Submitted by lisawells on Fri, 2013-05-17 14:20
Volume 4 of Continuous Information came out last night. It contains insights and highlights from founder Kohsuke, the latest growth stats, upcoming event info, Jenkins resources, and more.
- Jenkins has nearly 20,000 more active installations than it had last June, up from 43,500 to more than 61,000
- Nearly 100 plugins have been added since late last Fall when we did the last Jenkins survey. Now there are more than 730 plugins
- Bay Area JUC (Oct 23), JUC Israel (Jun 6) and several other Jenkins events around the world have open registration
- Latest, greatest Jenkins improvements include a new LTS based on 1.509, more context menu improvements, and master/slave data transfer performance improvement
- There's also a Security advisory out recommending upgrade to at least 1.502
- A plethora of Jenkins and Continuous Delivery resources
This year, the West Coast Jenkins User Conference will be in Palo Alto rather than San Francisco. If you’re nearby – or even if you’re not – join Kohsuke and other fellow developers for a solid day of Jenkins.
The Call for Papers is open until June 9 (scroll to bottom of page for form).
The folks at Rebel Labs picked Jenkins as the last installation of their technical report series. It is a beautifully crafted 50 page PDF that covers the overview of the technology. You get to see a bit of details about how ZeroTurnaround uses Jenkins, and it contains a section where I get interviewed by them.
Also, while they failed to mention this in the document, you can use JRebel when developing Jenkins plugins and it'll reduce the # of times you need to restart the VM. To the extent that you use it to develop open-source Jenkins plugins, you can apply for a free OSS license, too.
If that sounds interesting enough, you can get your copy now. Be forewarned that a registration is required.
The last week the Jenkins project has reached a miletone release — Version 1.500. That's no 1.5 nor 1.5.0. That's the 501st release since its inception, counting all the way up from 1.0, 1.1 to 1.500.
We'll be celebrating this release in the upcoming FOSDEM conference in Brussels, but I wanted to thank everyone for making this great community possible by participating and using it.
Despite all the distances we've thus far come, there are still a lot of work to be done, both in the core and plugins, so we look forward to keep on keeping on in the coming years.
So here is to the next 500 release!