Thanks for the support PagerDuty!

Over drinks this evening Kohsuke pointed out that he never saw a blog post about PagerDuty.

pagerduty.com

If you've never worked in a sysadmin role or in any other position that would require an on-call rotation, then you may have never seen PagerDuty.

In essence the service provides a great series of integration points with Pingdom or Nagios for handling monitoring. As an infrastructure guy (part time), I can honestly say it's a great tool and I'm grateful to PagerDuty for supporting Jenkins with our own account to help manage project infrastructure.

A couple weekends ago I finished setting up Nagios (read-only username/password: jenkins/jenkins) for critical project services which by itself is a good step forward. Combine that with PagerDuty's Nagios integration and a solid on-call rotation, and I'm more confident than I've ever been that Kohsuke or myself could actually take a vacation!

Check them out, and be sure to thank them on Twitter at @PagerDuty for supporting Jenkins!

Fundraising drive update: thank you everyone!

Our earlier appeal for donation was a drastic boost to our fund-raising drive, (and looking at the twitter reactions, it feels like the Wikipedia parody we put on Jenkins on Jenkins helped spread the words — I guess jokes do work!

And I'm happy to report that we've successfully raised over $12000 as of today. That's more than enough to pay off all the current balance and it should keep the project going for quite a while. I've assembled the donor list in appreciation.

So once again, thanks everyone for their generous support!

Jenkins at SCALE 10x in Los Angeles

SCALE10x Consider yourself cordially invited to join the Jenkins project at the Southern California Linux Expo this January 20th through the 22nd in Los Angeles, CA.

For those who aren't familiar with the expo, often referred to as "SCALE", here's what Wikipedia has to say:

The Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE) is an annual Linux, Open-Source, and Free Software conference held in Los Angeles, CA.

SCALE is one of five community run Open-source software events in the United States, as of Spring 2011. SCALE has been held annually since 2002, and is a volunteer-run event. The event features an expo floor with both commercial and .org / non-profit exhibitors, as well as 3 days of seminars on the topic of Linux and Open Source software.

This year, we have been invited to exhibit on the expo floor where we intend on introducing our fellow hackers and non-hackers alike to the joys of continuous integration with Jenkins! Kohsuke and myself will be there demonstrating Jenkins and handing out stickers.

If you're interested in helping with the Jenkins booth, please join this mailing list so we can get things coordinated! If you don't have time to help us man the booth, but will be coming to SCALE anyways (we highly recommend it), stop by and say "hello!"

Just as we did for JavaOne this year, we will also likely host a "CI Dinner" in Los Angeles before the Expo. The details of which will likely be hammered out closer to the event, and likely coordinated on the mailing list.

Hope to see you in LA!

Event Date/Time: 
Fri, 2012-01-20 15:00

Holiday appeal: please help Jenkins pay the project expense

As we approach the holiday season, which is when people start to feel more charitable, at least in the U.S. So I'd like to make one more plea, that the Jenkins project needs your help in paying its expense, and that we are still about $1000 shy of the goal we need to get to. So if you can, please help us by donating to Jenkins via SPI.

Think about all the benefits you are getting from your Jenkins, and think about all the volunteer efforts that went into it. Some help by writing code, some help by answering other users questions, and some help by spreading words about Jenkins. If you've been wanting to contribute to the project but you haven't figured out how, this is one way to do it.

As a thank you, I'm writing a special "friend of Jenkins" plugin that I'd like to send out to those who have donated, so that you can show off your support on your Jenkins instance.

Once again, please help us reach our fundraising goal.

Community-contributed localizations to be bundled in Jenkins 1.443

In 1.430, we added the translation assistance plugin in the hope of increasing the contribution from the community. It's been 3 months, and I've finally took the opportunity to integrate them into Jenkins.

The result is pretty amazing. Before this, we had 26 languages, with wildly varying degree of completeness, such as French, Japanese, German, etc. This is still pretty good, but this integration added updates to 40 languages, including 17 brand-new languages, pushing the total up to whopping 43 languages. Among the newly added languages are Arabic (sorry, no right-to-left support yet), Esperanto, Hebrew, as well as large amount of Chinese (both simplified and traditional) and Korean.

While working with this, I've also discovered an issue that prevented Jenkins from correctly showing Hebrew, Indonesian, and Yedish localizations. All these changes will be in 1.443. And going forward, I'll be integrating changes more frequently to reduce the delay.