Just For Fun

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Hudson Anonymous Usage Data

In late 2008, the Hudson team released version 1.264 which added an anonymous reporting feature (you can opt-out in the "Manage Hudson" screen). The reporting feature has been sending information back to the Hudson team to help us understand how Hudson is used in aggregate; the info being reported includes the number of jobs configured, slave configurations, what plugins (and what versions of those plugins) are installed, and more. This data has not been available publicly until now! The raw data needed to be decrypted and scrubbed of any potentially identifying information, such as non-public plugin names or usernames in snapshot versions. We've finally scrubbed the data and are making it available!

The data is currently in monthly JSON bundles, organized by unique install key. We've filtered out reports of installations without any jobs configured, as well as any installations with only one report in a given month.

Monitor Hudson from your Android

So you've got your fancy Android cell phone and you're thinking to yourself "besides feeling smugly superior to iPhone users, what can I do with this thing?" Perhaps you should be considering using it as a phone but if that's too boring, check out the new and improved Hudson Mood widget for Android! The latest release brings support for multiple servers and fancier graphics.

If you're interested in installing the widget, search for "Hudson Mood" in the Android Market, and be sure to thank Siarhei Dudzin for creating the widget!

Updated Chrome Extension

The developer for the Hudson extension for Google Chrome, Sebastian Sanitz, emailed the users@ list today to inform the community of an update to his fantastic extension.

Sebastian's extension monitors ci.hudson-labs.org by default, but the URL and polling interval are both trivial to change. When any of the builds in the configured URL fail, you'll see a red "Fail" indicator, otherwise green "Ok".

If you're interested in contributing to the plugin, good news! It's open source! You can find it on GitHub.


Gee Thanks

Squee-D had some nice things to say in the #hudson IRC channel yesterday that I thought I would share:

Just to sing some praise again, make sure you all know how appreciated it is, we absolutely love hudson, and appreciate everyone who develops and maintains it.

Positive feedback (and negative really) is always appreciated; have you thanked your plugin maintainer today?

Stickers starting to arrive

Way back in March, I asked you all: Want some Hudson stickers?

Turns out, a lot of you do! Thanks to a huge amuont of help by my future wife , the first shipment of Hudson stickers went into the mail last week. This first shipment was only to United States addresses! If you live outside of the U.S., or if you requested more than 50-ish stickers, I've not yet been able to send you stickers. I expect to start sending out international shipments later this week and early next week.