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Explain Windows executor versions
There appears to be more than one Windows executor version but no documentation on what the versions are, what the differences are, how often they are upgraded, etc. Really the only mention of the Windows setup is in the Hello World page.
October 22, 2020
The need for clarity on the Windows executor versions in CircleCI is evident from the post. It's crucial for developers to have a comprehensive understanding of the versions, their differences, and update frequencies to ensure smooth CI/CD processes. Ted O'Connor's point, along with Kate Walls' experience, underscores the importance of accurate documentation. While I'm exploring CI/CD best practices, I'm also working on a programming research paper. I've been considering using
for some expert insights. Has anyone here tried their services? And for those using CircleCI, how do you navigate the challenges posed by executor version changes?
October 23, 2023
This has also been frustrating to me. I would love to see a pinned version number for the windows executors so that I don't have builds suddenly failing for changes to the executor image. The list of preinstalled software on the hello world page is also not correct (for example, it says python 3.9 is installed but it is actually 3.7). The latest change to the 'stable' version of the windows server image also broke my ability to SSH into the build, which made it much more difficult to troubleshoot (I was able to rerun the build with SSH and verify my credentials were accepted on the circleci server, however, the powershell session would just hang and my only escape was to close the session completely).
February 15, 2022
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