The Eclipse Foundation announces the release of Hudson 3.0 – a continuous integration (CI) server used to improve the software development process.
According to the announcement, Hudson increases productivity by coordinating execution of repeated jobs, making it easier for developers to integrate changes to the project and for users to obtain a fresh build. Features of Hudson 3.0 include new functionality and simpler installation and administration.
Specifically, Hudson 3 offers a new plugin manager to simplify management and installation from a repository of more than 400 existing plugins. A redesigned web interface using JQuery provides an improved look and feel. And, the Hudson footprint has been reduced by 50 percent. This development was the result of updates to the underlying libraries in order to meet Eclipse IP requirements. Libraries using GPL or LGPL licenses were removed, existing libraries were updated, and library redundancies were resolved.
The Hudson tool is written in Java, which runs in a servlet container, such as Apache Tomcat, and it supports tools such as CVS, Subversion, Git, and ClearCase. Extensive information about Hudson, including an online version of the Hudson Bookis available on their website.