On Thu, 25 Jun 2015 21:45:10 +0200
Mikolaj Izdebski <mizdebsk(a)redhat.com> wrote:
As briefly discussed today during the meeting, I would like to
evaluate the possibility to use our packaged Jenkins in Fedora
infrastructure, instead of upstream binaries. (Jenkins is
available in Fedora 21 and later.)
To get started with development of new Jenkins machines I would need
someone to create 2 new cloud machines: master with Fedora 22 and with
any OS (RHEL 6 would be my choice), each machine with at least 1 CPU,
2 GB RAM, public IP and root access for me (FAS: mizdebsk).
Also, probibly we want a persistent volume for data?
From that I will try to come with my proof-of-concept of "the
Jenkins". If people like it then old data can be migrated and it can
become the new production instance. If not we can just scratch these
machines and keep using upstream binaries.
So if you don't mind I'd start working on this.
Should I open a ticket for creating the new cloud instances?
Some more technical notes:
1) It is possible to use third-party plugins with packaged Jenkins,
which means that missing plugins can be installed as binary blobs
until they are packaged in Fedora.
2) Jenkins RPMs must be installed only on master node. All slave
can connect to master and download Jenkins code from there. Slaves
still need to have basic environment installed (such as Java, git,
mock), but not Jenkins itself. This means that only the master node
must be Fedora 21+, slaves can be anything (RHEL 6/7, older Fedoras).
Which is great, as we don't need then to package it for everything
also. I guess it also makes the slaves simpler.
3) Michal Srb is currently looking into packaging Jenkins as
collection for RHEL 6 and 7. Once (and if) done this could allow
having RHEL 7 master, with the disadvantage of using "unofficial"
RPMs from softwarecollections.org
. This is just the beginning and we
can evaluate having non-Fedora master later, if needed.
I'd prefer the Fedora master over using SCL's personally.
Of course it means we will need to upgrade the master every 6 months or
year, but hopefully that won't be too bad if everything is packaged in