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[…]

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[…]

Jenkins 2.248: Windows Support Updates

In this article, I would like to announce the new Windows support policy which was introduced in the Jenkins project in June 2020. This policy sets an expectation about how we handle issues and patches related to Windows support for the Jenkins server and agents, and how we organize testing of Windows support in the Read more about Jenkins 2.248: Windows Support Updates[…]

Windows Service Wrapper : YAML Configuration Support – GSoC Phase – 01 Updates

Hello all, I am Buddhika Chathuranga from Sri Lanka and I am a final year undergraduate at the Faculty of IT, University of Moratuwa. I am participating in GSoC 2020 with Jenkins. I am working on the Windows Service Wrapper Project. So the Coding Phase 01 of GSoC 2020 is now over and this blog Read more about Windows Service Wrapper : YAML Configuration Support – GSoC Phase – 01 Updates[…]

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[…]

New – Trigger a Kernel Panic to Diagnose Unresponsive EC2 Instances

When I was working on systems deployed in on-premises data centers, it sometimes happened I had to debug an unresponsive server. It usually involved asking someone to physically press a non-maskable interrupt (NMI) button on the frozen server or to send a signal to a command controller over a serial interface (yes, serial, such as Read more about New – Trigger a Kernel Panic to Diagnose Unresponsive EC2 Instances[…]

Windows Installer Updates

The Windows Installer for Jenkins has been around for many years as a way for users to install a Jenkins Master on Windows as a service. Since it’s initial development, it has not received a lot of updates or features, but that is about to change. First, let’s take a look at the current installer Read more about Windows Installer Updates[…]