Jenkins Fast Archiver plugin: new major release!

A nice update straight from Jesse’s hat: the “Fast Archiver” plugin just went through a major update (details here) that makes use of a major new extension point in Jenkins 1.532.

Consequently, if you are using a version of Jenkins above or equal to v1.532 is the ability to use fast archiving for Maven projects as well as “freestyle” projects.

Rather than using a trick to mimic the standard “archive artifacts” post-build step (as in 4.1 and earlier versions), the standard archive publisher can now be used unmodified, while asking this Jenkins Enterprise plugin to perform the actual network transfer in a more efficient manner.

Give it a go and let us know how it works for you!