News about OBS

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Gitea Joins the SCM/CI Party!

by the OBS Team posted on 28th Sep 2022

As we disclosed a few days ago, the roll-out of the SCM/CI feature was not the end. The proof is that we are here to announce another important milestone regarding the OBS SCM/CI integration. Starting today, Gitea is available for you to be integrated with OBS!

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The New Watchlist Came to Stay

by the OBS Team posted on 26th Sep 2022

We enabled the new watchlist feature in February 2022 under the beta program. Since then, we have been improving this feature thanks to the valuable feedback coming from our users. Moving forward today, we are now ready to push it out of the beta program and make it generally available in OBS.

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General Availability of the SCM/CI Integration Feature

by the OBS Team posted on 21st Sep 2022

In May of 2021 we took our first steps towards putting OBS builds into the continuous integration cycle with the SCM/CI feature. Thanks to the valuable feedback we received from users who started as early testers and became heavy users of the feature, we are ready today to push it out of the beta program, making it generally available in OBS.

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Request Page Redesign - Round Two

by the OBS Team posted on 14th Sep 2022

Previously we started the redesign of the request workflow as part of the beta program. We received a lot of feedback from you and still have a lot on our TODO list. This time we focused our attention on the support of multi-action submit requests and on creating more clarity in the conversations area by highlighting comments.

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Search API Endpoints, Fully Documented

by the OBS Team posted on 29th Aug 2022

Here we come again, with another piece of the API documentation rework. This time we fully documented the search endpoints.

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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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