Submitted by kohsuke on Fri, 2011-10-21 08:00
CloudBees is running a 60-days "bring me bugs" contest for the Jenkins project where you may win a Kindle and Amazon gift cards for a bug report you made during the contest period. See the linked site for details about how to enter into the drawing. Greg Moy from Electronic Arts has already won for the first week, but there are more rounds to come.
Several years ago Sun did the same thing around GlassFish, and it was useful to drive more participations into the project. Whether or not you were around the last time, don't forget to participate this time.
Image Packaging System (IPS) is a new package manager Sun has developed for OpenSolaris. While I have my doubts about whether a brand-new package manager was a good way of spending engineering resources, OpenSolaris had a number of very nice features that made it a convincing platform to run Jenkins, thanks to SMF, ZFS, and zones. So I used to produce IPS packages for Jenkins. I lost the ability to do this as I left Oracle and lost access to a Solaris system, but a recent blog post renewed my interest.
So I'm happy to announce that the Jenkins project has started producing IPS packages for the releases. With this addition, the Jekins project now produces 9 packages on different platforms (10, if you count Ruby as a separate platform :-)
We just posted the updated Long-term Release (LTS) of 1.409.2.
Just as a recap, with LTS releases, we plan on providing a release train that only has backported changes. 1.409.2 contains a handful of important bug fixes since 1.409.1. For more about LTS, see this wiki page.
Thanks to the heroic effort of those who are involved, namely Vojtech Juranek and a bunch of heroes, this release went through a rather rigorous testing, including all the automated tests we have plus a considerable number of manual eye-ball tests.
To download, click the "Long-Term Support Release" tab from the top page. If you've already been using LTS, you should start receiving update notifications soon.
A couple of months
ago Jenkins embarked on an new project, the
Jenkins "LTS" (Long Term Support) release line. A LTS branch of development is
common in most major open source projects, especially those with substantial
corporate adoption, so this was a great step for the project as a whole.
We're now coming up on the second LTS release, which will be an incremental
update to the previous one (1.409.1) with only the most important fixes
back-ported to the branch.
Now is when we need your help.
We need testers and interested parties from the community to help verify the
stability of the planned LTS update, 1.409.2, which is now in the release
The testing of 1.409.2 has been spearheaded by community member
has created this fantastic test
help coordinate testing of release candidates.
The LTS project is entirely community driven, so your input is invaluable in making
these releases successful.
If you're interested in helping, speak up on the -dev mailing
list and start pitching in on the test matrix!