GSoC 2020 Project Ideas

This page aggregates project ideas for Google Summer of Code 2020. See more information about this project and applications on the Jenkins Google Summer of Code page .

Below you can find project ideas which have been proposed for this year. New ideas may be proposed by interested mentors or students (e.g. new features in the core, "write a plugin for MY_TOOL_OR_SERVICE", etc.). Project ideas without potential mentors will be considered though applicants may need to work with the community and GSoC org admins to find mentors. To add a new project idea, see: proposing project ideas .

Accepted ideas

Below you can see the list of project ideas that fully match the Jenkins' project idea standard. The scope of these ideas is well known and we don't normally expect deep changes. All ideas have quick start guidelines and newbie-frienfly issues referenced. We welcome contributors to join the mentor teams, and we invite students to submit project proposal applications in relation to these ideas.
Project Category Skills to study/improve
Polling Docker Registries for Image Changes
Create a new Jenkins plugin to automate polling of image changes and security scans.
Potential Mentor(s): Justin Harringa Andrey Falko Michael Cirioli
Plugins Java, Docker
EDA Coverage Adapters
Create Jenkins plugins for various Electronic Design Automation coverage reports.
Potential Mentor(s): Oleg Nenashev Shenyu Zheng
Plugins Java, EDA Tools, FPGA, ASIC, Coverage
Plugin(s) for Electronic Design Automation tools
Create a new Jenkins plugin for one of widely used EDA tools.
Potential Mentor(s): Oleg Nenashev Ayush Agarwal
Plugins Java, EDA Tools
External Fingerprint Storage for Jenkins
Extend Jenkins to support storing artifact usage history in external databases.
Potential Mentor(s): Oleg Nenashev Michael Cirioli
Core Java, Databases (PostgreSQL/Elasticsearch), REST API, JavaScript
Git repository caching on agents
Cache git repositories on agents for faster checkout.
Potential Mentor(s): Mark Waite Francisco Fernandez Robert Sandell
Plugins Java, Git
Git plugin performance improvements
Improve git plugin performance.
Potential Mentor(s): Mark Waite Francisco Fernandez Oleg Nenashev
Plugins Java, Git, Benchmarking, JMH
GitHub Checks API for Jenkins Plugins
Create a new plugin API so that plugins can publish GitHub checks status messages.
Potential Mentor(s): Ullrich Hafner Tim Jacomb Jeff Pearce Oleg Nenashev Jon Brohauge Ayush Agarwal
Plugins Java, REST API, GitHub
Jenkins X: Consolidate the use of Apps / Addons
Consolidate Apps and Addons inside Jenkins X.
Potential Mentor(s): James Strachan Neha Gupta Marky Jackson Michael Cirioli
Jenkins X Go, Kubernetes
Jenkins X: Create Boot Apps
Create a simple canonical way to install any Helm chart in any namespace.
Potential Mentor(s): Marky Jackson James Strachan
Jenkins X Go, Kubernetes, Helm
Jenkins and Machine Learning Plugins for Data Science
Create a new plugin for integrating Jenkins with one of Machine Learning tools (e.g. Jupyter Python, TensorBoard, or Sacred).
Potential Mentor(s): Ioannis Moutsatsos Bruno P. Kinoshita Marky Jackson
Plugins Java, Jenkins plugin, Apache Zeppelin, Jupyter Notebooks, Python, Machine Learning, Data Science
Jenkins Pipeline as YAML: experimental plugin
Add out-of-the-box support of Jenkins Pipeline definitions in YAML.
Potential Mentor(s): Oleg Nenashev
Plugins Java, Jenkins Pipeline, Domain Specific Languages, YAML, Jenkins X
Plugin Installation Manager Tool Improvements
Update the plugin installation manager to integrate with the docker image and Configuration as Code projects.
Potential Mentor(s): Kristin Whetstone Natasha Stopa Tim Jacomb
Tools Java, JSON, Command line tools, Package management tool theory
Jenkins Windows Services: YAML Configuration Support
Enhance Jenkins master and agent service management on Windows by offering new configuration file formats and improving settings validation.
Potential Mentor(s): Oleg Nenashev Michael Cirioli
Core, Tools C#, .NET, Windows, Windows Services, YAML, Java (optional)

Draft project ideas

Below you can see draft project ideas, which are currently under review. The scope of such ideas may change during the discussions, but the idea is accepted in principle. You are welcome to comment on the draft and to join the project as a mentor. If you are a student, it is also fine to explore and to apply to the draft project ideas.
Project Category Skills to study/improve
Automatic Specification Generator for Jenkins REST API
Find and implement the extraction of the REST APIs from the sources and generate and publish the REST APIs respective documentation.
Potential Mentor(s): Kristin Whetstone Oleg Nenashev
Plugins Java, REST API, OpenAPI / Swagger
Code Coverage API Plugin Improvements
Improve the new Jenkins Code Coverage API plugin and enhance its performance and extensibility.
Potential Mentor(s): Shenyu Zheng Jeff Pearce
Plugins Java, JavaScript, Coverage
Custom Jenkins distribution build service
Provide an out of the box solution for packaging Jenkins distributions as WAR files or Docker images.
Potential Mentor(s): 赵晓杰(Rick)
Tools Java, Web Development, Docker
Pipeline Step Documentation Generator improvements
Enhance the Jenkins Pipeline documentation generator to produce better documentation for thousands of Pipeline developers.
Potential Mentor(s): Kristin Whetstone Michael Cirioli
Dev Tools Java, Jenkins Pipeline, HTML, CSS, Asciidoc, JavaScript
Jenkins Remoting Monitoring
Support monitoring of Jenkins remoting networking with open source monitoring tools such as Prometheus, Grafana, etc..
Potential Mentor(s): Pham Vu Tuan Oleg Nenashev Jeff Thompson 赵晓杰(Rick) Michael Cirioli
Plugins, Core Java, Networking, Docker, Prometheus/Grafana/etc.

Ongoing discussion

These are proposals in the mailing lists which have not been published as project ideas yet. The feasibility is yet to be defined, and the idea may be dismissed depending on the feedback. Everyone is welcome to participate in the discussion and to join as a potential mentor.
Project Category
Artifactory REST Plugin
Create a new plugin to give Jenkins users the ability to make REST API calls to Artifactory natively.
Plugin
Bitbucket REST Plugin
Create a new plugin to give Jenkins users the ability to make REST API calls to Bitbucket natively.
Plugin
Improvement for Jenkins CLI written in Golang
Add new features to the new CLI tool.
Tools
Jenkins REST Plugin
Create a new plugin to give Jenkins users the ability to make calls to other Jenkins instances via their REST API.
Plugin