General questions

General questions about the Jenkins X project

We have tried to collate common issues here with work arounds. If your issue isn’t listed here please let us know.

Is Jenkins X Open Source?

Yes! All of Jenkins X source code and artifacts are open source; either Apache or MIT and will always remain so!

How does Jenkins X compare to Jenkins?

Jenkins X provides automated CI + CD for applications on kubernetes with GitOps promotion through environments and preview environments on Pull Requests . (See the features for more details).

Jenkins is a general purpose CI/CD server that can be configured to do anything you like by adding plugins, changing configuration and writing your own pipelines.

With Jenkins X you just install Jenkins X which automatically sets up all of the various tools (helm, docker registry, nexus etc) and then create/import projects and you get fully automated CI/CD and previews. This lets your developers focus on building applications while you delegate to Jenkins X to manage your CI+CD.

Jenkins X supports different execution engines; so it can orchestrate a Jenkins server per team by reusing Jenkins in a docker container. Though when using serverless Jenkins X Pipelines we use Tekton rather than Jenkins as the underlying CI/CD engine to provide a modern highly available cloud native architecture.

Is Jenkins X a fork of Jenkins?

No! Jenkins X can orchestrate Jenkins by reusing it inside a container and configures it to be as kubernetes native as possible.

Though when using serverless Jenkins X Pipelines we use Tekton rather than Jenkins as the underlying CI/CD engine to provide a modern highly available cloud native architecture.


Last modified October 20, 2020: release 0.0.1921 (5342801)