On Thursday 13 October 2016, Oleg Nenashev <o.v.nenas...@gmail.com> wrote:
> For your information, we are going to release a new major version of
> remoting (remoting 3). This version provides a new JNLP4 protocol, which
> adds support of Java NIO and improves stability being compared to the JNLP3
> Due to the change implementation, it requires some *formally*
> incompatible changes in the remoting lib and the core. The change required
> deletion of the JnlpServerHandshake class and rework of its
> implementation (PR to the core
> <https://github.com/jenkinsci/jenkins/pull/2492/files>). De-facto we were
> unable to find any usages of such API.
> Another important change is the explicit Java 7 requirement. We do not
> support Java 6 on slaves/agents starting from the 1.610 release (
> Announcement <https://jenkins.io/blog/2015/04/06/good-bye-java6/>), but
> de-facto remoting users were still able to use this Java version and latest
> remoting versions in particular edge cases.
> Today at the Jenkins governance meeting
> we decided that these formally incompatible changes are not blockers for
> including it into Jenkins 2.x.
> As a remoting maintainer, I would like to include JNLP4 into Jenkins core
> as soon as possible since remoting 3 has some known stability issues.
> Inclusion into Weeklys allows to get better soak testing before the change
> actually gets into the next LTS baselines. Newest Jenkins core versions
> include UI for managing the new protocol, hence users will be able to
> opt-in and opt-out. Jenkins agents with remoting 2.x will be able to
> connect to Jenkins master with remoting 3.x, hence the update should be
> Please respond if you have any concerns regarding the approach.
> Best regards,
> Oleg Nenashev
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