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Blue Ocean Dev Log: March Week #2

Michael Neale
Michael Neale
March 10, 2017

We’re counting down the weeks until Blue Ocean 1.0. This week was one of continuing consolidation and polish. We also released b25 (beta #25), a collectors edition. The next version we will likely release will be a release candidate (RC). The b25 release however contained a number of fixes and features, such as branch filtering.

Editing a Pipeline

Some other updates of note from this past week:

  • Updated a bunch of dependencies around Pipeline and fixed a whole lot of long standing bugs.

  • Some work went on to make acceptance tests run on varied browsers via Sauce Labs thanks to @halkeye!

  • The Blue Ocean Pipeline Editor had its Save to SCM/GitHub functionality merged to master branch. It won’t be released to the Update Center until the next Blue Ocean release, there are a few more things to iron out.

  • As the Blue Ocean Pipeline Editor is now considered to be part of Blue Ocean now, more people are kicking the tires, and starting to contribute fixes to improve it!

  • The swishy "Blue Ocean" logo is gone, Jenkins branding is back (mixed feelings!)

  • Fixes for concurrent users of input

  • Fixes for handling errors around favoriting of Pipelines and more.

  • Speeding up creation of Multibranch Pipelines via the new "Creation" flow.

And of course, a nice pretty screenshot of editing and saving a Multibranch Pipeline with the Blue Ocean Pipeline Editor:

Editing and saving a Pipeline

Up next for the Blue Ocean project:

  • More consolidation and polish.

  • A first release candidate out the door (!)

  • New, sleeker, favorite card design, possibly a table design too.

Also note that there are changelogs maintained and visible on the Blue Ocean plugin page.


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

About the author

Michael Neale

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.