For Free plans, the Plan Usage page has been updated to provide you with more visibility into how you’re using the product. The total number of build minutes and users now appears on the along with the breakdown of usage by projects and a list of users for each month.
Build minutes and corresponding credits were also added to the page to help you understand your credit usage if you choose to upgrade to the Performance plan.
CircleCI customers on Performance plans can now run jobs on Windows Server 2019 with popular dependencies— .NET support, Visual Studio, Windows SDK, Docker for Windows, as well as cross-platform workspaces, and caches. Learn more about Windows support here.
Customers on FREE plans will notice a change in how their monthly minutes are allocated. Customers will retain 1,000 FREE minutes per month and will receive them in increments of 250 minutes per week. This will allow customers to budget credits in a more manageable way while aligning with a Mon - Fri work week.
Performance Plan customers will now be alerted when they have used up their user seat allotment. These customers will need to update their subscription to allow all of their team members to use CircleCI.
CircleCI enables you to restrict environment variables at run time by adding security groups to contexts. Security groups are definied as GitHub teams. After a security group is added to a context, only members of that security group who are also CircleCI users may access or use the environment variables of the context. See the Restricting a Context documentation for details.
In an effort to improve incident reporting, CircleCI replaced status banners with a gauge icon in the application.
Our goal is to provide you with a better understanding of your pipeline’s current system health which includes CircleCI
infrastructure and common external dependencies. Before, banners hid root cause and communicated issues to everyone even
though the incident was relevant to few. Now, a gauge icon will give you a dynamic view into general infrastructure health
and fast access to https://status.circleci.com for deeper details.
Orbs are packages of CircleCI configuration shared across projects. Orbs help you simplify YAML configuration, enable you to build on top of CircleCI, and support sharing of standardized configurations across your projects.
This release provides you with access to certified orbs for AWS CodeDeploy, Rollbar, Artifactory, CodeCov, Heroku, Slack and more. You can also create and publish your own orbs using the CircleCI CLI. Refer to the CircleCI Orbs Registry for the complete list of certified orbs.
To learn about using and creating orbs, see the following documentation:
The CircleCI CLI command orb list now has an optional flag, --json, that provides machine-readable output.
In addition, the CLI command orb source has been updated to allow you to pull any version, including dev versions, for example:
CircleCI 2.1 config keys are now available for reusing commands, executors, and parameters to simplify your .circleci/config.yml file. See the Reusing Config document for examples and instructions. Refer to the Configuring CircleCI reference for 2.1 syntax requirements.
We have released the Xcode 10 image on CircleCI 2.0. Add the following to your .circleci/config.yml file to select that version of Xcode in your jobs:
Note: A known issue, for which a fix is in-progress, prevents shipping iOS apps built on the Xcode 10 image to the App Store.
For Cloud Container macOS plans, there is an improved flow for adding containers on the Plan Overview page. This can be found under Settings > Plan Overview.
New projects are now created with 2.0 config by default and have Build Processing enabled.
CLI users are now prompted to switch to the updated CLI. All commands are backwards compatible, however some have been officially renamed. For example, the circleci build command is now an alias for the circleci local execute command.
For Performance Plans, total build minutes and credit usage for top projects is now displayed on the Plan Usage page. This can be found under Settings > Plan Usage
For Linux Plans, there is an improved path for adding containers on the Plan Overview page. This can be found under Settings > Plan Overview
Disabled Fixed notification through email or chat, if you have defined workflows as part of your configuration.
A new version of the Local CLI is available. Customers using the existing Local CLI can update using the circleci-update command followed by the circleci switch command. Refer to Using the CircleCI Local CLI for the update instructions.
Performance customers can now see the billing period dates on the Plan Overview page.
A new Plan Overview page that shows the details for plan selection and a new Plan Usage page that shows usages for any applicable Linux and macOS plan.
CircleCI has developed an improved builds service that is ready for preview. The improved build service is the first step to a healthy roadmap of parameterized commands, config reuse across projects, improved DRY support, and better error reporting.
A preview is currently available for a few of our most adventurous organizations this week, and we plan on rolling it out to more projects in the coming weeks before it is publicly available. If you are adventurous and want to switch to the new service, be sure to read the preview docs before requesting approval.
With 2.0 you can do a lot more with the config.yml file. However, there are those times when edits result in schema errors. The CircleCI config processor now creates and returns a specialized Job that references the specific schema error(s) in the Job list. Learn more about our recent move to the terms Workflow and Job.
The following features and additions are now available.
New Workflows Feature: If your project has a large number of tests, you can use the circleci tests split command to reduce your job run time. This feature is now supported with Workflows. For more information on how to set up test splitting, see the Splitting Test Files section of the Running Tests in Parallel documentation.
Performance Improvement: CircleCI has upgraded the mechanism that returns gettimeofday calls. As a result, heavy users of syscall will see an aggregate improvement in performance. Most noticeably this will improve the run time of projects with heavy usage of profiling tools and Xdebug with PHP.
Added: This release adds a Plan Overview page for customers on the Performance pricing plan to enable Admins to see their selection from the Settings.
Added: Customers who are still building on CircleCI 1.0 will now get a reminder to upgrade to CircleCI 2.0 in build emails.
The release of CircleCI 2.0 for macOS enables your iOS projects to benefit from the significant performance, stability, and reliability improvements in the CircleCI 2.0 platform, including the following new features:
Workflows: Orchestrate jobs and steps with great flexibility using a simple set of new keys in your configuration. Increase the development speed through faster feedback, shorter reruns, and more efficient use of resources.
Advanced caching: Speed up builds by caching files from run to run using keys that are easy to control with granular caching options for cache save and restore points throughout your jobs. Cache any files from run to run using keys you can control.
Get started with the complete set of documentation for the macOS platform:
The button on the Jobs page has changed for jobs that run as part of a workflow. The rebuild options that are not compatible with Workflows have been removed from the button on the Jobs page. Jobs that ran as part of a workflow will only include the Rerun Job with SSH button on the Jobs page.
To rerun a job that ran as part of a workflow, you must navigate to the Workflows page of the CircleCI application and either rerun your entire Workflow or rerun your Workflow from failed jobs.
This feature enables Workflows to run on a configurable schedule. Refer to the Scheduling a Workflow section of the Orchestrating Workflows document for instructions and examples. Reference information for syntax is available in the triggers section of the Writing Jobs With Steps document and answers to common questions are documented in the Workflows section of the Migration FAQ.
Today we updated our Xcode 9.0 image with the just released Xcode 9.0 GM
Seed (build version 9A235). Please check out this post on our Discuss
for more details on how to use the latest Xcode in your macOS builds.
This feature adds the used minutes to your Org Settings > Plan Settings page. This feature displays used minutes against Linux machines. It expands on our current functionality which shows minutes used against OS X machines and is located on the same page: Org Settings > Plan Settings.
Data appears for Orgs with a billing date after Aug 31, 2017. So, a new org will immediately see minutes used, and existing orgs will see the minutes used appear within the coming 30 days, depending on the billing date for your plan.
This feature enables sharing of global environment variables across projects. Refer to the instructions and examples in the Setting Contexts document and the Job Contexts Example section of Orchestrating Workflows.
This feature enables filtering on Git tags for jobs in workflows using CircleCI 2.0. CircleCI will not run a job for a Git tag unless a tags filter is specified. Refer to the instructions and examples in the Workflow Tags section of Writing Jobs With Steps and in the Git Tag Job Execution section of Orchestrating Workflows.
CircleCI 2.0 is a completely updated CI/CD platform that starts every run with a clean image which is automatically provisioned just-in-time for Linux and Android jobs on the hosted CircleCI application.
Configuration moves into the code in 2.0, so every developer can configure jobs directly in their working branch, teams can try new things without the risk of slowing anyone else down, and business leaders have the ability to operate large global teams with minimal overhead. CircleCI 2.0 prevents you from writing clean-up scripts because every run starts in the same state, eliminating the risk of polluting a test database or leaving files in places that cause problems for the next run.
The CircleCI 2.0 platform includes significant performance, stability, and reliability improvements along with the following new features:
First-class Docker Support: Choose any image to run your job steps, customizable on a per-job basis on a particular Git branch. Speed up your run times with advanced layer caching. Build docker images with full docker CLI support and full support for docker compose. Support for all programming languages and custom environments that offer more predictable output. See Specifying Container Images for instructions.
Workflows: Orchestrate jobs and steps with great flexibility using a simple set of new keys in your configuration. Share temporary files between jobs with workspaces for fan-in, fan-out, parallel, and sequential runs. Hold a workflow for a manual approval and restart a workflow from a failed job. See Orchestrating Workflows for details.
Resource Allocation: Configure your CPU and RAM needs on a per-job basis at the branch level, see the resource_class documentation for instructions. Paid accounts may request this feature from their Customer Success Manager, non-paid users may request to get started by sending email to email@example.com.
Insights: Access interactive charts and analyses in seconds. Visualize trends in your build history to identify and pinpoint bottlenecks. Understand all of your builds at a glance. View the builds that fail most, so you can fix the slowest tests to improve efficiency. See the Collecting Test Metadata documentation for information.
Debugging with SSH and CLI: Perform local job runs, configuration validation and SSH in to builds for access to log files and debugging running processes. See Using the CLI documentation to learn about running local jobs and refer to Debugging Jobs over SSH for SSH instructions.
Advanced Caching: Speed up builds by caching files from run to run using keys that are easy to control with granular caching options for cache save and restore points throughout your jobs. Cache any files from run to run using keys you can control, see the Caching Dependencies documentation for strategies and steps.
A fix to the pricing plan has been implemented which limits Linux plan capacity to the published maximum. As a result of this change, you may see builds queuing until the requisite containers are available.
This feature enables core dumps for projects using CircleCI 2.0. Get core dump files and push them as artifacts for inspection and debugging using the instructions in the Uploading Build Artifacts document.
The Workflows feature is available on CircleCI 2.0. It is designed with a flexible algorithm to support very complex job scheduling and orchestration using a simple set of new configuration keys. See the Steps to Configure Workflows section of the Migrating from 1.0 to 2.0 document for instructions. Refer to the Orchestrating Workflows document for examples and conceptual information.
This feature enables users to log in to CircleCI with a Google account and provides new users with the opportunity to experience the application and selected demo projects without providing access to their code repository.
Now you can filter your build emails by project without doing
subject matching. This feature adds the standard List-ID header
with organisation.project.notifications.circleci.com to make it easy
to filter build emails into per-repo or per-org folders.
This feature enables you to import project environment variables from projects in the same organization to save time and typing. On the Settings screen for your project, click the Import Variable(s) button on the Environment Variables page and select from the list.
Looking for the builds most relevant to your actions? You can now filter builds by “my builds” (builds you triggered) or “all builds” (builds triggered by other users on your team). The filter can be found near the top, right-hand corner of your dashboard. Currently, this feature is only available on the organization and project-level.
It is now possible to control whether to run builds for pull requests
coming from forks and whether to pass the secrets from the main project
to the fork on such builds, via two separate settings. Check out the
Advanced Settings tab for your project for more details.
A few weeks ago we started downloading CocoaPods specs from S3 instead
of Git in projects that use our iOS inference. It is now also possible
to download the specs from S3 in projects with manual configuration.
Please check out this
for an example of downloading specs from S3 via a circle.yml command.
It is now possible to upload provisioning profiles under the ‘Permissions’ section of your OS X project settings. Once uploaded, we will automatically import the profiles during your OS X builds. Profiles are encrypted at rest on the CircleCI side.
This update removes the need to keep the provisioning profiles checked into your repository and simplifies the setup of code signing for new OS X projects.
CircleCI offers the ability to link directly to build output steps. We’ve now extended this feature into build email notifications. You should now see a clickable ‘Failing Command’ on (failed) build notification emails which will open the build page to the failed command in your build output.