February 01, 2011
Mark Wielaard: New GPG key.
Finally created a new GPG key using gnupg. The old one was a DSA/1024 bits one and 8 years old. The new one is a RSA/2048 bits one. I will use the new one in the future to sign any release tarballs I might create. pub 2048R/57816A6A 2011-01-29 Key f...
February 01, 2011
Andrew Hughes: [SECURITY] IcedTea6 1.7.8, 1.8.5, 1.9.5 Released!.
We are pleased to announce a new set of security releases, IcedTea6 1.7.8, IcedTea6 1.8.5 and IcedTea6 1.9.5.
This update contains the following security updates:
The IcedTea project provides a harness to build the source code from OpenJDK6 u...
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Making noices with Hudson/Jenkins
This is an extract from the upcoming book #039;Continuous Integration with Hudson#039;, an open source book on Hudson/Jenkins freely available online, soon to be published in paper form by O#039;Reilly.
While it is important to get your build server building your software, it is even more important to get your build server to let people know when it can#039;t do so. A crucial part of the value proposition of any Continuous Integration environment is to improve the flow of information about the health of your project, be it failing unit tests or regressions in the integration test suite, or other quality related issues such as a drop in code coverage or code quality metrics. In all cases, a CI server must let the right people know about any new issues, and it must be able to do so fast. This is what we call Notification.
If you have your Jenkins/Hudson instance running on a machine that is
physically located in proximity to the development team, you may also want
to add sounds into the mix of notification strategies. This can be an
effective strategy for small co-located teams, though it becomes trickier
if the build server is set up on a virtual machine or elsewhere in the
There are two ways to integrate audio feedback into your build
process in Hudson: the Hudson Sounds plugin and the
Date: January, 31 2011