New Octopus build, website and screenshots

New builds of Octopus are available immediately from my CI server, and can be downloaded from the Octopus downloads page. Every couple of weeks, though, I'll publish a short list of what's going on.

The last couple of weeks saw a lot of new features added.

  • A dashboard, to give you a high level overview of which projects are deployed to what environment.
  • Edit release notes for releases that have already been created.
  • Scope variables on a per-package basis, in addition to per-environment and per-machine
  • A more streamlined release user experience

A number of bug fixes and tiny enhancements are also included, from a quick list of projects that appear when you hover over the Projects tab, to correctly uninstalling old NuGet packages.

Below is a screenshot of the new dashboard - you can see larger versions of this screenshot and more on the Features page of the new Octopus website.

The Octopus dashboard

A picture of me

Welcome, my name is Paul Stovell. I live in Brisbane and work on Octopus Deploy, an automated deployment tool.

Prior to founding Octopus Deploy, I worked for an investment bank in London building WPF applications, and before that I worked for Readify, an Australian .NET consulting firm. I also worked on a number of open source projects and was an active user group presenter. I was a Microsoft MVP for WPF from 2006 to 2013.

Nathan Palmer
Nathan Palmer
30 Aug 2011

It's looking great. The web management seems to be the killer feature here. I'll have to take a look at what the back-end can do to see if we could automate our currently complicated deployment process with something like this.