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Faster sailing on Blue Ocean 1.5.0

Jenn Briden
April 18, 2018

Hello, I am Jenn, the new Product Manager for Blue Ocean and Jenkins Pipeline at CloudBees. I am based out of the Seattle area and am excited to be working on Jenkins. :D We released version 1.5.0 of the Blue Ocean plugin late last week. If you’re using Blue Ocean, you’ll want to grab this update since it includes many improvements and bug fixes!

New Features

Blue Ocean now includes a user interface update to show the downstream jobs launched with the 'build' step (link: JENKINS-38339)

Visualizing Downstream Jobs

With Blue Ocean 1.5.0, users can now Reorder Steps in the Blue Ocean Pipeline Editor simply by dragging and dropping steps to reorder them in the list of steps. (JENKINS-38323)

The "Artifacts" tab also now supports pagination, which allows developers to paginate through the Artifacts tab. Previously, this list was cut off at 100 entries. (JENKINS-43588)


We were able to include two performance improvements in 1.5.0 which reduce the Dashboard loading time in Blue Ocean:

Support for viewing output for failed runs with no stages is also included in this release. For developers who have no stages/steps defined in their pipelines, they can now see the full log output for failed runs. This update helps with Pipeline debugging in Jenkins. (JENKINS-48074)

Further improving the log output for Pipeline Runs, 1.5.0 also improves viewing of long log output lines with wrapping. Previously, a single, long line of output in the log wouldn’t be fully visible in the log window. (JENKINS-49036)


One notable bug fix we addressed in this release was that input steps in post directives would not properly prompt for input. By fixing JENKINS-49297 users of Declarative Pipeline with Blue Ocean can include input steps in their post directives.

The full detailed change log can be viewed on the Blue Ocean plugin page

Update Your Plugin

Plugin updates in Jenkins are available in the Plugin Manager Update Center. This page includes instructions for using the UI and CLI to update your plugins: Check out the documentation.

If you are using the Blue Ocean UI, click Administration in the page’s header to open Plugin Manager.

Installing the primary Blue Ocean plugin will update its dependencies as well.

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About the author

Jenn Briden

Jenn Briden is located in the Seattle area and is the Product Manager for the Blue Ocean plugin and the Jenkins pipeline. She has previously worked at Microsoft and ExtraHop Networks. Jenn likes drinking coffee but hasn’t ever seen a bigfoot.