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From Gav <gmcdon...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Jenkins JDK Matrix - and consolidating of versions.
Date Mon, 01 Aug 2016 03:14:31 GMT
Hi again,

Just an update for you,

All symlinks labelled

JDK 1.4 (latest), JDK 1.5 (latest), JDK 1.6 (latest), JDK 1.7 (latest), JDK
1.8 (latest)

All point to the very latest (and in some cases last) publically available
release as of today.

See :


for accurate up to date information.



On Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 9:03 PM, Gav <gmcdonald@apache.org> wrote:

> Hi All,
> So 99% of our Jenkins build machines are now puppetised with our configs
> in our Git repos.
> Going forward this should make things easier to maintain the software (and
> versions of) on the nodes.
> I went through all the JDK drop down options available in the Jenkins UI
> when
> creating a build.The Confluence wiki page at :-
> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/INFRA/JDK+Installation+Matrix
> lists all them all. When choosing a version to use I hope that this
> information will
> prove useful - any changes made we will keep this page upto date.
> However, some are not currently installed on the new puppetised
> slaves (on purpose) and others we intend to consolidate down to fewer
> versions.
> In contrast, we will be able to make newer release versions available
> quicker.
> Once we are done with the JDKs, we'll move on to Maven, and then the rest.
> Ok to specifics,
> First major change to get out of the way is the removal of the 'auto
> install' JDK
> versions. They overlap with installed versions and going forward we would
> rather
> manage installation via Puppet and roll them out to all slaves in one hit.
> Looking at the table in the linked wiki page above, this means we'll be
> removing
> eight (8) drop down options , 5 of those jdk 8, 2 x jdk 7 and 1 x jdk 6.
> To avoid confusion we'll also be removing the auto install 'latest1.6'
> 'latest1.7' and 'latest1.8' options.
> The best options for 'latest' versions is the ones at the top of the table
> 'JDK 1.x (Latest)'
> which are all installed on all nodes and managed via puppet.
> I'll point out also that we have installed 'unlimited security' versions
> of 1.6,1.7,1.8 jdks.
> Very recent addition is also that of the JDK 9 b128 Early Access Build. We
> hope you enjoy
> this addition and please do give feedback on this version to the builds@
> mailing list so we can pass it on - but certainly do not plan to base your
> releases on these 'ea' builds. I'll try my best to add new ea builds as
> they come through.
> Last ones to mention are the IBM and Harmony versions. I'm not sure how
> much in use
> these are so I'm holding off on installing these for now. Please do ask
> for a specific version
> if needed. I'll drop the from the UI in time.
> I intend to drop all the auto-install versions (they are 1.6u45, 1.7u45,
> 1.7u51, 1.8.0_05, 1.8.0_11, 1.8.0_45, 1.8.0_25, 1.8.0_66) 7 days from now,
> along with the auto install latest links. Please plan
> on migrating your builds away from these versions before then.
> Any follow questions, please do concentrate your email responses to the
> builds@ mailing list.
> Thanks!
> Gav... (On behalf of the Infrastructure Team)

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