Radiator View Plugin

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Plugin ID radiatorviewplugin Changes In Latest Release
Since Latest Release
Latest Release
Latest Release Date
Required Core
Dependencies
1.18
Jan 18, 2014
1.424
claim (version:1.7, optional)
Source Code
Issue Tracking
Maintainer(s)
GitHub
Open Issues
Mark Howard (id: howama)
David Resnick (id: david_resnick)
Usage Installations 2013-Apr 2539
2013-May 2554
2013-Jun 2550
2013-Jul 2544
2013-Aug 2488
2013-Sep 2528
2013-Oct 2603
2013-Nov 2630
2013-Dec 2547
2014-Jan 2618
2014-Feb 2679
2014-Mar 2725

Provides a job view displaying project status in a highly visible manner. This is ideal for displaying on a screen on the office wall as a form of Extreme Feedback Device.

 
Once the plugin is installed, click on the add view tab and select "Radiator View". The job selection options are the same as the standard list view -- either select projects to include or specify a regular expression to select the options. 
This plugin will be integrated with the claim plugin if it is installed - claimed failures are displayed in a column on the right.

Example:


This is showing a Radiator in 'Project' based mode - jobs with a common prefix are grouped together and represented as a single box on the screen. 

  • Green boxes are shown when all jobs are successful. 
  • Red boxes are shown when any jobs fail (including test failures). Links to the failed builds and details of possible culprits if known are also shown. 
  • Amber boxes are shown when jobs fail, but all failing jobs are claimed. Details of the claims are also shown. 

Hovering over the project name opens a list of all jobs relating to that project as in the top-left project. Hovering over the ? button provides configuration options. 

There are several different approaches to displaying the radiator, including non-project based and only showing failing builds - give it a try to see some of them. 

Compatibility

JENKINS-20415 causes views of this type to fail to be displayed (see JENKINS-20664 for details) if there are any multi-combination (matrix) jobs defined.

This applies to Jenkins 1.532.1 as well as some number of releases after 1.531 until 1.539. 1.40 has no compatibility issues.

As a workaround, when running on problematic Jenkins core releases, uncheck "Recurse in subfolders" in the view.

Open Tickets (bugs and feature requests)

Changelog

Release 1.18 (18 January 2014):

Release 1.17 (20 October 2013):

  • Radiator View plugin throws NullPointerException at ClaimWrapper.getClaimForRun(ClaimWrapper.java:39). JENKINS-20129
  • Jobs not built are displayed as failed jobs. JENKINS-12460

Release 1.16 (17 October 2013):

Release 1.15 (12 October 2013):

  • Config checkbox to display build stability icon in radiator. Pull request 8 from dhorbach.
  • Some minor spacing detail updates. Pull request 10 from outdooricon.
  • Remove dependency to Claim plugin that was introduced in release 1.14. JENKINS-19961

Release 1.14 (3 October 2013):

  • Add support for matrix builds. Based on commits from pull request #1 from Henrik Lynggaard Hansen (henriklynggaard). See new screenshots for examples. JENKINS-8458
  • Show unstable builds as yellow. Based on pull request #7 from antoniobustorff JENKINS-9772 JENKINS-10585 JENKINS-10614 JENKINS-10846
  • use z-index to enforce radiator view always on top. Thanks to Nicolas De loof (ndeloof) for the pull request!
  • Support for concurrent builds in claim integration. Thanks to David Pärsson (davidparsson) for the pull request! JENKINS-12661

Release 1.13

  • Gradients, shadows and other UI changes. Please feel free to send new CSS and patches to improve it!
  • JENKINS-8239 - Added a button in the top left to access configure and delete view links. 

Release 1.12 (18 April 2011):

  • Show list of projects as tooltip in project based views. Useful for figuring out what's in 'no project'

Release 1.11 (22 March 2011):

  • No code changes
  • Fixed deployment issue to ensure this shows up in the update centre.

Release 1.10 (17 March 2011) :

  • Modified to use div based layout to provide equal sized boxes.
  • Highlight time since last successful build more
  • Some tidying up of the UI (although still too cluttered!)
  • Created a sidebar to list claimed builds separately from the main builds, only showing the build name and claim reason.
  • Fixed creation of new views
  • Added an option to group multiple builds by 'project'. This is useful on systems with 100's of builds covering 10's of projects that are organised using a common job name prefix. 

Release 1.9:

  • Claim plugin integration fixes.

Release 1.8:

  • JENKINS-6507: If the claim plugin is installed, claim details are shown with broken builds.
  • Fixed a NPE calculating the culprit with builds that have been failing for many builds.
  • Spread stable builds over more rows, so they're wider to show more of the titles on installations with many jobs.

Release 1.7 :

Release 1.6:

  • Merged contributions from Lucas Cavalcanti and Ryan Shelley (see comments at the end of this page), with a new configuration option. These have increased the visibility of the builds and help with embedding in other pages.
  • Black background – Better contrast with build colors (red and green in my case)
  • More opacity when the job is queue
  • Heart beat when the job is building – an animation like the building balls
  • Build health icons
  • Hidden header and sidebars

Release 1.5:

  • Fix IllegalArgumentException when adding a new radiator view (issue #5198).

Release 1.3, 1.4:

  • Include more information, based on Julien Renaut's work in the XFPanel.
  • Replaced layout with standard html tables to make better use of the space.
  • Optimised layout for installations with many (dozens) jobs.
  • Added configuration options to hide stable jobs or stable job details.

Release 1.2:

  • Include Progress bar on all jobs.

Release 1.1:

  • Initial public release.

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