July 2008


If you’ve had “fun” trying to get CruiseControl to do your build-fu, or have wondered whether the abject lack of any sort of coherent documentation for Continuum is some kind of Apache in-joke, then despair no more.

Apache’s Archiva only just about scrapes through on documentation, perhaps they think it’s kinda funny, in a Matrixy ‘there is no spoon nor any documentation’ way; Artifactory is looking more and more tasty – I might have to take some anti-emetics, and get used to it’s “interesting” Firefox-unfriendly UI. I digress, hey, this is the ‘Recommended’ category, not ‘The Decline of Civilisation’…

Hudson is just fantastic. https://hudson.dev.java.net/
Received the 2008 Duke’s Choice Award, and the recipient of the July 2008 Matt Gumbley “It Just Rocks” award.

The primary author, Kohsuke Kawaguchi, does not appear to sleep, and just keeps improving it at a phenomenal rate.

Take this example, why it didn’t seem to publish the output of ‘mvn site’. Reported at Jun 20, 2008; 02:26am, fixed one hour later at Jun 20, 2008; 03:27am:

http://www.nabble.com/Results-of-running-the-site-goal-in-Maven-tt18021359.html

Seems like only last week that I updated my installation to fix an annoying Maven2 integration niggle, and now he’s done it again…

I’ll muse shortly on “release early, release often” – it certainly works for Hudson.

As Jerry Pournelle says… “Recommended”.

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