Changelog

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

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November Gitpod Release 2022

Welcome to the November 2022 edition of the Gitpod Changelog!

Key highlights

Prebuilds require a project

In the past, it was possible to trigger prebuilds by prefixing the repository URL with gitpod.io/#prebuild/. This mechanism has been turned off, because projects provide much better visibility into your prebuilds.

Use the following steps to enable prebuilds on your repository:

  1. Create a project for the repository.
  2. Define the prebuild steps in an init task in your gitpod.yml.

Since prebuilds are included in all our metered pay-as-you-go plans, configuring prebuild settings in your project should help with managing prebuild usage.

CLion and Rider are now out in beta! 🎉

  1. First we announced IntelliJ IDEA, PyCharm, GoLand, and PhpStorm
  2. Then it was the turn of RubyMine and WebStorm

Today—as part of our official partnership with JetBrains—we “complete the set” of JetBrains IDEs that integrate with Gitpod via JetBrains Gateway. Gitpod now has first-class IDE integration support for both Rider and CLion! 🤘

Getting started with CLion or Rider:

  1. Install JetBrains Gateway - With the JetBrains Gateway and Gitpod plugin you can create and manage your latest 20 Gitpod workspaces.
  2. Install the Gitpod plugin - Open JetBrains Gateway and you’ll see the Gitpod logo on the main page. Click “install” to install the Gitpod plugin for JetBrains Gateway.
  3. Update your Gitpod preferences - Select CLion or Rider on the Gitpod preferences page which will set the IDE as your default for future workspace starts.
  4. Start (or restart) your workspace - Either start a workspace directly from within JetBrains Gateway via the Gitpod plugin OR open a new workspace directly in Gitpod where on workspace start you will be prompted to open CLion or Rider for that workspace.

Configure JetBrains IDE Settings across workspaces

You can now configure your IDE settings at the project and user level. At the Project level, you can use your Workspace Image or commit settings to Git. At the user level, you can now configure settings by leveraging Dotfiles.

A common question we get from Gitpod users is ”how can I configure JetBrains IDE settings so that they’re saved across workspaces”. Without some way to sync IDE settings, you are missing out on fully embracing the power of Gitpod, ephemeral workspaces and cloud development environments.

For an example, see IntelliJ IDEA for how to configure IDE settings.

See your favorite JetBrains IDE page for more.

Reliable VS Code extensions: Gitpod now hosting an Open VSX Mirror!

Gitpod uses the Open VSX registry both for VS Code Extensions when using the VS Code in the browser integration, and when combined with Gitpod VS Code Settings Sync. In the unfortunate case that the main Open VSX registry was unavailable or unresponsive, regrettably Gitpod users could be exposed to downtime and see extensions failing to load in Gitpod workspaces. Whilst Gitpod has caching in place for Open VSX extensions, some extensions could still fail to fetch, causing disruption. To mitigate the issue, Gitpod is now running a full mirror of Open VSX, fully operated by Gitpod, allowing us to drastically improve the availability of Open VSX delivered extensions. 🎉

Nothing should prevent you from being “Ready To Code” with Gitpod.

Manage workspace ports without needing to leave your JetBrains UI

You can now view ports both in your JetBrains terminal, and in the JetBrains backend control center.

  1. From the backend control center - In addition to performing many Gitpod actions from the JetBrains backend performance center you can now also view and manage your ports. See which ports are being forwarded or exposed. You can also add, remove and open URLs for your workspace ports without leaving the JetBrains UI.

  1. From within the terminals view - You can now also see, and manage your ports from the terminal view direct in the JetBrains IDE, allowing you to manage any ports related to the current running terminal process all without leaving the terminal window in your IDE.

Running your IDE on your desktop means that all your ports are automatically forwarded, so you can use your localhost URL as usual. You can also manage ports from any IDE or Gitpod interface using the Gitpod CLI. For example, try running gp ports list in any workspace to see a list of your workspaces running ports.

Reduced IDE startup time & Custom Shells [Breaking Change]

If you don’t use custom shells such as zsh or fish, you just need to know that we made some changes to speed up the IDE startup time! 🎉

If you use a custom shell, and you rely on bash profile to configure your workspace, continue reading..

In an effort to speed-up the IDE startup time, we made some changes to how we launch IDEs inside workspaces. Previously, we would automatically source interactive login bash shell’s profile, but it was a side-effect of our method of launching the IDE. We now changed this behaviur and Gitpod uses the shell configured by the user via the SHELL env var. If you use a custom shell but you’re relying on configurations specified in bash profile, you might need to update your configuration, check out Configure a custom shell for examples.

If you have feedback about using custom shells within Gitpod, we’d love t hear it, leave your thoughts in #10105.

Dashboard

  • #14763 - Fix ‘Go to Dashboard’ buttons on StartWorkspace @geropl's avatar on GitHub @andrew-farries's avatar on GitHub
  • #14515 - Usage view allows for arbitrary date ranges @svenefftinge's avatar on GitHub @easyCZ's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub
  • #14535 - Workspace classes can be set in the project settings @svenefftinge's avatar on GitHub @easyCZ's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub
  • #14557 - Fix rollout behavior of Usage-Based Pricing @geropl's avatar on GitHub @easyCZ's avatar on GitHub
  • #14461 - New project setting to start workspaces based on the last successful prebuild. @svenefftinge's avatar on GitHub @AlexTugarev's avatar on GitHub @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub @jankeromnes's avatar on GitHub

Prebuilds

  • #15026 - Disable prebuilds without a project and disable the ‘#prebuild/’ URL prefix @easyCZ's avatar on GitHub @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub @jankeromnes's avatar on GitHub @shaal's avatar on GitHub

JetBrains

  • #14916 - JetBrains: Start JB backend with the interactive login shell. @akosyakov's avatar on GitHub @andreafalzetti's avatar on GitHub @felladrin's avatar on GitHub @iQQBot's avatar on GitHub
  • #14886 - Update JetBrains IDE images to most recent stable version. @felladrin's avatar on GitHub @iQQBot's avatar on GitHub
  • #14817 - Update JetBrains IDE images to most recent stable version. @felladrin's avatar on GitHub
  • #14524 - JetBrains: Add Rider and CLion IDEs in Beta @andreafalzetti's avatar on GitHub @akosyakov's avatar on GitHub @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @easyCZ's avatar on GitHub @felladrin's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub @mustard-mh's avatar on GitHub
  • #14787 - Update JetBrains IDE images to most recent stable version. @felladrin's avatar on GitHub
  • #14656 - Fixed an issue preventing opening prebuilt Maven projects properly @felladrin's avatar on GitHub @akosyakov's avatar on GitHub
  • #14566 - Preconfigured global settings on Host. @akosyakov's avatar on GitHub @andreafalzetti's avatar on GitHub @felladrin's avatar on GitHub
  • #14356 - In JetBrains EAP IDEs, users now have the option to copy the URL from the terminal’s ports context menu. @felladrin's avatar on GitHub @akosyakov's avatar on GitHub @andreafalzetti's avatar on GitHub

Gitpod CLI

  • #14630 - Display helper for unknown subcommands @andreafalzetti's avatar on GitHub @felladrin's avatar on GitHub

Workspace

  • #14259 - Fix errors associated with running docker-compose with lots of containers @utam0k's avatar on GitHub @jenting's avatar on GitHub @sagor999's avatar on GitHub
  • #14067 - Disable git checkout hooks when starting a workspace @utam0k's avatar on GitHub @atduarte's avatar on GitHub @jenting's avatar on GitHub
  • #14111 - Improved IDE startup time @utam0k's avatar on GitHub @Furisto's avatar on GitHub @sagor999's avatar on GitHub

Fixes and improvements

  • #15025 - Replace “usage-based” with “pay-as-you-go” in user and team billing pages. @easyCZ's avatar on GitHub @jldec's avatar on GitHub
  • #15016 - Update new team page layout @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub @jankeromnes's avatar on GitHub
  • #15017 - Update beta label on teams, projects, and usage @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub @easyCZ's avatar on GitHub
  • #14937 - Update access tokens menu order @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub @easyCZ's avatar on GitHub @jenting's avatar on GitHub
  • #14853 - Truncate branch name on prebuilds page @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub @andrew-farries's avatar on GitHub
  • #14827 - Update usage period date format @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub @easyCZ's avatar on GitHub
  • #14828 - Revert removing the workspace download feature @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub @easyCZ's avatar on GitHub
  • #14761 - Show not-served ports in gp-cli ports command, browser Ports view and desktop ExposedPorts view @mustard-mh's avatar on GitHub @akosyakov's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub
  • #14720 - Update workspace download menu style @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub @easyCZ's avatar on GitHub
  • #14650 - Don’t swallow supervisor exit error @mustard-mh's avatar on GitHub @felladrin's avatar on GitHub
  • #14421 - Gitlab webhooks: play nice, don’t respond with code 401. @AlexTugarev's avatar on GitHub @easyCZ's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub
  • #12805 - Display the team names which block upgrade to the UBP free tier @geropl's avatar on GitHub @andrew-farries's avatar on GitHub @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub @jldec's avatar on GitHub

October Gitpod Release 2022

Welcome to the October 2022 edition of the Gitpod Changelog!

Key highlights

Even more power! ⚡ Try large workspaces with pay-as-you-go 🎉

Important: Prices and terms are subject to change.

With pay-as-you-go you get early access to workspace classes, allowing you to customize your workspace resources. To get access to pay-as-you-go either for teams or individual users, please contact us.

How does pay-as-you-go work?

  • Gitpod usage is measured in credits, based on how long your workspaces run, and the resources consumed by different workspace classes. Metered usage also includes prebuilds.
  • Individual users receive 500 free credits per month on the free plan, these credits are equivalent to 50 Standard workspace hours or 25 Large workspace hours.
  • For users who upgrade to the personal paid plan at €/$ 9.00 per month, workspace usage allowance increases to 1000 credits.
  • The standard pay-as-you-go rate for paid users, and for teams, is €/$ 0.036 per credit.
  • Existing paid plans need to be cancelled for pay-as-you-go billing to work.

I want early access!

Start workspaces based on existing prebuilds ⚡️

Prebuild Detail page - Start new (workspace with this prebuild) button Start a new workspace based on an existing prebuild

You can now start workspaces using existing prebuilds. This helps when you have a repo with many commits, so you’re not left waiting for the latest prebuild to finish. To get started, select a prebuild from your project prebuild list, and click ”New Workspace (with this prebuild)

JetBrains RubyMine and WebStorm IDEs now in beta 🚀

JetBrains RubyMine and WebStorm logos connected to a Gitpod logo

We are continuing to expand support for JetBrains IDEs as part of our official partnership with JetBrains.

See the RubyMine & WebStorm announcement for more.

New “exposed ports” view in VS Code Desktop 🔌

A panel in VS Code Desktop listing open ports in the workspace

To give you all the power of Gitpod, we’ve added a new tab, EXPOSED PORTS, which gives you additional functionality in addition to the regular ports view of Remote - SSH, like port visibility (public/private).

Note: Due to constraints with Remote - SSH extension, we cannot extend the default VS Code ports view.

Ports sorting now based on your gitpod.yml definition ⏬

Ports shown in all Gitpod clients are now ordered based on:

  1. The order of the ports definition in the .gitpod.yml
  2. All other ports are numerically sorted in ascending order.

This change applies to all of VS Code, JetBrains IDEs, SSH and the Gitpod CLI.

Example output of gp ports list:

language icon language: 
bash
| PORT  | STATUS         | URL                            | NAME & DESCRIPTION |
| ----- | -------------- | ------------------------------ | ------------------ |
| 3000  | open (public)  | https://3000-repo...gitpod.io  | Web Server Preview |
| 5900  | open (private) | https://5900-repo...gitpod.io  | Postgres Database  |
| 5555  | open (private) | https://5555-repo...gitpod.io  |                    |
| 36341 | open (private) | https://36341-repo...gitpod.io |                    |

See ports documentation for more.

Easily find information about your workspace with gp info ℹ️

You can now display information about the current workspace (such as the workspace ID and URL) and also the workspace class, using the new command from Gitpod CLI called gp info.

Example output:

language icon language: 
bash
  Workspace ID    : gitpodio-gitpod-4q1200dvfcf
  Instance ID     : 8a6188a3-4c7f-49fe-aa4d-db968c11e183
  Workspace class : Large: Up to 8 vCPU, 16GB memory, 50GB disk
  Workspace URL   : https://gitpodio-gitpod-4q1200dvfcf.ws-eu67.gitpod.io
  Cluster host    : ws-eu67.gitpod.io

See the Gitpod CLI reference page for more.

Default environment variables will soon be deprecated, please update all scripts to use gp info --json.

VS Code ports view is now responsive ⏩

New ports view on left navigation, with responsive design

The ports view in VS Code is now responsive depending on the ports view width. The view defaults to the bottom VS Code navigation bar, however, the ports view can be drag-and-dropped to the sidebar if you prefer. You can access all port actions as normal on all views. In larger views, more information about your ports is shown.

For feedback let us know on the ports experience GitHub issue.

Projects now only created under teams, not personal accounts ⚠️

  • You can no longer create Gitpod Projects under personal accounts.
  • All projects must now be created as part of a team.
  • Existing personal projects will continue to work.

Using private workspace images is now in alpha

Did you know that you can use a private Docker image with Gitpod? Private Docker image support for workspace images has been possible for some time, however it was an undocumented feature. We’ve now updated our documentation so that you can more easily give try out the feature. As the feature is currently alpha, please raise an issue for any feedback.

Dashboard

  • #14054 - Update usage-based billing balance used progress indicator height @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub @filiptronicek's avatar on GitHub @jankeromnes's avatar on GitHub
  • #14056 - Port 3000 not showing if no .gitpod.yml in project @mustard-mh's avatar on GitHub @Siddhant-K-code's avatar on GitHub @easyCZ's avatar on GitHub
  • #13744 - Prevent removing the owners of a team if the team size is 1 (or less) @easyCZ's avatar on GitHub @jankeromnes's avatar on GitHub
  • #13621 - Fix rendering Personal/Team billing menu entries @geropl's avatar on GitHub @laushinka's avatar on GitHub
  • #13414 - Deprecation of the ability to create projects under an individual account for new users. @svenefftinge's avatar on GitHub @easyCZ's avatar on GitHub @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub @jldec's avatar on GitHub
  • #13538 - Update “Open Source” plan name to “Free” plan @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub @andrew-farries's avatar on GitHub @filiptronicek's avatar on GitHub

Docs

  • #2683 - Add Azure single-cluster guide @adrienthebo's avatar on GitHub @MrSimonEmms's avatar on GitHub @filiptronicek's avatar on GitHub @mrzarquon's avatar on GitHub @utam0k's avatar on GitHub
  • #2919 - Add an example for installing docker in a custom workspace image @WVerlaek's avatar on GitHub @atduarte's avatar on GitHub @filiptronicek's avatar on GitHub @kylos101's avatar on GitHub @utam0k's avatar on GitHub
  • #2908 - Instruct users to ensure they have Tailscale 1.32 or later @mrzarquon's avatar on GitHub @Siddhant-K-code's avatar on GitHub @filiptronicek's avatar on GitHub @kylos101's avatar on GitHub @sagor999's avatar on GitHub
  • #2886 - New section on configuring a custom Dockerfile with non-gitpod base image @WVerlaek's avatar on GitHub @axonasif's avatar on GitHub @filiptronicek's avatar on GitHub @jenting's avatar on GitHub @kylos101's avatar on GitHub

Gitpod CLI

  • #14040 - Bugfix: avoid failure on ports list when port is not exposed @andreafalzetti's avatar on GitHub @felladrin's avatar on GitHub @filiptronicek's avatar on GitHub
  • #13788 - Display sorted ports with both gp-cli and VSCode Browser PortsView @mustard-mh's avatar on GitHub @akosyakov's avatar on GitHub @easyCZ's avatar on GitHub @filiptronicek's avatar on GitHub @iQQBot's avatar on GitHub
  • #13607 - gp top table output updated to match gp info @WVerlaek's avatar on GitHub @andreafalzetti's avatar on GitHub @filiptronicek's avatar on GitHub

JetBrains

  • #13990 - Update JetBrains Backend Plugin to work with EAP IDEs v223.7126 @andreafalzetti's avatar on GitHub @felladrin's avatar on GitHub
  • #14182 - Fix ‘gp open’ command to open files in JetBrains Client instead of the backend IDE @felladrin's avatar on GitHub @akosyakov's avatar on GitHub @andreafalzetti's avatar on GitHub
  • #13966 - Fixed the “Learn More” button behavior from JetBrains Gateway home screen. @felladrin's avatar on GitHub @andreafalzetti's avatar on GitHub
  • #13836 - Update GoLand IDE image to version 222.4345.24. @felladrin's avatar on GitHub
  • #13747 - Fixed auto-port-forwarding on JetBrains EAP IDEs @felladrin's avatar on GitHub @andreafalzetti's avatar on GitHub
  • #13797 - Update PyCharm IDE image to version 222.4345.23. @felladrin's avatar on GitHub
  • #13758 - Update RubyMine IDE image to version 222.4345.14. @felladrin's avatar on GitHub
  • #13757 - Update WebStorm IDE image to version 222.4345.14. @felladrin's avatar on GitHub
  • #13759 - Update PhpStorm IDE image to version 222.4345.15. @felladrin's avatar on GitHub
  • #13642 - Update IntelliJ IDEA IDE image to version 222.4345.14. @felladrin's avatar on GitHub @filiptronicek's avatar on GitHub

VS Code

VS Code Browser

  • #13838 - Make the VS Code PORTS view responsive @mustard-mh's avatar on GitHub @filiptronicek's avatar on GitHub @iQQBot's avatar on GitHub
  • #14102 - Fixes default location of the Ports view @mustard-mh's avatar on GitHub @filiptronicek's avatar on GitHub @jeanp413's avatar on GitHub
  • #13844 - Fix the PORTS view address opening twice in some browsers @mustard-mh's avatar on GitHub @filiptronicek's avatar on GitHub @iQQBot's avatar on GitHub

VS Code Desktop

  • #26 - Add Install Local Extensions command to explicitly install local extensions. On connection try to install local extensions but quietly without notifications. @akosyakov's avatar on GitHub @mustard-mh's avatar on GitHub

Workspace

  • #13495 - All running processes receive a SIGTERM when a workspace shuts down. @svenefftinge's avatar on GitHub @akosyakov's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub @easyCZ's avatar on GitHub
  • #13268 - Show an error if the workspace’s persistent volume is smaller than the restore volume snapshot @jenting's avatar on GitHub @utam0k's avatar on GitHub

Workspace Images

  • #956 - Use tailscale 1.32 or later and avoid DNS issues @kylos101's avatar on GitHub @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @atduarte's avatar on GitHub @mrzarquon's avatar on GitHub @sagor999's avatar on GitHub
  • #953 - Update brew layer to get recent versions of all available homebrew packages @andrew-farries's avatar on GitHub @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @sagor999's avatar on GitHub

Fixes and improvements

  • #14238 - Deactivate team scope selector on personal usage @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub @jankeromnes's avatar on GitHub
  • #14081 - Show warning for inactive projects and allow to resume prebuilds again. @AlexTugarev's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub @jankeromnes's avatar on GitHub
  • #13831 - Reliably close Workspaces which fail to start for whatever reason @geropl's avatar on GitHub @easyCZ's avatar on GitHub
  • #13801 - Implement a ‘Use Last Successful Prebuild’ workspace creation mode @jankeromnes's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub @mbrevoort's avatar on GitHub
  • #13664 - Enable the protected secrets by default @kylos101's avatar on GitHub @jenting's avatar on GitHub @nandajavarma's avatar on GitHub @svenefftinge's avatar on GitHub @utam0k's avatar on GitHub
  • #13768 - Add support for opening specific prebuilds @jankeromnes's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub @svenefftinge's avatar on GitHub
  • #13822 - Support multi-line environment variables in SSH @iQQBot's avatar on GitHub @filiptronicek's avatar on GitHub @mustard-mh's avatar on GitHub
  • #13745 - Fix branch context for BitBucket Server @AlexTugarev's avatar on GitHub @easyCZ's avatar on GitHub
  • #2975 - Moves this release back to 2022-10-27 @mrzarquon's avatar on GitHub @lucasvaltl's avatar on GitHub
  • #2959 - Add October 2022 self-hosted release note @nandajavarma's avatar on GitHub @MrSimonEmms's avatar on GitHub @Siddhant-K-code's avatar on GitHub @adrienthebo's avatar on GitHub @lucasvaltl's avatar on GitHub
  • #2951 - Documented private Docker registries support @atduarte's avatar on GitHub @Siddhant-K-code's avatar on GitHub @kylos101's avatar on GitHub
  • #2966 - Fixes typo and capitalization in SCM names @mrzarquon's avatar on GitHub @securitymirco's avatar on GitHub

October Self-Hosted Release

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

Note: If you are on a paid Self-Hosted plan, this release will be promoted to your release channel in one week. For feedback, please raise an issue or chat with us.

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Fixes and improvements

A full list of changes can be found in the release notes on GitHub.

September Self-Hosted Release

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

Note: If you are on a paid Self-Hosted plan, this release will be promoted to your release channel in one week.

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

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Security

This release includes security fixes addressing information leakage in logs; see the security announcement log for more information.

2022.09.2 hotfix (published on 21.7.2022)

This hotfix includes:

  • #13934 Fix for an issue where secrets could end up in logs because the installer was logging the env var object. For more information, see the security announcement log
  • #13959 This fix adds a checkbox to enable the HTTP proxy settings. Proxy settings were sometimes being incorrectly applied before this. Now, the values are still taken from the KOTS CLI input variables, but will not be applied until the option is configured in the UI.

2022.09.1 hotfix (published on 14.7.2022)

#13821 This hotfix includes a change to fix the regression caused by protected_secrets (see security announcement log for more information) when working with self-signed certs.

Highlights

Preflight checks on the Gitpod configuration

#12015 We know that some of you are using config patches to configure additional aspects of Gitpod, such as the resources that workspaces use. Up until now, there was no validation on these patches and thus it was difficult to debug if there was an issue with them. This has changed now - there is a preflight check that validates these (and the Gitpod configuration as a whole), and then informs you where to look to find any errors.

Additional safeguards during updates

#13215 During updates, we recommend that you do not have any workspaces running to prevent data loss (see update guide). There is now a preflight check that checks for running workspaces before you deploy and fails if it finds any running ones. If an update is deployed anyways, running workspaces will be stopped for you. Note that users will see their workspaces stopped arbitrarily.

Breaking changes

  • Single Cluster Reference Architecture changes:
    • Regular workspaces and headless workspaces are isolated to separate node pools to help avoid noisy neighbor issues between the two and guarantee maximum performance for workspaces
    • Workspace Services (such as ws-manager) are deployed to the services nodepool to prevent potential service degradation from high ws-daemon memory use.
    • We’ve increased the default node size to 16 core / 64 GB nodes. This is to allow for more workspaces per node, and avoid the scenario where there is just one workspace per node. We’ve also added documentation to detail our recommendations around workspace resources.

Fixes and improvements

#12196 The KOTS installer script is used to generate a config file out of the values inserted into the KOTS UI. We’ve refactored large parts of it to turn it from a bash script into a part of the installer image. This improves reliability and predictability for you and maintainability for us. It also allows us to call this during preflight checks, enabling us to provide the preflight checks for config patches mentioned above.

A full list of changes can be found in the release notes on GitHub.

September Gitpod Release 2022

Welcome to the September edition of the Gitpod Changelog!

Key highlights

JetBrains Backend Control Center - Gitpod workspace actions

The Backend Control Center in JetBrains showing various Gitpod workspace actions Caption: The Backend Control Center in JetBrains showing various Gitpod workspace actions

If you’re a Gitpod VS Code user, you know that in the command palette you can do things like:

  1. Stop your workspace
  2. Open the Gitpod dashboard
  3. Open in VS Code Desktop

…and much more.

However, for JetBrains users, there was no way to access these common Gitpod commands without leaving the workspace. Or worse, opening your workspace using VS Code, rather than your preferred JetBrains IDE. It’s important that all the Gitpod editors and IDEs have a first-class experience for our users, no matter their preference, and our Jetbrains IDEs are no exception.

But now, we’ve added all of the Gitpod workspace actions you could do in VS Code into JetBrains.

You can now access these commands through:

  • The Backend Control Center in JetBrains
  • Or via the JetBrains IDE search menu

That means from within a JetBrains IDE you can directly:

  1. Open the Gitpod Dashboard
  2. Open your workspace context
  3. Open your user settings
  4. Manage workspace access control
  5. Go to the Gitpod documentation
  6. Report an issue on GitHub
  7. Follow Gitpod on Twitter
  8. Access our community server on Discord
  9. Upgrade your Gitpod subscription
  10. Stop your workspace
  11. Extend your workspace timeout
  12. Share your a snapshot of your workspace

All from the comfort of your IDE.

JetBrains Backend Control Center - Workspace Classes

The Backend Control Center in JetBrains showing workspace class information (e.g. 6 vCPU, 12GB memory) Caption: The Backend Control Center in JetBrains showing workspace class information (e.g. 6 vCPU, 12GB memory)

Did you know that when you’re working with JetBrains IDEs in Gitpod you can monitor the performance of your workspace in real-time via the JetBrains Backend Control Center? This feature is useful when your workspace isn’t performing as you’d expect and you want to gather more information. In addition to our recent additions of Workspace CPU and Workspace Memory we’ve now added the actual workspace class to the information shown in the control center.

… but why? When you work in a cloud developer environment, you should have the flexibility to choose the right performance profile for your project. Recently we’ve been working to bring to Gitpod a feature we call “Workspaces Classes” #8261. With Workspaces Classes you’ll be able to select workspace specifications that better match your use case. For example, you will be able to get more powerful workspaces to run larger Java projects and IntelliJ.

So since we needed somewhere to show you this Workspace Class information, you can now find it in the JetBrains performance center.

Tip: You can run gp top to see performance info no matter the IDE or editor you’re using.

JetBrains Reconnect With Open Windows

Previously, with JetBrains if you tried to open your workspace twice, the Gitpod JetBrains Gateway plugin would allow you, sometimes leading to odd behaviors or bugs, since JetBrains Gateway is designed to only allow one window to open. Now, when you try to open an already opened window with JetBrains Gateway, you’ll get a prompt to remind you that the workspace is already opened.

New Ports View in VS Code

The new VS Code Browser ports view, shown at the bottom of VS Code alongside the terminals and output tabs Caption: The new VS Code Browser ports view, shown at the bottom of VS Code alongside the terminals and output tabs

You might have seen in our last changelog that we mentioned a new ports view being added to VS Code (in the browser). At that time we were rolling out the feature to only subsets of our Gitpod users to see how users responded. However, after some good feedback from you (our users) we have pushed the feature out to all users! 🥳

We introduced the new ports view as we wanted to align our experiences on VS Code Desktop with VS Code Browser. We know lots of users like to use Gitpod in the browser sometimes for “smaller changes” like reviewing pull requests. But for more “deep work” many users opt for VS Code Desktop. However and wherever you choose to code, Gitpod will make that as much a comfortable and familiar experience as you’re used to.

SSH Gateway default for Self-Hosted VS Code Desktop Users

We have previously shared about how we updated the underlying connection method of VS Code Desktop to Gitpod for our new SSH Gateway approach. The feature was first released defaulted off for all users. We have since enabled this SSH access method for all users of gitpod.io, and now we’ve enabled the approach for all VS Code Desktop users of Gitpod everywhere, no matter which installation they’re using.

Configurable core dump behavior

Debugging applications in Gitpod that are written with C++, Rust, or Python just got easier.

We’ve added a new coreDump configuration property to the .gitpod.yml file, allowing you to configure your workspace core dump behavior. You can enable/disable core dumps, or set soft and hard limits for them. For information on how to configure this property, check out the core dump property of the .gitpod.yml

Faster startup times for large repositories

Are you working with a large git repository? You want to hear about this.

We have changed how files are fetched from git into Gitpod on workspace start, to make your experience faster. In our testing of the changes, we observed differences from around 2m30s down to 40s. If you’re using large repositories with Gitpod, give it a try and let us know about your experience 🚀

Fixes and improvements

  • #13318 - Keep the last selected team selected @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub @laushinka's avatar on GitHub @svenefftinge's avatar on GitHub
  • #13402 - [server] Fix for the inability to delete teams that were not subscribed to usage based pricing @andrew-farries's avatar on GitHub @jankeromnes's avatar on GitHub
  • #13438 - Fix missing port in parsed clone URL. @AlexTugarev's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub
  • #13205 - JetBrains: VM options to install plugins @akosyakov's avatar on GitHub @andreafalzetti's avatar on GitHub @filiptronicek's avatar on GitHub @subinamathew's avatar on GitHub
  • #12445 - Support for storing VS Code edit sessions in sync server @akosyakov's avatar on GitHub @andrew-farries's avatar on GitHub @filiptronicek's avatar on GitHub @jeanp413's avatar on GitHub @mustard-mh's avatar on GitHub
  • #13295 - Avoid second prebuild been triggered on same commit. @AlexTugarev's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub
  • #13296 - Fail prebuild if image build fails. @AlexTugarev's avatar on GitHub @easyCZ's avatar on GitHub
  • #13186 - Restrict reuse of phone numbers for verification @atduarte's avatar on GitHub @easyCZ's avatar on GitHub @svenefftinge's avatar on GitHub
  • #13203 - [server]: Add a liveness probe which fails when the nodejs event loop lag exceeds a certain threshold @andrew-farries's avatar on GitHub @easyCZ's avatar on GitHub
  • #13080 - JetBrains Gateway: Avoid 30 seconds delay when connecting to a workspace using an expired token @andreafalzetti's avatar on GitHub @felladrin's avatar on GitHub
  • #13161 - Admin dashboard now has pagination @easyCZ's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub @svenefftinge's avatar on GitHub
  • #13108 - Fix reading .gitpod.yml for self-managed GHE instances. @AlexTugarev's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub
  • #13065 - Added a usage view that displays past workspace sessions on individual and team accounts. @easyCZ's avatar on GitHub @jldec's avatar on GitHub @svenefftinge's avatar on GitHub
  • #13084 - Update GoLand IDE image to version 222.4167.25. @felladrin's avatar on GitHub
  • #13057 - improved automated code configuration service for go @Siddhant-K-code's avatar on GitHub @svenefftinge's avatar on GitHub
  • #13001 - Update GitLab API library, which fixes paginated API requests. @AlexTugarev's avatar on GitHub @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub @metcalfc's avatar on GitHub @svenefftinge's avatar on GitHub
  • #13033 - Update PhpStorm IDE image to version 222.4167.33. @felladrin's avatar on GitHub
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  • #12670 - Dismiss Usage Limit notifications automatically. @AlexTugarev's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub @jldec's avatar on GitHub @svenefftinge's avatar on GitHub
  • #12994 - Update IntelliJ IDEA IDE image to version 222.4167.29. @felladrin's avatar on GitHub
  • #12412 - Add beta notice and label on usage @easyCZ's avatar on GitHub @filiptronicek's avatar on GitHub @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub @laushinka's avatar on GitHub
  • #12852 - Add link to support on phone verification @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub @svenefftinge's avatar on GitHub
  • #12833 - Improve fetching repositories loading state @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub @svenefftinge's avatar on GitHub
  • #12771 - Show personal Usage page. @AlexTugarev's avatar on GitHub @andrew-farries's avatar on GitHub
  • #12621 - JetBrains IDEs now have actions related to Gitpod, which can be accessed via Control Center and via the Search Menu. @akosyakov's avatar on GitHub @andreafalzetti's avatar on GitHub @felladrin's avatar on GitHub
  • #12669 - Reword “Spending Limit” to “Usage Limit” @AlexTugarev's avatar on GitHub @andrew-farries's avatar on GitHub @jldec's avatar on GitHub
  • #12568 - JetBrains: Provide workspace class info in Backend Control Center @akosyakov's avatar on GitHub @andreafalzetti's avatar on GitHub @felladrin's avatar on GitHub
  • #12232 - Fixed JetBrains connection loop when connecting twice to the same workspace @akosyakov's avatar on GitHub @andreafalzetti's avatar on GitHub @felladrin's avatar on GitHub
VS Code SSH Gateway rollout and JetBrains IDE task support

August Gitpod Release 2022

Welcome to the August edition of the Gitpod Changelog.

Key highlights:

The following features are also accessible for users running the “latest” IDE or editor preference:

Improvements for JetBrains IDEs

We are continuing to make progress with the JetBrains and Gitpod integration #7956 as part of our ongoing partnership with JetBrains. Whilst most of our efforts are mostly towards IntelliJ IDEA, a lot of the improvements we are making will still apply to our other supported JetBrains IDEs.

JetBrains now supports multiple task Terminals

A key part of “Gitpodifying” a project is adding any necessary tasks, such as starting servers or database to your .gitpod.yml. One advantage of declaring these processes in your .gitpod.yml configuration is that your commands are picked up by the IDE or editor and show on workspace start.

Previously, JetBrains with Gitpod only showed a single terminal, meaning that users needed to use gp tasks to interact with running terminals. Due to some improvements for JetBrains Remote Development that we are able to leverage, you can now see all of your terminals inside the IDE as you also can with VS Code.

JetBrains now respects configured Java SDK (JDK) versions

Previously, when opening a Java Workspace with JetBrains, the Gitpod IDE would select the latest Java SDK (JDK) version as the default.

This was problematic when we recently updated the Gitpod workspace-full image, to include both Java 11 and 17, which many users rely upon. When having multiple JDK versions, JetBrains would default to using the latest JDK version, which in the case of the workspace-full image was 17, and not 11, causing a minor regression. Now, Gitpod respects configured JDK versions in locations such as the PATH and JAVA_HOME.

jetbrains gateway java sdk JetBrains IDEs now picking up the correct SDK version by default

View Resource Consumption in JetBrains Backend Control Center

When using a Gitpod workspace you might experience performance issues caused by an application using more resources than expected, or due to resource consumption in adjacent containers on the node. Whatever the reason, you may want to investigate what’s going on within your workspace.

We’ve now extended the JetBrains Backend Control Center with two additional bits of information about your workspace: Workspace CPU and Workspace Memory. The additional performance information shown in the control center is for the node that your workspace is running on, and not the workspace itself. This information is also the same that can be found from running the command gp top in your workspace.

jetbrains gateway performance center Viewing the workspace and node performance in the Backend Control Center

Improvements for VS Code Desktop

We have been continuing to invest in our desktop editor experiences, including VS Code #7184, with an emphasis on removing any barriers or friction in getting the VS Code editor open with a Gitpod workspace, establishing a stable connection via SSH, and improving the experience of restarting a timed out workspace.

Sync Local VS Code extensions

The underlying Microsoft VS Code - Remote SSH extension that powers the Gitpod VS Code Desktop integration does not automatically install local user extensions on remote machines, such as a Gitpod workspace. For users, because VS Code - Remote SSH does not automatically install local extensions, that means you’ll have to manually click “install” for each local extensions on every Gitpod workspace start. Installing extensions manually is cumbersome, especially when you have many extensions to install and is a barrier to utilising Gitpod ephemeral workspaces.

In an upcoming release, Gitpod will prompt you to enable VS Code Setting Sync with Gitpod, which will allow Gitpod to retrieve local extensions and automatically install them in your workspace. If for any reason you want to disable syncing of local extensions, you can do so via the gitpod.remote.syncExtension VS Code settings. If you have any feedback or thoughts, please add it to the GitHub issue: #7906.

Install local VS Code extensions notification Prompt to enable Setting Sync with Gitpod to sync local VS Code extensions

VS Code Desktop reduced popups when opening

Many users love Gitpod for how simple it can make working with your projects. However, for VS Code Desktop there were some cases where you needed to respond to specific popups when opening your workspace, for instance accepting the SSH fingerprint of the workspace, or accepting the browser redirect when opening a workspace.

The number of prompts you are now shown when opening VS Code Desktop is reduced.

You should see one browser redirect prompt (one for VS Code Desktop and one for JetBrains Gateway), marking “always allow” will suppress all future prompts. SSH fingerprints are also now automatically added to your known_hosts if you’re using SSH Gateway approach to opening VS Code Desktop.

Accepting the SSH fingerprint in VS Code Accepting the SSH fingerprint in VS Code Using the SSH Gateway approach for VS Code Desktop means no more SSH fingerprint prompts

For more information, check out our dedicated documentation for optimising VS Code Desktop.

All VS Code Desktop users on SaaS are now using SSH Gateway! 🎉

We have now completed a migration of all VS Code Desktop users on SaaS to our new SSH Gateway approach. This change brings improved stability, smoother restarting of workspaces, and more.

To get setup, we recommend you upload an SSH key to Gitpod. For full details on why we made this change to our SSH approach for VS Code Desktop, please check out our blog post VS Code Desktop and SSH explained.

If you cannot use the new approach for any reason, please reach out via the GitHub issue #7452.

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Improvements for the Gitpod CLI (gp)

Over the last few months we’ve been making lots of updates to the Gitpod CLI (gp). Because the gp command-line-interface is bundled inside of all Gitpod workspaces, gp acts as a common way to run workspace actions regardless of what editor or IDE you’re using Gitpod with, whether that’s JetBrains, VS Code or directly via SSH.

Let’s say that you’re documenting your Gitpod setup, rather than detailing actions directly how to take some action in each of the Gitpod supported IDEs & editors, you can share gp commands knowing that the experience will be consistent across all workspace editing experiences.

gp tasks list shows your current tasks (as defined in the .gitpod.yml)

The gp tasks list command allows you to list any running commands that are defined in your .gitpod.yml. If you want, you can even attach to a given task using gp tasks attach which brings that current task into the foreground of your terminal. However, since there are situations where it might not be as easy to figure out which terminal you’re currently viewing, that’s why we now highlight your current task to make life a little easier for you

gp task list

gp tasks stop stops running tasks that (as defined in the .gitpod.yml)

You can now run gp tasks stop to stop running tasks that have been defined in your .gitpod.yml. You can either stop a single task with gp tasks stop <id>, or terminate all tasks by running gp tasks stop --all.

See the gp Command Line Interface documentation for more.

Improvements for SSH connections to Gitpod

The SSH protocol is the primary method of connection to Gitpod workspaces for JetBrains IDEs, VS Code Desktop and users who directly SSH into Gitpod for editing, or working with their code. We’ve been working to ensure that Gitpod has a wide range of support for different SSH clients and SSH key versions.

Improved OpenSSH compatibility and support for sha256/sha512

Previously, Gitpod did not support OpenSSH clients >v8.8, nor did Gitpod support RSA sha256/sha512. For users using VS Code Desktop with the SSH Gateway approach, this could mean that in some cases users could not leverage SSH access to Gitpod due to incompatible keys or OpenSSH client’s, however this issue should now be resolved.

Other fixes and improvements

  • #12468 - Local Preview: Check and exit if M1 Mac @Pothulapati's avatar on GitHub @corneliusludmann's avatar on GitHub
  • #12116 - Gitpod CLI: New command gp tasks stop @akosyakov's avatar on GitHub @andreafalzetti's avatar on GitHub @felladrin's avatar on GitHub @filiptronicek's avatar on GitHub @mustard-mh's avatar on GitHub
  • #11255 - Prevent abuse by limiting rate at which network connections can be made by a workspace @Furisto's avatar on GitHub @MrSimonEmms's avatar on GitHub @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub @jenting's avatar on GitHub @kylos101's avatar on GitHub @sagor999's avatar on GitHub @utam0k's avatar on GitHub
  • #12258 - Added phone number verification in SaaS, to help mitigate abuse. @AlexTugarev's avatar on GitHub @corneliusludmann's avatar on GitHub @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub @jldec's avatar on GitHub @kylos101's avatar on GitHub @svenefftinge's avatar on GitHub
  • #12367 - Improve reliability of image build starts @jenting's avatar on GitHub @utam0k's avatar on GitHub
  • #12315 - Prevent divide by zero error in workspace info service @Furisto's avatar on GitHub @jenting's avatar on GitHub @kylos101's avatar on GitHub @utam0k's avatar on GitHub
  • #12288 - SSH-Gateway: Support rsa sha256/sha512 algorithm @MrSimonEmms's avatar on GitHub @akosyakov's avatar on GitHub @iQQBot's avatar on GitHub @jeanp413's avatar on GitHub @sagor999's avatar on GitHub
  • #12096 - Update spending limit modal on workspace start @geropl's avatar on GitHub @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub @jankeromnes's avatar on GitHub @jldec's avatar on GitHub @laushinka's avatar on GitHub
  • #12234 - Truncate project environment variable name @geropl's avatar on GitHub @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub
  • #12163 - JetBrains IDEs will use the default Java SDK version when there’s no explicit configuration for it yet. @akosyakov's avatar on GitHub @andreafalzetti's avatar on GitHub @felladrin's avatar on GitHub
  • #12028 - Fixed a rare case in which prebuilds terminated successfully but were shown as failed @jenting's avatar on GitHub @sagor999's avatar on GitHub @utam0k's avatar on GitHub
  • #12280 - Update docker compose from v2.8.0 to v2.10.0 @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @sagor999's avatar on GitHub
  • #12159 - JetBrains: Display Workspace CPU/Memory usage in Backend Control Center.JetBrains: Workspaces created from repositories with tasks defined on .gitpod.yml will start with one terminal opened for each task. @akosyakov's avatar on GitHub @andreafalzetti's avatar on GitHub @felladrin's avatar on GitHub
  • #12139 - Mark workspaces’ whose image builds failed as `stopped @geropl's avatar on GitHub @laushinka's avatar on GitHub
  • #12082 - Enable allowing redirect to Desktop IDEs for all workspaces. @akosyakov's avatar on GitHub @felladrin's avatar on GitHub @loujaybee's avatar on GitHub
  • #12053 - JetBrains: Display Workspace CPU/Memory usage in Backend Control Center @akosyakov's avatar on GitHub @andreafalzetti's avatar on GitHub @felladrin's avatar on GitHub
  • #12052 - Gitpod CLI: Highlight current task in gp tasks list @akosyakov's avatar on GitHub @andreafalzetti's avatar on GitHub @felladrin's avatar on GitHub @filiptronicek's avatar on GitHub @jeanp413's avatar on GitHub
  • #11993 - Fixes entering of colons in host on Git Integration page. @AlexTugarev's avatar on GitHub @andrew-farries's avatar on GitHub
  • #11576 - Add Spending Limit Reached modal on workspace creation. @AlexTugarev's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub
  • #10199 - Migrate AlertBox component instances to Alert component @KevSlashNull's avatar on GitHub @andrew-farries's avatar on GitHub @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub @meysholdt's avatar on GitHub
  • #11434 - Local Preview: Provide information about next steps when exited @MrSimonEmms's avatar on GitHub @Pothulapati's avatar on GitHub @andrew-farries's avatar on GitHub @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub @lucasvaltl's avatar on GitHub
  • #11570 - Fix broken prebuild trigger for GHE. @AlexTugarev's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub
  • #11768 - Display an alert on signup if a user cannot login because their license does not cover for that additional seat @AlexTugarev's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub @lucasvaltl's avatar on GitHub

August Self-Hosted Release

We’ve released a new version of Self-Hosted Gitpod. Update instructions can be found in our update guide. You can read more about how to install it from scratch in our documentation. More details on this release can be found on GitHub.

Note: If you are on a paid Self-Hosted plan, this release will be promoted to your release channel in one week.

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

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Feature highlights

Automatic backups

We’ve added the ability to back up your Gitpod application config (no workspace or database data is backed up!) via the KOTS Installation UI under the “snapshots” tab. You can even configure automatically scheduled backups. You can learn more in our backup and restore guide.

Configure additional registry credentials to use (base) workspace images from private registries

You can now use workspace images that are stored in private registries different from the main registry configured for Gitpod in your gitpod.yml and as an installation-wide default. This is useful when, for example, you want to pull private base images from one registry and then store the built images in another. For more information visit the relevant guide.

Breaking changes

  • 11954: remove custom labels from the pod selector labels. This removes this limitation so this is a long-term improvement. The impact of this should be handled transparently for you by the KOTS installer.
  • 12336: Removal of PodSecurityPolicies. These were deprecated from Kubernetes 1.21 and removed from 1.25. This allows Gitpod to run on Kubernetes 1.25+, which is scheduled for imminent release. If you have PodSecurityPolicies enabled in your cluster, we suggest you disable them as soon as possible.

Please refer to the 2022.08 upgrade guide in the documentation for details.

Fixes and improvements

A full list of changes can be found in the release notes on GitHub.

New ports explorer, changelog view, and connection improvements for VS Code

Users of the latest release could notice that we were working on improvements to VS Code Browser and Desktop. Now they are available in stable release as well via VS Code settings. Key highlights are:

You can enable Latest Release in your preferences and try the latest updates as soon as they are available.

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Connection improvements for VS Code Desktop

We developed a new SSH connection mode for VS Code Desktop which brings stability and performance improvements. This mode can be enabled by setting gitpod.remote.useLocalApp to false in VS Code settings and will be enabled by default in future releases.

You can learn more about new the approach in its announcement blog post. If you’re short of time:

  1. Connection has improved stability, with fewer disconnections
  2. Approach doesn’t overwrite the remote.SSH.configFile
  3. No additional binary downloads required or background processes
  4. Fewer requests from VS Code to accept the SSH fingerprint
  5. Improved operating system support via OpenSSH

New ports explorer in VS Code Browser

We developed a new ports explorer in VS Code Browser to align the interface with VS Code Desktop. You can enable, or disable it via the gitpod.experimental.portsView.enabled in VS Code settings. Give the feature a try and we’d love to hear your feedback.

New ports explorer in VS Code Browser

Latest changelog view in VS Code

The new VS Code command Gitpod: Show Release Notes let you access latest changelog directly from VS Code Browser or Desktop.

Latest changelog view in VS Code

Fixes and improvements

  • gp has now a new timeout namespace letting you to show and extend timeout of a running workspace.
  • #11642 - [local-preview] Add separated anonymous telemetry @MrSimonEmms's avatar on GitHub @Pothulapati's avatar on GitHub
  • #11592 - [dashboard] Replace workspace search alert @andrew-farries's avatar on GitHub @easyCZ's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub
  • #11652 - [dashboard] Fix persistence of checkbox values on settings page @andrew-farries's avatar on GitHub @easyCZ's avatar on GitHub
  • #11698 - [kots]: put the “run” collectors into the active namespace @MrSimonEmms's avatar on GitHub @adrienthebo's avatar on GitHub
  • #11630 - [server] fix: new project widget broken if ‘null’ item(s) received from gh api @andrew-farries's avatar on GitHub @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub @laushinka's avatar on GitHub @lucasvaltl's avatar on GitHub @meysholdt's avatar on GitHub @szab100's avatar on GitHub
  • #11543 - [server] Send error message on 401 errors @andrew-farries's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub
  • #10731 - [.gitpod.yml generator] Use ‘pnpm’ package manager when there is a pnpm-lock.yaml file or the package.json specifies it @andrew-farries's avatar on GitHub @gengjiawen's avatar on GitHub @jankeromnes's avatar on GitHub
  • #11491 - Check the following in cgroup v1/v2Eliminate dockerd rootless mode in cgroup v2 @jenting's avatar on GitHub @utam0k's avatar on GitHub
  • #11604 - Update docker compose to v2.7.0 @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @jenting's avatar on GitHub

July Self-Hosted Release

We’ve released a new version of Self-Hosted Gitpod. Update instructions can be found in our update guide. You can read more about how to install it from scratch in our documentation. More details on this release can be found on GitHub.

Note: If you are on a paid Self-Hosted plan, this release will be promoted to your release channel in one week.

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

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Feature highlights

Here are the highlights of what is included in this new version of Gitpod Self-Hosted:

Further, a lot has been improved on the documentation side of Gitpod Self-Hosted, specifically around operating Gitpod:

Breaking changes

There are minor breaking changes regarding how you configure workspace resource limits and workspace image defaults. Please refer to the 2022.07 upgrade guide in the documentation for details.

Fixes and improvements

  • You can now configure the service type of the proxy service in the installation UI - you do not need to upload a .yaml file as a config patch anymore to configure this. However, having it in the config patch will still work until December.

  • We’ve improved the time to deploy an update by removing the need to restart the message queue every time we deploy. This has the side benefit of reducing the risk of running workspaces misbehaving during an update. For more information, see the related issue.

A full list of changes can be found in the release notes on GitHub.

Bring your own workspace SSH keys

SSH (secure shell) is a critical protocol for remote development. Both JetBrains IDEs and the VS Code editor use SSH as their remote development foundation. So, a big focus at Gitpod has been on improving performance and usability for connecting using SSH.

Which is why today we’re excited to announce that in Gitpod you can now upload your own public keys to access your workspace. In addition, we’ve also removed the requirement for a mandatory public key to be available when access Gitpod using SSH with an Access Token. With SSH public key upload you can now:

  1. Re-connect to workspaces without needing to go back to the Gitpod dashboard.
  2. Benefit from improved security when accessing your workspace with a private key.

See the announcement post for details on the use-cases, benefits and how to get started using your own key pair with Gitpod today.

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Roadmap updates

JetBrains - Roadmap issue: #7956 Beta

  • #11209 - Add support for JetBrains Gateway v222.3345.1 and later. @akosyakov's avatar on GitHub @felladrin's avatar on GitHub @loujaybee's avatar on GitHub
  • #11307 - Gitpod Plugin for JetBrains IDEs was updated to respect network proxies. @akosyakov's avatar on GitHub @felladrin's avatar on GitHub

Fixes and improvements

Gitpod Core

  • #11409 - Improve Git Integration validation by testing if host is reachable. @AlexTugarev's avatar on GitHub @MrSimonEmms's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub @jldec's avatar on GitHub
  • #11400 - Switch to http/1.1 for gitlab.com repositories @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @jenting's avatar on GitHub @kylos101's avatar on GitHub
  • #11341 - [local-preview] show DOMAIN in the output @Pothulapati's avatar on GitHub @adrienthebo's avatar on GitHub
  • #11237 - [kots]: add node CPU/memory check tests to workspace node only @MrSimonEmms's avatar on GitHub @lucasvaltl's avatar on GitHub @nandajavarma's avatar on GitHub
  • #11253 - Requests on ws-proxy won’t contain the port anymore on the “X-Forwarded-Host” header. It will contain only the host. If you need the port, you can get it from the “X-Forwarded-Port” header. @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @felladrin's avatar on GitHub
  • #11208 - Users can see their billable sessions. @andrew-farries's avatar on GitHub @laushinka's avatar on GitHub
  • #11205 - Minor fixes to the old Team Subscription UI @andrew-farries's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub
  • #11192 - Make prebuild logs responsive for small viewports @andrew-farries's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub @laushinka's avatar on GitHub
  • #11232 - Fix an issue that was causing the workspace to frequently timeout when using a JetBrains IDE. @akosyakov's avatar on GitHub @felladrin's avatar on GitHub @mustard-mh's avatar on GitHub
  • #11268 - [installer]: add test for customization of proxy service @MrSimonEmms's avatar on GitHub @nandajavarma's avatar on GitHub

Gitpod VSCode Browser

  • #379 - Fix .gitpod.yml ports.onOpen not working on workspace startup @jeanp413's avatar on GitHub @mustard-mh's avatar on GitHub
  • #378 - Remove heartbeat in gitpod-remote VS Code plugin @jeanp413's avatar on GitHub

Gitpod VSCode Desktop

  • #6 - Fix auth validation @jeanp413's avatar on GitHub
  • #5 - Use new getSSHPublicKeys api method @jeanp413's avatar on GitHub

Auto-cancel prebuilds on outdated commits

During development, sometimes a number of commits occur within a short period of time, which can trigger and queue multiple prebuilds for the same branch.

Gitpod will now auto-cancel pending or running prebuilds on the same branch when new commits are pushed, efficiently processing the queue and making sure workspaces always use prebuilds with the latest commits.

Auto-cancellation has been enabled by default for all projects, but you can disable this behavior in project settings.

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Roadmap updates

JetBrains - Roadmap issue: #7956 Beta

  • #10986 - Ports opened by tasks defined in .gitpod.yml are now automatically forwarded in JetBrains IDEs. @akosyakov's avatar on GitHub @felladrin's avatar on GitHub
  • #10974 - Respect user settings (proxies, certificates) of JetBrains Gateway while connecting to Gitpod API. @akosyakov's avatar on GitHub @felladrin's avatar on GitHub

Fixes and improvements

  • #11083 - Fix the start-workspace flow for when a prebuild got auto-cancelled @andrew-farries's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub @svenefftinge's avatar on GitHub
  • #11074 - Fix prebuild permissions @andrew-farries's avatar on GitHub @easyCZ's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub
  • #11072 - Resolve performance degradation issue by changing ws-proxy to not use the target host when serving workspace port route @iQQBot's avatar on GitHub @jenting's avatar on GitHub
  • #11026 - Improve reliability of log streaming for image builds and prebuilds @geropl's avatar on GitHub @jldec's avatar on GitHub
  • #10836 - Provide endpoint that allows retrieving information about the workspace from within the workspace @Furisto's avatar on GitHub @MrSimonEmms's avatar on GitHub @akosyakov's avatar on GitHub @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub @mustard-mh's avatar on GitHub @utam0k's avatar on GitHub
  • #10696 - Prebuild status is shown under the logs when starting a workspace. @geropl's avatar on GitHub @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub @jankeromnes's avatar on GitHub @jldec's avatar on GitHub @laushinka's avatar on GitHub
  • #10962 - Automatically cancel outdated prebuilds (i.e. new commits are pushed on a branch). This behavior can be disabled in the project’s settings. @geropl's avatar on GitHub @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub @jankeromnes's avatar on GitHub @svenefftinge's avatar on GitHub
  • #10952 - Update docker compose to v2.6.1 @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @utam0k's avatar on GitHub
  • #10882, #10727 - Fix prebuilds stuck in queued indefinitely @andrew-farries's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub @easyCZ's avatar on GitHub

June Self-Hosted Release

We’ve released a new version of Self-Hosted Gitpod. Update instructions can be found in our update guide. You can read more about how to install it from scratch in our documentation. More details on this release can be found in GitHub.

Note: If you are on a paid Self-Hosted plan, this release will be promoted to your release channel in one week.

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

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New way to try out Gitpod: Local Preview (alpha)

You can now try out Gitpod Self-Hosted without having to spin up a Kubernetes cluster - via a simple docker run command. This will spin up Gitpod locally on your machine and enable you to experience what developing on Gitpod is like. Note that currently, only Linux-based systems are supported (Windows and Mac(Intel) are being worked on) and that unfortunately prebuilds will not work. You can read up on how to get going in the Local Preview Guide. Local preview is still in alpha, so we would appreciate any feedback you may have!

More flexibility regarding registries for airgapped environments

If you are using Gitpod in an airgapped environment you can now specify the container registry you want to use to store workspace images that Gitpod builds for you. By default, it will use an in-cluster registry. Previously, it would always use the same registry that is used during installation to download the images related to Gitpod.

Fixes and improvements

  • We have added a customer_id field to the telemetry that is sent from a self-hosted instance. This helps us map an installation to a customer for support purposes. Note that this field is not being populated for users using the community plan and is only relevant to those on a professional plan.

A full list of changes can be found in the release notes on GitHub.

Grouping of inactive workspaces

Did you notice any changes in your workspaces list? Inactive workspaces are now grouped below the active workspaces and also allow users to clean up (mass delete) all inactive workspaces, see relevant pull request

Feedback is welcome, feel free to raise an issue or chat with us.

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Roadmap updates

Command Line Interface (gp)

  • #10570 - Added a new command to gitpod-cli: gp top which displays workspace resources (CPU/Memory usage) @akosyakov's avatar on GitHub @andreafalzetti's avatar on GitHub @filiptronicek's avatar on GitHub
  • #10538 - Added aliases for gp port-forward and gp await-port to gp ports forward and gp ports await @CuriousCorrelation's avatar on GitHub @akosyakov's avatar on GitHub @andreafalzetti's avatar on GitHub @iQQBot's avatar on GitHub @loujaybee's avatar on GitHub @mustard-mh's avatar on GitHub
  • #10619 - Add command gp timeout extend to extend timeout of current workspace @akosyakov's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub @iQQBot's avatar on GitHub @mustard-mh's avatar on GitHub

Fixes and improvements

  • #10450 - Added action to delete all inactive workspaces @david-bakin's avatar on GitHub @easyCZ's avatar on GitHub @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub @svenefftinge's avatar on GitHub
  • #10704 - SSH access no longer requires a private SSH key (removing forced password prompt) @MrSimonEmms's avatar on GitHub @akosyakov's avatar on GitHub @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @iQQBot's avatar on GitHub
  • #10676 - Added action to delete all inactive workspaces @AlexTugarev's avatar on GitHub @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub @svenefftinge's avatar on GitHub
  • #10357 - Fix hanging “Prebuild in Progress” page. @AlexTugarev's avatar on GitHub @easyCZ's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub
  • #10175 - Allow customize VMOptions for JetBrains backend server, by setting INTELLIJ_VMOPTIONS (also GoLand/PyCharm/PhpStorm) environment variable @akosyakov's avatar on GitHub @iQQBot's avatar on GitHub @yaohui-wyh's avatar on GitHub
  • #10562 - Add GITPOD_WORKSPACE_CLASS environment variable to workspaces to allow easier identification of the workspace class @Furisto's avatar on GitHub @sagor999's avatar on GitHub
  • #10352 - Fix: Don’t skip prebuilds if .gitpod.yml has a ‘before’ task but no ‘init’ task @jankeromnes's avatar on GitHub @jldec's avatar on GitHub

Gitpod dashboard improvements

We have made some design changes to the navbar at the top of the Gitpod dashboard. It now includes an always-visible link to your workspaces on the right, and offers better color accessibility.

The team/personal selector at the top left takes you directly to your own projects, or to the projects for the selected team. If you would prefer the team/personal selection to be preserved when you visit the workspaces list, please upvote Gitpod issue #10496.

Always ready to code 🚀

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Roadmap updates

JetBrains - Roadmap issue: #7956 Beta

  • #10107 - [JetBrains] Show notification when port becomes available @akosyakov's avatar on GitHub @andreafalzetti's avatar on GitHub @mustard-mh's avatar on GitHub

Dotfiles - Roadmap issue: #5198

  • #10398 - Support for dotfiles is now generally available @easyCZ's avatar on GitHub @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub @loujaybee's avatar on GitHub

GP CLI

  • #10388 - Gitpod CLI has a new command to list the ports from the workspace: gp ports list @andreafalzetti's avatar on GitHub @felladrin's avatar on GitHub @mustard-mh's avatar on GitHub

SSH copy/paste - Roadmap issue: #7713

  • #10291 - SSH copy/paste connections now support remote port forward @akosyakov's avatar on GitHub @iQQBot's avatar on GitHub @mustard-mh's avatar on GitHub @sagor999's avatar on GitHub

Fixes and improvements

  • #10469 - Check docker-compose download @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @sagor999's avatar on GitHub
  • #10458 - Update docker compose to v2.6.0 @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @kylos101's avatar on GitHub @sagor999's avatar on GitHub
  • #10442 - Revert ”[baseserver] Change default metrics port to 9502 to not clash with kube-rbac-proxy” @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @kylos101's avatar on GitHub
  • #10414 - Improve workspace failure error messages @csweichel's avatar on GitHub @sagor999's avatar on GitHub
  • #10413 - [supervisor] improve error message around user group and uid @iQQBot's avatar on GitHub @sagor999's avatar on GitHub
  • #10395 - ws-daemon: Apply the xfs limit in stages. @jenting's avatar on GitHub @kylos101's avatar on GitHub @utam0k's avatar on GitHub
  • #10394 - dashboard: single quote connect via ssh connection string @easyCZ's avatar on GitHub @ghuntley's avatar on GitHub
  • #10229 - Change /workspace files default permissions from 0750 to 0755 @kylos101's avatar on GitHub @mustard-mh's avatar on GitHub @sagor999's avatar on GitHub
  • #10377 - Fixed an issue on JetBrains Gateway, preventing the workspace list from being displayed when a workspace had been created from a detached commit instead of a branch. @felladrin's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub @mustard-mh's avatar on GitHub
  • #10346 - [registry-facade] Return content directly from IPFS @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub
  • #10356 - Reduce cpu and memory consumption of agent-smith @Furisto's avatar on GitHub @utam0k's avatar on GitHub
  • #9475 - [experimental] add support for backing up and restoring workspace’s persistent volume claim via snapshot volume. @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @corneliusludmann's avatar on GitHub @easyCZ's avatar on GitHub @jenting's avatar on GitHub @sagor999's avatar on GitHub
  • #10071 - Feedback form under error messages on login and starting workspaces. @andrew-farries's avatar on GitHub @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub @jldec's avatar on GitHub @laushinka's avatar on GitHub
  • #9491 - Correctly enforce the parallel workspace limit @AlexTugarev's avatar on GitHub @akosyakov's avatar on GitHub @andrew-farries's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub @meysholdt's avatar on GitHub
  • #10297 - Feedback form only shows for SaaS gitpod-io users. @easyCZ's avatar on GitHub @laushinka's avatar on GitHub
  • #10343 - [installer] Command line flag to configure strict config parsing @corneliusludmann's avatar on GitHub @easyCZ's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub
  • #10364 - [content-service] Improve restoration of extended attributes @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @utam0k's avatar on GitHub
  • #10290 - [experimental] add a metric to track volume snapshot time @Furisto's avatar on GitHub @jenting's avatar on GitHub @sagor999's avatar on GitHub
  • #10177 - JetBrains Gateway: The “Connect” button now gets disabled while a JetBrains Client is connected to the workspace. @akosyakov's avatar on GitHub @felladrin's avatar on GitHub @iQQBot's avatar on GitHub @yaohui-wyh's avatar on GitHub
  • #10280 - [initializer] Fix issue with publicly signed SCM’s on a self-signed Gitpod instance @Pothulapati's avatar on GitHub @corneliusludmann's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub

May Self-Hosted Release

We’ve released a new version of Self-Hosted Gitpod. Update instructions can be found in our update guide. You can read more about how to install it from scratch 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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New License tab in the admin panel

You can now see details about the license used by your installation, how many seats it has left, and the features your license includes. You can navigate to this page by going to the admin dashboard (top right corner of the Gitpod dashboard, which requires you to be an admin user) and selecting License in the navigation menu.

Fixes and improvements

A full list of changes can be found in the release notes on GitHub.

Feedback widget for dashboard

Users are more likely to provide feedback, the easier we make it for them.

Inspired by the feedback form for Gitpod docs pages, we’ve added a similar Feedback feature in the Gitpod dashboard.

One click is enough to tell us how you feel, or write a quick note, all without leaving the page.

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Roadmap updates

Public API - Roadmap issue: #7900 Alpha

  • #10052 - [public-api] Publish typescript definitions to NPM @andrew-farries's avatar on GitHub @easyCZ's avatar on GitHub
  • #10060 - Enable gRPC reflection for the public API @Furisto's avatar on GitHub @andrew-farries's avatar on GitHub @easyCZ's avatar on GitHub @jenting's avatar on GitHub
  • #10068 - Implement GetOwnerToken rpc on the public API @andrew-farries's avatar on GitHub @easyCZ's avatar on GitHub

JetBrains - Roadmap issue: #7956 Beta

  • #10123 - Terminate IDEs gracefully on workspace shutdown @akosyakov's avatar on GitHub @felladrin's avatar on GitHub @jeanp413's avatar on GitHub @mustard-mh's avatar on GitHub

Preferences

  • #10136 - Update dotfiles layout in user preferences @andrew-farries's avatar on GitHub @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub
  • #10135 - Update spacing between theme options @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub @jankeromnes's avatar on GitHub
  • #10111 - Update dashboard theme selection components on user preferences @andrew-farries's avatar on GitHub @easyCZ's avatar on GitHub @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub

Fixes and improvements

  • #10154 - [server] Skip GitHub App prebuilds when the repository has no prebuild task(s) or .gitpod.yml @AlexTugarev's avatar on GitHub @andrew-farries's avatar on GitHub @jankeromnes's avatar on GitHub
  • #10061 - Users can send feedback from the Dashboard. @andrew-farries's avatar on GitHub @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub @jakobhero's avatar on GitHub @jldec's avatar on GitHub @laushinka's avatar on GitHub
  • #9976 - Avoid prebuilding repositories were no workspaces were started recently. @AlexTugarev's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub @jankeromnes's avatar on GitHub @svenefftinge's avatar on GitHub
  • #10031 - Fix credential errors when json key is used as secret in image-builder-mk3 @jenting's avatar on GitHub @princerachit's avatar on GitHub
  • #10058 - [code] Update VS Code to 1.67.0 @iQQBot's avatar on GitHub @mustard-mh's avatar on GitHub
  • #8041 - Implement a new Team billing where Team Owners can conveniently manage a paid plan for their Team @AlexTugarev's avatar on GitHub @jankeromnes's avatar on GitHub @jldec's avatar on GitHub @mads-hartmann's avatar on GitHub
  • #10034 - [ws-manager-bridge] Fix cluster role binding to scrape metrics @andrew-farries's avatar on GitHub @easyCZ's avatar on GitHub
  • #10042 - Fix prebuild updates @AlexTugarev's avatar on GitHub @andrew-farries's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub
  • #10053 - [prebuild] fix incorrect handling of failed prebuilds @geropl's avatar on GitHub @jenting's avatar on GitHub @sagor999's avatar on GitHub
  • #10012 - [ws-daemon] fix some workspaces fail to shutdown correctly if git operation was interrupted due to workspace termination @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @sagor999's avatar on GitHub
  • #9862 - Add disableWorkspaceGarbageCollection experimental installer config flag @Pothulapati's avatar on GitHub @andrew-farries's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub
  • #9867 - Add webapp.server.blockedRepositories experimental installer config flag @Pothulapati's avatar on GitHub @andrew-farries's avatar on GitHub @easyCZ's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub
  • #10020 - [common-go] Add file watcher, [registry-facade] Refactor watch of configuration file[ws-daemon], refactor watch of configuration file @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub @easyCZ's avatar on GitHub @jenting's avatar on GitHub @sagor999's avatar on GitHub @utam0k's avatar on GitHub
  • #9995 - [ws-daemon] Remove stray IO limiter warnings @csweichel's avatar on GitHub @utam0k's avatar on GitHub
  • #9492 - Remove stargz snapshotter from image build @AlexTugarev's avatar on GitHub @Furisto's avatar on GitHub @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub @kylos101's avatar on GitHub
  • #10094 - Fix conflicting auth selection for image-builder-bob @princerachit's avatar on GitHub @sagor999's avatar on GitHub
  • #10127 - [installer] Use installation shortname when constructing ws-manager URL templates @andrew-farries's avatar on GitHub @sagor999's avatar on GitHub
  • #10114 - eccomp notify: correction of system call name in the log. @sagor999's avatar on GitHub @utam0k's avatar on GitHub
  • #10082 - [ws-daemon] add log entry when ready probe fails @csweichel's avatar on GitHub @sagor999's avatar on GitHub

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

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 @csweichel's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub @sagor999's avatar on GitHub
  • #9493 - [ws-daemon] Check blkio throttle exists @Furisto's avatar on GitHub @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub @kylos101's avatar on GitHub
  • #9488 - fix a dashboard bug where you might end up on a workspace without having access to it @easyCZ's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub
  • #9135 - Connect to self-managed Bitbucket Server in Git Integration modal. @AlexTugarev's avatar on GitHub @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub @jldec's avatar on GitHub
  • #9460 - fix and improve validation of user environment variables @andrew-farries's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub
  • #9455 - [kots]: add an installation status pod @MrSimonEmms's avatar on GitHub @nandajavarma's avatar on GitHub
  • #9462 - [server] Optimization: Map GitHub API repositories during pagination, not after @geropl's avatar on GitHub @jankeromnes's avatar on GitHub
  • #9458 - [kots]: move dropImageRepo config to when using local registry @MrSimonEmms's avatar on GitHub @corneliusludmann's avatar on GitHub
  • #9231 - Allow integrating with ‘github.com’ without a GitHub App @geropl's avatar on GitHub @jankeromnes's avatar on GitHub
  • #9445 - Allow to configure JB plugins on repo level per a product, i.e. specific for IntelliJ or GoLand. @akosyakov's avatar on GitHub @andreafalzetti's avatar on GitHub @filiptronicek's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub
  • #9328 - [ws-daemon] Remove warning when cpu.stat does not exist @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub
  • #9338 - [registry-facade] Do not log warning from local store already exist error @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub
  • #9360 - [docker-up] Add docker-compose binary @Furisto's avatar on GitHub @aledbf's avatar on GitHub
  • #9366 - Automatically block users that are running blacklisted workloads @Furisto's avatar on GitHub @atduarte's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub @sagor999's avatar on GitHub @utam0k's avatar on GitHub
  • #9382 - Revert ”[ws-daemon] Fix CPU limit annotation” @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @sagor999's avatar on GitHub
  • #9355 - [ws-manager] add metrics to track initialize and finalize of workspaces @jenting's avatar on GitHub @sagor999's avatar on GitHub @utam0k's avatar on GitHub
  • #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 @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @sagor999's avatar on GitHub
  • #9356 - [docker-up] Set the MTU using ceth0 value @MrSimonEmms's avatar on GitHub @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub @jenting's avatar on GitHub @kylos101's avatar on GitHub @sagor999's avatar on GitHub @utam0k's avatar on GitHub
  • #9309 - [ws-daemon] Only limit storage device classes @Furisto's avatar on GitHub @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub @utam0k's avatar on GitHub
  • #9335 - Make image-builder available through ws-manager @MrSimonEmms's avatar on GitHub @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @corneliusludmann's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub @sagor999's avatar on GitHub
  • #9390 - ws-daemon: align to decide if cgroup v2 to fix cgroup v2 with fuse @Furisto's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub @princerachit's avatar on GitHub @sagor999's avatar on GitHub @utam0k's avatar on GitHub
  • #9428 - Add I/O limit plugin for cgroup v1 @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @corneliusludmann's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub
  • #9437 - [ws-daemon] Refactor configuration of I/O limits @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub
  • #9155 - [kots]: enable use of a local registry @MrSimonEmms's avatar on GitHub @corneliusludmann's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub @mustard-mh's avatar on GitHub @nandajavarma's avatar on GitHub
  • #9427 - Allow workspace timeouts to be extended when a user has workspaces in different regions. @andrew-farries's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub
  • #9446 - fixed a bug around email address rendering @easyCZ's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub
  • #9443 - JetBrains IDEs now start with a terminal opened, displaying an introductory message about Gitpod CLI. @akosyakov's avatar on GitHub @felladrin's avatar on GitHub
  • #9385 - re-enables blocklisting of email domains @AlexTugarev's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub @jakobhero's avatar on GitHub @jankeromnes's avatar on GitHub
  • #9409 - block abusers based on email domain suffixes @AlexTugarev's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub @jankeromnes's avatar on GitHub
  • #9361 - [werft] Improve findFreeHostPorts speed @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @kylos101's avatar on GitHub @mads-hartmann's avatar on GitHub
  • #9404 - Fixed a bug where IO limits were not applied to the workspace @Furisto's avatar on GitHub @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub
  • #9219 - Stop running prebuilds for projects that did not start a workspace in the last 10+ weeks @easyCZ's avatar on GitHub @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub @jankeromnes's avatar on GitHub
  • #9094 - [installer] Disable definitely-gp by default @MrSimonEmms's avatar on GitHub @Pothulapati's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub
  • #9381 - Update code to 1.66.2 @jeanp413's avatar on GitHub @mustard-mh's avatar on GitHub
  • #9367 - Update OpenSSH to v9.0 @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @mustard-mh's avatar on GitHub

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. To use this feature, please follow our guide our documentation

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Fixes and improvements

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

docker run --privileged

You can now run privileged containers in Gitpod!

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

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

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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A screenshot of the "Open in Gitpod" dialog with an input field to search for repositories and examples.

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

language icon language: 
yml
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 @csweichel's avatar on GitHub @kylos101's avatar on GitHub
  • #8134 - Enable id check for seccomp notify @Furisto's avatar on GitHub @utam0k's avatar on GitHub
  • #8139 - Improved workspace memory-pressure eviction resilience @csweichel's avatar on GitHub @sagor999's avatar on GitHub
  • #8161 - Add workspace start request debug logging to ws-manager @csweichel's avatar on GitHub @sagor999's avatar on GitHub
  • #8179 - A bit of improvements to cache_reclaim @sagor999's avatar on GitHub @utam0k's avatar on GitHub
  • #8132 - [GitHub] Fix the user account picked for a prebuild. @AlexTugarev's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub @jldec's avatar on GitHub @svenefftinge's avatar on GitHub
  • #8143 - Update code to 1.64.2 @filiptronicek's avatar on GitHub @jeanp413's avatar on GitHub
  • #8112 - Autofix: upgrade-nvm-tools @autofix-bot's avatar on GitHub @felladrin's avatar on GitHub @iQQBot's avatar on GitHub @jankeromnes's avatar on GitHub
  • #8099 - fix dashboard contextURL handling @JanKoehnlein's avatar on GitHub @akosyakov's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub @jankeromnes's avatar on GitHub
  • #7569 - Support private dotfiles repo @csweichel's avatar on GitHub @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub @iQQBot's avatar on GitHub @mustard-mh's avatar on GitHub
  • #8100 - Make ContextURL.parseToURL support the newly-accepted git@[host]:[user]/[repo].git format @akosyakov's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub @jankeromnes's avatar on GitHub
  • #8036 - Refactor dynamic CPU limiting to provide fairer scheduling. @corneliusludmann's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub @sagor999's avatar on GitHub @utam0k's avatar on GitHub
  • #8093 - Fix wrong token selection if multiple found for a profile. @AlexTugarev's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub @jankeromnes's avatar on GitHub
  • #7715 - [server][dashboard] Improve ‘New Workspace’ modal with a search input, keyboard navigation, and a new context URL suggestion API @AlexTugarev's avatar on GitHub @JanKoehnlein's avatar on GitHub @filiptronicek's avatar on GitHub @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub @jankeromnes's avatar on GitHub @jldec's avatar on GitHub @svenefftinge's avatar on GitHub
  • #7833 - Fix Bitbucket push event handling @AlexTugarev's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub @jankeromnes's avatar on GitHub
  • #8073 - configure basic rate-limiting for `startWorkspace @geropl's avatar on GitHub @jankeromnes's avatar on GitHub
  • #7727 - [installer]: add jaeger sampling options to the tracing object @JanKoehnlein's avatar on GitHub @MrSimonEmms's avatar on GitHub @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @corneliusludmann's avatar on GitHub @kylos101's avatar on GitHub @sagor999's avatar on GitHub
  • #7923 - Improved in-transit security of user environment variables @AlexTugarev's avatar on GitHub @akosyakov's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub @jankeromnes's avatar on GitHub
  • #7968 - Fix missing status updates for prebuilds. @AlexTugarev's avatar on GitHub @laushinka's avatar on GitHub
  • #7940 - reduce idle DB load on SH installations @AlexTugarev's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub
  • #7978 - [gitlab] user-scoped env vars can now be filtered for nested repos on Gitlab @AlexTugarev's avatar on GitHub @JanKoehnlein's avatar on GitHub
  • #7882 - Admins can do a text search for projects and their associated prebuilds. @JanKoehnlein's avatar on GitHub @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub @jldec's avatar on GitHub @laushinka's avatar on GitHub
  • #7951 - [server] Support ‘git@[host]:[user]/[repo].git’ format in context URLs @AlexTugarev's avatar on GitHub @JanKoehnlein's avatar on GitHub @jankeromnes's avatar on GitHub
  • #7839 - [installer]: put component ownership under webapp/workspace teams @MrSimonEmms's avatar on GitHub @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub @kylos101's avatar on GitHub @princerachit's avatar on GitHub
  • #7926 - [wa-manager] Refactor connectToWorkspaceDaemon helper @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub @utam0k's avatar on GitHub
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 @mads-hartmann's avatar on GitHub @ArthurSens's avatar on GitHub
  • #7873 - [Installer]: release 2022.01 @MrSimonEmms's avatar on GitHub @corneliusludmann's avatar on GitHub
  • #7769 - [installer] Add missing kube-rbac-proxy container in ws-manager deployment @MrSimonEmms's avatar on GitHub @aledbf's avatar on GitHub
  • #7774 - [installer] Do not start binaries in verbose mode @MrSimonEmms's avatar on GitHub @aledbf's avatar on GitHub
  • #7362 - - Refactor JB integration to connect over SSH instead of CWM links.- Provide Gitpod integration in JB Gateway. @akosyakov's avatar on GitHub @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub @iQQBot's avatar on GitHub @jankeromnes's avatar on GitHub @mustard-mh's avatar on GitHub
  • #7732 - [Dashboard]: add send telemetry to admin settings @MrSimonEmms's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub
  • #7801 - [installer]: add namespace to validate cluster command @MrSimonEmms's avatar on GitHub @corneliusludmann's avatar on GitHub
  • #7837 - Fix “token not found” issues. @AlexTugarev's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub
  • #7430 - Remove ws-scheduler component @MrSimonEmms's avatar on GitHub @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub @iQQBot's avatar on GitHub @jankeromnes's avatar on GitHub
  • #7760 - Support heartbeats from SSH sessions @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub @iQQBot's avatar on GitHub
  • #7591 - [server]: Create installation admin controller @MrSimonEmms's avatar on GitHub @corneliusludmann's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub
  • #7752 - [installer] Fix invalid tag name for image build template @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @corneliusludmann's avatar on GitHub
  • #7302 - [dashboard] Error messages on workspace creation when the repository is not found, will now also display the name of the repository @Siddhant-K-code's avatar on GitHub @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub @iQQBot's avatar on GitHub @jankeromnes's avatar on GitHub @trumbitta's avatar on GitHub
  • #7753 - Improved feedback when content initialisation fails @Furisto's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub
  • #7514 - Autofix: upgrade-nvm-tools @akosyakov's avatar on GitHub @autofix-bot's avatar on GitHub @jankeromnes's avatar on GitHub
  • #7730 - [installation-telemetry]: log data sent to Segment @MrSimonEmms's avatar on GitHub @corneliusludmann's avatar on GitHub
  • #7472 - [ws-manager] Improve workspaces PodAffinity @MrSimonEmms's avatar on GitHub @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @corneliusludmann's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub
  • #7657 - Make proc mounts more reliable which affects parallel Docker container startup @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub
  • #7623 - [installer] Fix ws-daemon image pull policy @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @kylos101's avatar on GitHub
  • #7656 - [installer] Fix lifecycle PostStart label update @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub @iQQBot's avatar on GitHub
  • #7670 - [installer] Fix registry-facade ClusterRoleBinding name @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @kylos101's avatar on GitHub
  • #7660 - [installer] Switch default log level to info @MrSimonEmms's avatar on GitHub @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub @jeanp413's avatar on GitHub
  • #7687 - [installer] Telemetry should not run in workspace clusters @MrSimonEmms's avatar on GitHub @aledbf's avatar on GitHub
  • #7633 - Admin users can download the account statement. @JanKoehnlein's avatar on GitHub @laushinka's avatar on GitHub
  • #7295 - Introduce Project-level environment variables @AlexTugarev's avatar on GitHub @JanKoehnlein's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub @jankeromnes's avatar on GitHub @jldec's avatar on GitHub @shaal's avatar on GitHub
  • #7659 - [dashboard] Don’t offer to add common email domains as a verified student domains in Admin @jankeromnes's avatar on GitHub @laushinka's avatar on GitHub
  • #7625 - [installer] Fix mysql image pull policy @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @corneliusludmann's avatar on GitHub
  • #7642 - [Installer]: remove the deprecated TypeORM migration command @MrSimonEmms's avatar on GitHub @corneliusludmann's avatar on GitHub
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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

  • #7387 - Provide SLSA/in-toto provenance for the build @JanKoehnlein's avatar on GitHub @MrSimonEmms's avatar on GitHub @akosyakov's avatar on GitHub @corneliusludmann's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub @laushinka's avatar on GitHub @loujaybee's avatar on GitHub
  • #7606 - Removed “workspaces” from projects and teams and have a single global workspaces list, that shows all my workspaces.Made the single “workspaces” list the default landing place in the dashboard. @JanKoehnlein's avatar on GitHub @jldec's avatar on GitHub @svenefftinge's avatar on GitHub
  • #7504 - The GraphQL API has been removed @AlexTugarev's avatar on GitHub @JanKoehnlein's avatar on GitHub @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub
  • #7241 - Route users to Discord for support @JanKoehnlein's avatar on GitHub @ghuntley's avatar on GitHub @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub @kylos101's avatar on GitHub
  • #7503 - [installation-telemetry]: initial commit plus installer setup @MrSimonEmms's avatar on GitHub @corneliusludmann's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub
  • #7535 - [GitHub] Optionally prevent merging pull requests when prebuilds fail. @JanKoehnlein's avatar on GitHub @svenefftinge's avatar on GitHub
  • #7578 - Add bottom padding for Projects, Branches, and Prebuilds pages @AlexTugarev's avatar on GitHub @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub
  • #7596 - [installer] Adjust rabbitmq helm chart probes configuration @MrSimonEmms's avatar on GitHub @aledbf's avatar on GitHub
  • #7156 - [Installer]: simplify container image mirroring @MrSimonEmms's avatar on GitHub @corneliusludmann's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub @laushinka's avatar on GitHub @meysholdt's avatar on GitHub
  • #7508 - [installer]: use a pointer deref if the ssh gateway secret does not exist @MrSimonEmms's avatar on GitHub @iQQBot's avatar on GitHub
  • #7391 - Use repository org and name for workspace ids. @JanKoehnlein's avatar on GitHub @akosyakov's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub @svenefftinge's avatar on GitHub
  • #7512 - [ws-manager] Adjust probe InitialDelaySeconds @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @kylos101's avatar on GitHub
  • #7510 - [installer] Adjust default MySQL value @MrSimonEmms's avatar on GitHub @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub
  • #7463 - Adds analytic tracking to git commands requiring the git credential manager (remote-facing commands) @JanKoehnlein's avatar on GitHub @akosyakov's avatar on GitHub @filiptronicek's avatar on GitHub
  • #7511 - [installer] Adjust mysql helm chart probes configuration @MrSimonEmms's avatar on GitHub @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub @iQQBot's avatar on GitHub

Self-managed k3s on GCP

Gitpod’s services run on Kubernetes and are what you would consider a “classic cloud-native application”. When you start a workspace for your project, we also run that on Kubernetes, but the requirements are very different from what Gitpod services need.

To run your workspaces, we deeply integrate with the Kernel, the container runtime and the Kubernetes control plane.

Up until recently, everything above ran on Google Cloud’s Kubernetes Engine (GKE). This continues to be the case for Gitpod’s services, but we moved user workspaces to self-managed k3s on GCP.

In short, this move brings better performance that will benefit your daily work, but also gets us closer to upstream and provides us with more flexibility. It is a foundation we put in place to build upon in the weeks and months to come!

Before you decide to follow our lead though, please see our CTO Chris’ in-depth explanation of benefits, gotchas and overall details of this migration.

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Fixes and improvements

  • #7312 - Profile of the user who already added a project is linked. @jldec's avatar on GitHub @laushinka's avatar on GitHub
  • #7177 - Allow auth provider secrets to be passed in via a secret @MrSimonEmms's avatar on GitHub @corneliusludmann's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub @jankeromnes's avatar on GitHub @kylos101's avatar on GitHub @laushinka's avatar on GitHub
  • #7012 - Allow setting a name and a description for each port on .gitpod.yml @akosyakov's avatar on GitHub @felladrin's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub @meysholdt's avatar on GitHub
  • #7354 - Fix Team Workspace Success Criteria dashboard @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @kylos101's avatar on GitHub
  • #7107 - [installer]: update docker-registry to allow for pod security policy application @MrSimonEmms's avatar on GitHub @aledbf's avatar on GitHub
  • #6827 - 1. [installer] Add a namespace for the cert-manager self-signing issuer so it can be uninstalled using the configmap.2. [installer] Set EnableLocalApp to true by default. @MrSimonEmms's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub @iQQBot's avatar on GitHub @kylos101's avatar on GitHub @mads-hartmann's avatar on GitHub @meysholdt's avatar on GitHub
  • #7206 - [installer]: correct the starts_with validation on the config @MrSimonEmms's avatar on GitHub @princerachit's avatar on GitHub
  • #7200 - [installer]: separate server and IDE components @JanKoehnlein's avatar on GitHub @MrSimonEmms's avatar on GitHub @akosyakov's avatar on GitHub @corneliusludmann's avatar on GitHub @iQQBot's avatar on GitHub @jeanp413's avatar on GitHub
  • #7163 - Improved start page when a GitHub app is not installed. @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub @jankeromnes's avatar on GitHub @jldec's avatar on GitHub @laushinka's avatar on GitHub
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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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Gitpod Self-Hosted installers

If you prefer to install Gitpod in your own environment, we are pleased to announce this process has become a whole lot simpler.

Say hello to make install 🎉!

Yes really, our shiny new installer scripts take care of the heavy lifting while all we ask from you is to configure a file or two (depending on your hosting provider) and you’re up and running in no time.

Get started today with installer guides for:

Please let us know what you think via Twitter @gitpod or chat with us at https://www.gitpod.io/chat.

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Fixes and improvements

  • #6652 - Bitbucket-only users get an error message now on New Project page @AlexTugarev's avatar on GitHub @JanKoehnlein's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub
  • #6775 - make DB layer more robust against odd DB values @JanKoehnlein's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub @jankeromnes's avatar on GitHub
  • #6847 - The “Your Workspace is Ready” page for desktop IDEs now has “Stop Workspace” and “Go to Dashboard” actions. @JanKoehnlein's avatar on GitHub @corneliusludmann's avatar on GitHub
  • #6031 - add GIT_AUTHOR_EMAIL to the environment variables mentioned in account settings @DetachHead's avatar on GitHub @JanKoehnlein's avatar on GitHub @akosyakov's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub @iQQBot's avatar on GitHub @jankeromnes's avatar on GitHub @laushinka's avatar on GitHub @loujaybee's avatar on GitHub @meysholdt's avatar on GitHub
  • #6883 - [dashboard][server] Make all project slugs unique within a team or user account by adding a unique suffix @JanKoehnlein's avatar on GitHub @jankeromnes's avatar on GitHub
  • #6702 - Add container registry and database secret checks @MrSimonEmms's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub
  • #6716 - Configure and validate the external database @MrSimonEmms's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub
  • #6753 - [installer]: fix the auth provider config @MrSimonEmms's avatar on GitHub @kylos101's avatar on GitHub
  • #6682 - [gpctl] Support forceful cluster de-registration @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub
  • #6760 - [installer]: fix jaeger operator misconfiguration @MrSimonEmms's avatar on GitHub @kylos101's avatar on GitHub
  • #6733 - [ws-daemon] Fix resource leak during proc mounts @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub
  • #6745 - Configure Azure blob storage for installer @MrSimonEmms's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub
  • #6860 - [image-builder] Fix authentication issues with external registries @MrSimonEmms's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub
  • #6862 - Apply node affinities to components @MrSimonEmms's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub
  • #6870 - [ws-proxy] Improve TLS default configuration @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @corneliusludmann's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub
  • #6893 - Set internal certs to 90 day duration @MrSimonEmms's avatar on GitHub @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub
  • #6892 - Change Minio to forked version @MrSimonEmms's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub

Improved workspace startup times

Speeeed 🚀! When you start a new workspace, we changed how we clone your repository. Going forward, we have a two step approach:

  1. Clone the most recent commit only (with the depth=1 git flag)
  2. About ten seconds later, we start to fetch 20 additional commits

Thanks to this, we let you start your work sooner while we fetch a few more commits. You can find the details of this change in the #6464 pull request.

Please let us know what you think via Twitter @gitpod or chat with us at https://www.gitpod.io/chat.

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Fixes and improvements

  • #6582 - Update VS Code Web to 1.62.0 @corneliusludmann's avatar on GitHub @jeanp413's avatar on GitHub
  • #6462 - [ws-proxy] Decouple ws-proxy from ws-manager @JanKoehnlein's avatar on GitHub @akosyakov's avatar on GitHub @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @corneliusludmann's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub
  • #6546 - Prebuilds can run for GitLab subgroup projects. @JanKoehnlein's avatar on GitHub @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub @jldec's avatar on GitHub @laushinka's avatar on GitHub @svenefftinge's avatar on GitHub
  • #6577 - Preserve team scope in dashboard @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub @laushinka's avatar on GitHub
  • #6505 - Open up JetBrains desktop IDE feature (BETA) for all users @corneliusludmann's avatar on GitHub @laushinka's avatar on GitHub
  • #6636 - GCP object storage bugfixes @MrSimonEmms's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub
  • #6621 - Allow use of external container registry @MrSimonEmms's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub
  • #6606 - Add support for GCP CloudSQL @MrSimonEmms's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub
  • #6591 - Create config map to allow uninstallation of app @MrSimonEmms's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub
  • #6144 - make “snapshots” more reliable @JanKoehnlein's avatar on GitHub @akosyakov's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub @shaal's avatar on GitHub
  • #6376 - New GitLab projects will have a slugified Project url @AlexTugarev's avatar on GitHub @JanKoehnlein's avatar on GitHub @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub @jldec's avatar on GitHub @laushinka's avatar on GitHub
  • #6584 - allow img-builder ingress from server @MrSimonEmms's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub

Tailscale on Gitpod

With the availability of Tailscale support, you can connect Gitpod workspaces to other resources & services needed. Think of a database hosted behind a corporate firewall or in your on-prem data center.

Equally exciting is the possibility to connect multiple Gitpod workspaces with each other. Imagine a project with microservices which all have their own git repository. Configure Tailscale in each repository and once you start workspaces, the individual services will be able to communicate with each other.

You can learn more about this topic in our Network Bridging documentation. Alternatively, we have a template repository with the required configuration you can apply to your own projects.

Please let us know what you think via Twitter @gitpod or chat with us at https://www.gitpod.io/chat.

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Fixes and improvements

  • #5865 - Make it possible to cancel pending or running Prebuilds @AlexTugarev's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub @jankeromnes's avatar on GitHub
  • #6273 - Deleted team’s name can be reused. @JanKoehnlein's avatar on GitHub @bigint's avatar on GitHub @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub @laushinka's avatar on GitHub
  • #6312 - /admin: Improve performance of workspace queries @JanKoehnlein's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub
  • #6048 - Replace /workspaces → /projects as default landing page for both users and teams @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub @jankeromnes's avatar on GitHub @jldec's avatar on GitHub @laushinka's avatar on GitHub
  • #6038 - Truncate workspace context in the workspace deletion modal @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub @iQQBot's avatar on GitHub @svenefftinge's avatar on GitHub
  • #6409 - Experimental support for CAP_NET_ADMIN in workspaces @AlexTugarev's avatar on GitHub @JanKoehnlein's avatar on GitHub @corneliusludmann's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub
  • #6234 - Validate the cluster is in a state for Gitpod to be installed to @MrSimonEmms's avatar on GitHub @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub
  • #6265 - Installation config validation @MrSimonEmms's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub @princerachit's avatar on GitHub
  • #6338 - Automated workspace deployment framework and design proposal and prelim checkin for workspace cluster creation @csweichel's avatar on GitHub @princerachit's avatar on GitHub
  • #6453 - [ws-manager]: Add check for IdeImage not being present in the spec @MrSimonEmms's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub
  • #6348 - Switch from dropbear to OpenSSH @akosyakov's avatar on GitHub @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub @iQQBot's avatar on GitHub
  • #6389 - Always enable the New Workspace button on the Configuration Page. @AlexTugarev's avatar on GitHub @gptest1's avatar on GitHub @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub @jldec's avatar on GitHub @svenefftinge's avatar on GitHub
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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

  • #6171 - Enable setting of DB username with DB_USERNAME envvar @AlexTugarev's avatar on GitHub @JanKoehnlein's avatar on GitHub @MrSimonEmms's avatar on GitHub
  • #6185 - Add ‘New Workspace’ context menu option to all Projects cards @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub @jankeromnes's avatar on GitHub
  • #6187 - [projects] Fix Project card bottom row layout @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub @jankeromnes's avatar on GitHub
  • #6074 - Truncate commit message on branches and prebuilds @geropl's avatar on GitHub @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub
  • #5802 - Update Kubernetes dependencies to v0.22.2Update controller-runtime to v0.10.1 @akosyakov's avatar on GitHub @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub @jankeromnes's avatar on GitHub
  • #6158 - Fix: Ensures that string-based env values defined in .gitpod.yml are not set with enclosing quotation marks. @akosyakov's avatar on GitHub @iQQBot's avatar on GitHub @loujaybee's avatar on GitHub
  • #6090 - [image-builder-mk3] Fix image build error “did not produce a workspace image” @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub
  • #6218 - [ws-manager] Introduce stoppedByRequest annotation marking workspaces explicitly stopped using a StopWorkspace call @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub
  • #6164 - Add admission constraints to support fine-grained cluster selection @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub @meysholdt's avatar on GitHub @princerachit's avatar on GitHub
  • #6107 - Fix re-running a Prebuild with a different out-of-repo configuration @AlexTugarev's avatar on GitHub @jankeromnes's avatar on GitHub
  • #6166 - [gitpod-protocol] Adjust typescript GRPC options @JanKoehnlein's avatar on GitHub @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub @laushinka's avatar on GitHub
  • #6163 - Refactor GRPC TLS connection defaults @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub
  • #6069 - Allow importing of Helm dependencies @MrSimonEmms's avatar on GitHub @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @corneliusludmann's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub
  • #6095 - VS Code: Add a Get Started with Gitpod walk-through @akosyakov's avatar on GitHub @corneliusludmann's avatar on GitHub @loujaybee's avatar on GitHub @mikenikles's avatar on GitHub

Automatic preview page reloads

A small, but mighty improvement to your web application preview. No more manual page refresh when you open the preview before the application’s port is ready.

Gitpod now reloads the page every five seconds, automatically. Once your application listens on a port, the preview will reload and you’re ready to code.

Please let us know what you think via Twitter @gitpod or chat with us at https://www.gitpod.io/chat.

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Fixes and improvements

  • #5836 - Make it possible to re-trigger failed or timed out Prebuilds @AlexTugarev's avatar on GitHub @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub @jankeromnes's avatar on GitHub
  • #5640 - [Teams & Projects] Ask for authorization when viewing a project of a provider without connection @AlexTugarev's avatar on GitHub @JanKoehnlein's avatar on GitHub @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub @jankeromnes's avatar on GitHub
  • #5967 - [teams] Fix joining teams from different DB region @AlexTugarev's avatar on GitHub @gtsiolis's avatar on GitHub @jankeromnes's avatar on GitHub
  • #5572 - Refactor integration tests using sigs.k8s.io/e2e-framework @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @corneliusludmann's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub @jankeromnes's avatar on GitHub @rl-gitpod's avatar on GitHub
  • #5935 - [dashboard] fix accumulating websocket connections @geropl's avatar on GitHub @jankeromnes's avatar on GitHub
  • #5897 - [workspace] Make the workspace stopping mechanism more deterministic @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub
  • #5918 - [prebuilds] fix prebuild logs with multiple tasks @akosyakov's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub
  • #5693 - [image-builder] Include environment variables in the built workspace image @aledbf's avatar on GitHub @corneliusludmann's avatar on GitHub @csweichel's avatar on GitHub
  • #5920 - [db] add missing index `d_b_prebuild_workspace.buildWorkspaceId @AlexTugarev's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub @meysholdt's avatar on GitHub
  • #5899 - fix log format for meta components @AlexTugarev's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub
  • #5787 - improve websocket reconnection handling in the frontend @akosyakov's avatar on GitHub @geropl's avatar on GitHub
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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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