- Folders Plugin: You can use the Folders plugin to create hierarchical folders or custom taxonomies to more easily manage large numbers of jobs. The ability to organize Jenkins jobs hierarchically has been one of the most requested features of the community. Along with the Folders Plugin, CloudBees updated a number of popular plugins to ensure they used the proper existing API for compatibility with Folders.
- Backup Scheduling Plugin: You can use the Backup Scheduling plugin to backup job configurations, build records, system configurations or any combination thereof using CloudBees DEV@cloud.
The new open source plugins include:
- File Leak Detector Plugin: If you've ever encountered the dreaded "too many open files” problem running Jenkins, you now have a way to diagnose and fix the root cause. This plugin watches file descriptor open/close activities of a JVM and allows you to see the list of what's currently opened, as well as the Java call stack that opened the file.
- Credentials Plugin: This plugin allows you to store credentials in Jenkins. It provides a standardized API for other plugins to store and retrieve different types of credentials. We feel this plugin is an important building block as Jenkins is deployed in more security-conscious environments, and of course we use it ourselves!
Steven G. Harris
Senior VP of Products