JetBrains just published TeamCity 5.

The wait is over, ladies and gentlemen! The release build is baked, tested, and put on the shelf. Tastes good, so go and grab it now!

Let us write down a short summary of what was accomplished since the TeamCity 4.5 release.

First of all, here’s the list of most noteworthy features:

  • Support for Amazon EC2: Take advantage of cloud computing with TeamCity by putting build agents on Amazon EC2 cloud with on-demand image starting and on-idle stopping.
  • Issue tracker integration with JetBrains YouTrack, JIRA and Bugzilla - out of the box, plus an API for the integration plugins for other systems.
  • Maven support improvements, including simplified build configuration creation from POM file, and build triggering on Maven artifacts change.
  • Build configuration templates for eliminating redundancy in build configurations settings.
  • Project archiving for putting no-longer-active projects out of sight.
  • Command line tool for running Personal builds on server without IDE integration.
  • Backup & Restore were added to simplify TeamCity maintenance. Also, migration tool was re-implemented.

Other improvements:

  • Now you can view the status of a change across all build configurations on a single page.
  • Failure responsibility feature has been advanced to cover not only builds, but also individual test failures.
  • Various actions performed by TeamCity users are now stored in the Audit log, which can be browsed from the web UI.
  • Code coverage analysis has been significantly improved for both Java (based on IntelliJ IDEA coverage engine) and .NET (support for NCover and PartCover).
  • And many more

New and improved integrations:

  • Git & Mercurial support are now bundled with TeamCity.
  • Remote Run now works for Git from IntelliJ IDEA & Eclipse.
  • New support for Cucumber, Shoulda, Test-Spec in Rake runner.
  • TeamCity IntelliJ IDEA plugin now works with IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition and RubyMine 2.0.

Of course, this is not an exhaustive list, so check What’s New to get a full overview of new features and improvements.

As always, TeamCity 5.0 Professional is available for FREE for all small- and middle-sized development teams and can be downloaded at

TeamCity 5.0 Enterprise is available for a 60-day free trial download at

New customers can purchase TeamCity 5.0 online at

Existing customers can upgrade to version 5.0 after purchasing a 1-year subscription for software updates at

TeamCity licenses bought after October 1, 2009, receive a 1-year subscription for software updates for free, and therefore will work fine with TeamCity version 5.0. If you have such licenses, you will soon receive an e-mail with the new keys and certificates.

Build safe!

The JetBrains TeamCity Team