Monday, July 28, 2014

TeamCity 9.0 EAP is Open

We have published a EAP build corresponding to the current state of the TeamCity trunk development. This will become TeamCity 9.0 in a couple of months according to our current plans.

The code name for TeamCity 9.0 is Hajipur (which is an Indian city starting with H according to our convention).

A note on stability: we run the build on our internal JetBrains installation of TeamCity, but I would not recommend upgrading your production servers to the EAP build. Consider using a test server.

For the overview of the new functionality in this build check the release notes. We would be glad if you find time to try the build on your test servers and let us know what you think on the features and their implementation approach.
You can also get a full list of addressed issues in our issue tracker.

There are also a couple of topics we are working on, but which are not yet reached a state allowing to try them. These include ability to move projects between servers (including build history), performing daily cleanup completely in background, and some more. Also, there are several plugins in the works which are likely to be bundled soon. These include integration with VMware vSphere like that for Amazon EC2 and integration with Sonar.

The features announced in this EAP as well as the above-mentioned ones will form the core of the TeamCity 9.0 release and we will likely spend the rest of the time polishing them, with only some minor features additions.

What do you think on the proposed 9.0 feature set?

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

TeamCity 8.1.4: BugFix Update

Here is a new bugfix release with latest fixes for your servers.

As before, you can freely upgrade/downgrade within all the 8.1.x releases, so do not hesitate much if you are already running 8.1.x build.

Just get the build and check usual upgrade instructions if you need a refresh.

We are also preparing to publish first 9.0 EAP build soon, so if you like the cutting edge, plan for some time :)

Thursday, June 5, 2014

TeamCity 8.1.3: Various Fixes

There is a fresh update for your servers. Around 100 issues fixed since the previous release throughout the different functionality. There are several performance-related fixes for large TeamCity installations and minor improvements in lots of other areas.

You can freely upgrade/downgrade within all the 8.1.x releases, so do not hesitate much if you are already running 8.1.x build.

Just get the build and check usual upgrade instructions if you need a refresh.

In the meantime we are already working on TeamCity 9.0 functionality which will likely to get several long-awaited features implemented. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

TeamCity 8.1.2: More Stable and a Bit Faster

Here is a new stable build for your servers. It includes lots of fixes and some performance improvements as well as update of the bundled JetBrains tools. Some of the issues fixed can influence the entire server, so update is recommended.

As already usual with bugfix updates, you can upgrade/downgrade within any the 8.1.x TeamCity versions without data format conversions.

Check the upgrade notes and download the build.

We start to switch our main efforts to the development of TeamCity 9.0 with only critical fixes being integrated for 8.1.x versions. The final focus of 9.0 is still in the works, but likely we will work on improving experience of managing large servers and will add some often requested features. If you have any "favorite" direction you would love TeamCity to go into, you are welcome to post your thoughts in the comments.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

TeamCity 8.1.1: BugFix Update

This build #29939 is a bugfix update for the recently released TeamCity 8.1. It comes with almost 80 different fixes for both issues introduced in 8.1 and long-standing ones.

Check the upgrade notes and get the build.

This update uses the same data format as 8.1, so you can downgrade to 8.1 if you feel the need.
Also, the upgrade is free for those who runs 8.1 (maintenance period of the licenses covers 12 February 2014 - 8.1 release date)

We will continue to release bugfix updates as issues uncover but our main effort is getting switched to TeamCity which we plan to release to the end of the year.

Next week the team will spend some time in discussions about new features and directions we will pursue. Since these will partially be held offline, we might delay with the answers in support email. Hope you understand.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

TeamCity 8.1 is Out: Easier Setup, Automatic Merge and Much More

So here it comes: the final TeamCity 8.1 with loads of new features, many fixes and performance improvements is ready for your production TeamCity servers.

Here you will find much simplified setup which includes creating projects from a single VCS URL, auto-discovery of the build steps and other suggested settings. Sure you will have great ideas on adding more "magic" to the configuration process - make sure to let us know your suggestions.

Automatic Merge for Git and Mercurial (a peer to pre-tested commit for non-DVCS) will prove useful for your DVCS needs.

Read through the complete list of the features added and get ready for the upgrade!

This version does change the data format, so make sure you create a backup before upgrading.

Let it build!

Monday, February 10, 2014

TeamCity 8.1 EAP Build #29848: Almost 8.1

Here is the new EAP build for you to try. We are aiming to release 8.1 within days, so this is actually a release candidate build. Try it and let us know (via email) if you find any issues with it.

Please note that the build has no EAP license key bundled, but if you have installed previous EAP build, it will still be active.