Make VS2015 default build image.

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micah

02 Aug, 2015 06:20 PM

Now that VS2015 is officially released, it would be nice to see it be the default worker image so those of us using it don't have to wait for the startup delay.

I'm referring to this mentioned here:
"Please note builds using this image run on Azure environment which means there is a few minutes delay before build starts required to provision build worker VM."

  1. 1 Posted by micah on 02 Aug, 2015 06:23 PM

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    Apparently, according to http://www.appveyor.com/updates/2015/07/21 I just need to request to be moved to the new 2015 VMs. Is this message good enough or is there some formal process?

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 02 Aug, 2015 06:24 PM

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    We've finally managed to run Visual Studio 2015 image on Pro environment.

    If you are on a paid plan use Visual Studio 2015 image ("OS" setting on Environment tab of project settings or os: Visual Studio 2015 in appveyor.yml).

    It still takes around 40-50 seconds before build starts - this is the time required to boot up build worker VM with Visual Studio 2015 image. But everything is going on Pro environment and build start time is quite predictable there. We hope it's acceptable trade-off between performance and convenience.

  3. 3 Posted by micah on 02 Aug, 2015 06:37 PM

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    What is the timetable to moving to VS2015 as the default image so I no longer have to put os: Visual Studio 2015 in my appveyor.yml and so I can use a pooled worker image (thus avoiding startup times if I understand correctly)?

    Presumably, within 10 years the default image will no longer be VS2013 on Server 2012... I'm just curious whether it is going to happen in a week, a month, a year, etc.

  4. Ilya Finkelshteyn closed this discussion on 25 Aug, 2018 01:58 AM.

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