Hudson/Jenkins Split

Will Both Hudson and Jenkins Benefit from Split?

Jessica Thornsby

“I think users of Jenkins and Hudson will tend to benefit from the increased energy and having a choice.”

Bob Bickel, chairman of eXo and owner of RunSignUp.com, has
blogged about how the competition created by
the Hudson/Jenkins split could have a positive impact on both
communities. He perceives a fresh sense of energy in the Jenkins
community, but also a new approach within the Hudson community,
with Oracle and Sonatype defining their own roadmap and perspective
on how the project will move forward. Bickel believes Hudson will
now follow a process much closer to Maven, although he comments “it
is kind of a shame that Oracle did not put more resources on the
project until this whole upheaval. It is also a shame that Sonatype
did not contribute code to the community until they could really
control the roadmap.” Sonatype’s Jason van Zyl has previously

spoken out in favour of Hudson
, stating that “continuing the
Hudson with Oracle is what we feel is best.”

But he is overall optimistic about the future of both projects
following the split: “I think users of Jenkins and Hudson will tend
to benefit from the increased energy and having a choice.”

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