[Jenkins-infra] Talking points for GitHub?

Mark Waite mark.earl.waite at gmail.com
Mon Nov 6 20:04:05 UTC 2017


Large file support for the Jenkins project might be a "nice to have" for
some scenarios (like docker instances with specific plugins stored in the
repository).

I'd really like to have some form of transparent local proxy which could
host my repositories, and periodically retrieve updates from the official
repositories at github.com.  I suspect that a large portion of my 1 TB per
month data transfer is data coming from GitHub because I haven't yet
optimized my repository caching.  Bitbucket offers some form of automatic
proxy for their enterprise product, so it probably is already on the GitHub
roadmap.

I've struggled to understand what permissions are being granted (or not
granted) when an add-on asks to be granted permission to my account and the
accounts in the organizations where I'm a member (like the jenkins
organization and the cloudbees organization).

I added "Codacy" as a GitHub add-on prior to joining CloudBees but was
worried that adding other GitHub add-on's (like codecov) worries me because
I'm not sure when I grant them access to my account, that I'm not also
allowing them access to the hundreds of repositories in the Jenkins
organization.

If they can make the permission grant / not grant dialog clearer for their
marketplace applications, I'd be more likely to try them and use them.

If I think of others, I'll let you know.
Mark Waite

On Mon, Nov 6, 2017 at 11:58 AM R. Tyler Croy <tyler at monkeypox.org> wrote:

> (replies inline)
>
> On Mon, 06 Nov 2017, Andrew Bayer wrote:
>
> > Besides API rate limits? Nothing else I can think of at the moment.
>
>
> The lack of centralized management tooling across organizations, and the
> scalability challenges within a single organization, are two points on my
> todo-list  for these discussions.
>
> - R. Tyler Croy
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