News about OBS

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Request Page Redesign

by the OBS Team posted on 15th Aug 2022

We strive to continuously improve the OBS and find new ways to provide you with a better user experience. For a while now, we have worked our way through the OBS collaboration workflow. How do you learn what other people have done? How can you pay attention to things you are not involved in directly? How can you learn more about the people that you collaborate with?

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SCM Bridge support for the SCM/CI integration

by the OBS Team posted on 18th Jul 2022

We’re back with a new change in SCM/CI integration. This time with support for a new way of fetching sources from your SCM, the OBS Git Bridge.

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Token Party!

by the OBS Team posted on 20th Jun 2022

With the introduction of the workflows, a wide range of integrations became available for individual users. Now those integrations start to get interesting at team level too. But, until now, you could not use the same workflow token with a group of users. We’ve fixed that for you.

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Post-Mortem: Rack Gem Version Mismatch on May 31, 2022

by Saray posted on 1st Jun 2022

There was a severe service degradation of our reference server. On 2022-05-31 a deployment of OBS failed and led to a downtime. We want to give you some insight into what happened.

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Clear Separation Between Incoming Webhooks and Status Reports for the SCM/CI Integration

by the OBS Team posted on 31st May 2022

Another round of SCM/CI integration. This time we focused on a better separation between the incoming webhooks and the status reports we send back to the SCM for the individual workflow runs. On top of this we made the error messages more meaningful, in case something goes wrong when reporting back to the SCM.

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Post-Mortem: Events Table Overflow on May 18, 2022

by Saray posted on 19th May 2022

There was a severe service degradation of our reference server. On 2022-05-18 the events system of OBS started to fail, causing problems in different areas of the application. We want to give you some insight into what happened.

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Notify Me If You Need Me

by the OBS Team posted on 18th May 2022

Would you like to be notified if someone adds you as, let’s say, maintainer of a project? We know many of you would, we have read your feedback 😉 and that’s the reason why we have introduced two new types of notifications. OBS can now inform you when someone adds or removes you from a project or package with any kind of role.

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Post-Mortem: Conflict with ruby standard gems on May 10, 2022

by Lukas posted on 11th May 2022

There was a severe service degradation of our reference server. On 2022-05-10 a deployment of OBS failed and led to a downtime. We want to give you some insight into what happened.

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What's Wrong With My SCM/CI integration?

by the OBS Team posted on 20th Apr 2022

Many of you are taking advantage of the SCM/CI integration in OBS. Sometimes the integration fails and it’s hard to find out why. In the last weeks, we have focused on improving the error handling and adding more meaningful error messages to make things easier for you.

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OBS Workflows, At Your Service!

by the OBS Team posted on 4th Apr 2022

After receiving feedback from users of OBS workflows in the SCM/CI integration, we are now introducing a step to trigger services of a package. Do not forget to join the beta program before trying this out.

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Manage Your Beta Features

by the OBS Team posted on 17th Mar 2022

Did you join the beta program, but somehow wish you could disable a specific beta feature? This is now possible with the new Manage Beta Features page.

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What You Watch Is What You Get

by the OBS Team posted on 7th Mar 2022

In our previous blog post, we announced a new beta feature that allows you to add packages and requests to your watchlist, not only projects. With that improvement, what really matters is more accessible for you. But this time, we have gone one step further and you can also start receiving notifications about relevant events related to those packages and requests you have in your watchlist.

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Packages and Requests arrive to your Watchlist

by the OBS Team posted on 22nd Feb 2022

Your watchlist, where you keep your most used projects, now supports packages and requests.

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UI and Reporting Improvements for the Continuous Integration with OBS and GitHub/GitLab

by the OBS Team posted on 3rd Feb 2022

Today, we have some improvements around the continuous integration we unveiled in one of our previous blog posts. We expanded the workflow run interface, added a new type of step to configure repository flags, and introduced a breaking change to the configure_repositories step.

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Notifications Feature Release for All Users

by the OBS Team posted on 17th Dec 2021

We are happy to release the Notifications feature for all the OBS users. :tada: After testing it with the beta program’s users for some months, we believe it is ready to be used by all of you. From now on, you will be notified about some important events, not only via email or RSS feeds but also via web UI.

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New Documentation for API Endpoints Search and Sources - Projects

by the OBS Team posted on 9th Dec 2021

Close to the end of the year, we gave the rework of the API documentation some more attention. This time we documented the project sources and some of the search endpoints.

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SCM/CI Workflow Runs and More

by the OBS Team posted on 22nd Nov 2021

We go further with the SCM/CI workflow integration in OBS. You, beta testers, had difficulties in understanding why your integration failed when something did not go as planned. This is solved with the new workflow runs UI feature, with detailed information about every workflow that ran once you triggered a workflow token. Keep reading for more details.

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User Documentation for SCM/CI Workflow Integration and More

by the OBS Team posted on 9th Nov 2021

We don’t stop improving the integration between OBS and SCMs. We heard your feedback and created a section in our OBS user manual and redesigned the tokens UI, among other improvements you can read below.

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Manage and Filter Your Group Notifications

by the OBS Team posted on 12th Oct 2021

After a long break, we’re back with improvements for the notifications feature part of the beta program. Based on your feedback, we have introduced filters for your group notifications, a button to mark all your notifications as read and a notifications API.

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Support for Push Events, a Rebuild Step and More for the SCM Integration

by the OBS Team posted on 28th Sep 2021

We again moved forward with the integration of source code management systems (SCM) in the Open Build Service. This time with a new rebuild step, support for push events, and filter for branches and events. Some of the new features introduce breaking changes for existing workflows. So keep reading if you want to know how to adapt your existing workflows and how to use the new features.

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