Given the snafu with the Elastic AMI for Bamboo 5, and not being able to install common new packages, would it be possible for Atlassian to provide AMIs that come configured with some of the more popular extensions?
* firefox - for use with Selenium testing
Failing that, can you make sure that the examples listed on https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/AOD/Populating+your+EBS+volume actually work?
Sorry for the attitude - I came down a bit snarky when I realised I'd have to spend my evening getting the build environment working again.
Anyway, I was thinking about this - and I think what you should do is crowdsource it.
Going recipe-based would make setting up an image a lot easier. Plus it would give you an option to bake a custom image directly from the Bamboo isntance, thus saving on start-up time.
Okay, that was my feature suggestion. I'm off to spend my evening trying to get Firefox installed again. (I meant it when I said you need to update the doco - that's been broken for months now)
We think we already have way too many images.
We may come up with a better way of setting up the image (like providing some checkboxes that would let you choose what ends up on an instance).
With Bamboo 5.1, we will have an Ubuntu image - it's far easier to set up firefox on it.
We are also thinking of making the image upgrades opt-in - i.e. you would be able to keep your old image after upgrade.
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