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Depot Changelog: August 2022
Written by
Kyle Galbraith
Published on
1 September 2022
We launched some awesome stuff this month and are preparing to launch Depot publicly in all the usual places throughout September. Check out what we built this month and where we are launching Depot next week.
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We first launched Depot in closed-beta in May, and the adoption and feedback we have gotten from everyone in this problem space has been incredible.

This coming Tuesday, September 6th we will be launching Depot on Hacker News! While we have technically been out of beta since June, we haven't yet released any big announcements to any of the usual places (Hacker News, Product Hunt, etc.). We're starting now with Hacker News, and we hope to see you there!

Here are some of the things we've been working on this past month:

Our documentation now has search, so you can find exactly what you need. We've also added a lot more examples of how to integrate Depot into existing GitHub Actions workflows.

If you have anything that you think we should add to the docs, please reach out to us directly.

Self-hosted Depot builders are now available

Self-hosted Depot builders are here for everyone! We worked with our early adopters to design a simple and secure way to leverage the performance of Depot on your own infrastructure. It took a few iterations, but we are excited about what this can unlock for folks and for the opportunity to make this available on other cloud providers.

You can check out our self-hosted getting started guide for details on how to configure a project to use self-hosted builders.

New collaboration blog post with PostHog

We recently contacted PostHog after benchmarking around a 2x speedup on one of their Actions workflows. They were intrested in the switch, and we collaborated to convert their Actions workflows to use the Depot actions for Docker builds.

After the switch, their main Docker build workflow went from around sixteen minutues on average to only three, a 5x speedup! You can read more about the switch on PostHog's blog.

If you have an open-source project that could use faster Docker builds, definitely contact us. We're happy to work with you on free or discounted access to Depot.

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