Last week I had the privilege of attending DevOps World - Jenkins World in San
Francisco to present my Google Summer of Code project for plugin management. It was
an amazing experience getting to meet people from all over world who are trying
to make the development and release process easier and more efficient. I enjoyed
learning more about industry tools, processes, and standards, and meeting CI/CD
At end of the first GSoC phase, I
the first alpha release of the CLI tool and library that will help centralize
plugin management and make plugin tooling easier.
Phase 2 has mainly been focused on improving upon the initial CLI and library written
in Coding Phase 1. In particular, we’ve been focusing on getting the tool ready to
incorporate into the Jenkins Docker Image to replace the
"Everybody is re-inventing the wheel, partially implementing the "details" of plugin management (signed metadata, artifacts checksums, plugins detached from core,…).
It becomes obvious Jenkins should provide adequate tooling for plugin installation outside a live Jenkins instance." JENKINS-53767
My Google Summer of Code project
tries to solve this problem by creating a library that will unify plugin management logic across the different implementations
of Jenkins and providing a CLI tool that...