Changelog

A sum-up of Gitpod’s latest product improvements, feature releases and community contributions.

VS Code Desktop Settings Sync

Gitpod is built to be flexible. It’s important that our users can develop with the tools that make sense for their current task and use the tools they are most comfortable with. We “integrate, don’t dictate”. This design principle extends also to our IDE and editor integrations where we have multiple options in the browser and on desktop both VS Code and JetBrains (also see: our partnership with JetBrains).

We encourage Gitpod users to use one workspace per task, move their development configurations to code, and embrace ephemerality to really get the most out of Gitpod. However, those users who choose to swap between VS Code Desktop and VS Code in the browser for editing code will have noticed that their VS Code settings (themes, plugins, and fonts, etc) weren’t kept in sync.

But since we know just how important it is for our users to have their setups and configurations just as they like them, we’re excited to let you know that VS Code Settings Sync now works between VS Code Desktop and the browser in Gitpod

Note: VS Code browser settings are already synced by default.

To enable VS Code Settings Sync on your desktop:

  1. Open your Gitpod workspace in VS Code Desktop
  2. Use the command palette to select “Settings Sync: Enable signing in with Gitpod”
  3. Restart your VS Code Desktop
  4. Resolve any settings conflicts between your browser and desktop

And you’re set! All your theme, plugins, and other settings will be synced in real-time and be reflected also when you’re working in VS Code in the browser.

Check out the VS Code settings sync documentation for more details.

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Fixes and improvements

  • #8248 - Add user environment variable name length and value length validation in settings UI modal. Avatar of JanKoehnlein Avatar of geropl Avatar of gtsiolis Avatar of jankeromnes Avatar of meysholdt Avatar of randomir
  • #9831 - Add staticMessagebusPassword config flag to use a fixed message bus password in the installer Avatar of andrew-farries Avatar of corneliusludmann Avatar of geropl
  • #9823 - Change icon spacing in license page Avatar of andrew-farries Avatar of gtsiolis Avatar of nandajavarma
  • #9803 - [ws-manager] fix sometimes workspaces fail with backup not found error Avatar of princerachit Avatar of sagor999
  • #9654 - fix account deletion failing on bad DB state Avatar of easyCZ Avatar of geropl
  • #9795 - Make sure the server mounts the github app secret when an app is specified in the installer Avatar of andrew-farries Avatar of geropl
  • #9793 - Add disableDbMigration config flag to the installer to disable db migrations Avatar of andrew-farries Avatar of corneliusludmann Avatar of geropl
  • #9788 - Allow setting ide-proxy and openvsx-proxy service annotations via the installer. Avatar of akosyakov Avatar of andrew-farries Avatar of corneliusludmann
  • #9773 - Allow setting proxy service annotations via the installer. Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of andrew-farries Avatar of corneliusludmann Avatar of easyCZ Avatar of geropl
  • #9756 - Make runDbDeleter for the server configurable via the installer Avatar of andrew-farries Avatar of corneliusludmann Avatar of easyCZ Avatar of geropl
  • #9764 - Allow proxy service to configure a static IP via the installer Avatar of andrew-farries Avatar of corneliusludmann Avatar of easyCZ Avatar of geropl
  • #9786 - Use a special domain name for SSH Gateway Avatar of akosyakov Avatar of geropl Avatar of iQQBot
  • #9727 - Fix readiness probe issue in registry-facace when configured registry address contains a port Avatar of aledbf Avatar of corneliusludmann Avatar of csweichel
  • #9738 - Use link component class for the editor selection modal Avatar of andreafalzetti Avatar of gtsiolis Avatar of laushinka
  • #9760 - Allow ws-manager-bridge service to skip registering itself as a workspace, via the installer. Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of andrew-farries Avatar of geropl
  • #9343 - [dashboard] add license tab to the admin dashboard Avatar of corneliusludmann Avatar of gtsiolis Avatar of jldec Avatar of lucasvaltl Avatar of nandajavarma
  • #9589 - Refactor backups Avatar of Pothulapati Avatar of aledbf Avatar of csweichel Avatar of jenting Avatar of mustard-mh
  • #9699 - [docker-up] Update docker compose to 2.5.0 Avatar of aledbf Avatar of sagor999
  • #9708 - [image-builder-bob] Update buildkit to v0.10.2 Avatar of aledbf Avatar of sagor999
  • #9635 - [registry-facade] Adjust IPFS client Add options Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of aledbf Avatar of sagor999
  • #9732 - [content-service] Fix backup restoration Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of akosyakov Avatar of aledbf Avatar of geropl Avatar of kylos101 Avatar of mustard-mh
  • #9768 - [ws-manager] Reduce readiness probe initialDelaySeconds Avatar of aledbf Avatar of kylos101 Avatar of sagor999
  • #9778 - [image-builder] Improve error handling (no more “hostname required”) Avatar of aledbf Avatar of csweichel
  • #9213 - [supervisor]: Remove slirp4netns Avatar of iQQBot Avatar of mustard-mh Avatar of utam0k
  • #9706 - [supervisor]: Improve IDE readiness probe Avatar of aledbf Avatar of jeanp413
  • #9432 - Prompt first-time users to choose their default IDE Avatar of AlexTugarev Avatar of akosyakov Avatar of andreafalzetti Avatar of gtsiolis Avatar of iQQBot Avatar of loujaybee Avatar of mustard-mh
  • #9731 - [kots]: automatically enable shiftfs support if cluster supports it Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of corneliusludmann
  • #9741 - [kots]: improve installer job failure recovery Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of corneliusludmann
  • #9701 - [kots] support s3 backend in incluster registry Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of Pothulapati
  • #9614 - Improved security by removing unneeded privileges from the server component. Avatar of geropl Avatar of meysholdt
  • #9613 - Support custom CA certs for SCM systems Avatar of Pothulapati Avatar of aledbf Avatar of csweichel Avatar of geropl
  • #9622 - [dashboard] Disable search indexing of all web app pages Avatar of geropl Avatar of jankeromnes
  • #9545 - Allow resource requests and limits for each component to be configurable through the installer Avatar of andrew-farries Avatar of corneliusludmann Avatar of geropl Avatar of mustard-mh Avatar of sagor999
  • #9269 - [devx]: Activated “format on save” for TypeScript and JavaScript Avatar of andrew-farries Avatar of geropl Avatar of iQQBot Avatar of laushinka Avatar of trumbitta
  • #9630 - Allow disableDynamicAuthProviderLogin, enableLocalApp and defaultBaseImageRegistryWhitelist server config to be configurable via the installer Avatar of andrew-farries Avatar of corneliusludmann Avatar of geropl
  • #9717 - Allow chargebee payment config to be specified via the installer for SaaS installations. Avatar of andrew-farries Avatar of corneliusludmann Avatar of geropl
  • #9718 - [KOTS]: configure blockNewUsers Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of corneliusludmann

April Self-Hosted Release

We’ve released a new version of Self-Hosted Gitpod. You can read more on how to install it in our documentation. More details on this release can be found in Github.

For feedback, please raise an issue or chat with us.

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Fixes and improvements

Self-signed certificates (beta)

You can now use self-signed certificates (certificates that are not signed by a known public certificate authority) for your self-hosted Gitpod installation. This is especially useful if you want to run Gitpod in a corporate environment that uses a corporate certificate authority. You can find out more about self-signed certs in our TLS configuration guide.

Note: Self-signed certs are currently not supported on Google Cloud Platform (GKE) because you cannot get containerd to trust other certificates without being restarted.

Support for installing Gitpod in air gapped Environments

We’ve made it easier to install Gitpod in air gapped environments (an environment that is isolated to and from the internet). You can now get everything that you need to install Gitpod in a single bundle that you can then install into your air-gapped environment. You can learn more about installing in air gapped environments in our documentation.

Improved Documentation

We’ve been working on our documentation which now includes a revamped installation guide and a more detailed explanation of requirements Gitpod has on the cluster it runs on, as well as which components are needed to support it.

A full list of changes can be found on Github.

Support for Bitbucket Server

Gitpod now works with repositories on your own instance of Bitbucket Server. To set this up, please follow our 2-step guide in the documentation.

For feedback, please use the dedicated feedback issue or chat with us.

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Fixes and improvements

  • #9438 - [ws-manager] fix a bug when opening workspace you would be signed out from git and not able to do git commands Avatar of csweichel Avatar of geropl Avatar of sagor999
  • #9493 - [ws-daemon] Check blkio throttle exists Avatar of Furisto Avatar of aledbf Avatar of csweichel Avatar of kylos101
  • #9488 - fix a dashboard bug where you might end up on a workspace without having access to it Avatar of easyCZ Avatar of geropl
  • #9135 - Connect to self-managed Bitbucket Server in Git Integration modal. Avatar of AlexTugarev Avatar of gtsiolis Avatar of jldec
  • #9460 - fix and improve validation of user environment variables Avatar of andrew-farries Avatar of geropl
  • #9455 - [kots]: add an installation status pod Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of nandajavarma
  • #9462 - [server] Optimization: Map GitHub API repositories during pagination, not after Avatar of geropl Avatar of jankeromnes
  • #9458 - [kots]: move dropImageRepo config to when using local registry Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of corneliusludmann
  • #9231 - Allow integrating with ‘github.com’ without a GitHub App Avatar of geropl Avatar of jankeromnes
  • #9445 - Allow to configure JB plugins on repo level per a product, i.e. specific for IntelliJ or GoLand. Avatar of akosyakov Avatar of andreafalzetti Avatar of filiptronicek Avatar of geropl
  • #9328 - [ws-daemon] Remove warning when cpu.stat does not exist Avatar of aledbf Avatar of csweichel
  • #9338 - [registry-facade] Do not log warning from local store already exist error Avatar of aledbf Avatar of csweichel
  • #9360 - [docker-up] Add docker-compose binary Avatar of Furisto Avatar of aledbf
  • #9366 - Automatically block users that are running blacklisted workloads Avatar of Furisto Avatar of atduarte Avatar of geropl Avatar of sagor999 Avatar of utam0k
  • #9382 - Revert ”[ws-daemon] Fix CPU limit annotation” Avatar of aledbf Avatar of sagor999
  • #9355 - [ws-manager] add metrics to track initialize and finalize of workspaces Avatar of jenting Avatar of sagor999 Avatar of utam0k
  • #9358 - [ws-proxy] Do not allow ACME challenge to be processed by workspaces to ensure no one can register TLS for gitpod.io through letsencrypt Avatar of aledbf Avatar of sagor999
  • #9356 - [docker-up] Set the MTU using ceth0 value Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of aledbf Avatar of csweichel Avatar of jenting Avatar of kylos101 Avatar of sagor999 Avatar of utam0k
  • #9309 - [ws-daemon] Only limit storage device classes Avatar of Furisto Avatar of aledbf Avatar of csweichel Avatar of utam0k
  • #9335 - Make image-builder available through ws-manager Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of aledbf Avatar of corneliusludmann Avatar of csweichel Avatar of geropl Avatar of sagor999
  • #9390 - ws-daemon: align to decide if cgroup v2 to fix cgroup v2 with fuse Avatar of Furisto Avatar of csweichel Avatar of princerachit Avatar of sagor999 Avatar of utam0k
  • #9428 - Add I/O limit plugin for cgroup v1 Avatar of aledbf Avatar of corneliusludmann Avatar of csweichel
  • #9437 - [ws-daemon] Refactor configuration of I/O limits Avatar of aledbf Avatar of csweichel
  • #9155 - [kots]: enable use of a local registry Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of corneliusludmann Avatar of csweichel Avatar of geropl Avatar of mustard-mh Avatar of nandajavarma
  • #9427 - Allow workspace timeouts to be extended when a user has workspaces in different regions. Avatar of andrew-farries Avatar of geropl
  • #9446 - fixed a bug around email address rendering Avatar of easyCZ Avatar of geropl
  • #9443 - JetBrains IDEs now start with a terminal opened, displaying an introductory message about Gitpod CLI. Avatar of akosyakov Avatar of felladrin
  • #9385 - re-enables blocklisting of email domains Avatar of AlexTugarev Avatar of csweichel Avatar of geropl Avatar of jakobhero Avatar of jankeromnes
  • #9409 - block abusers based on email domain suffixes Avatar of AlexTugarev Avatar of geropl Avatar of jankeromnes
  • #9361 - [werft] Improve findFreeHostPorts speed Avatar of aledbf Avatar of kylos101 Avatar of mads-hartmann
  • #9404 - Fixed a bug where IO limits were not applied to the workspace Avatar of Furisto Avatar of aledbf Avatar of csweichel
  • #9219 - Stop running prebuilds for projects that did not start a workspace in the last 10+ weeks Avatar of easyCZ Avatar of gtsiolis Avatar of jankeromnes
  • #9094 - [installer] Disable definitely-gp by default Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of Pothulapati Avatar of geropl
  • #9381 - Update code to 1.66.2 Avatar of jeanp413 Avatar of mustard-mh
  • #9367 - Update OpenSSH to v9.0 Avatar of aledbf Avatar of mustard-mh

SSH directly into workspaces

As of today, in Gitpod you can now get access to a Gitpod workspace directly via SSH with a one-liner copy/paste from the Gitpod dashboard. All you have to do is visit the Gitpod dashboard, click the more actions menu at the right-hand side of your workspace list, copy/paste the SSH command into a terminal, and voila!

Choice and flexibility for developers to choose the right tool for the job is essential. Currently, for editing your code with Gitpod, you can use VS Code in the browser, VS Code on desktop, and using JetBrains IDE’s via JetBrains Gateway. Adding copy/paste SSH support makes it easier to work directly in your terminal, or for those times you need to hop into a Gitpod workspace.

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Fixes and improvements

  • #9007 - Ensure uncommitted changes are displayed in dashboard when workspace was restored from backup Avatar of AlexTugarev Avatar of Furisto Avatar of aledbf Avatar of csweichel Avatar of easyCZ Avatar of geropl Avatar of sagor999
  • #9212 - Use veth instead of slirp4netns without affecting the supervisor Avatar of aledbf Avatar of iQQBot Avatar of princerachit Avatar of utam0k
  • #9082 - Add custom CA cert support to Gitpod services Avatar of corneliusludmann Avatar of csweichel Avatar of easyCZ Avatar of iamulya Avatar of princerachit
  • #9185 - Update code to 1.66.1 Avatar of jeanp413 Avatar of mustard-mh
  • #8955 - Use a pair of veths instead of slirp4netns Avatar of akosyakov Avatar of aledbf Avatar of csweichel Avatar of iQQBot Avatar of kylos101 Avatar of princerachit Avatar of utam0k
  • #9003 - upport direct connect workspace via ssh command Avatar of akosyakov Avatar of csweichel Avatar of geropl Avatar of gtsiolis Avatar of iQQBot Avatar of loujaybee Avatar of mustard-mh
  • #8783 - Display warning message when users choose latest IDEUpdate IDE choose preferences UI Avatar of akosyakov Avatar of andreafalzetti Avatar of easyCZ Avatar of geropl Avatar of gtsiolis Avatar of iQQBot Avatar of jeanp413 Avatar of loujaybee Avatar of mustard-mh
  • #9051 - [dashboard] Implement a PaymentContext and use it to hide payment features when payment is disabled Avatar of AlexTugarev Avatar of geropl Avatar of jankeromnes
  • #9152 - Transformer for MySQL BIGINT type to JS number Avatar of easyCZ Avatar of geropl
  • #8630 - Allow to configure JetBrains plugins in .gitpod.yml Avatar of akosyakov Avatar of felladrin Avatar of geropl Avatar of loujaybee Avatar of nandajavarma
  • #8841 - Prebuild Detail view buttons are based on Prebuild status, instead of WorkspaceInstance Avatar of easyCZ Avatar of geropl
  • #8970 - [dashboard] It’s now even easier to contribute: set a couple variables once, contribute for as long as you like. Avatar of geropl Avatar of iQQBot Avatar of laushinka Avatar of mustard-mh Avatar of trumbitta
  • #9108 - Bitbucket Server: implements token validation for Git operations. Avatar of AlexTugarev Avatar of geropl Avatar of jldec
  • #9191 - [ws-manager-bridge] Skip stale prebuild events. Avatar of easyCZ Avatar of geropl
  • #9218 - installer: make shortname configurable Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of andrew-farries Avatar of easyCZ Avatar of geropl
  • #9233 - [ws-manager-bridge] Fix statusVersion comparison. Avatar of easyCZ Avatar of jankeromnes
  • #9200 - [registry-facade] Fix IPFS/Redis validation Avatar of akosyakov Avatar of aledbf Avatar of csweichel Avatar of geropl Avatar of nandajavarma Avatar of utam0k
  • #9186 - [image-builder-bob] Update buildkit to v0.10.1 Avatar of aledbf Avatar of sagor999 Avatar of utam0k
  • #9162 - [registry-facade] Revert removal of DisableKeepAlives[registry-facade] Check redis connection on start[registry-facade] Separate Redis manifest cache from IPFS[registry-facade] Check if the keys exist and use MULTI[registry-facade] Use sync.Pool as bufferInclude error in probe log Avatar of aledbf Avatar of corneliusludmann Avatar of csweichel
  • #9176 - [ws-proxy] Deny HTTP ACME challenges Avatar of aledbf Avatar of csweichel
  • #8576 - Allow setting custom workspace timeouts in the Gitpod Installer for self-hosted installations. Avatar of Furisto Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of akosyakov Avatar of corneliusludmann Avatar of jankeromnes Avatar of mads-hartmann Avatar of princerachit
  • #9004 - Fixed one frame running phase when starting workspaceFixed IDE options display incorrectly when restarting the workspaceFixed stopped workspace does not work again if it started in another place Avatar of akosyakov Avatar of andreafalzetti Avatar of geropl Avatar of mustard-mh
  • #9159 - [kots]: update the logo Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of corneliusludmann Avatar of gtsiolis
  • #9115 - Store WorkspaceInstance.status_version in d_b_prebuild_workspace and count prebuild stale events Avatar of andrew-farries Avatar of easyCZ
  • #9121 - [gitpod-db] Don’t consider garbage-collected prebuilds as potential bases for incremental prebuilds Avatar of geropl Avatar of jankeromnes
  • #8831 - Remove Prebuild action and log view from Project Settings view Avatar of AlexTugarev Avatar of easyCZ Avatar of gtsiolis Avatar of jldec
  • #9116 - ws-manager-bridge skips stale prebuild events Avatar of AlexTugarev Avatar of easyCZ
  • #9081 - Add custom CA cert support to workspaces Avatar of csweichel Avatar of sagor999
  • #9106 - [registry-facade] Configure credentials for Redis Sentinel Avatar of aledbf Avatar of csweichel
  • #9125 - Added requirements to KOTS installation Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of lucasvaltl
  • #9083 - [kots]: add a kernel version check to the preflights Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of corneliusludmann
  • #9046 - Fixes missing login providers for Gitpod Self-Hosted. Avatar of AlexTugarev Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of geropl
  • #9052 - [dashboard] Fix Settings menu colors in Dark theme Avatar of AlexTugarev Avatar of jankeromnes
  • #9045 - [dashboard] Remove prebuild error message from prebuild log view Avatar of AlexTugarev Avatar of easyCZ Avatar of jankeromnes
  • #8896 - Adding support for Projects and Prebuilds for Bitbucket Server. Avatar of AlexTugarev Avatar of csweichel Avatar of easyCZ Avatar of geropl Avatar of jankeromnes Avatar of jldec
  • #9109 - Fixes incremental prebuilds by choosing the right prebuild base. Avatar of jankeromnes Avatar of laushinka
  • #8824 - [server] For GitLab projects without an owner avatar, fall back to the namespace avatar, or generate the default GitLab avatar Avatar of andrew-farries Avatar of easyCZ Avatar of gtsiolis Avatar of jankeromnes
  • #8805 - Dashboard reports prebuild status consistently between list view and detail view. Avatar of AlexTugarev Avatar of andrew-farries Avatar of easyCZ Avatar of gtsiolis Avatar of jankeromnes
  • #9104 - [installer] Fix registry facade env variables for IPFS and redis Avatar of aledbf Avatar of princerachit
  • #8769 - Enable the use of fuse device on cgroup v2 systems Avatar of Furisto Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of kylos101 Avatar of utam0k
  • #9005 - Experimental IPFS support for cluster-local image caching Avatar of Furisto Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of aledbf Avatar of csweichel Avatar of nandajavarma Avatar of princerachit Avatar of sagor999 Avatar of utam0k
  • #9063 - Improve workspace startup time through improved manifest assembly Avatar of aledbf Avatar of csweichel
  • #9039 - Removed leftover workspace size limit which could prevent backups from being created. Avatar of aledbf Avatar of csweichel
  • #9060 - [kots]: add distribution check to the KOTS preflights Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of nandajavarma
  • #8962 - [KOTS]: extract images from the Installer and put in the additionalImages array Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of Pothulapati Avatar of akosyakov
  • #8940 - Add workspace branch & creation timespan column for Gitpod Jetbrains Gateway plugin workspace panel Avatar of Sunset17 Avatar of akosyakov Avatar of felladrin Avatar of gtsiolis Avatar of iQQBot Avatar of meysholdt Avatar of mustard-mh Avatar of yaohui-wyh
  • #8941 - [image-bob-builder] Add support for stargz Avatar of Furisto Avatar of aledbf
  • #8917 - JetBrains Gateway EAP version is now supported. Avatar of akosyakov Avatar of felladrin

docker run --privileged

You can now run privileged containers in Gitpod!

# example
docker run --privileged -it busybox sh

Prior to the fix, users were getting an error, and it prevented them from running privileged workloads.

The host file system, in this case, is your Gitpod workspace. Don’t worry, it’s ephemeral!

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Fixes and improvements

  • #8459 - Made the gitpod.io/cpuLimit annotation work again Avatar of Furisto Avatar of csweichel Avatar of iQQBot Avatar of princerachit Avatar of sagor999
  • #8918 - [ws-proxy] Configure kube-rbac Avatar of aledbf Avatar of princerachit
  • #8845 - Update buildkit to v0.10.0 Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of aledbf Avatar of csweichel Avatar of kylos101 Avatar of princerachit
  • #8941 - [image-bob-builder] Add support for stargz Avatar of Furisto Avatar of aledbf
  • #8878 - fix findPrebuildsWithWorkpace query Avatar of AlexTugarev Avatar of geropl
  • #8875 - Remove truncation and overflow team invitation URL Avatar of andrew-farries Avatar of gtsiolis
  • #8772 - Update team deletion confirmation modal Avatar of easyCZ Avatar of gtsiolis
  • #8890 - Added a new root cmd to Gitpod CLI. The tasks cmd allows listing tasks and attaching to them. Avatar of andreafalzetti Avatar of felladrin
  • #8914 - Add sudo permission to custom images, force NOPASSWD Avatar of iQQBot Avatar of mustard-mh
  • #8867 - [kots]: configure werft build command Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of Pothulapati Avatar of corneliusludmann
  • #8683 - Added first draft of a public API Avatar of AlexTugarev Avatar of akosyakov Avatar of aledbf Avatar of csweichel Avatar of easyCZ Avatar of geropl Avatar of jankeromnes Avatar of svenefftinge
  • #8857 - [KOTS]: add recommended preflights Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of Pothulapati Avatar of nandajavarma
  • #8892 - [kots]: escape golang template variables for Helm resources Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of Pothulapati
  • #8844 - [kots] Add a pre-flight check for `cert-manager Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of Pothulapati
  • #8835 - Rerunning prebuilds direct to the prebuild logs view, and rerunning is not allowed from the /prebuilds page. Avatar of gtsiolis Avatar of jldec Avatar of laushinka
  • #8821 - fix missing index on Workspace (id, deleted) Avatar of easyCZ Avatar of geropl
  • #8825 - [server] Improve GitHub Enterprise avatars handling Avatar of gtsiolis Avatar of jankeromnes Avatar of jldec
  • #8854 - fix broken image builds Avatar of AlexTugarev Avatar of geropl
  • #8858 - [gitpod-db] add index on workspaceDB.Type Column Avatar of Pothulapati Avatar of geropl
  • #8871 - [kots]: remove wait-for-jobs Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of nandajavarma
  • #8870 - [kots]: remove GCP DNS resolver Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of nandajavarma
  • #8827 - Allow use of the —privileged flag with docker. Avatar of Furisto Avatar of kylos101 Avatar of utam0k
  • #8837 - [installer]: allow for minified config YAML Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of nandajavarma
  • #8785 - [kots] Remove cert-manager from the Gitpod package Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of Pothulapati
  • #8808 - [loadgen] Update benchmark images Avatar of aledbf Avatar of kylos101
  • #8742 - Enable egress metrics for agent-smith Avatar of Furisto Avatar of kylos101 Avatar of princerachit
  • #8822 - [kots]: removed the cert-manager issuers Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of Pothulapati Avatar of corneliusludmann
  • #8491 - [kots]: use Helm for the Installer job Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of Pothulapati Avatar of corneliusludmann Avatar of csweichel Avatar of geropl
  • #8721 - Document ClusterService rpcs and messages Avatar of easyCZ Avatar of geropl
  • #8699 - Clarified wording of “timeout” feature on the settings/plans page Avatar of gtsiolis Avatar of jankeromnes Avatar of lucasvaltl
  • #8718 - ws-manager-bridge logs WorkspaceStatus events Avatar of easyCZ Avatar of geropl Avatar of jankeromnes
  • #8644 - Fix setting sync limit failure in some cases Avatar of akosyakov Avatar of easyCZ Avatar of geropl Avatar of jeanp413 Avatar of mustard-mh
  • #8793 - fix caching of GitHub server-server queries Avatar of andrew-farries Avatar of geropl
  • #8593 - Make the licensing match what’s advertised Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of corneliusludmann Avatar of geropl
  • #8770 - [kubecdl] Fix server name pattern Avatar of aledbf Avatar of kylos101
  • #8741 - Update code to 1.65.2 Avatar of iQQBot Avatar of mustard-mh

Support for GitHub Enterprise Server

Gitpod now works with public, private, or internal repositories on your own instance of GitHub Enterprise (GHE). To set this up, please follow our 2-step guide in the documentation.

For feedback, please use the dedicated feedback issue or chat with us.

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Fixes and improvements

  • #8533 - Update k8s go dependencies to v1.23.4Update prometheus to v1.12.1 CVE-2022-21698Update containerd to v1.6.0 Avatar of ArthurSens Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of aledbf Avatar of csweichel Avatar of geropl Avatar of iQQBot Avatar of sagor999
  • #8578 - Support user-modifiable cgroupv2 structure Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of aledbf Avatar of csweichel
  • #8583 - Remove unused pod labels Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of aledbf Avatar of sagor999
  • #8580 - [installer] Registry facade should not use a port from node ports range Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of aledbf Avatar of csweichel Avatar of iQQBot Avatar of sagor999
  • #8555 - Add docker images for gpctl and kubecdl Avatar of csweichel Avatar of kylos101 Avatar of princerachit Avatar of sagor999 Avatar of utam0k
  • #8590 - Update the docs for cgroup v2 Avatar of csweichel Avatar of utam0k
  • #8471 - Support cpu limiting using cgroup v2 Avatar of Furisto Avatar of aledbf Avatar of csweichel Avatar of utam0k
  • #8629 - Disable cache reclaim when cgroup v2 Avatar of Furisto Avatar of utam0k
  • #8550 - Add support for private registries Avatar of aledbf Avatar of csweichel Avatar of geropl Avatar of jankeromnes Avatar of jmls Avatar of sagor999 Avatar of utam0k
  • #8632 - Admins cannot search empty strings or partial matches on workspace search. Avatar of geropl Avatar of gtsiolis Avatar of laushinka
  • #8574 - Support GitHub Enterprise Avatar of AlexTugarev Avatar of andrew-farries Avatar of geropl Avatar of jankeromnes
  • #8689 - [kots]: create dev channels in KOTS and formalise the release process Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of Pothulapati Avatar of corneliusludmann
  • #8568 - Rate-limit workspace prebuilds to 50 per minute (rolling-window) by default, configurable through config. Avatar of andrew-farries Avatar of easyCZ Avatar of geropl Avatar of jankeromnes
  • #8633 - [kots]: make the self-hosted cert more explicitly selectable Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of Pothulapati
  • #8486 - improve robustness of startWorkspaceimprove feedback for errors during cluster selectionimprove monitoring for cluster selection errors Avatar of AlexTugarev Avatar of geropl
  • #8547 - [installer]: add annotation to make DB resources restart if changes Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of geropl
  • #8622 - [installer] Add network policy for registry-facade access to coredns Avatar of Pothulapati Avatar of aledbf
  • #8562 - Fix user detail bug that fetches all workspaces. Avatar of JanKoehnlein Avatar of geropl Avatar of gtsiolis Avatar of laushinka
  • #8558 - [dashboard] Don’t always print ‘Connecting to workspace logs…’ (it’s somewhat misleading) Avatar of geropl Avatar of jankeromnes
  • #8546 - Link to privacy policy from login page Avatar of geropl Avatar of gtsiolis Avatar of jldec
  • #8395 - [kots]: add the KOTS installation manifests Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of corneliusludmann
  • #8503 - Free text search on workspace admin dashboard is not enabled anymore. Avatar of geropl Avatar of gtsiolis Avatar of laushinka
  • #8363 - Remove ghost from the codebase Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of aledbf Avatar of csweichel Avatar of geropl Avatar of kylos101 Avatar of mads-hartmann Avatar of mustard-mh Avatar of princerachit
  • #8477 - Renamed danger-use-unsupported-config flag in the installer to `use-experimental-config Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of Pothulapati Avatar of corneliusludmann Avatar of csweichel Avatar of mustard-mh
  • #8527 - [installer]: correct the stored config to include apiVersion Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of corneliusludmann
  • #8519 - Try harder to update workspace annotation to prevent workspace from being marked as failed erroneously. Avatar of Furisto Avatar of sagor999
  • #7831 - Git Integrations UI – improve handling of host name. Avatar of AlexTugarev Avatar of JanKoehnlein Avatar of Shulammite-Aso Avatar of csweichel Avatar of gtsiolis Avatar of meysholdt
  • #8428 - Deal with when cpu.cfs_quota_us is negative Avatar of kylos101 Avatar of sagor999 Avatar of utam0k
  • #8435 - Docker in workspaces now allows mapping the user id of a container user to the workspace gitpod user Avatar of Furisto Avatar of iQQBot Avatar of kylos101 Avatar of mikenikles Avatar of utam0k
  • #8463 - Improve handling of an error when pod fails to start due to out of memory error on the node Avatar of aledbf Avatar of sagor999
  • #8460 - [installer]: remove jaeger operator from the config Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of corneliusludmann
  • #8402 - Admins can find teams, see team details, and change a team member’s role. Avatar of gtsiolis Avatar of jldec Avatar of laushinka Avatar of svenefftinge
  • #8211 - Add Replicated as a Gitpod license evaluator Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of corneliusludmann Avatar of csweichel Avatar of geropl
  • #8330 - Improve error handling for workspace cluster register & updateShow all admission constraints for workspace cluster list Avatar of geropl Avatar of kylos101 Avatar of sagor999
  • #8307 - Add max lifetime timeout for a workspace Avatar of csweichel Avatar of princerachit Avatar of sagor999
  • #8389 - [installer] Ensure multiple ws-proxy replicas are scheduled in different nodes Avatar of aledbf Avatar of sagor999
  • #8401 - Make -c optional in installer, while allowing the passed config to be flexible Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of Pothulapati Avatar of corneliusludmann
  • #8373 - Show correct admin telemetry settings during first visit Avatar of AlexTugarev Avatar of Pothulapati Avatar of corneliusludmann
  • #8376 - Remove Jaeger operator Avatar of JanKoehnlein Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of corneliusludmann
  • #8266 - Make Open VSX upstream URL configurable in the installer for air-gap installations Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of Pothulapati Avatar of akosyakov Avatar of corneliusludmann Avatar of csweichel
  • #8380 - Pre-populate Cmd+O modal and sort suggested context URLs by most-recently-used first Avatar of JanKoehnlein Avatar of jankeromnes
VS Code command palette

Making snapshots safer for sharing

Gitpod now restricts access to workspaces opened with snapshot URLs.

Users must have access to the git repository in the snapshot, in order to open it.

If a snapshot URL user does not have read access to the repo, Gitpod will now show an error message. Previously, any logged-in Gitpod user could open snapshot URLs for any workspace.

This change matches what happens when users open a new workspace on a private repository, using a prefixed context url. The change also helps to prevent leakage of sensitive or proprietary files via snapshots.

Breaking change

This change may impact you if you are intentionally sharing a private repository using a snapshot, say for an interview.

Workarounds

  • Use a public repository instead of a private one.
  • Invite users to the private repository (or to the team on the org) as collaborators.
  • Share a running workspace instead of a snapshot URL.

Feedback

As always, please contact Gitpod if you have any feedback to share with us.

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Open in Gitpod

It’s even easier now to open a repository in a new Gitpod workspace.

Type cmd+O (ctrl-O on Windows) while on any page in the dashboard at gitpod.io.

This will pop up an input where you can paste a context URL for a git repository, and immediately open a workspace, just like you are used to with the gitpod.io/# prefix.

Instead of pasting a URL, you can start typing the name of a repository, and Gitpod will suggest repositories from recent workspaces, as well as from your connected git provider. Even our popular example template repositories can be opened this way.

Always ready to code 🚀

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Fixes and improvements

  • #8234 - Add stress test for mount proc Avatar of Furisto Avatar of utam0k
  • #7523 - messagebus: remove cross-cluster dependency Avatar of JanKoehnlein Avatar of corneliusludmann Avatar of geropl
  • #8275 - Update the usage of nsinsider. Avatar of csweichel Avatar of utam0k
  • #8288 - [installer] Installer does not set default nameserver settings for workspaces anymore Avatar of corneliusludmann Avatar of csweichel
  • #8289 - Improve handling of “Out of Memory” error when starting up workspaces Avatar of aledbf Avatar of csweichel Avatar of kylos101 Avatar of princerachit Avatar of sagor999
  • #8067 - [server]: Add totalUsers, totalWorkspaces, and totalInstances fields to telemetry data Avatar of Pothulapati Avatar of corneliusludmann Avatar of laushinka
  • #8270 - [self-hosted] Skip MinIO client configuration in the MinIO container because it breaks air-gap installations. Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of corneliusludmann
  • #8086 - Bitbucket Server: Authorize with Bitbucket Server 7.20 and start workspaces. Avatar of AlexTugarev Avatar of corneliusludmann Avatar of jldec
  • #8227 - [server] Disable perMessageDeflate on websockets Avatar of AlexTugarev Avatar of geropl
The Dazzle logo

New workspace images built with Dazzle v2

By default, your Gitpod workspaces are based on a Docker image called gitpod/workspace-full. It contains all sorts of tools, SDKs and languages you may need — so you are ready-to-code with no friction.

What if you were only interested in Rust though, or Node.js LTS? You could create a custom Dockerfile, tell Gitpod about it and all would be fine. It would even be pretty simple to do.

At Gitpod, we are all about removing friction and frequently ask ourselves, “How can we improve?“. So we came up with an even easier solution. We are now in a position to create much more fine-grained workspace images!

To start this next era, we recently built a whole bunch of new images with Dazzle v2. Dazzle is a Docker/OCI image builder and its goal is to build independent layers where a change to one layer does not invalidate the ones sitting “above” it.

Compared to the previous version of Dazzle, the new v2 is about 5x faster, more reliable and less hacky 🔨.

Here is a list of what you can use today:

  • gitpod/workspace-c
  • gitpod/workspace-clojure
  • gitpod/workspace-go
  • gitpod/workspace-node
  • gitpod/workspace-node-lts
  • gitpod/workspace-python
  • gitpod/workspace-ruby-2
  • gitpod/workspace-ruby-3
  • gitpod/workspace-rust

For an up-to-date list of available images, please refer to this list.

In your .gitpod.yml, all you need to do is add the following line:

image: gitpod/workspace-xyz

As if this wasn’t exciting enough, this new solution lays the foundation for some very cool features you will be able to leverage directly to create custom images for your workspaces.

To tease this a bit more, imagine a future where you can pick & choose which tools you’d like to install in your workspace and Gitpod will automagically provide them to you at lightspeed, or thereabouts.

We are interested in your feedback and suggestions, please let us know in our dedicated feedback issue or chat with us.

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Fixes and improvements

  • #8119 - Added support for Git LFS during content init Avatar of csweichel Avatar of kylos101
  • #8134 - Enable id check for seccomp notify Avatar of Furisto Avatar of utam0k
  • #8139 - Improved workspace memory-pressure eviction resilience Avatar of csweichel Avatar of sagor999
  • #8161 - Add workspace start request debug logging to ws-manager Avatar of csweichel Avatar of sagor999
  • #8179 - A bit of improvements to cache_reclaim Avatar of sagor999 Avatar of utam0k
  • #8132 - [GitHub] Fix the user account picked for a prebuild. Avatar of AlexTugarev Avatar of geropl Avatar of jldec Avatar of svenefftinge
  • #8143 - Update code to 1.64.2 Avatar of filiptronicek Avatar of jeanp413
  • #8112 - Autofix: upgrade-nvm-tools Avatar of autofix-bot Avatar of felladrin Avatar of iQQBot Avatar of jankeromnes
  • #8099 - fix dashboard contextURL handling Avatar of JanKoehnlein Avatar of akosyakov Avatar of geropl Avatar of jankeromnes
  • #7569 - Support private dotfiles repo Avatar of csweichel Avatar of gtsiolis Avatar of iQQBot Avatar of mustard-mh
  • #8100 - Make ContextURL.parseToURL support the newly-accepted git@[host]:[user]/[repo].git format Avatar of akosyakov Avatar of geropl Avatar of jankeromnes
  • #8036 - Refactor dynamic CPU limiting to provide fairer scheduling. Avatar of corneliusludmann Avatar of csweichel Avatar of sagor999 Avatar of utam0k
  • #8093 - Fix wrong token selection if multiple found for a profile. Avatar of AlexTugarev Avatar of geropl Avatar of jankeromnes
  • #7715 - [server][dashboard] Improve ‘New Workspace’ modal with a search input, keyboard navigation, and a new context URL suggestion API Avatar of AlexTugarev Avatar of JanKoehnlein Avatar of filiptronicek Avatar of gtsiolis Avatar of jankeromnes Avatar of jldec Avatar of svenefftinge
  • #7833 - Fix Bitbucket push event handling Avatar of AlexTugarev Avatar of geropl Avatar of gtsiolis Avatar of jankeromnes
  • #8073 - configure basic rate-limiting for `startWorkspace Avatar of geropl Avatar of jankeromnes
  • #7727 - [installer]: add jaeger sampling options to the tracing object Avatar of JanKoehnlein Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of aledbf Avatar of corneliusludmann Avatar of kylos101 Avatar of sagor999
  • #7923 - Improved in-transit security of user environment variables Avatar of AlexTugarev Avatar of akosyakov Avatar of csweichel Avatar of geropl Avatar of jankeromnes
  • #7968 - Fix missing status updates for prebuilds. Avatar of AlexTugarev Avatar of laushinka
  • #7940 - reduce idle DB load on SH installations Avatar of AlexTugarev Avatar of geropl
  • #7978 - [gitlab] user-scoped env vars can now be filtered for nested repos on Gitlab Avatar of AlexTugarev Avatar of JanKoehnlein
  • #7882 - Admins can do a text search for projects and their associated prebuilds. Avatar of JanKoehnlein Avatar of gtsiolis Avatar of jldec Avatar of laushinka
  • #7951 - [server] Support ‘git@[host]:[user]/[repo].git’ format in context URLs Avatar of AlexTugarev Avatar of JanKoehnlein Avatar of jankeromnes
  • #7839 - [installer]: put component ownership under webapp/workspace teams Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of aledbf Avatar of csweichel Avatar of kylos101 Avatar of princerachit
  • #7926 - [wa-manager] Refactor connectToWorkspaceDaemon helper Avatar of aledbf Avatar of csweichel Avatar of utam0k
Gitpod Dashboard Settings Tab overview

Project-level environment variables

It’s time to bring environment variables to Projects, and with that to Prebuilds as well!

Environment variables can now be set for individual Projects, which automatically makes them available when Gitpod runs a Prebuild for your project.

By default, these environment variables are not accessible in workspaces. You can, if you desire so, make them available in workspaces too. However, keep in mind that if you do so, anyone who starts a Gitpod workspace for your project will see the value of these environment variables.

To get started, make sure you have created a project at gitpod.io/new. You will then be able to visit its Settings page, where you find a new Variables section.

We are interested in your feedback and suggestions, please let us know in our dedicated feedback issue or chat with us.

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Fixes and improvements

  • #7895 - werft run github -j .werft/clean-up-werft-build-nodes.yaml -f Avatar of mads-hartmann Avatar of ArthurSens
  • #7873 - [Installer]: release 2022.01 Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of corneliusludmann
  • #7769 - [installer] Add missing kube-rbac-proxy container in ws-manager deployment Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of aledbf
  • #7774 - [installer] Do not start binaries in verbose mode Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of aledbf
  • #7362 - - Refactor JB integration to connect over SSH instead of CWM links.- Provide Gitpod integration in JB Gateway. Avatar of akosyakov Avatar of gtsiolis Avatar of iQQBot Avatar of jankeromnes Avatar of mustard-mh
  • #7732 - [Dashboard]: add send telemetry to admin settings Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of geropl Avatar of gtsiolis
  • #7801 - [installer]: add namespace to validate cluster command Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of corneliusludmann
  • #7837 - Fix “token not found” issues. Avatar of AlexTugarev Avatar of geropl
  • #7430 - Remove ws-scheduler component Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of aledbf Avatar of csweichel Avatar of geropl Avatar of iQQBot Avatar of jankeromnes
  • #7760 - Support heartbeats from SSH sessions Avatar of aledbf Avatar of csweichel Avatar of iQQBot
  • #7591 - [server]: Create installation admin controller Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of corneliusludmann Avatar of geropl
  • #7752 - [installer] Fix invalid tag name for image build template Avatar of aledbf Avatar of corneliusludmann
  • #7302 - [dashboard] Error messages on workspace creation when the repository is not found, will now also display the name of the repository Avatar of Siddhant-K-code Avatar of gtsiolis Avatar of iQQBot Avatar of jankeromnes Avatar of trumbitta
  • #7753 - Improved feedback when content initialisation fails Avatar of Furisto Avatar of csweichel
  • #7514 - Autofix: upgrade-nvm-tools Avatar of akosyakov Avatar of autofix-bot Avatar of jankeromnes
  • #7730 - [installation-telemetry]: log data sent to Segment Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of corneliusludmann
  • #7472 - [ws-manager] Improve workspaces PodAffinity Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of aledbf Avatar of corneliusludmann Avatar of csweichel
  • #7657 - Make proc mounts more reliable which affects parallel Docker container startup Avatar of aledbf Avatar of csweichel
  • #7623 - [installer] Fix ws-daemon image pull policy Avatar of aledbf Avatar of kylos101
  • #7656 - [installer] Fix lifecycle PostStart label update Avatar of aledbf Avatar of csweichel Avatar of iQQBot
  • #7670 - [installer] Fix registry-facade ClusterRoleBinding name Avatar of aledbf Avatar of kylos101
  • #7660 - [installer] Switch default log level to info Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of aledbf Avatar of csweichel Avatar of geropl Avatar of jeanp413
  • #7687 - [installer] Telemetry should not run in workspace clusters Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of aledbf
  • #7633 - Admin users can download the account statement. Avatar of JanKoehnlein Avatar of laushinka
  • #7295 - Introduce Project-level environment variables Avatar of AlexTugarev Avatar of JanKoehnlein Avatar of geropl Avatar of gtsiolis Avatar of jankeromnes Avatar of jldec Avatar of shaal
  • #7659 - [dashboard] Don’t offer to add common email domains as a verified student domains in Admin Avatar of jankeromnes Avatar of laushinka
  • #7625 - [installer] Fix mysql image pull policy Avatar of aledbf Avatar of corneliusludmann
  • #7642 - [Installer]: remove the deprecated TypeORM migration command Avatar of MrSimonEmms Avatar of corneliusludmann
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Dotfiles support in Beta

Happy new year from us at Gitpod 🥂!

We kick off 2022 with the availability of dotfiles support for anyone - currently in Beta.

If you are already familiar with dotfiles, configure it in your Gitpod preferences. All we need is a URL to your dotfiles repository. We will do the rest whenever you start a new Gitpod workspace. Enjoy 😊.

What are dotfiles, anyway?

You may have seen a .bashrc file or similar in a Unix environment. Basically, a place for you to configure and customize your shell. The operating system runs commands in these dotfiles automatically. This ensures your environment always has your customizations applied when you start your computer.

Dotfiles allow you to really customize your workflow and hence can increae your productivity significantly. It’s well worth looking into.

With today’s announcement, you can now leverage these exact same files in all your Gitpod workspaces! This removes one more friction for anyone who’s been on the fence as to whether or not cloud-based developer environments are worth exploring. Invest an hour today, you may like what you find. Start at gitpod.io/preferences.

Please try it out and share your experience with us and the Gitpod community. You can learn more about Dotfiles in the documentation.

We are interested in your feedback and suggestions, please let us know in our dedicated feedback issue or chat with us.

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Fixes and improvements

IDE

  • #7012 - Allow to specify port name and description.
  • #7097 - Allow to create a snapshot with gp.

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Meta

  • #7422 - Support creating Projects for Bitbucket and Self-Managed GitLab repositories.
  • #7383 - Automatically propose a configuration for non-configured repositories.
  • #7392 - Automatically propose VS Code extensions for yet unconfigured repositories..
  • #7031 - Incremental prebuilds project settings.
  • #7391 - Use owner and repo name for workspace id.

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JetBrains desktop available in beta

Gitpod currently has IntelliJ, GoLand, PhpStorm and PyCharm released in beta. The rest of the JetBrains IDE’s are all coming to Gitpod very soon, watch this space!

Previously, when you loaded a new Gitpod workspace, you would find yourself in a VS Code Browser experience. Using a browser editor like VS Code Browser is the main way Gitpod can get you “ready to code” instantly.

However, whilst we know that VS Code is the most widely adopted editor on the market (which is why we started with VS Code), Gitpod is not only built for VS Code users!

Gitpod is for teams, and companies of all shapes and sizes. We’re here to support, and integrate with as many of the different developer workflows used in modern software development. After all, it’s your dev environment, so you should be able to set it up your way.

And that’s why today, we’re happy to share that JetBrains desktop is now in beta!

You can get started using the JetBrains IDE’s today by: heading over to your Gitpod preferences page, enabling your favourite JetBrains desktop IDE’s, and restarting any running workspaces. The next time you start a workspace, you’ll be prompted about which editor to use: VS Code Browser, VS Code Desktop, or your preferred JetBrains IDE. However, even when you open a Gitpod workspace with a desktop editor, you still get the ease and developer experience of using VS Code Browser to edit and work on the same workspace and code at the same time, they’re entirely synced.

Work on your desktop if you like, share your workspace if you like, the choice is yours! To keep an eye on which editors we support at any given time, check the editors docs.

We are interested in your feedback and suggestions, please let us know in our dedicated feedback issue or chat with us.

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Fixes and improvements

  • #7004 - Add PyCharm desktop IDE.
  • #6847 - The “Your Workspace is Ready” page for desktop IDEs now has “Stop Workspace” and “Go to Dashboard” actions.
  • #6721 - When a user deletes their account, own projects will be deleted and made available to be added again.
  • #6671 - Add VS Code Desktop in the preferences to always open your workspace in VS Code Desktop
  • #6747 - [dashboard] Change default color theme from Light → System
  • #6713 - Allow all team members to cancel a team prebuild
  • #6505 - Open up JetBrains desktop IDE feature (BETA) for all users
  • #6546 - Prebuilds can run for GitLab subgroup projects.
  • #6464 - Switch to shallow git clone and add unshallow feature
  • #6144 - make “snapshots” more reliable

Self-Hosted

  • #6621 - Allow use of external container registry
  • #6606 - Add support for GCP CloudSQL
  • #6543 - Make the installer updatable

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Introducing Teams and Projects

Up until today, you must have felt at times that your Gitpod dashboard is a pretty empty place 😔. All you had, besides settings and stuff, was a list of your active workspaces (not even old ones without changing the filter - yep yep, we fixed that too 😉).

We are so stoked to announce Teams & Projects (& Prebuilds) available in beta 🎉

To get started right away, gitpod.io/new.

Teams

You can now create teams (as many as you want) and invite your co-workers, friends & family to collaborate on your projects.

Projects

Remember .gitpod.yml, checked in to your project’s root directory? It’s still the first place we look for Gitpod configuration, but when you create a project in the Gitpod dashboard, we now do our best to be smart and suggest a sensible default configuration for your project (insert something something machine learning - jk, there’s no magic).

Bonus - Prebuilds 🤩

Nobody asked me, but if they had I would have said the announcement should have been Teams, Projects & Prebuilds 😅. How come?

For the first time ever, we now show you each and every prebuild we run for your project! Check the status, view the logs or trigger new prebuilds from within the dashboard.

When you use the new onboarding workflow at gitpod.io/new, we help you kick off your first prebuild. With prebuilds, Gitpod builds your dev environment for each change you push to your repository. This means, when you’re ready to open a new workspace, it’ll already have all init start tasks executed.

You can learn more in the docs.

Expect more updates to all this over time. For now we’d love to hear about your experience. Please let us know in the feedback issue, contact us via Twitter @gitpod or chat with us at https://www.gitpod.io/chat.

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Fixes and improvements

  • #5695 - Allows renaming of workspace description.

  • #5938 - Add 5 second interval automatic page reload to default 404 page for unserved ports. Thanks to @rohan-patra.

  • #5918 - [prebuilds] fix prebuild logs with multiple tasks

  • #5787 - improve websocket reconnection handling in the frontend

  • #5633 - Update code to 1.60.0

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VS Code open in a Gitpod workspace with the option to open in local VS Code displayed

VS Code Desktop support

It’s here 🎉! Starting today, you can access Gitpod workspaces right from your locally installed VS Code - we call it “VS Code Desktop Support”. Yep, that’s right - keep your local settings1 and benefit from Gitpod’s high-spec servers & automated prebuilds. As you would expect, your code continues to stay in an ephemeral Gitpod workspace which keeps each of your projects nicely isolated from one another.

To get started, all it takes is two steps:

  1. Start a new Gitpod workspace (learn how in the docs).
  2. Open the command palette (⇧⌘P or Ctrl+Shift+P), type “Open in VS Code” and hit Enter.

This opens your local VS Code, connects to the Gitpod workspace and let’s you develop, test & debug your application as if it was running locally.

We continue to enhance this feature, but for now we’d love to hear about your experience. Please let us know in the feedback issue, contact us via Twitter @gitpod or chat with us at https://www.gitpod.io/chat.

If you are already familiar with the Local Companion app we announced in June, note that VS Code Desktop Support is built on top of it and you can continue to use the Local Companion app independently of VS Code.


1 may I add, yes this also means you get to keep your keyboard shortcuts just the way you prefer them. You know, Ctrl/Cmd + W to close an editor tab 😉.

Fixes and improvements

  • #5511 - Breaking Change: Remove Theia settings and point to Code image
  • #5633 - Update code to 1.60.0
  • #4997 - OpenVSX proxy cache
  • #5568 - GitLab users who have not completed the auth process on GitLab will be notified with an error message
  • #5362 - [gitlab] Accept ’#’ sign in branches / context URLs
  • #5180 - [docker-up] Update docker-compose and slirp4netns
  • #5513 - [code] Add open dashboard menu option to home menu
  • #5456 - vscode desktop on windows

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Faster workspace startup times

Faster workspace startup times

A key metric we deeply care about at Gitpod (and I’m sure you do, too) is workspace startup time. In a world where you create and dispose of workspaces many times per day, the last thing you want is waiting for a workspace to start 🐌.

In this release, we made significant progress in lowering startup times 🏎. What initially may sound like complex changes turned out to be a +4 -4 pull request (#4847). Yay simplicity!

To give you an idea of the magnitute of improvement we’re talking about, here’s a before / after comparison with 30 workspaces started twice:

Before Now
Plotted graph of workspace startup times ranging between 20s and 60s Plotted graph of workspace startup times ranging between 5s and 20s

Did you pay close attention to the y-axis? From between 20 to 60 seconds down to 5 to 20 seconds!

Great work team, let’s shift our focus to other features. These improvements are certainly worth celebrating 🎂, but we’re hungry to drop these times by at least the same magnitude once or twice more! Team, finish your cake and get back to work 😉.

Please do let us know if you notice any differences with your project startup times. You can find us at www.gitpod.io/chat.

Fixes and improvements

  • #4844 - Provide better feedback when gitpod.yml is invalid
  • #4816 - [gp] env: handle multi-word values without quotes
  • #4813 - [server] Handle releases/tag/in GitHub context parser
  • #4743 - [code] confirm sharing
  • #4738 - [code] serve each webview from own origin
  • #4734 - [#4699] Handle error situations around /headless-logs endpoint
  • #4115 - [server] store separate email used for commits (GitHub and GitLab). Thanks to @philschatz.

Gitpod Self-Hosted

We released 0.10.0 and updated the documentation to match. Head over to the docs for getting started.

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Gitpod Local Companion

Introducing the Gitpod Local Companion app

As of today, you can access your Gitpod workspace from your local environment 🎉!

Why does this matter? Imagine you start a development server for your web application in Gitpod. You can preview that online at a https://nnnn-x.y.gitpod.io URL, where “nnnn” is the port your dev server listens on. Sometimes though, development features such as live reloading may not be compatible with that URL format and rather require something like http://localhost:10000 to communicate with the dev server.

With the Gitpod Local Companion app, localhost URLs can now access your dev server running in a Gitpod workspace. The best part of that: It works with any TCP port. You could run a MySQL database in your Gitpod workspace and access the database with your favourite GUI through localhost:3306.

To learn more and get started today, please see our introduction blog post.

Fixes and improvements

  • #4548 - Breaking Change: Make ports configured in .gitpod.yml private by default when no value for visibility is given (was public). This change is for security reasons.
  • #4614 - Added a deprecation warning for Theia.
  • #4543 - Deprecate prebuild task in gitpod.yml.
  • #4542 - Remove ide task in gitpod.yml.
  • #4524 - Remove deprecated openModes in `.gitpod.yml.
  • #4633 - Fix gp open/preview to await till VS Code UI is available.
  • #3259 - Support VS Code web extensions which are running in a browser worker, (particularly Vim).
  • #2879 - Fix unvalidated redirects (credit: Arif Khan from SaveBreach Team).
  • #4580 - Support workspace sharing from VS Code.
  • #4627 - Deprecate user uploaded extensions.
  • #4560 - Fix out of order typing in terminals.
  • #4589 - Add dodo to animals (thanks @a2br!).
  • #4287 - Modify the “New Git Integration” experience to align with provider terminology (thanks @jordanhailey!).
  • #4401, #4490, #4571 - Implement a new Teams UI in the dashboard (behind a feature flag).

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Incremental prebuilds

Faster, incremental prebuilds

With prebuilds, Gitpod continuously builds your developer environment so that it is ready-to-code by the time you start a new workspace.

So far, Gitpod started each prebuild from a clean slate. With this latest release, Gitpod now supports incremental prebuilds, which means Gitpod will try to re-use a prebuild from an earlier commit in order to create new prebuilds faster. In short, it now takes less time for your prebuild to be ready after a new commit is pushed to your Git provider.

Note: This is a controlled feature release so that we can measure the performance impact on projects. There is nothing you need to do other than wait and at some point experience quicker prebuild times 🚀.

Fixes and improvements

  • #3995 - Implement new Self-Hosted setup flow.
  • #4170 - Hide “stopping” & unpinned workspaces from “Active” in the dashboard.
  • #4118 - Fix Cross Origin Websocket Access (credit: Joern Schneeweisz from the GitLab Security Research Team).

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Redesigned Gitpod dashboard

Hello Dark mode

We heard you and implemented a dashboard dark mode (PR #3901) 🌑! Head over to https://gitpod.io/preferences to pick the light or dark theme. Alternatively, select “System” and let us pick the theme that matches your system settings.

If you have specific feedback related to dark mode, please let us know in our feedback issue #3727 🙏🏻.

Fixes and improvements

  • #3940 - Add OAuth2 host check (credit: Joern Schneeweisz from the GitLab Security Research Team).
  • #4051 - Ask user for confirmation before deleting an environment variable.
  • #4069 - Fix loading Gitpod’s dashboard in Safari less than v14.
  • #3830 - Optimize Gitpod’s dashboard to make it lighter and load faster.
  • #4018 - Make the Docker daemon in workspaces auto-start when needed by introducing a socket activated ‘sudo docker-up’.
  • #3945 - UX: Fix accidental workspace deletion when using the ‘Enter’ key.
  • #3938 - Also show environment variables with identical names but different scopes in the dashboard.
  • #3866 - Fix quantity type conversion in Team plans.

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Redesigned Gitpod dashboard

🍊 Dashboard Redesign

Aligned with our Next Chapter for Gitpod announcement, we reimplemented and redesigned the Gitpod dashboard!

Technical improvements under the hood result in a more performant, snappier dashboard. We would love to hear your feedback and learn how we can provide you with an even better experience. Please provide your comments in our feedback issue #3727 🙏🏻.

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VS Code on Gitpod

Synchronize Theia user settings with VS Code

We recently launched support for VS Code.

If you switch your editor to VS Code, your user settings and extensions configured in Theia will be synchronized with VS Code automatically when you start a new workspace (unless you manually uploaded an extension).

Fixes and improvements

  • #3087 - Remove the privileged feature flag.
  • #3175 - Fix Env Var context parsing.
  • #3177 - [supervisor] Let supervisor fail when first IDE start fails.
  • #3182 - [registry-facade] Remove feature flag.
  • #3228 - Allow air-gap Gitpod installations.
  • Improved workspace startup time in high-load situations.
  • Started to adopt the controller framework which will lead to Gitpod producing less load on the Kubernetes API.

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