WARNING: Jenkins X version 2.x is deprecated.
Please refer to the v3 documentation for the latest supported version.
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 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.
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