Continua CI - v1.9.0.173 Released

(Dave Sparks) #1

Hi All,

A new version of Continua CI has been uploaded and is available from Continua CI Downloads. The latest stable version of Continua is

Changes in

  • Feature: Added new For Each File action for iterating over files in a directory.
  • Fix: Correction to Stride Project Change template text.
  • Fix: Archiving repository rules were not written to build log when "log repository files copied" was ticked.
  • Update: Added commands and made various improvements to XUnit action.
  • Update: Updated bundled Mercurial command line (used for repository cache) from version 4.2 to 4.7 (includes performance improvements and security fixes).
  • Update: Improvement to UI responsiveness and error handling when deleting a repository.
  • Update: Some third party package updates.
  • Update: Minor text changes.

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

New Version 1.9 Features


The notifications architecture has been redesigned to allow new publisher types and multiple publishers of each type. You can, for example, now have more than one Email publisher configured - each for a different email service or sender address.

A renewed plug-in framework has allowed us to add new publisher types for HipChat, Stash and Stride. The XMPP publisher type has also been updated to support rooms.

The notification queue has also been revamped to let each publisher send messages, with limited concurrency, without block other publishers. Notification queue statistics are presented on the Publishers page in the Administration area.

See the Notifications documentation for further details on this feature.

Core Updates

We're now targeting .Net Framework 4.7.2. As well as providing us with a better foundation on which to base new features, this has allowed us to update many of our third party components. This includes updates to NHibernate (ORM) and Npgsql (postgresql database driver) which provides significant performance gains.

The web tier has now been upgraded from MVC4 to MVC5.

This version removes support for Windows Server 2003R2, changing our minimum supported OS to Windows Server 2008R2.

Note that we have also dropped support for 32-bit Windows in this version. This is to simplify our build and installation process.

This version also builds upon all the fixes and improvements in version 1.8.1. Any further bug fixes and improvements on version 1.8.1 will be merged into version 1.9

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

Full version 1.9 change history

(Dave Sparks) #2