Nov 222012

Jenkins makes adding slaves really easy. For unix machines, the preferred method is to use SSHD, which only requires that the master be able to contact the slave. On windows, however, you are stuck using a JNLP based solution, which requires that the slave be able to access master over the network.

I got stuck in the awkward situation where I had to add a windows machine to our master, but the slave could not even ping it. This could be resolved by updating our routing tables on the slave side, but unfortunately that wasn’t an option here. Instead I chose to try and start the slave using a Windows SSHD solution.
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Jan 062011

This recently came up in the hudson users mailing list, so I figured I’d post it here.

Lets say you wanted to setup a downstream job that would only run when certain conditions are met (such as certain build parameters, or anything else for that matter). Well, this is what I typically use the Groovy Postbuild Plugin for!
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