Testing Jenkins 2.249.1 on Windows

This article describes our observations during Windows testing of the Jenkins 2.249.1 release candidate. Upgrade testing Jenkins 2.249.1 is a new long term support release with user interface improvements and changes in Windows support. It is the first long term support release to drop support for Microsoft.NET framework 2.0. The end of support for Microsoft.NET Read more about Testing Jenkins 2.249.1 on Windows[…]

Custom Distribution Service : Phase 3 Blogpost

Hello everyone, This is the final blog post for the Custom Distribution Service project during the Google Summer of Code timeline. I have mixed feelings since we are almost near the finish line for one of the most amazing open source programs out there. However, it is time to wrap things up for this project Read more about Custom Distribution Service : Phase 3 Blogpost[…]

Git Plugin Performance Improvement: Final Phase and Release

Since the beginning of the project, the core value which drove its progress was “To enhance the user experience for running Jenkins jobs by reducing the overall execution time”. To achieve this goal, we laid out a path: Compare the two existing git implementations i.e CliGitAPIImpl and JGitAPIImpl using performance benchmarking Use the results to Read more about Git Plugin Performance Improvement: Final Phase and Release[…]

Jenkins Windows Services: YAML Configuration Support – GSoC Project Results

Hello, world! GSoC 2020 Phase 3 has ended now and it was a great period for thw Jenkins Windows Services – YAML Configuration Support project. In this blog post, I will announce the updates during the GSoC 2020 – Phase 2 and Phase 3. If you are not already aware of this project, I would Read more about Jenkins Windows Services: YAML Configuration Support – GSoC Project Results[…]

Windows Installer Upgrades

This article describes the transition from the old Jenkins Windows installer 2.235.2 (32 bit) to the new Jenkins Windows installer 2.235.3 (64 bit) Let’s take a look how Jenkins installation on Windows happened before release of this upgrade. Step 1 It’s evident that branding information is not present here. Step 2 Jenkins would be installed Read more about Windows Installer Upgrades[…]

Custom Distribution Service : Phase 2 Blogpost

Hello everyone, It is time to wrap up another successfull phase for the custom distribution service project, and we have incorporated most of the features that we had planned at the start of the phase. It has been an immense learning curve for me and the entire team. To understand what the project is about Read more about Custom Distribution Service : Phase 2 Blogpost[…]

Git Plugin Performance Improvement Phase-2 Progress

The second phase of the Git Plugin Performance Improvement project has been great in terms of the progress we have achieved in implementing performance improvement insights derived from the phase one JMH micro-benchmark experiments. What we’ve learned so far in this project is that a git fetch is highly correlated to the size of the Read more about Git Plugin Performance Improvement Phase-2 Progress[…]

Custom Distribution Service : Midterm Summary

Hello, After an eventful community bonding period we finally entered into the coding phase. This blog post will summarize the work done till the midterm of the coding phases i.e. week 6. If some of the topics here require a more detailed explanation, I will write a separate blog post. These blogs posts will not Read more about Custom Distribution Service : Midterm Summary[…]

Git Plugin Performance Improvement: Phase-1

Git Plugin Performance Improvement is a Google Summer of Code 2020 project. It aims to improve the performance of the git plugin, which provides fundamental git functionalities. Internally, the plugin provides these functionalities using two implementations: command line git and JGit (pure java implementation). CLI git is the default implementation for the plugin, a user Read more about Git Plugin Performance Improvement: Phase-1[…]

Windows Docker Agent Images: General Availability

We would like to announce the availability of official Windows agent images for Docker. These images allow provisioning Jenkins agents with Windows OS on Docker and Kubernetes. New images All official Docker images for agents now provide nanoserver-1809 and windowsservercore-1809 tags which include Windows images and, at the moment, Java 8 (these are like the Read more about Windows Docker Agent Images: General Availability[…]