Scalable and High Available: go from a single instance (single process) deployment to a distributed deployment.
Deploy anywhere: Kubernetes, IaaS, bare metal and execute the "tasks" anywhere (currently containers executors like docker or orchestrators and Kubernetes, but easily extensible to future technologies or VMs instead of containers).
Support any language, deployment system etc... (just use the right image)
Integrate with multiple git providers at the same time: you could add repos from github, gitlab, gitea (and more to come) inside the same agola installation.
Use it to manage the full development lifecycle: from build to deploy.
Tasks Workflows (that we called Runs) with ability to achieve fan-in, fan-out, matrixes etc..., everything containerized to achieve maximum reproducibility.
Git based workflow: the run definition is committed inside the git repository (so everything is tracked and reproducible). A run execution is started by a git action (push, pull-request).
Design it with the ability to achieve at most once runs: during a deployment to production we don't want multiple concurrent execution of the deploy...
Restartable and reproducible Runs (restart a run from scratch or from failed tasks using the same source commit, variables etc...)
User Direct Runs: give every user the power to test their software using the same run definition used when pushing to git/opening a pull request inside the Agola installation with just one command like if they were running tests locally (without requiring a super powerful workstation).
Testable "Runs" (what is a CI/CD environment if you cannot test your changes to the Runs definitions?): use the same run definition but use a powerful secrets and variables system to access different resources (environments, docker registries etc...).
Don't try to extend YAML to be a templating language but use a real templating language (as of now jsonnet) to easily generate the run configuration without side effects.
An advanced permissions system (work in progress).