833 votesBruno commented
I sorry that you have paused the most voted feature. It seems a feature so important in order to promote reusability of composite steps between projects, that when without it, it becomes very hard to manage when we need to introduce a change in the composition. Today we are using VSTS Release Mgmt and this feature is the only one missing from Octopus that is preventing is to start a real migration to Octopus. (VSTS provides the Task Group feature).Bruno commented
What is the ETA of this feature?
I am planning to do a big migration from VSTS Release Mgmt to Octopus Deploy because VSTS doesn't allow to reuse a "lifecycle" between different definitions. However VSTS supports to reuse a composite step template (Task Group), which is also important for us.
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”