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The State of the Jenkins Project

A few weeks ago our very own Kohsuke Kawaguchi gave a presentation at the Silicon Valley CI Summit held in Mountain View.

Within the presentation, Kohsuke included a collection of numbers about the vibrancy of the Jenkins project that certainly hasn't gotten enough attention. While the slideshow is embedded below, here's some good high-level points:

  • Over 170 GitHub pull requests in the past four months, with more being sent every day.
  • Formalization of a "Jenkins Stable" branch of development with longer release cycles and back-ported bugfixes.
  • Over 280 tickets in JIRA have been resolved.
  • After posting a "special" release of Hudson which presents users with a choice, 87.25% are choosing to upgrade to Jenkins.
  • Over 500 tickets have been created
  • Roughly 13,000 downloads of jenkins.war and native packages a week
  • New and vibrant community-driven initiatives like Frederic Camblor's plugin compatibility tester and Charles Lowell's JRuby plugin support project.
  • We've crossed 1500 participants on the jenkinsci-user mailing list, and are over 900 participants on the jenkinsci-dev list.
  • The @jenkinsci twitter account recently crossed the 4,000 follower threshold.

On a personal note, I think this speaks all to the level of unbridled enthusiasm about the future of Jenkins by contributors both new and old.

Without further delay, the slides:

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Jenkins' New Look

As you might have noticed Jenkins finally has a brand spankin' new logo! Over the past couple weeks we've run two series of votes, one for the initial 11 logo submissions and then a final, run-off election, for the two most popular choices. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank everybody that submitted logos! It is incredibly flattering to have so many people passionate about the project and willing to spend the time creating new art for us.

Runoff election pie chart

At the end of the votes, there was a clear winner though, everybody seems to really love the submission by the folks over at The FrontSide which you can see adorning this very page.

If you'd like to download the SVG version of the logo, or the variants in different sizes, I've gone ahead and uploaded a tarball and all the variants to this directory, there is also a good color palette here (obligatory PDF warning).

Once again, thank you to everybody that participated!

The final two: run-off vote for the new Jenkins logo

A little over a week ago we opened the polls to the larger user-base to vote for the new and improved Jenkins logo. After receiving hundreds of votes, we are now ready to enter the final round of voting (click images to see larger versions in a new window).

Voting will end April 9th at 23:59 UTC, so make sure to tell your friends, coworkers and bus drivers to get their votes in as soon as possible!


Logo #1

Logo #2

The Vote

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San Francisco Jenkins Meetup - Wednesday, April 13th

Engine Yard!We're happy to announce that there'll be a Jenkins meetup in San Francisco on Wed., Apr 13th, generously hosted by Engine Yard. The meetup will start at 6:30 - you can find more information here. Dr Nic Williams of Engine Yard will talk about their use of Jenkins with Ruby, and Kohsuke will give an update on the JRuby plugin development work he and cowboyd have been working on. If you're interesting in giving a short talk on your usage of Jenkins, plugin work, or whatever, there should be time for an open mic. Hope to see you there!