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This page provides information for developers who either want to contribute to (or understand) Hudson and those wanting to write plugins for Hudson (see also Extending Hudson)

Core Development

Development for Hudson as a whole is split into two overarching projects. The Hudson core and primary plug-ins are maintained here at Eclipse. Although anyone can pull the source code for this project contributions are slightly more controlled (see Submitting a Patch for Non-Committers). The other half of the project is the Hudson-Plugins project at This project is open to anyone who wants to create and maintain a plugin. Generally the plugins are all licensed with the MIT license rather than the EPL. This article relates to the code associated with the Eclipse maintained codebase.

Source control

The Hudson Project maintains it's source code in a series of GIT repositories which partition the project into modules. The list below shows the set of repositories.

Hudson Core Platform org.eclipse.hudson.core.git (browse, stats, fork on OrionHub)
Hudson REST Plugin (browse, stats, fork on OrionHub)
Hudson REST client (browse, stats, fork on OrionHub)
Hudson Plugin to Maven to create run and debug Hudson plugins org.eclipse.hudson.maven-hpi-plugin.git (browse, stats, fork on OrionHub)
Hudson GWT Support (browse, stats, fork on OrionHub)
Hudson JAXB Support (browse, stats, fork on OrionHub)
Maven3 Plugin org.eclipse.hudson.plugins.maven3.git (browse, stats, fork on OrionHub)
Legacy Maven Plugin org.eclipse.hudson.plugins.legacy-maven.git (browse, stats, fork on OrionHub)
CVS Source Control Plugin org.eclipse.hudson.plugins.cvs.git (browse, stats, fork on OrionHub)
Subversion Source Contol Plugin org.eclipse.hudson.plugins.subversion.git (browse, stats, fork on OrionHub)
GIT Source Control Plugin org.eclipse.hudson.plugins.git.git (browse, stats, fork on OrionHub)
SSH Slaves Plugin org.eclipse.hudson.plugins.ssh-slaves.git (browse, stats, fork on OrionHub)
Test Harness org.eclipse.hudson.test.harness.git (browse, stats, fork on OrionHub)
Hudson Selenium Based UI Tests org.eclipse.hudson.test.ui.git (browse, stats, fork on OrionHub)
Hudson Tools to Create Native Installers (browse, stats, fork on OrionHub)
Hudson Update Center Generator Tool (browse, stats, fork on OrionHub)

Working with the Source

To work with a particular module click on the link above for the repository that you want to work with. On the summary tab of that page you will see a section towards the bottom of the page which provides the list of clone targets. For example, Hudson Core clone targets are: {{{ Clone git:// ssh:// }}}


For general information about GIT at Eclipse refer to the GIT page in Eclipsepedia. Thsi provides information on setting up SSH keys etc.

Submitting a patch for Non-Committers

Becoming a Committer

Background Information

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