Archive for July, 2010

Announcing Beta Availability of InfraDNA’s Certified Hudson CI (ICHCI) Server

July 19th, 2010

I’m happy to announce the beta release of InfraDNA’s Certified Hudson CI (ICHCI) Server. ICHCI is a value-added distribution of Hudson, and here’s why I think it’s useful:

  • First, ICHCI is more stable sustaining release trains from Hudson; ICHCI is periodically branched off from a version of Hudson that was of particularly good quality. Its release cycle will be also much slower compared to the once-a-week cycle of Hudson. So it’s better suited for deployments where the stability is more important than rapid feature delivery.
  • Second, ICHCI provides a better out of the box user experience. Hudson’s plugin community is so successful that nowadays it’s actually getting difficult to find the plugins you can really benefit from. I often talk to Hudson users who tell me about a particular itch, and I immediately go “yeah, there’s a plugin for that!” — ICHCI improves this situation by bundling and a number of tested open-source plugins together, making it less of a hassle to run Hudson.
  • Third, ICHCI comes with commercial value-add plugins from InfraDNA. In this first beta release, for example, we put a plugin that automates regular automated backup of your configuration and build data. Going forward, ICHCI will be the primary vehicle in which we deliver value-add plugins from InfraDNA, and we have a lot of ideas about what we want to do!

60-day evaluation license for ICHCI is available to everyone. The full license is available as a part of the InfraDNA support subscription plans. Please try it out, and let us know what you think!