add that Machine (via Hostname) to the Octopus Server, the Octopus Server will not warn me that there already exists a Machine with the Same Thumbprint.

    This has caused a problem since Octopus seems to utilize the Thumbprint as an Identifier when deploying and I've accidentally deployed Code to the Wrong machine since the machine I was trying to Deploy…

    2 votes

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  10. It would be nice if you were able to configure defaults for deploy options. Currently they are all false by default. I never really had a need to check any on a regular basis until Guided Deployments are introduced but now I find myself checking this option with every deployment, which isn't optimal. I'm not sure if it would be best to be able to configure these on a per project level or perhaps project group level but it would be nice to configure their defaults somehow.

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  11. Would be cool to be able to upload documents (e.g. test reports, approvals etc) to a manual build step and have these stored against a release for traceability and audit purposes.

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  12. Implement a full nuget server (support for VS integration) with caching and plugin-arhcitecture to support data retention.

    This could perhaps be a seperate product. The key is that it should supports internal hosting, is fast, manageable and queryable via an API.

    Yes we can look at the Nuget Server source code and build it ourselves, however managing open-source package deltas is not part of our core duties

    6 votes

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  13. I make extensive use of appSettings values in my app, but I do not want to include every single value that can possibly be set in my source repository. I would like Octopus Deploy to allow me to set appSettings and connectionString values that will get inserted into the config if they don't exist already.

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  14. The guided failure mode is a very nice feature and we use it a lot. One improvement that our Ops guys would like is better visibility on when a failure occurs.

    For example, we have 30 steps and as the deploy is progressing the top of the page is not visible.So, when a failure occurs that needs to be addressed you don't really know about it until you scroll to the top, because when the top of the page is off the screen there is nothing that indicates a problem.

    The only way you know there's an issue is by...…

    3 votes

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  15. It would be nice, if it is possible to export all release dates to an iCal export.
    This would allow to bind those release to Outlook or any other systen supporting iCal.

    Currently we would like to have the export per environment but could imagine, it's also very common to have a per project view. The item must not include that many details:
    - Time of release
    - Release name
    - Project
    - Environement
    - Link to octopus release page
    - Maybe owner?

    1 vote

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  16. When collapsing a log entry/header for a task it would be great if the total duration was displayed. That way it would be easy to spot slow tasks in a full deployment.

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  17. We have created a deploy script that we use as standard on all of our projects. However we do have to include it in all of our projects. The only difference is the variables we pass to each project.

    It would be great if deploy.ps1 could live on the tentacle and execute that if the project doesn't have one. Or possibly chain them, tentacle executes its deploy.ps1 (if one exists - maybe a project option to skip it), then execute the project level deploy.ps1 (if one exists).

    This would save us time having to include it (ok its not a…

    3 votes

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  18. I have different applications that deploy to different sets of servers. I could create unique environments to handle the separation but it could get ugly pretty quick. If a project group was tied to a set of environments it would make it easier to know what environments apply to that project and prevent me from selecting the wrong environment to deploy to.

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  19. https://github.com/OctopusDeploy/Issues/issues/804

    The page should remember:

    • Whether you like to look at the summary or output
    • Which expansion option you are using

    And default to it

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  20. Add a concept of release quality. One should be able to define (per-project) a number of quality dimensions (e.g. regarding unit tests, performance tests etc.). Values in each dimension should have absolute order. Than, for each environment one should be able to define a minimum quality level for each dimension that a release need to have in order to be deployable e.g. for UAT environment both unit and integration tests need to pass and for PROD also the performance tests need to be OK. The build quality would be editable via UI (e.g. by a QA person) and via the…

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