Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Hudson is fired, Jenkins hired!

Following a fairly public spat and veiled threats over trademarks by Oracle, the Hudson CI server has been renamed to Jenkins.

OK, technically Jenkins is a branch of the Hudson code, so it's more like Hudkins or Jenson. Oracle (sorry, "the Java community") will continue to develop the Hudson trunk, however the branch appears to have the blessing of the core Hudson Jenkins development team and the community (the vote to fork appears to have been virtually unanimous). If it looks like a duck & quacks like a duck....then the parent might just start resembling a dodo.

I'd like to wish the Jenkins team good luck. I've used Hudson to great effect many times, and look forward to the future improvements with the new project butler.


  1. It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but rather the one most adaptable to change...



  2. Yes you're probably right. See http://blog.thirstybear.co.uk/2011/11/misquote.html