Release Logs

New updates and improvements to Release.

Cluster creation logs on the Clusters page

We now display logs for cluster creation on the Cluster UI. This helps to troubleshoot errors on cluster creation

Customize your ordering for App Imports

We now allow you to customize the ordering of you application within app imports. This gives you full control over the deployment sequence for all your applications.


  • Display which URLs within a cluster are private and public
  • Show hostnames for connected namespaces on the environment details page and environments page
  • Display app-level build arguments failures on the UI
  • You can modify the size of your environment handle pools through the User Interface
  • Made fixes in our Dashboard for displaying logs
  • Made the app setting in the app template optional from the CLI
  • Improved error handling for GitOps projects
  • Display the correct instance type list based the pool provider platform in AWS and GCP
  • Pass in SSH keys during the build process
  • Added the ability to patch node groups from the user interface

Ability to add Secrets to secrets manager

Secrets can be created remotely for AWS Secrets Manager, AWS Stored Parameters (SSM), and GCP Secrets Manager. Customers can also create and use secrets through Release's native secret manager.

Remote Development Environments

Simplify coding with production and production-like data in your complex apps. The new Remote Developer Environments feature from Release lets your dev team code against multiple services at once, while connected to any resource you need in an automated fashion. Customers' entire development life cycle can now be implemented using Release environments, from development to production. More info here


  • Improved handling of services deploying together
  • We now display if your application is GitOps enabled in the dashboard
  • Added specifying the AWS region for CLI commands
  • Made improvements to the parsing of Docker files
  • Added the listing of instant data sets to the environment details page UI
  • Improved UI for creating instant datasets

Add Preparation stage to the deploy pipeline

This adds a new Preparation stage in the deployment pipeline. The intent of this new stage is to surface any errors as a result of an incorrect configuration for GitOps enabled projects prior to making the build

Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) Support

We now offer support for Amazon Elastic Container Service in addition to EKS - This includes the use of IaC (Infrastructure as Code: Terraform, Pulumi, etc) to create resources in ECS More Info here


  • Users can copy their AWS secret store ARN from the UI in addition to the secret itself
  • Improved Kubernetes error exception handling
  • Ability to discard a draft application
  • fix: Generate hostname for static services
  • fix: handle scenarios where templates have no services available
  • Ability to login with email/password

Added Notifitication Controls

Users can now control what notifications they see on the Admin UI. Allowing notifications to be disabled will help with projects where there is a high volume of deployments which could often pollute the UI with dozens of them. Removing notifications from pop-out windows will further reduce the noise since the notifications are already displayed on the main windows and are unnecessary elsewhere.

Improved User Offboarding Experience

Release has improved the user offboarding experience to provide more insight into what dependencies the user has such as what apps, cloud integrations, ephemeral environments and repos are associated with the user.

New Interface for Application Creation

The new user interface for Application Creation enables a stronger foundation for engineers to write tests and have a more resilient frontend as Release scales its enterprise class capabilities. The additional features allow for more options to generate a user's app template by being able to start from their own helm chart or terraform files. The revamped process also has some additional quality of life features allowing users to navigate while creating an app as well as exit and save their work.


  • Customers can now specify a cluster and a domain when creating a new Environment rather than having to modify the environment after they have created it
  • Added timestamp of events in logs
  • Made improvements to the way we teardown environments to remove dependancies correctly
  • Added rule paths in the github comment links
  • If there is an error in the Application or Environment Variables templates, we scroll the first error automatically
  • Fixed an issue to create ephemeral environments for users who don't have accounts on Release

Enhanced Public and Private Networking Capabilities

Release now supports public, public-direct and private networking for customers running on AWS. You now have the ability to define "visibility" either `public` (publicly accessible CDN), `public-direct` (publicly accessible load balancer) or `private` (privately accessible load balancer) for any hostname defined in your application template. This is a new feature that we are rolling out to select customers, let us know if you want to try it out.


  • Added more option types to scheduling jobs including parallelism and on completions
  • Made fixes to deploys and build pages that take a long time
  • Added service accounts for cloud roles
  • Customers using the CLI can specify which domain to use and which cluster to create the environment in when they are creating their environment
  • We now support namespaces with multiple pipelines
  • Health check endpoint on {hostname}/appi/healthcheck to determine if a pod is ready to be used

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