We announced in January
that Jenkins would be upgrading its Java runtime dependency to Java 8 this
year. After a sizable amount of preparation, this week’s release of
Jenkins 2.54 is the first weekly release to require
a Java 8 runtime.
For users of the weekly release, this means that Jenkins 2.54 must have
a Java 8 runtime installed on the system in order to
run. Those using the
Docker container won’t...
In the next few months, Jenkins will require Java 8 as its runtime.
we discussed interesting statistics showing that Jenkins was now running Java 8
on a majority of its running instances.
Here is how we plan to roll that baseline upgrade in the next few months.
Now: Announce the intention publicly.
April, 2017: Drop support for Java 7 in Jenkins weekly.
With the current rhythm, that means...
Jenkins will be represented at cdCon organized by the Continuous Delivery Foundation.
We will have multiple talks and a Birds of Feather session there.
The Jenkins Contributor Summit brings together current and future contributors to the Jenkins project.
The summit brings together community members to learn, meet, and help shape the future of Jenkins.
Jenkins will be represented at the DevOps World conference.
There will be community and Continuous Delivery Foundation tracks,
and many talks from Jenkins practitioners.