New in TeamCity 2018.2: Simplified Installation of Plugins

Installing new plugins has just become a lot simpler! You don’t have to restart the server to enable a newly uploaded plugin anymore.

The TeamCity server now integrates with the JetBrains Plugins Repository. The new integration simplifies the installation of plugins for TeamCity.

By clicking the “Browse plugins repository” button in your TeamCity server, you will share some information (URL, server id, and version) with the plugin repository. With this information, the plugin repository is able to suggest installing the selected plugin version directly to your TeamCity server. The screencast below demonstrates the plugin installation procedure.

Aside from this, if you have disabled some of the bundled plugins on your TeamCity server, enabling them also does not require a server restart.

It is also possible to enable a periodical check for plugin updates on your TeamCity server. Once any updates are found in the plugin repository, they can be easily installed through the web interface. However, you’ll still need to restart the server to apply the plugin updates.

Aside from this, if you have disabled some of the bundled plugins on your TeamCity server, enabling them also does not require a server restart.

It is also possible to enable a periodical check for plugin updates on your TeamCity server. Once any updates are found in the plugin repository, they can be easily installed through the web interface. However, you’ll still need to restart the server to apply the plugin updates.

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Finally, there is good news for TeamCity plugin developers. If you develop your plugins with the help of our Maven SDK or the Gradle plugin by Rod MacKenzie, you can benefit from reloading plugins without restarting the server. In addition to this, when TeamCity is started from these SDKs, it will work in a mode where the plugins can be enabled or disabled instantly, also without the need for a server restart.

About Anton Arhipov

Developer Advocate at JetBrains
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