Platform SIG - May 20, 2022




  • Mark Waite
  • Tim Jacomb
  • Alex Earl
  • Emine Sener
  • Bruno Verachten


  • Open action items
    • Plugin installation manager docs - PR-4373 (closed)
      • Docs team agrees with Tim that a simple use case will be described on and detailed documentation will be kept in the GitHub repository of the tool
        • No change since last meeting, no change expected soon
  • Move platform SIG from mailing list to
    • Very low message, low readership, let’s centralize for simplicity
    • Chat continues in gitter
  • Require Java 11 or newer for Jenkins core
    • Timeline
      • June 21, 2022 - first weekly release to require Java 11, no Java 8
        • Basil hopes for a blog post very soon, working on it
        • See docs office hours notes and Jira
      • Sep 2022 - first LTS release to require Java 11
  • Java 17 support in Jenkins
    • No change since the last session

Is it worth importing the existing content? It looks pretty easy for a group admin to export the mailing list to mbox via google takeout. I’d have to contact discourse support to do the import, but seems pretty doable.

I think it is worth importing the existing content. I am a group admin and may be able to make you a group admin as well. Would you be willing to help with that transition?

I’m out of the office next week so won’t make progress next week and tomorrow is already overloaded.

I’ll reach out to support and see what they say. Feel free to make me an admin, or don’t. There’s no time pressure.

After the import is done it should be made read only, maybe with an auto reply, and something like as a pinned top message