Apologies for the late notice, I think most of us have been pre-occupied with that fantastic Jenkins User Conference. While there are plenty of folks in town for JavaOne, I wanted to host a meetup/dinner at Cafe Chaat here in San Francisco.
If you're coming from JavaOne directly, use these directions
If you're coming from Oracle OpenWorld, use these directions
Kohsuke will be in attendance as will some other Jenkins User Conference speakers, so if you still have left-over questions, I'm sure you can get them answered before the last of the Mango Lassi is finished!
Look forward to seeing you there!
Next two weeks are busy weeks for Jenkins!
The biggest event is of course the world's first ever Jenkins User Conference at San Francisco, Sunday. The event is full now, but the talks will be recorded.
On Monday from 12:30pm (Embarcadero room at Parc 55), Kohsuke will be talking about pre-tested commits in Jenkins (not just for Git but also for Subversion!), as well as the quick recap of the current project status. On the same day in the evening, from 8pm, there will be a community meetup BOF. Andrew and I will be there. Andrew has some slides that he can go over, but it's really up to the attendees to decide what they want us to talk about.
I'll be also at the CloudBees booth in the vendor expo in JavaOne, so if you are around, please drop by and say hello!
After that, I'll be heading to Tokyo, where 14 people will have the first ever 3-day Jenkins hack camp, complete with a hot spring, the traditional Japanese style. I'll be hosting a short plugin development course there as well.
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 :-)
Since the end of April, Jenkins has been officially part of the SPI (Software in the Public Interest), an umbrella organization which offers a useful level of legal status for the project.
Up until recently we had not taken proper advantage of this new legal umbrella, thankfully that's changed as we're now capable of accepting donations!
For the project this is a big step forward as it will allow us to offset the cost of servers for the project, bandwidth, SSL certificates and other costs incurred as part of running such a large open source project.
Since we're now able to accept donations, we're kicking off a donation drive to help recover some of the costs incurred this summer (which I've discussed previously). Our immediate goal is to raise $5130 to recoup bandwidth costs, if you can spare some change, head on over to the SPI online donation page and help us out :)