We’re counting down the weeks until Blue Ocean 1.0. In all the excitement I forgot to post a dev log last week, so I will make up for it this week.

In the last 10 days, 2 betas went out: b22 and b23, and a preview release of the editor. We expect the next release will be named a release candidate (we know there is still more to go in, but want to signal that things are getting into the final stages!). The Gitter chat room is getting busier, so join in!

Also last week, the Blue Ocean Pipeline Editor was presented at the Jenkins Online Meetup, embedded below.

Feature Highlights

  • You can now create Pipelines from GitHub in Blue Ocean. Either one Pipeline at a time, or let it discover all your Pipelines for a GitHub Organization.

Creating a Pipeline from GitHub

  • When you press the "Create" button, it will open the new creation flow by default now; the feature was previously hidden behind a feature switch.

  • You can filter the activity screen by branch! That way you can see a history of Pipeline runs for just one branch.

Filtering a branch
  • If you like long names for stages - it now won’t pollute the screen when space is at a premium (truncated names on screen).

  • Blue Ocean events (SSE) should now work on Microsoft Edge again

  • You can see durations when you hover the mouse over indicators

Up next:

  • A release candidate is expected soon

  • Integration work with the Editor to save to branches

  • Some updates to the design around tables

  • Bundling of the Editor with Blue Ocean

Don’t forget, there is also a Blue Ocean Docker image published weekly with usually the latest released version. If you have Docker installed, this can be as simple as:

docker run -p 8080:8080 jenkinsci/blueocean*

Then browse to localhost:8080/blue - possibly the quickest way to try things.


If you’re interested in helping to make Blue Ocean a great user experience for Jenkins, please join the Blue Ocean development team on Gitter!

About the Author
Michael Neale

Michael is a CD enthusiast with a interest in User Experience. He is a co-founder of CloudBees and a long time OSS developer, and can often be found lurking around the jenkins-dev mailing list or #jenkins on irc (same nick as twitter name). Before CloudBees he worked at Red Hat.