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Hudson Is Cool.

Mark_Melvin

Hi There,

We are looking at using Hudson for our CI server.  I just wanted to say that Hudson is very cool, but I also had an unimportant question.  Where did Hudson get its name? ;o)

Mark.
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Kohsuke Kawaguchi-2
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> We are looking at using Hudson for our CI server.  I just wanted to say
> that Hudson is very cool, but I also had an unimportant question.  Where
> did Hudson get its name? ;o)

Thank you for the kind words, and for that question.

Where I work we have a group of engineers dedicated for building
"official builds." They build your project every night and make it
available, they keep the archives, etc. Over the time I got unhappy with
this, because they only do it nightly, and our testing team only picks
up those official builds. So there's always at least one day delay
before I introduce a regression and testing catches it.

So I wanted to give this software a human-like name, to make a point
that we don't need a real person to do this. A program can do it a lot
better, actually. And I thought a butler-like name would be good because
it's all about assisting others, and Hudson sounded like an excellent
butler name. (I also considered Jeeves but that was taken by a search
engine.)

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Curt Cox
To me Alfred is the archetypal butler's name.  Hudson is a colonial
marine, or perhaps a river.

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Kohsuke Kawaguchi-2
Curt Cox wrote:
> To me Alfred is the archetypal butler's name.  Hudson is a colonial
> marine, or perhaps a river.

Being a non-native English speaker, I might have chosen the wrong name
(although I did talk to native speakers about this.)

Yeah, I have a slave machine called 'alfred'. I found this list to be
very useful: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_famous_fictional_butlers


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Mark_Melvin

I think Hudson is a good butler name.  Definitely the graphic on the main page gives it away.  My first pick would have been Jeeves as well, but I think Hudson is a cool name - I was just wondering if it was a "famous" butler from a book or a movie.  I did a Google search before posting but came up with nothing.  I never thought to check Wikipedia!

Alfred is good too, but it reminds me of Batman. ;o)

Mark.

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Curt Cox wrote:
> To me Alfred is the archetypal butler's name.  Hudson is a colonial
> marine, or perhaps a river.

Being a non-native English speaker, I might have chosen the wrong name
(although I did talk to native speakers about this.)

Yeah, I have a slave machine called 'alfred'. I found this list to be
very useful: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_famous_fictional_butlers


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Sun Microsystems                   [hidden email]

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