CloudBees Jenkins Distribution release notes

CloudBees Jenkins Distribution provides development teams with a highly dependable, secure Jenkins environment curated from the most recent supported Jenkins release. The distribution comes with a recommended catalog of tested plugins available through the CloudBees Assurance Program.

CloudBees no longer supports CloudBees Jenkins Distribution as of February 24, 2021. Please refer to the following step-by-step documentation for Migrating from CloudBees Jenkins Distribution to Jenkins LTS. The increased alignment between CloudBees Jenkins Distribution and Jenkins means users will experience zero impact to Pipeline execution. Existing customers can also contact CloudBees Support to help ensure a smooth transition.

Please see About the CloudBees Jenkins Distribution retirement for more information.

Latest v2.277.4.3

Released: 2021-05-11 Security release

v2.277.4.2

Released: 2021-05-05 Security release

v2.277.3.1

Released: 2021-04-20 Security release 2 revisions

v2.277.2.3

Released: 2021-04-07 Security release 1 revision

v2.277.1.2

The setup wizard shows after updating an instance to 2.777.1.x

Issue

After updating an instance, the setup wizard is displayed.

Jenkins 2.277.1 removes the Upgrade Wizard that was no longer operational after Jenkins 2.0. This caused a regression for instances created before 2.4/2.7.1 LTS.

At the time of this writing, no fix is available for this issue.

Workaround

See the Jenkins upgrade guide for a workaround for this issue. On subsequent restarts, the setup wizard will no longer appear.

Important updates in the March release

The March release includes important updates. If you use Jenkins LTS plugins that are not in the CloudBees Assurance Program (CAP), you should update them before upgrading your CloudBees products to ensure compatibility with the March release. If your company uses its own proprietary (non-CloudBees) plugins, CloudBees recommends that you test them against Jenkins version 2.277.1 prior to updating your CloudBees products. And, as always, backing up your data before upgrading is strongly encouraged.

For details about changes in the March Jenkins LTS release, see:

Remove the jquery and jquery-detached plugins from your CloudBees Jenkins Platform instance

The jquery and jquery-detached plugins have been removed from all CloudBees Jenkins-based products and are no longer part of CloudBees Assurance Program. However, these plugins are not automatically uninstalled from your CloudBees Jenkins Platform instance as other plugins you use may still have dependencies on them. Please ensure that your CloudBees Jenkins Platform instance does not have any dependencies on these plugins, and then remove them. For instructions on how to check for dependencies in a particular plugin, refer to How to determine if a plugin is in use.

Released: 2021-03-11 Security release 2 revisions

v2.263.4.2

Released: 2021-02-26

v2.263.4.1

Released: 2021-02-11 Security release 1 revision

v2.263.2.3

Released: 2021-01-21 Security release

User-created content regressions

Version 2.263.2.3 fixes some critical regressions found in version 2.263.2.2 of the following products:

  • CloudBees CI

  • CloudBees Jenkins Distribution

  • CloudBees Jenkins Platform

  • CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise

Potential issues include:

  • If you use external artifact storage, it is not possible to download entire directories of archived artifacts as Zip files.

  • Zip files containing directories of workspaces, archived artifacts, and similar user-created content are missing top-level directories.

  • File handles are not closed directly whenever individual files are downloaded from workspaces, archived artifacts, and other user-created content. This could result in Jenkins running out of file handles.

CloudBees recommends that you upgrade to version 2.263.2.3 to prevent potential issues with user-created content.

v2.263.2.2

Released: 2021-01-13 Security release 1 revision

v2.263.1.2

Released: 2020-12-03

v2.249.3.3 revision 2

Released: 2020-11-20

v2.249.3.3

Released: 2020-11-19

v2.249.3.2

Released: 2020-11-12

v2.249.3.1

Released: 2020-11-04

v2.249.2.4

Released: 2020-10-14

v2.249.2.3

Released: 2020-10-07

v2.249.1.2 revision 3

Released: 2020-09-23

v2.249.1.2 revision 2

Released: 2020-09-16

v2.249.1.2

Released: 2020-09-09

v2.235.5.1

Released: 2020-08-17

v2.235.4.1

Released: 2020-08-12

v2.235.2.3

Released: 2020-07-15

v2.235.1.2

Released: 2020-06-22

v2.222.4.3 revision 3

Released: 2020-06-03

v2.222.4.3 revision 2

Released: 2020-05-27

v2.222.4.3

Released: 2020-05-26

v2.222.2.1 revision 2

Released: 2020-05-06

v2.222.2.1

Released: 2020-04-27

v2.222.1.1 revision 2

Released: 2020-03-26

v2.222.1.1

Released: 2020-03-25

v2.204.3.7 revision 3

Released: 2020-03-19

v2.204.3.7 revision 2

Released: 2020-03-09

v2.204.3.7

Released: 2020-03-06

v2.204.3.4

Released: 2020-03-03

v2.204.2.2 revision 2

Released: 2020-02-12

v2.204.2.2

Released: 2020-01-29

v2.204.1.3 revision 3

Released: 2020-01-15

v2.204.1.3 revision 2

Released: 2020-01-08

v2.204.1.3

Released: 2019-12-19

v2.190.3.2 revision 2

Released: 2019-11-21

v2.190.3.2

Released: 2019-11-21

v2.190.2.2

Released: 2019-10-29

v2.176.4.3 revision 2

Released: 2019-10-01

v2.176.4.3

Released: 2019-09-25

v2.176.3.3

Released: 2019-09-18

v2.176.3.2 revision 2

Released: 2019-09-12

v2.176.3.2

Released: 2019-08-28

v2.176.2.3 revision 2

Released: 2019-07-31

v2.176.2.3

Released: 2019-07-17

v2.176.1.4 revision 3

Released: 2019-07-11

v2.176.1.4 revision 2

Released: 2019-07-08

v2.176.1.4

Released: 2019-07-03

v2.164.3.2 revision 4

Released: 2020-04-14

v2.164.3.2 revision 3

Released: 2019-06-11

v2.164.3.2 revision 2

Released: 2019-05-21

v2.164.3.2

Released: 2019-05-08

v2.164.2.1 revision 3

Released: 2020-04-14

v2.164.2.1 revision 2

Released: 2019-04-10

v2.164.2.1

Released: 2019-04-10

v2.164.1.2 revision 3

Released: 2020-04-14

v2.164.1.2 revision 2

Released: 2019-03-25

v2.164.1.2

Released: 2019-03-19

v2.150.3.2 revision 5

Released: 2020-04-14

v2.150.3.2 revision 4

Released: 2019-03-06

v2.150.3.2 revision 3

Released: 2019-02-25

v2.150.3.2 revision 2

Released: 2019-02-19

v2.150.3.2

Released: 2019-02-19

Maven coordinates

Group ID

com.cloudbees

Artifact ID

cloudbees-jenkins-distribution

Type

war