Continua CI 1.9.1 Version History


July 2nd, 2019



  • Update: Iterable actions, e.g. (For Each, For Each File and While), now include an option to write the value of the current item to the build log. This option is enabled for new actions by default.
  • Update: Notifications and build event handler expressions now have access to the last fifty build log messages, and all error and warning messages. The expressions $Build.TailLogMessages$ and $Build.ErrorAndWarningLogMessages$ can be used in build event handlers, and the variables TailLogMessages and ErrorAndWarningLogMessages can be used in Build Discarded, Build Error, Build Failed, Build Fixed, Build Stopped, Build Success, Build Promoted To Next Stage, Build Awaiting Stage Promotion and Build Stage Promotion Cancelled notification templates.
  • Update: The installer now automatically grants the service user full control of the service configuration file. This is required for storing unique encryption keys on first run.
  • Fix: It was possible for an LDAP user to log in without being a member of any linked group. Note however that the user would not have had access to view or modify any projects, configurations or settings.
  • Fix: A newly started agent can no longer start a build before property collection is complete.
  • Fix: The NuGet actions were not showing the correct settings according to the version that was selected.
  • Fix: Failure to set a variable in iterable actions is now caught correctly by Try andCatch actions.
  • Fix: Running stage blocks were sometimes displayed vertically on the configuration activity view.
  • Update: Minor UI fixes.


Note : You will need to update your agents after upgrading the server to this build.



June 20th, 2019



  • Fix: Json encoding error when editing notification templates.
  • Fix: Default MSBuild property collector for MSBuild 6.0 was set to version 5.0.
  • Fix: Stage previous duration was not always calculated causing incorrect display of stage progress bar.
  • Fix: Cached user details were not being invalidated when updating user preferences.
  • Update: Added filtering the Server Properties, Agent Properties and Property Collectors pages in the Administration section.
  • Update: Added link button to export build history as XML.
  • Update: Third party packages upgraded.
  • Update: Minor UI fixes.


Note : You will need to update your agents after upgrading the server to this build.


v1.9.1.191 Release Candidate

June 12th, 2019



  • Fix: Reverted breaking change where $Source.RepoName.BuiltChangeset.Id$ was no longer the same as $Source.RepoName.BuiltChangeset.RepositoryChangeId$.
  • Update: Added Plan and Resource Group parameters to Azure Upload Web App action.
  • Update: Variables can now be extracted from the output of the Azure Upload Web App action.
  • Update: All the NuGet actions have been updated to support all the latest command line options.
  • Update: We have added a new Nuget Sign action.
  • Update: PostgreSQL has been upgraded to version 9.6.13. Note that the PGAdmin 3 tool is no longer installed. We recommend downloading PGAdmin 4 for accessing the database. PGAdmin 4 has now improved significantly since the first edition.
  • Update: Third party packages, including data access components and emailer, upgraded.
  • All updates and fixes added to v1.9.0.451 are included in this release.


Note : You will need to update your agents after upgrading the server to this build.


v1.9.1.169 Beta

April 30th, 2019


Note on Betas: Beta versions include significant changes which are still undergoing final testing before an official release. While we don't anticipate any issues running our beta versions, they have only been tested in our environment and there may be bugs that we have not yet discovered. We therefore recommend that you install a beta version on a staging server to test that it will not cause you any problems, or wait until an official release, before installing to a production server.

Should you encounter any bugs or other issues with a Beta version, please contact us via

Note: You will need to update your agents after upgrading the server to this version.

New Version 1.9.1 Features

Enhanced Expressions Engine

We have made substantial improvements to the expressions engine including function return types, chaining of functions, nesting functions as function parameters, selection and filtering of collections and many improvements to expression parsing. We have also added several new expression objects and functions.

Stage Editor Changes

The action list has been redesigned to allow more actions and categories. Stage icons now expand to fit the text content.

New Premium Deployment Actions

We have added a set of premium actions which can be used for deploying the results of your build. These actions provide support for Docker, Azure, SQL packages, File Transfer and SSH. Note that these actions can only be used if you have purchased one or more concurrent build licenses.

Other Actions

We have added an Extent Reports action and updated the ReportGenerator action to include all the latest commands. We have also included a Rename Directory action

Automatic Reporting

We have added a new option to some actions (FinalBuilder, ReportGenerator and the new Extent Reports action) to automatically register generated reports with the server.

This version also builds upon all the fixes and improvements in version 1.9. Any further bug fixes and improvements on version 1.9 will be merged into version 1.9.1

See Introducing Continua CI Version 1.9.1 Beta for further details on the new features.