July 16, 2016

Migrating build environment to RackSpace

Dear customers,

We have great news! Today we moved all open-source and most private accounts to a new build environment hosted at RackSpace.

For open-source projects that means their builds will start and run faster and private projects may notice better performance as well.

Virtual machines in the new environment have 2 CPU cores and up to 4 GB of RAM. The new public IP address for that environment is 74.205.54.20 - you may need to update your firewalls.

We are still going to maintain Google Compute Engine (GCE) environment for selected accounts and as a backup build cloud. If your private builds were previously running on GCE they will remain there.

Some open-source projects may experience issues while building on a new environment. Due to implementation differences between GCE and Hyper-V platforms we have separate build worker images for GCE and Hyper-V environments, so there might be minor discrepancies in installed software. Please report any issues you notice - your help with fixing those issues is much appreciated.

We have a good reason for this move as some customers already reported 10x performance increase!

We would love to hear your feedback!

Best regards,
AppVeyor team

June 28, 2016

What’s new

  • #881 NUnit 3.4.0
  • #883 FireFox 47.0.1
  • #884 Pre-populate local cache for “dotnet” CLI tool
  • #886 FireFox Selenium Driver (geckodriver) 0.8.0

Previous worker images

There are build worker images available from previous deployment. You can use them in case of any issues with the current images:

  • Previous Visual Studio 2013
  • Previous Visual Studio 2015

You can select build worker image in “Build worker image” dropdown on Environment tab of project settings or if you use appveyor.yml:

os: Previous Visual Studio 2015

June 27, 2016

What’s new

  • #842 .NET Core 1.0 RTM
  • #861 Mingw-w64
  • #862 Test results summary on build jobs page
  • #871 OpenSSL v1.0.2h
  • #872 Chrome 51.0
  • #873 FireFox 47
  • #874 Xamarin 4.1.1.3
  • #875 Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova Update 10
  • #876 Clang with Microsoft CodeGen (May 2016)
  • #877 SQL Server Data Tools 2015 update
  • #878 Visual Studio 2015 Update 3
  • #879 Selenium Chrome Driver v2.22

Previous worker images

There are build worker images available from previous deployment. You can use them in case of any issues with the current images:

  • Previous Visual Studio 2013
  • Previous Visual Studio 2015

You can select build worker image in “Build worker image” dropdown on Environment tab of project settings or if you use appveyor.yml:

os: Previous Visual Studio 2015

June 25, 2016

What’s new

  • #837 SQL Server 2016 Express RTM (Visual Studio 2015 image only)
  • #841 OpenSSL Light 1.0.2h
  • #843 Qt 5.6.1-1
  • #851 Cygwin: pre-run bash to copy /etc/skel
  • #852 Miniconda 4.0.5
  • #853 Qt 5.7
  • #854 Node.js 6.2.2
  • #856 Git LFS 1.2.0
  • #866 Git 2.8.2
  • #867 Node.js 4.4.6

Previous worker images

There are build worker images available from previous deployment. You can use them in case of any issues with the current images:

  • Previous Visual Studio 2013
  • Previous Visual Studio 2015

You can select build worker image in “Build worker image” dropdown on Environment tab of project settings or if you use appveyor.yml:

os: Previous Visual Studio 2015

June 05, 2016

What’s new

  • #778 PowerShell 5
  • #817 Built-in publishing for ASP.NET Core RC 2 apps
  • #818 Node.js 4.4.5
  • #820 NUnit 3.2.1 with real-time progress reporting
  • #821 SFTP and newer openssh
  • #829 Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 - KB3151378
  • #831 Qt Creator 4.0.0
  • #834 Node.js 6.2.1
  • #836 WiX Toolset v3.10.2
  • #838 Skip or start build when specific repository files changed (GitHub only)
  • #839 Include commits with specific message only
  • #840 NuGet 3.4.4

Previous worker images

There are build worker images available from previous deployment. You can use them in case of any issues with the current images:

  • Previous Visual Studio 2013
  • Previous Visual Studio 2015

You can select build worker image in “Build worker image” dropdown on Environment tab of project settings or if you use appveyor.yml:

os: Previous Visual Studio 2015