Work has begin on providing a tool to evaluate variables before deployment
At the moment we don’t have further plans to apply config transforms before a release but this should help solve the bigger question of “what will my all my variable values actually be at run time”
An error occurred while saving the commentDavid Keaveny commented
This suggestion definitely gets my vote. Especially when deploying to a new machine for the first time, there's too much an element of crossing fingers and hoping that you didn't forget one variable setting out of several hundred.
Just being able to say something like "Do a dry run of project X deployed to environment Y", and having Octopus then describe each step, and particular what the variables will be, would save so many fails-so-update-variables-and-try-again scenarios.