Shelve Project Plugin

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Plugin Information

Plugin ID shelve-project-plugin Changes In Latest Release
Since Latest Release
Latest Release
Latest Release Date
Required Core
Dependencies
1.5
Apr 18, 2014
1.532.1
Source Code
Issue Tracking
Maintainer(s)
GitHub
Open Issues
Ben Patterson (id: bpatterson)
Ash Lux (id: ashlux)
Usage Installations 2013-Apr 1134
2013-May 1145
2013-Jun 1178
2013-Jul 1225
2013-Aug 1220
2013-Sep 1261
2013-Oct 1319
2013-Nov 1360
2013-Dec 1365
2014-Jan 1422
2014-Feb 1427
2014-Mar 1488

This plugin lets you shelve projects so that they can easily be resurrected. "Shelving a project" is like deleting a project into a recycle bin. When you shelve a project, it'll disappear from the list of projects and become inaccessible from Jenkins, just like how it goes when a project is deleted, with one difference — instead of getting deleted, the data is archived into a zip file and stored on the server. This allows the administrator to resurrect it later (aka unshelving), in an unlikely event that the job turned out to be necessary.

This feature is convenient when you have lots of old jobs lying around, and you are 99% sure you won't need them but you can't rule out 1% possibility that you might find them necessary later.

Usage

When you install this plugin, you get "shelve project" in each job page, as follows:

You can click this icon and shelve the project. The shelved projects can be resurrected from the Jenkins top page, with the following UI:

Security

If security settings are enabled in Jenkins, shelving a project requires DELETE permissions and unshelving a project requires CREATE permissions.

Version History

Version 1.5 (2014-04-18)

  • Ability to delete shelved projects ( JENKINS-11374 )
  • Bug fix on updated config ( JENKINS-10544 )
  • Bug fix ( JENKINS-8063 )
  • Hygienic updates (rev JUnit, base plugin version, port to JenkinsRule for unit tests...)

Version 1.4.4 (2013-07-29)

  • Wipe out workspace while shelving project (this saves disk usage). (issue #11023)

Version 1.3 (2011-08-06)

  • Sort list of shelves projects by the project name. (issue #8570)
  • Allow unshelving of multiple projects at the same time. (issue #8571)
  • Don't display full path for archive when unshelving. (issue #8759)

Version 1.2 (2011-02-08)

  • Update for Jenkins.

Version 1.1 (2010-11-05)

  • Update code making it compatible with Hudson 1.383. Older versions of Hudson received 500 errors because the method "getEstimatedDuration" was unimplemented. (issue #8016)

Version 1.0 (2010-10-18)

Version 0.3 (2010-02-27)

  • Reload Hudson configuration after unshelving a project. (issue #5425)
  • Hudson version 1.336 or newer is now required for reloading Hudson's configuration after  unshelving a project.

Version 0.2 (2010-01-25)

Version 0.1 (2010-01-05)

  • Initial release

Todo

  • How to handle workspaces?
    • Shelving a project running on master works - however, the project's workspace located on the master is archived
    • Shelving a project running on a slave works - however, project's workspace located on the slave is not archived

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