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Hudson is dead, long live JenkinsWednesday January 12, 2011
I was relieved to read that the bizarre saga of Oracle's assertion of their non-rights to the Hudson continuous integration server has been resolved. In a detailed article at hudson-labs Andrew Bayer describes the decision to rename 'Hudson' to 'Jenkins'. Kohsuke and the community were remarkably patient in their attempts to resolve this with Oracle. It's sad that it's come to this, but given Oracle's character, it was inevitable. Oracle is certainly consistent in maintaining their reputation.

What else remains to be claimed?

Posted by Mohammad Ahmed on January 12, 2011 at 02:50 AM PST #

Oracle gets to keep the name Hudson, which makes me think... What can they do with a *name* ? The code is open source, they lost the love of the main engineers, they just get to keep the trademark.

Posted by Leonel on January 12, 2011 at 02:56 AM PST #

Well, the decision is not yet made. They're waiting for Oracle's proposal (hopefully later this week) before polling the community. Seems like we'll have Jeeves before too long, but not today.

Posted by Deluxe on January 12, 2011 at 06:58 AM PST #

James, apologies for the off-topic comment, but I can't find an email address for you. I'm looking for some detailed information on NeWS (no, really!). Please drop me a line if you have any idea how I could find a copy of The NeWS Manual at this late date. Thanks. ObOnTopic: Personally, I think they should have renamed Hudson to "I Can't Believe It's Not Butler!"

Posted by Ty on January 12, 2011 at 07:10 AM PST #

I think we will see now two CI server, Hudson and Jenkings. In this case the Open Source version might actually be stronger as the original creator will be involved in the OS version. Lets see who wins. :-)

Posted by Lars Vogel on January 12, 2011 at 11:30 AM PST #

Leeeeerrrrooooyyyy Jenkins! Sorry. Couldn't resist.

Posted by Chris on January 12, 2011 at 02:07 PM PST #

now, say a little prayer for jxta : beyond sad.

Posted by James Todd on January 12, 2011 at 09:33 PM PST #

Yes, finally they decided to fork the project. Congratulations! I think it is obvious which one of the two projects will survive...

Posted by Stefan on January 12, 2011 at 09:55 PM PST #

Is that the new Jenkins logo? Very cool! It looks like a signor of the Declaration of Independence, which seems *very* appropriate here.

Posted by Jon on January 13, 2011 at 12:29 PM PST #

Predictable move on Oracle's part. Over reaction on the part of the Hudson crew. Lose-lose.

Posted by rama roberts on January 13, 2011 at 05:01 PM PST #

Reverent James,I'm a JAVA student from china.I'm poor at english.I have a question about "extends". Question:Subclass extends Superclass,it will extends all Supercalss's Field and Method.Then what about "private" and "static" member? I wanner get the detailed answer,please!Please!Please!

Posted by Water on January 13, 2011 at 06:10 PM PST #

Might have a NeWS book for Ty, if that hasn't happened yet. James: please send an email... would like you to read something. PG

Posted by Pete Godston on January 14, 2011 at 01:31 PM PST #

Thanks for the information

Posted by Sandeep on January 14, 2011 at 10:58 PM PST #

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