Platform

Overview

This special interest group offers a venue for all kinds of platform support discussions: Java, Operating Systems, Architectures, Docker, Packaging, Web Containers, etc. The SIG works on defining platform support policies, coordinating platform support efforts with contributors and external communities, and reviewing proposals in the area.

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Description

The special interest group offers a venue for all kinds of platform support discussions: Java, Operating Systems, Architectures, Docker, Packaging, Web Containers, etc.

The group focuses on technologies used in Jenkins:

  • Java Virtual Machines: versions, compatibility and optmizations

  • Operating Systems: native components, packaging

  • Architectures and platforms

  • Web Containers

Platform SIG may be cooperating with other groups. For example, we will be cooperating with the Cloud-Native Jenkins group on topics related to Cloud-Native platforms like Kubernetes or Docker.

Topics

  • Defining platform support policies (e.g. “defining Windows support policy”)

  • Coordinating effort on new platform support (e.g. JEP-211: Java 11 Support in Jenkins)

  • Working with external communities on better platform support and packaging (e.g. improving support of IBM Java, enabling OpenIndiana packaging, ARM architecture support, adapting RedHat packaging to best practices, etc.)

  • Reviewing JEPs submitted in the area

Ongoing projects

  • Multi-architecture Docker images

    • Enabling official images to run on Arm, IBM s390x, and other platforms

  • Rework of Windows installers

  • Enabling continuous delivery for Jenkins packaging

    • Experimental DockerHub organization and deployments from ci.jenkins.io (JEP-217)

See the SIG meeting notes for more information about the ongoing projects.

Meetings

We have regular meetings on Thursdays every two weeks, at 12:00 UTC. See the Jenkins Event Calendar for the schedule. At these meetings we discuss projects, share presentations, and demonstrate new capabilities. Meetings are conducted and recorded via Zoom and archived to the Jenkins YouTube channel in the Platform SIG play list. Participant links are posted in the SIG Gitter Chat 10 minutes before the meeting starts.

Meeting Agendas

Meeting agendas and meeting notes for the SIG are posted in this Google Document. Anyone is welcome to add a topic for an upcoming meeting by suggesting a change in the agenda.

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