Monday, January 23, 2012

Upcoming Jenkins OSX installer changes

I was too busy with other things that prevented me from working on the Jenkins OSX installer recently. Since there are some reported issues with the installer, I'm going to address them in the next couple of days. First of all I'm going to provide a solution for the "data loss" situation that happened several times. This "data loss" situation I'm referring to, is the deletion of a modified jenkins preference file. It's never funny to loose data, even if it's preference data and there were changes specific to your machine.
The other issue is to move from a daemon user for the jenkins execution to a 'real' user. The issue with the daemon user is best described here. I already started to work on this feature and I'm currently testing the feature. Currently I don't have a good solution for migrating from daemon to real jenkins user. This is something I have to find a solution for.

Kohsuke Kawaguchi provided some good documentation for the usage of the Jenkins OSX installer. The document helps to find the available configuration settings, how to display and modify the configuration settings and how to start/stop the jenkins process manually.

So, stay tuned for the upcoming, live easing changes.