Matrix Tie Parent Plugin

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Ties the parent build of a multi-configuration project to a node.

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Plugin ID matrixtieparent Changes In Latest Release
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1.2 (archives)
May 16, 2013
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Ken Bertelson (id: kbertelson)
Usage Installations 2014-Nov 979
2014-Dec 975
2015-Jan 1002
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2015-Mar 1037
2015-Apr 1006
2015-May 1017
2015-Jun 1008
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2015-Oct 1030

As JENKINS-7825 is fixed in Jenkins 1.521, this plugin is now deprecated. Please look under the "advanced" option of the matrix project configuration to tie the matrix parent to a label/slave.

Simple groovy script to perform the migration. Users are encouraged to backup first.

j = Jenkins.instance;
jobs = j.items.grep { it instanceof hudson.matrix.MatrixProject }
jobs.grep {
  wrapper(it) != null
}.each {
  println "${it.fullName}"
  def wrpr = wrapper(it)
  println "\t${wrpr.labelName}"
def wrapper(mp) {
  return mp.getBuildWrappersList().get(matrixtieparent.BuildWrapperMtp.class)


Multi-Configuration projects always run one parent build job. The parent build verifies source control checkout operations, then monitors the execution of child jobs created to satisfy the Configuration Matrix.

Sometimes the parent build must run on some computers, but not others. This may be due to constraints such as a lack of source control or other software on a computer, file permission issues, etc.

Restrict where the parent build runs by selecting a specific computer's node name. Or, use a label to restrict the parent build to run only on computers marked with that label.


  • System property hudson.model.Hudson.flyweightSupport must be set to true. This is Jenkins' default setting since v1.337.


Version 1.1 - August 23, 2010

  • Requires Hudson ver. 1.373 or newer.
  • Fix exception caused by Hudson core changes introduced in v1.372. Fixed for v1.373 and newer. (Don't use v1.372)

Version 1.0 - June 8, 2010

  • Works with Hudson versions 1.361 thru 1.371
  • Initial release.


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