Project goal: Consolidate Apps and Addons inside Jenkins X
Skills to study/improve: Go, Kubernetes
Find out more about the Jenkins X project here: https://jenkins-x.io/
This proposal tries to conslidate Apps and Addons inside Jenkins X to avoid confusion.
Two years ago we added the addon framework to Jenkins X as a way of extending the Jenkins X platform to provide additional capabilities.
Addons were either generic helm charts or a combination of helm chart plus some custom go code to install and integrate them with the Jenkins X platform.
At this point we referred to
apps as the charts developers created. e.g. the output of
jx create quickstart was an app and
jx get apps would list the quickstarts folks had added to
We wanted to avoid having to change the
jx binary to add a new extension to the Jenkins X platform; so we then introduced the
Apps framework which provided a more generic way of adding charts chatting to Jenkins X such that anybody could create an app without having to modify the underlying
Going forward lets refer to everything as an
App and deprecate the use of the word
Then all of these things would be an
system charts like knative, gloo, nginx-controller, flagger, prometheus, external-dns, cert-manager
instantiations of Quickstarts or repositories that folks import
We would be able to reuse the current
jx add app and
jx delete app commands and folks could reuse them to add any app to any environment
One possible confusion is between
jx promote and
jx add app. In many ways
promote is for promoting a different version to a different environment;
jx add app adds an app to the current environment (usually
Dev by default).
The Jenkins X issue tracker is located in github. We also provide a list of issues that are good first issues for people looking to contribute to the project: https://github.com/jenkins-x/jx/labels/good%20first%20issue
We welcome your contributions.
If you’re looking to build from source or get started hacking on jx, please see the CONTRIBUTING.MD or our Contributing Guide on the Jenkins X website: https://jenkins-x.io/docs/contributing/code/