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VCS worker (experimental)

VCS worker is a separate service responsible for communication with VCS repositories. The service was extracted from TeamCity core and can now be installed on any machine on your network. TeamCity server can be configured to use one or more VCS workers, in which case all VCS specific tasks will be routed to appropriate workers. For example, it is possible to route all Git specific requests to one worker, and Subversion requests to another.

VCS worker is disabled by default and TeamCity behaves as usual, i.e. performs all VCS operations from the main server process.

With large setups VCS worker(s) installed on separate machine should decrease TeamCity server load significantly. Please refer to our documentation for instructions on configuring TeamCity in conjunction with VCS worker:

Note that the feature is still experimental and is subject to change. For now, we do not preserve backward compatibility, which means that new server versions might not be compatible with earlier versions of VCS worker.

Project groups

Ability to create sub-projects, move project under another project, inherit parameters.

Server health reports

New page was added in Administration area: Server health. Our intention is to provide server administrators with different reports highlighting possible configuration problems. Currently the following reports are available:

  • Database related problems
  • Redundant VCS roots, i.e. VCS root duplicates
  • Unused VCS roots
  • VCS settings increasing the probability of clean checkout
  • Critical errors in configuration files
  • and others

Disk usage report

Have you ever tried to figure out which project artifacts ate most of disk space on the server? If yes, then you'll appreciate this feature. It shows you the size of artifacts and build logs in each project and configuration, and allows to find hot spots easily.

Queued build page

Build queue is a kind of shadow world of TeamCity. While build stays in queue there is no easy way to overview its parameters, changes, dependencies and so on. Internally, queued build does not differ much from regular build, so we thought it would be good to show it details in almost the same way. Now in build queue you can click on the #number link and you'll be redirected to the queued build page with all familiar tabs:

  • Changes
  • Parameters
  • Dependencies
  • Compatible agents

Our plan is to improve dependencies presentation on this page, to simplify discovering of the current build chain state and progress.

Sub-repositories support for Mercurial

Shared resources improvements

We continue improving shared resources feature. In this EAP we added one more type of resource: resource with custom values. You can now define a resource with several values like this:

  • database1
  • database2
  • database3

Then in specific build configuration in Shared resources build feature you can add lock for such a resource. The lock can be added to any available value, all values or a specific value. In case of any or specific value, TeamCity will start a build only if a value is available (i.e. no other builds obtained locks for this value). Actual value will be available as parameter, so you can use it even in build script. If lock for all values is selected, TeamCity will start a build only when all values become available. So this works like a pool of resources, until there are values in the pool, builds can be started, once all values are taken, builds will wait.

Investigation and mute for build problems

.NET inspections improvements

//TODO: msbuild model support; caches cleanup

Remove build feature

Other improvements

  • ability to list build's artifacts via REST API
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