I got a laugh out of a link I saw on the Jenkins CI page today: “Upgrading from Hudson?” Of course, I’ll be using Jenkins going forward, as it appears that most people in the community are already heading this direction (because Jenkins IS the real Hudson). Comparing the Jenkins CI change log to the Hudson CI change log, already we see that there is more activity on Jenkins.
I read somewhere, and I can’t remember where (so I can’t give a link), that Hudson CI is (was) the CI tool of choice for the Java community, with over 80% of Java projects using it. That’s a pretty large following. It will be interesting to see how this plays out, but my money is on Jenkins.
Of course, when creating software solutions in a corporate environment, most of us don’t intend to update our build server frequently at all. Its simply not feasible to do so.