TeamCity 9.0: Best for Pandas

Julia Alexandrova

Winter releases of TeamCity are practically a tradition: we lovingly released TeamCity 8.1 this year just before St. Valentine’s day and now we really cannot think of a better way to end the year and celebrate Christmas than to present you with a brand-new TeamCity 9.0! Please give a welcoming round of applause for TeamCity 9.0 which has just been released!

With the server clean-up in background, TeamCity 9.0 finally has zero maintenance downtime which is great news for distributed teams, who no longer need to worry about scheduling the clean-up.

Besides, the new version comes with the ability to move projects between TeamCity servers preserving the project data and changes history as well as user profiles, and all of this is done right from the TeamCity web interface. We hope you’ll love this feature for its clarity and ease of use:

Another significant addition is storing project settings in version control – Git and Mercurial in this release. Keep track of your settings the same way you do with the source code:

There is so much more – see our What’s New and Release Notes!

Download TeamCity 9.0 and start enjoying the benefits of the new version immediately!

Oh, and if you are wondering about the title, find out why TeamCity is best for you and pandas on our web site!

Merry Christmas and happy building!

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14 Responses to TeamCity 9.0: Best for Pandas

  1. Azamat Bagatov says:

    December 11, 2014

    Still not support for TFS when running on Linux. This is not what I would expect from commercial product.

    • Pavel Sher says:

      December 12, 2014

      Why not install TeamCity on Windows? Windows is pretty stable platform for server applications nowadays.

      Microsoft provides Java library to integrate with TFS, and one would expect it to work properly everywhere where Java can run. But this is not the case, just because their library depends on native part. This means all integration problems with platforms they do not support, as well as with different bitness of Java itself and machine where Java is running, will become our problems. That’s the main showstopper for now.

      • Azamat Bagatov says:

        December 13, 2014

        > Why not install TeamCity on Windows?

        Because we don’t use Windows boxes in our project, obliviously. TeamCity is not at all that big to dictate the choice of operating system.

        Regarding your rant: it is your company’s business of choice to make and sell CI software.

        • Azamat Bagatov says:

          December 13, 2014


          • David Taylor says:

            December 15, 2014

            Curios that you are using the Microsoft TFS platform that is hosted on Windows yet are opposed to running the Windows OS.

            • Azamat Bagatov says:

              January 3, 2015

              Ever seen a large cross-organization multi-team project?

        • Pavel Sher says:

          December 15, 2014

          TeamCity does not dictate anything. I just tried to describe you our reasoning. For now there is no good way to integrate with TFS. You can disagree of course, but that’s how it is.

  2. Alex Falkowski says:

    December 11, 2014

    Is 9 backwards compatible with 8.1?

    • Pavel Sher says:

      December 12, 2014

      You’ll need to upgrade your server. During the upgrade, some data conversion will be performed. That is why we always recommend creating a backup before upgrade, because in order to downgrade you’ll need to restore from this backup. After such restore all new data produced by TeamCity 9 will be lost. Agents will upgrade/downgrade automatically.

      Please review our upgrade instructions:

    • Maxim Parsin says:

      December 18, 2014

      In my case groovy plug stopped working after upgrading to TeamCity 9 (build 32060).
      It worked fine in 8.1.5

      • Pavel Sher says:

        December 30, 2014

        TeamCity 9.0.1 (released today) should fix this problem.

  3. Mark says:

    December 12, 2014

    Great job…. and I totally got the panda joke! That was hilarious!

    • Pavel Sher says:

      December 12, 2014

      Thank you!

  4. Damian Hickey says:

    December 16, 2014

    So.. when are you guys going to be doing TeamCity-as-a-Serivce? I want *you* to run my TC instance and I’ll take care of the the cloud agent AMIs as needed.

    Serious Q.


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