CloudBees CI on traditional platforms

Rolling release: 2020-04-27

Based on Jenkins LTS 2.222.2-cb-3

New features


Feature enhancements

Move security.xml to $JENKINS_HOME (CTR-1422)

The $JENKINS_HOME/jcasc-bundles-store/security.xml file was stored in an unappropriated folder that could have lead to accidental override issues.

With this update, the security.xml file has been moved into $JENKINS_HOME/core-casc-security.xml.

CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise License Entitlement Check new public API (CTR-1466)

We added a new public API to the CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise License Entitlement Check plugin that exposes the product name.

Add Matrix to directive generator (NGPIPELINE-624)

Matrix-related directives were not available in the Directive Generator.

We have added Matrix-related directives to the Directive Generator, including "matrix", "axes", "axis", "excludes", and "exclude".

Resolved issues

Analytics plugin was sending a wizard login even on regular login after restart (FNDJEN-1904)

The Analytics plugin was sending the "Admin password step displayed" event after the setup wizard was completed.

This issue has been fixed.

Adapt product link color in the refreshed Jenkins UI (FNDJEN-1989)

Some links were not being correctly displayed with the new UI. That is now fixed.

CloudBees SSH Build Agents Plugin intermittent SSH error since version 2.5 (CTR-1444)

The ChannelExec close without parameters was closing the underlying ssh channel connection synchronously in the CloudBees SSH Build Agents Plugin since version 2.5, making the connection unstable.

With this fix, ChannelExec is now closed asynchronously using close(false) instead of the closeable close method.

This update only affects installations that use the CloudBees SSH Build Agents Plugin.

Reduce lock contention in the CloudBees Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) plugin (CTR-1267)

To reduce UI blocking issues when using RBAC with large user groups or when the user database is slow, we reduced lock contention in the CloudBees Role-Based Access Control plugin.

Operations Center Client Plugin dependency upgrade (CTR-1427)

We now use the Snakeyaml Plugin instead of the artifact.

This update only affects installations that use the Operations Center Client Plugin.

NullPointerException on LicenseRootCAPeriodicWork (CTR-1553)

Internal API change, LicenseManager.getInstanceOrDie().getLicenseKeyData() now requires NullCheck.

The fix for JENKINS-59083 caused deadlocks (NGPIPELINE-951)

The Pipeline: Job Plugin versions 2.35, 2.36, and 2.37 could cause Jenkins to hang indefinitely in some cases due to deadlock.

With this fix, the Pipeline: Job Plugin version 2.38 no longer causes deadlocks.

This update only affects installations that use the Pipeline: Job plugin.

Checkouts of shared libraries should exclude contents of src/test (NGPIPELINE-1020)

The contents of the src/test/ folder in shared libraries was available to Pipelines, but this directory is commonly used to store tests for the library itself, and is not intended to be used by Pipelines.

With this fix, the contents of src/test/ in shared libraries are no longer available to Pipelines by default as a precaution for users who may not have realized that shared library test code should not be placed under src/test/.

To restore the previous behavior that allowed access to files in src/test/, pass -Dorg.jenkinsci.plugins.workflow.libs.SCMSourceRetriever.INCLUDE_SRC_TEST_IN_LIBRARIES=true to the java command used to start Jenkins.

Parameter names for templates in Template Catalogs were not validated correctly (NGPIPELINE-1006)

If a parameter used in the template.yaml file for a template in a Pipeline Template Catalog was not a valid Java identifier, the template would silently fail to load.

With this fix, when a template is imported, the parameters are checked to make sure they are valid Java identifiers. If not, a validation error is displayed in the catalog import log and the import fails.

The Pipeline: Build Step Plugin incorrectly logged a warning when converting choice-like parameters (NGPIPELINE-1026)

Starting in version 2.10 of the Pipeline: Build Step Plugin, passing parameters to downstream jobs that use the Extended Choice Parameters Plugin or Active Choices Plugin caused an erroneous warning about parameter conversion to be printed to the build log.

With this fix, the warning about parameter conversion is no longer printed to the build log for parameters from the Extended Choice Parameters Plugin or Active Choices Plugin.

This update only affects installations that use the Pipeline: Build Step plugin.

Restart required to turn off polling for an SCM on a Pipeline job (NGPIPELINE-917)

When a Pipeline job was configured to poll an SCM for updates, it could not be configured to stop polling that SCM unless Jenkins was restarted.

With this fix, turning polling off for an SCM in a Pipeline job will now immediately disable polling for that SCM on that job.

Known issues

This version contains a known issue which prevents the use of CloudBees High Availability (HA) (CTR-1785)

The secondary node does not start up properly, and displays the following message in the logs: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException:

Upgrade notes

End of life announcement

After assessing the viability of our supported plugins, CloudBees ended support for the CloudBees VMware Pool Autoscaling Plugin on April 30, 2020.

This end-of-life announcement allows CloudBees to focus on driving new technology and product innovation as well as maintaining existing products that are actively used by customers.

For more information regarding this end-of-life announcement, please contact your Customer Success Manager.

License certificate expiration

On June 22nd, 2020, the certificate used to sign all existing CloudBees licenses for Jenkins-based products will expire. This certificate is used to verify the authenticity of the customer’s CloudBees license. Customers must install a new license (generated with the new certificate) before June 22, 2020. Existing licenses will become invalid as of June 22, 2020. See the following articles for instructions on how to upgrade your license: Preparing for the new CloudBees License Certificate Upgrading for the new CloudBees License Certificate