May 31, 2021
With prebuilds, Gitpod continously builds your development 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 🚀.
April 30, 2021
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 🙏🏻.
#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.
March 31, 2021
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 🙏🏻.
February 28, 2021
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).
- #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.
For older updates, please visit the previous changelog.