Re: Jenkins: Projects with top level VIEWS have 6 days to move them!
There are a lot of jobs. Because a lot of the older branches cannot build against anything newer then JDK 7, attempting to use Maven projects runs into problems because the Jenkins plugins that the project automatically uses are dependent on JDK 8. So I have been recreating a lot of the OpenJPA build definitions as generic jenkins projects, and invoking the build with shell commands, while using the jenkins tool extensions to choose ant, maven, and jdk.
Until today, I had simply deactivated the old Maven-project types as the generic-project types went online. Today, I’ve deleted a lot of the deactivated projects, at least those associated with branches that are associated with IBM WebSphere products (i.e., 2.0.x, 2.1.x, 2.2.x, etc.) I’ve left alone the projects for the remaining branches, at least until I could get a consensus on what these branches’ stakeholders wanted to do.