Now the time has come to look to the future for Hudson. To guide our work on the Hudson project, we want to understand how you’re using Hudson and what you might need going forward.
Take a few minutes to fill out the Hudson community survey. To thank you for your time, survey respondents will be entered in a draw to win a 16GB 3G/WiFi Apple iPad.
Official Rules for the Sonatype Hudson Survey iPad drawing can be found here.
We believe that Hudson users can look forward to a long, bright future.
Working with the community, Oracle and Sonatype are each putting a number of full-time engineering resources on Hudson. The Hudson lead, Winston Prakash from Oracle, is highly skilled, very thoughtful, and he cares about the community. He is also the first person to create detailed, comprehensive architectural documentation.
This kind of documentation (which has never been available in the past) is required to understand how Hudson can be improved. The lack of architectural documentation, along with how decisions were made, left the Hudson community mostly dependent on a single individual for core changes. Let’s be honest about where this led:
Sonatype’s perspective regarding the Hudson Project is pretty simple: we have been and will continue to be committed to advancing Hudson and making better software available to the community of Hudson users.
Very recently, Sonatype completed significant development in the evolution of Hudson’s core architecture. The benefits of these changes include better leveraging of industry standards, increased performance and stability, and tight integration with Maven 3 that provides greater visibility into running builds. We are continuing to add engineers to our Hudson team and are working hard with the Hudson community to move much of the work we’ve done here to Java.net.
Our work on Hudson is consistent with Sonatype’s long history of investment and community support. Our work with Maven at the Apache Software Foundation, with m2eclipse at the Eclipse Foundation, and with Nexus (our open source repository manager) all underscore our commitment to innovation for open source and commercial users alike.
Are we a commercial enterprise? Absolutely. However, our track record of open source innovation and community contribution speaks for itself. At Sonatype, we’ve always focused on the code, and that’s where we’re focused today with Hudson.
The Sonatype-enhanced distribution of Hudson included in the Sonatype Professional suite is designed to meet the demands of mission-critical software development. Sign up today for Sonatype’s upcoming webinar on Hudson Continuous Integration with Sonatype Professional.
Register for this webinar to learn how Sonatype Professional empowers teams to realize the promise of agile development through continuous integration, while reducing project risk. Sonatype webinars are free to attend, but you will need to sign up to reserve your spot.
- Date: Friday, January 28, 2011
- Time: 11:00 am Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)
- Presenters: Blaine Mincey, Sonatype Senior Systems Engineer & Patrick McBride, Sonatype Vice President of Product Management
Next week Sonatype is hosting a free webinar on Hudson Eclipse Integration with the Sonatype Suite. Register for this highly anticipated webinar today!
This webinar will highlight features that are available with the Hudson/Eclipse Integration feature of the Sonatype Suite. We will review the benefits of Hudson Integration directly from your Eclipse development environment. We will show you how Hudson Integration will increase productivity by allowing you to view the build results from your Hudson jobs within your own IDE. Finally, we will demonstrate how you can track the status of interesting jobs in Hudson so you know immediately if something needs to be fixed without leaving your IDE.
Date: Tuesday, October 19, 2010
- 10:00 am Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT 07:00)
- 1:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT 04:00)
- 6:00 pm Western European Summer Time (London, GMT 01:00)
- 7:00 pm Europe Summer Time (Amsterdam, GMT 02:00)
Estimated duration: 45 minutes