Wednesday, April 24, 2013

TeamCity 8.0 EAP Build #27147: More Nested Projects, Meta Runner and More

We target TeamCity 8.0 release for June, so we are approaching features finalization and polishing stage. This EAP build can give you a good overview of the major features coming in version 8.

These include:
- nested projects for presentation and settings propagation;
- human-friendly "external" ids for all the settings entities: projects, build configurations and VCS roots;
- meta-runner for reusing sets of build steps with custom UI (see example);
- health report for identifying configuration and other issues;
- DVCS-related improvements like support for reporting changes from Mercurial subrepos and filters for branches in triggers

This is not to mention significant improvements in cleanup procedure and tons of other fixes.

You can get details on the latest changes in the build's release notes and get the build to try on a test server.

If you are interested in any of the mentioned features, it's high time to try EAP and give us your feedback, so that we still have some time incorporating it into the final 8.0 version. BTW, if your thread in the forum does not get due attention from us, feel free to post a link to the comments of this post so that we get additional notificaiton.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

TeamCity 7.1.5 Bugfix Update

An update for the stable TeamCity version is published to make your servers benefit from the latest fixes. It has a nice build number: 24400! Want to see that in the footer of your server?

There are around 80 fixes in this release spread across the product. If you use feature branches and reference branch name in the script, this build brings you an improvement related to the default branch naming, see details. Other noticeable improvements touch TFS integration and AssemblyInfo files patching functionality.

This release uses the same data format as other 7.1.x releases so you still can downgrade to those if something goes wrong.

Download, upgrade, go!