Re: Get data from plugin installations in the real world
On 09/21/2012 09:10 PM, Baptiste MATHUS wrote:
> I'd like to be able to retrieve some (anonymous, sure) informations
> about real installations (to be able to improve the plugin).
> Is there any standard Jenkins feature or even guidelines for plugin
> developers about that?
> Obviously, there's already some kind of feedback sent to create
> statistics, but that might not be extendable for that kind of need.
It's certainly a nice idea -- as a plugin developer, it would be helpful
to see which features people are using, or which job types they use the
plugin in conjunction with, etc..
However, I don't know of any plugin that does this, or that there are
any APIs to allow for this. Only the core of Jenkins currently reports
anonymous usage statistics.
As you mention, it may be tricky to implement, at least for privacy
reasons. I wonder if anybody else has any thoughts..?