Jenkins plugin is available on an as-is basis. Rally does not provide official support for it.
Jenkins, formerly known as Hudson Labs, monitors executions of repeated jobs, such as building a software project or jobs run by cron. Among those things, current Jenkins focuses on the following two jobs:
- Building and testing software projects continuously
Jenkins provides an easy-to-use, continuous integration system, making it easier for developers to integrate changes to the project, and making it easier for users to obtain a fresh build. The automated, continuous build increases productivity.
- Monitoring executions of externally-run jobs
Jenkins monitors jobs in cron or procmail, and even jobs which are run on a remote machine. For example, with cron, all you receive is regular emails that capture the output, and it is up to the user to examine them diligently and notice if things have broken. Jenkins keeps those outputs and makes it easy for you to notice when something is wrong.
Customized customer version
A customer has developed a Jenkins plugin that has some different functionality from the Rally-built version. Check it out here.
Hudson versions supported
Hudson versions 1.350 through 1.395 were tested. After 1.395, we recommend switching to Jenkins. We have discovered problems with 1.398 on the Hudson side of the souce branch, while the plugin works fine with the Jenkins side of the source branch (most recently tested 1.423).