We are pleased to announce that we are donating the Centrum build pipeline plugin to the open source community. This is a plugin developed for the popular Hudson and Jenkins Continuous Integration servers.
This was developed to assist with the orchestrating the promotion of a version of software through quality gates and into production. By extending the concepts of CI you can create a chain of jobs each one subjecting your build to quality assurance steps. These QA steps may be a combination of manual and automated steps. Once a build has passed all these, it can be automatically deployed into production.
Release Management, Continuous Integration, Automated Testing and Deployment Automation are all links in a chain that need to work together to get to high quality, low risk software deliveries.