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Jenkins Upgrades

Thought I would post some of the Twitter messages about upgrading to Jenkins or new Jenkins Plugins over the past 5 days. Nice list...
atonewell Lee Upgraded our build server from @hudsonci to @jenkinsci today. Painless.
redspot357 Andreas Simon mission accomplished: #continuousintegration with @jenkinsci #maven #cuke4duke #selenium-webdriver
_godin_ Evgeny Mandrikov Gentoo Ebuild for #JenkinsCi 1.398 available : http://code.google.com/p/godin-gentoo-repository/wiki/Jenkins
tomhe Tomas Hellberg Migrated all Autoliv #HudsonCI production servers to #JenkinsCI. Went smoothly as expected.
msonnabaum msonnabaum Setting up automated testing for #drush using @jenkinsci.
Lewisham Chris Lewis This is what a bad couple of days looks like #jenkinsci http://skit.ch/bg6a
orrc Christopher Android Plugin for #jenkinsci now lets you control hardware properties (e.g. RAM size, keyboard present/not) http://bit.ly/gjtrQ8
jenkins_release Jenkins releases RAD Builder Plugin 1.1.3 #jenkinsci
mitchblevins Mitch Ble…

Ken Olsen - RIP

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I just got news that Ken Olsen has passed away. It makes me sad. It makes me recall his influences on my life.

In 1981 I was getting my MBA at night while working as an engineer at Leeds & Northrup designing local area networks built to the joint Xerox/Intel/DEC Ethernet Specification. I had my sights set on becoming a product manager, and figured I needed to understand why people buy. I started looking for a sales job and ended up going to Digital Equipment Corporation. I went for a couple of reasons. First, they had a policy where they did not pay sales people commissions so they would act in the best interests of the customer. That felt right to me. Second, the people were amazing. Third, they were growing very fast and there was a lot of opportunity. When I joined revenues were about $1 B, and when I left 11 years later they were over $13 B. Pretty fast growth for back in those days...

Once I got inside, it was amazing to see the culture. It was a combination of peop…

Jenkins - Hudson Thoughts

There has been a lot of emotion and effort over the past several months regarding the split of Hudson and Jenkins. I obviously have ties to Kohsuke, and tend to side with him on the Jenkins movement. Certainly the general public reaction has been strongly in favor of Jenkins, which is really encouraging.

Stepping back a bit, I think this winds up being a good thing since it has created a sense of competition in the market and made room for two approaches.

Certainly the Jenkins community has a renewed sense of energy from the old Hudson community. The ideas that have emerged over the past couple of months seem to be getting a lot of momentum - improved quality, improved communications, open governance, improved documentation and roadmaps and so forth. It is clear the community is much larger than just Kohsuke. It is also clear that very large users are moving to Jenkins and have confidence in this community.

On the old Hudson side, Oracle and Sonatype have stepped in with a new app…

January Solar Panel Production

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Well, my first month of producing energy. 290 KWH. Close to 10 KWH per day. About enough to light 100 light bulbs for an hour...

You can read more on the solar panel installation on my earlier blog.