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Alan Harder-2
Hi all-
As most of you know, it can be tricky to upgrade your production Hudson
instance because there are no official, QA'ed releases.. we just release
every week with whatever code is in place at that time.  Some things
will be fixed, but there may be other regressions...

I threw together a little system for community feedback, so we can all
share what versions we've tried, which ones are stable enough for our
production use, and which have significant issues that may even cause
you to rollback to an earlier release.

http://hudson-ci.org/changelog.html

The Changelog page already lists all the versions and changes, so it
seems a logical place for this.  Click the "Community ratings" at the
top and it will overlay the page with people ratings and icons to click
to give your own input.  For not-recommended/rolled-back you can also
provide an issue# of particular interest, and these links will be shown.

So give it a spin, and let's see what versions people are using.  If it
catches on, the early adopters can be a great help to the more
infrequent upgraders :-)
Feedback welcome..
Thanks,

    - Alan


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Re: Community ratings of Hudson releases

Kohsuke Kawaguchi-3

Neat!

Are your server scripts in Subversion?

On 07/27/2010 05:17 PM, Alan Harder wrote:

> Hi all-
> As most of you know, it can be tricky to upgrade your production Hudson
> instance because there are no official, QA'ed releases.. we just release
> every week with whatever code is in place at that time.  Some things
> will be fixed, but there may be other regressions...
>
> I threw together a little system for community feedback, so we can all
> share what versions we've tried, which ones are stable enough for our
> production use, and which have significant issues that may even cause
> you to rollback to an earlier release.
>
> http://hudson-ci.org/changelog.html
>
> The Changelog page already lists all the versions and changes, so it
> seems a logical place for this.  Click the "Community ratings" at the
> top and it will overlay the page with people ratings and icons to click
> to give your own input.  For not-recommended/rolled-back you can also
> provide an issue# of particular interest, and these links will be shown.
>
> So give it a spin, and let's see what versions people are using.  If it
> catches on, the early adopters can be a great help to the more
> infrequent upgraders :-)
> Feedback welcome..
> Thanks,
>
>      - Alan
>
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Re: Community ratings of Hudson releases

jieryn
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Greetings,

On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 8:17 PM, Alan Harder <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> I threw together a little system for community feedback, so we can all share
> what versions we've tried, which ones are stable enough for our production
> use, and which have significant issues that may even cause you to rollback
> to an earlier release.

I think this will be quite valuable to myself and others!

> http://hudson-ci.org/changelog.html
> The Changelog page already lists all the versions and changes, so it seems a
> logical place for this.  Click the "Community ratings" at the top and it
> will overlay the page with people ratings and icons to click to give your
> own input.  For not-recommended/rolled-back you can also provide an issue#
> of particular interest, and these links will be shown.

Use of the weather forecast icons is fantastic.. :-)

> So give it a spin, and let's see what versions people are using.  If it
> catches on, the early adopters can be a great help to the more infrequent
> upgraders :-)
> Feedback welcome..

Where is the data from the people which have optioned into the "[x]
Help make Hudson better by sending anonymous usage statistics and
crash reports to the Hudson project." though? I think real data which
is automatically sent to some statistics engine will be far more
reliable than having to remember to go to the changelog and vote.

-Jesse

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Timothy Bingaman
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Nice!  That's going to be a big help :-)

On 28 July 2010 12:17, Alan Harder <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi all-
As most of you know, it can be tricky to upgrade your production Hudson instance because there are no official, QA'ed releases.. we just release every week with whatever code is in place at that time.  Some things will be fixed, but there may be other regressions...

I threw together a little system for community feedback, so we can all share what versions we've tried, which ones are stable enough for our production use, and which have significant issues that may even cause you to rollback to an earlier release.

http://hudson-ci.org/changelog.html

The Changelog page already lists all the versions and changes, so it seems a logical place for this.  Click the "Community ratings" at the top and it will overlay the page with people ratings and icons to click to give your own input.  For not-recommended/rolled-back you can also provide an issue# of particular interest, and these links will be shown.

So give it a spin, and let's see what versions people are using.  If it catches on, the early adopters can be a great help to the more infrequent upgraders :-)
Feedback welcome..
Thanks,

  - Alan



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Re: Community ratings of Hudson releases

Steele, Richard-2
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Would it be possible to do something like this for the plugins as well?

On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 8:17 PM, Alan Harder <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi all-
As most of you know, it can be tricky to upgrade your production Hudson instance because there are no official, QA'ed releases.. we just release every week with whatever code is in place at that time.  Some things will be fixed, but there may be other regressions...

I threw together a little system for community feedback, so we can all share what versions we've tried, which ones are stable enough for our production use, and which have significant issues that may even cause you to rollback to an earlier release.

http://hudson-ci.org/changelog.html

The Changelog page already lists all the versions and changes, so it seems a logical place for this.  Click the "Community ratings" at the top and it will overlay the page with people ratings and icons to click to give your own input.  For not-recommended/rolled-back you can also provide an issue# of particular interest, and these links will be shown.

So give it a spin, and let's see what versions people are using.  If it catches on, the early adopters can be a great help to the more infrequent upgraders :-)
Feedback welcome..
Thanks,

  - Alan



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Re: Community ratings of Hudson releases

SalmanAwan
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Thanks Alan, great work :)


On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 5:17 AM, Alan Harder <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi all-
As most of you know, it can be tricky to upgrade your production Hudson instance because there are no official, QA'ed releases.. we just release every week with whatever code is in place at that time.  Some things will be fixed, but there may be other regressions...

I threw together a little system for community feedback, so we can all share what versions we've tried, which ones are stable enough for our production use, and which have significant issues that may even cause you to rollback to an earlier release.

http://hudson-ci.org/changelog.html

The Changelog page already lists all the versions and changes, so it seems a logical place for this.  Click the "Community ratings" at the top and it will overlay the page with people ratings and icons to click to give your own input.  For not-recommended/rolled-back you can also provide an issue# of particular interest, and these links will be shown.

So give it a spin, and let's see what versions people are using.  If it catches on, the early adopters can be a great help to the more infrequent upgraders :-)
Feedback welcome..
Thanks,

  - Alan



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Re: Community ratings of Hudson releases

Yves Schumann-2
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Hi Alan


Alan Harder <[hidden email]> wrote on 28.07.2010 02:17:58:

> I threw together a little system for community feedback, so we can all
> share what versions we've tried, which ones are stable enough for our
> production use, and which have significant issues that may even cause
> you to rollback to an earlier release.
>
> http://hudson-ci.org/changelog.html

Great idea! One of the major advantages of hudson is the large plugin
environment. Because of this I think it may have the same importance to see
such ratings for the plugins too. In most cases the problems occur on
plugins not on the main system itself. At least here on my CI
environment...


> The Changelog page already lists all the versions and changes, so it
> seems a logical place for this.  Click the "Community ratings" at the
> top and it will overlay the page with people ratings and icons to click
> to give your own input.  For not-recommended/rolled-back you can also
> provide an issue# of particular interest, and these links will be shown.

Hm, I'm afraid that it's only a question of time till some bots enter the
page and try to click the icons!? If that happens all the feedback is
worthless so I think this should be kept in mind...

Kind regards,

Yves Schumann
R&D IT-Koordinator
Security Communication
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Vojtech Juranek
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>> Feedback welcome..

Good idea, thanks!
As was already mentioned, it would be nice to have this rating also for
plugins.

> Where is the data from the people which have optioned into the "[x]
> Help make Hudson better by sending anonymous usage statistics and
> crash reports to the Hudson project." though? I think real data which
> is automatically sent to some statistics engine will be far more
> reliable than having to remember to go to the changelog and vote.

Agree, I would like to see this data as well. Small instance (2-3 slaves +
dozen of jobs) is different from deployments with hundred slaves and several
thousands of jobs (issues like deadlocks or some memory issues are more likely
to happen) - # of instances of given Hudson version with # of slaves (and if
possible also with installed plugins) would definitely have greater explanatory
value...

Vojtech

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Re: Community ratings of Hudson releases

Christoph Kutzinski
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Really an excellent idea.

However, I think this feature is already being misused.
E.g. for 1.368 there are 2 issues appended:

http://issues.hudson-ci.org/browse/HUDSON-6895
http://issues.hudson-ci.org/browse/HUDSON-6817

which are - as far as I can see it - are solely related to plugins and
not Hudson core. So putting them there makes IMHO no sense and is in
fact misleading.
Any idea how we can prevent this?


Christoph

Am 28.07.2010 02:17, schrieb Alan Harder:

> Hi all-
> As most of you know, it can be tricky to upgrade your production Hudson
> instance because there are no official, QA'ed releases.. we just release
> every week with whatever code is in place at that time. Some things will
> be fixed, but there may be other regressions...
>
> I threw together a little system for community feedback, so we can all
> share what versions we've tried, which ones are stable enough for our
> production use, and which have significant issues that may even cause
> you to rollback to an earlier release.
>
> http://hudson-ci.org/changelog.html
>
> The Changelog page already lists all the versions and changes, so it
> seems a logical place for this. Click the "Community ratings" at the top
> and it will overlay the page with people ratings and icons to click to
> give your own input. For not-recommended/rolled-back you can also
> provide an issue# of particular interest, and these links will be shown.
>
> So give it a spin, and let's see what versions people are using. If it
> catches on, the early adopters can be a great help to the more
> infrequent upgraders :-)
> Feedback welcome..
> Thanks,
>
> - Alan
>
>
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RE: Community ratings of Hudson releases

Nord, James
I was stuck trying to work out how to use this until I closed IE8 and opened firefox..

The weather icons for voting do work in IE8 but there is no feedback of the mouse pointer or status bar that you have a link/action you can perform :-(

But a really useful feature - Thanks!

/James

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Really an excellent idea.

However, I think this feature is already being misused.
E.g. for 1.368 there are 2 issues appended:

http://issues.hudson-ci.org/browse/HUDSON-6895
http://issues.hudson-ci.org/browse/HUDSON-6817

which are - as far as I can see it - are solely related to plugins and
not Hudson core. So putting them there makes IMHO no sense and is in
fact misleading.
Any idea how we can prevent this?


Christoph

Am 28.07.2010 02:17, schrieb Alan Harder:

> Hi all-
> As most of you know, it can be tricky to upgrade your production Hudson
> instance because there are no official, QA'ed releases.. we just release
> every week with whatever code is in place at that time. Some things will
> be fixed, but there may be other regressions...
>
> I threw together a little system for community feedback, so we can all
> share what versions we've tried, which ones are stable enough for our
> production use, and which have significant issues that may even cause
> you to rollback to an earlier release.
>
> http://hudson-ci.org/changelog.html
>
> The Changelog page already lists all the versions and changes, so it
> seems a logical place for this. Click the "Community ratings" at the top
> and it will overlay the page with people ratings and icons to click to
> give your own input. For not-recommended/rolled-back you can also
> provide an issue# of particular interest, and these links will be shown.
>
> So give it a spin, and let's see what versions people are using. If it
> catches on, the early adopters can be a great help to the more
> infrequent upgraders :-)
> Feedback welcome..
> Thanks,
>
> - Alan
>
>
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Re: Community ratings of Hudson releases

Erik Ramfelt
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Very nicely done with the weather icons. I think the stats/data that
is shared by Hudson could be used for this also. Using that you shuld
be able too see how many is using which version. And if it is updated
weekly, you can see a trend of which version is avoided (ie updated
quickly).

regards
//Erik

On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 02:17, Alan Harder <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hi all-
> As most of you know, it can be tricky to upgrade your production Hudson
> instance because there are no official, QA'ed releases.. we just release
> every week with whatever code is in place at that time.  Some things will be
> fixed, but there may be other regressions...
>
> I threw together a little system for community feedback, so we can all share
> what versions we've tried, which ones are stable enough for our production
> use, and which have significant issues that may even cause you to rollback
> to an earlier release.
>
> http://hudson-ci.org/changelog.html
>
> The Changelog page already lists all the versions and changes, so it seems a
> logical place for this.  Click the "Community ratings" at the top and it
> will overlay the page with people ratings and icons to click to give your
> own input.  For not-recommended/rolled-back you can also provide an issue#
> of particular interest, and these links will be shown.
>
> So give it a spin, and let's see what versions people are using.  If it
> catches on, the early adopters can be a great help to the more infrequent
> upgraders :-)
> Feedback welcome..
> Thanks,
>
>   - Alan
>
>
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