10 years ago, the Jenkins ruby-runtime was first released. It was an experiment to let
plugins be written in ruby but still get integrated into the main
Java Virtual Machine runtime with help of JRuby.
A similar extension was made to allow plugins to be written in Python but still integrated into the Java Virtual Machine with Jython.
Over the years though, the experiments are no longer being...
In addition to WAR files and Docker images, the Jenkins project provides native installers for each weekly and LTS release.
There are installers available for Linux distributions, Windows, macOS and other operating systems.
There are also installers provided by third parties.
You can find the list of these installers on the Downloads page.
In this blog post, we announce the upcoming deprecation of the macOS native installer.