I was looking at a possible use of a Continuous Integration Server to quickly set up a build process.
Downloaded the Jenkins war file, put into Tomcat and defined a simple Job that invoked an Ant file to echo “Hello World!”. Cool, that was easy. But, then I wanted to expand that job to do more. Could not find a modify or edit capability. Huh? What’s up with that?
I searched and found very little. There was even some mention of using SED to edit the Job configuration XML, yeeech! Edit using a text tool for a tree-based data structure?
Anyway, not impressed. Of course, this was a quick tryout. Or maybe Linux people are so perfect they never have to edit their work. 🙂
Is Jenkins/Hudson just a pretty face on *nix utilities?
Mar 2, 2012: Used one of the latest Jenkins version. Much much better! Though I’m having issues getting Active Directory authentication going. Can log in ok, but then it uses the wrong user “name” that our PCs must use. You know how LDAP has all this distinguished this or that.
- Jenkins CI Server is great
- Continuous Integration (CI) misconception
- Parsing files using Groovy closures
- Change dir batch generator using Groovy
- Use Git branch name in Windows shell prompt