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Hosting your Hudson plugin at Github

For as long as Hudson's had a plugin model and development community, we've provided source code and binary hosting through our Subversion repo at java.net. But what if you're a plugin developer and you don't want to use Subversion? Well, we have an alternative for your source code: host it with Hudson on GitHub.

Octocat!

To get this in place, send an email to dev@hudson.dev.java.net (or ask in the IRC channel) asking to get a repository created for your plugin at Github. Make sure to include the name of the plugin and your Github username (and the Github usernames of any other developers who'll be pushing to your plugin's repo). If your plugin is already in Github, include the URL for the existing repo so that we can fork it. One of the Hudson admins will create the repository (forking if appropriate) and add the user(s) to the list of users with push access to the Hudson-hosted repositories at Github. Once you hear back from them, you'll be able to push code to the new repository.

You will need to make a few changes to your plugin's POM, as compared to what works for a plugin POM in the java.net Subversion tree.

Hudson 1.368 Released!

Regular readers will recognize that I've been slacking off quite a bit lately with my release announcements, my apologies. With the release of 1.368 on Sunday, which fixed a few fairly important bugs, I figured I'd dusty off my blogging fedora and give this a shot.

This release has three bug fixes in it which were causing some issues for some users, particularly those deploying Hudson inside the recently released Tomcat 7.0 (see issue 6738).

Hudson users utilizing the JDK auto-installation feature between different platforms may have been affected by issue 6880 which was also fixed in this release.

Bringing up the rear is the fix to issue 7004 which detailed a few discrepencies between the /buildWithParameters and the /build remote APIs.

If you're not affected by these issues, you may want to wait for the soon-to-be-released 1.369 which has even more juicy bug fixes in it (with a dash of enhancements) to upgrade.

Continuous Deployment on the new Digg

In my capacity as Build Guy at Digg, I've written up a blog post on our new continuous deployment/code review/pre-tested commit workflow. We're using a combination of Hudson, Git and Gerrit, Selenium and more to make sure that every change going to Digg's new site has been thoroughly tested.

Read the whole post, with all the juicy details over on Digg's Technology Blog!

Hudson with Selenium and Sauce On-Demand Videos

A few weeks ago, Kohsuke stopped by the San Francisco Selenium Meetup hosted by Sauce Labs to talk about all things Selenium and Hudson related (with a bit of Sauce in there too).

The good folks over at Sauce Labs have gotten around to posting some of the videos taken with Kohsuke.

Instead of embed the videos, I wanted to directly link to the post and make sure that you all went over to check out Sauce Labs, they're up to some interesting things over there.

Hudson 1.363 Released!

Last Friday the Hudson team released release 1.363 which is yet another mixed bag of enhancements and bug fixes. Along with the usual bunch of fixes, this release includes a number of localization updates courtesy of a team of Hudson community volunteers participating in the Hudson Internationalization project.

It is also worth noting that this post is being published on Tuesday, contrary to the schedule that I operated on with Continuous Blog, I will no longer be posting release updates on Monday morning. Traditionally Hudson is released Friday afternoon (PST), meaning any potential regressions are reported early on Monday morning after our European users start to upgrade. Publishing this release announcement on Tuesday gives me more time to test out the release so I can report with greater confidence in the reliability of the update. (Note: This may change in the future as we push for easier RC testing capabilities within Hudson)

If you're a regular reader of the Hudson Labs blog, you may also notice that this change log looks eerily similar to the 1.362 announcement from last week. Turns out I had mistakenly taken the upcoming changes from 1.363 and reported them as fixes in 1.362; I've since updated the post regarding 1.362's change log.

Bug Fixes

  • Fix queue handling to close locking gap between removing job from queue and starting build, to prevent unintended concurrent builds (refactor of change first made in 1.360). (report)
  • Allow multiple dependencies between same two projects, as they may trigger under different conditions and with different parameters. (issue 5708)
  • Timeline on build trend page should use server timezone instead of always GMT. (issue 6692)
  • Don't mask the cause of the checkout related exception.
  • "who am I?" page should be visible to everyone.
  • Reinstall a JDK when a different version is selected. (issue 5551)

Enhancements

  • Avoid pointless and harmful redirection when downloading slave.jar. (issue 5752)
  • Cache downloaded JDKs.
  • Integrated community-contributed translations (Germany, Greek, Spanish, Finnish, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, French, Russian, Slovenian, Dutch, Traditional Chinese, Swedish, Ukrainian, and Portuguese.)
  • Upgraded bundled Ant to version 1.8.1. (issue 6562)