Sunday, March 18, 2012

Well I never knew that....

I like Jenkins. It handles continuous integration jobs well, and is easy to learn and setup. But I have always wondered why it colours successful builds as blue out-of-the-box. To use green to indicate successful builds you need to install the Green Balls Plugin.

Well, those nice chaps at Jenkins HQ have revealed all. It's all to do with Japanese culture, and of course the original Hudkins developer, Kohsuke Kawaguchi, has a Japanese upbringing. Culturally, in Japan red implies 'stop' and blue means 'go'.

You learn something new every day....

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