CloudBees Build Acceleration™ 2020.09 is now available

Summary

We are pleased to announce the general availability of our September 2020 Preview Release (PR): CloudBees Build Acceleration 2020.09.00. Please see our earlier announcement about our Accelerator Release Strategy update and our plan to accelerate the delivery of new content through Preview Releases.

 

Cloudbees Build Acceleration v2020.09 PR introduces performance improvements for incremental builds as well additional diagnostic reports in CloudBees Build Acceleration Insight.

 

Performance Improvements for Incremental Android Open Source Project (AOSP) Builds

This release includes several enhancements to improve the performance of AOSP incremental builds. 

 

New “Diagnostic Report” in CloudBees Build Acceleration Insight

A new “Diagnostic Report” in CloudBees Insight enables developers to quickly analyze warnings and errors in the build without having to go through their entire log files. The report is available both from the command line and from the graphical user interface in CloudBees Build Acceleration Insight.

 

Performance note

In a Windows mixed-project environment, using electrify for Windows C++ projects may improve performance. To ensure this works correctly, create a batch file to call electrify that unsets EMAKE_BUILD_MODE and sets TMP and TEMP environmental variables to %LOCALAPPDATA%\Temp. The emake and electrify calls should use separate agents. You can achieve this by creating separate agent resources in the CM.

 

Behavior Change

As part of CloudBees commitment to inclusivity, the bemake configuration files have been renamed to bemake_packages_supported and bemake_packages_exceptions in place of bemake_package_whitelist and bemake_package_blacklist, respectively.

In addition, Checksum files are now generated using SHA-256

 

Download instructions

Download Cloudbees Build Acceleration 2020.09.00 from the CloudBees Sharefile site:

Installers are located in the directory corresponding to the operating system (for example, windows). Release notes and product documentation are available online at CloudBees Build Acceleration Documentation.

Supported configurations

See CloudBees Build Acceleration Supported Platforms for a complete list of supported platforms and configurations.

 

Upgrade

CloudBees recommends that customers moving to the Preview Release upgrade all of their Accelerator components to version 2020.09.00. This includes the Cluster Manager, cluster nodes (agent machines), and all local eMake build machines. See the CloudBees Build Acceleration Preview Version Upgrade Guide for complete upgrade instructions.

 

Customers using perpetual licenses can go to the CloudBees technical support site at https://support.cloudbees.com and submit a support request for a test license to try out the Preview Version.

 

Support

Contact Customer Support with questions related to this release by going to the CloudBees technical support site at https://support.cloudbees.com and submitting a support request.  Improvement requests can be filed at https://www.cloudbees.com/feedback .

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