There are upcoming changes in Jenkins "core" which may require extra steps
when upgrading Jenkins. If you use configuration management for Jenkins
agents, please read this announcement carefully.
If you have ever seen messages like "Channel is already closed" or "Remote call failed" in your build logs,
you have already met Jenkins Remoting.
Remoting is an agent executable (aka slave.jar) and a library implementing the communication layer between...
In the next few months, Jenkins will require Java 8 as its runtime.
we discussed interesting statistics showing that Jenkins was now running Java 8
on a majority of its running instances.
Here is how we plan to roll that baseline upgrade in the next few months.
Now: Announce the intention publicly.
April, 2017: Drop support for Java 7 in Jenkins weekly.
With the current rhythm, that means...
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