Jenkins project congratulates all users and contributors with the New Year! Let’s take a look at some changes this year.
These features offer a new user experience in Jenkins Web UI, powered by Jenkins Pipeline.
In Jenkins 2.54 we updated the Java minimal requirement to Java 8 (announcement).
We adopted the Jenkins Enhancement Proposal (JEP) process for major changes in Jenkins. There are already JEPs under review:
In 2017 we had 60 weekly and 13 LTS releases with 305 fixes/enhancements only in the core.
Next week Jenkins is going to hit the
2.100 version, and the core changed greatly since the
2.0 release in April 2016.
Jenkins Security was one of the hottest areas this year, there were 7 security advisories for the core and 15 - for plugins.
For comparison, in 2016 there were only 6 security releases in total.
There were 2605 plugin releases, and >215 NEW plugins have been hosted in the Update Center. In particular Jenkins ecosystem has greatly expanded into the Cloud space by offering dozens of new plugins (e.g. for Azure and Kubernetes). We also got many new plugins providing integrations with various Development and DevOps tools.
Keep updating, Jenkins 2 is not only about Pipeline as Code!
There were also several Jenkins-focused conferences including the following ones:
Next year we will have traditional contributor meeting at FOSDEM and at Jenkins World 2018. If you are interested in Jenkins, stop by at our community booths and join the contributor summits/hackathons. We also want to participate in Google Summer of Code 2018, and currently we are looking for mentors.
Stay tuned, there is much more to come next year!