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More compact columns for showing last success and failure.
Easier to understand, and takes less room in your view.

What is the "Latest Statuses" column?

This column takes the "Last Success" and "Last Failure" columns and combines them into one easier to understand, and real-estate friendly column.  You can click on the status links to go to that build, and can hover over the link to see additional information in the tool-tip.

What are the "Job Name" columns?

 

Why?

Even in this small screen-shot you can see how busy the "Last Success" and "Last Failure" columns are. Quite frankly, it's hard to really get the information you need "at a glance" like you should.

The problem is compounded if you have many jobs and scroll down and lose the column headers. You can't remember which column is for which information.

This becomes even more useful when you are using some of the plugins that provide additional columns (e.g. Maven Info Plugin) or alternate view layouts (e.g. Sectioned View Plugin).

How do I use it?

Follow these steps

  1. If the only view you have is the "All" view, and you want to edit that view see Editing or Replacing the All View. If you would like to add another view instead, do that.
  2. Once you have a view you want to edit, see Changing the Columns of a View
  3. When changing columns, look for the "Compact Column" columns.  There are several columns to choose from
    1. Compact Column: Job Name w/ Options -- Adds the job description, plus colors the job name according to the last status.  Also contains the following options
      1. Color the Job Name according to the last build's status
      2. Add the job's description to the tool-tip
      3. Add the job's last status summary to the tool-tip - same look and feel as the status column tool-tips
      4. Enable/disable colorblind support
    2. Compact Column: All Statuses w/ Options -- This column always shows you the last build for each of the statuses fail/stable/unstable. Also contains the following options
      1. Show only the last status
      2. Hide statuses that are older than a certain number of days
      3. Enable/disable colorblind support
    3. Compact Column: Unstable + Stable -- This column prefers to show you just the latest un/stable builds, but will also show you if the last build failed
    4. Compact Column: Stable + Failed -- This column prefers to show you just the latest stable/fail builds, but will also show you if the last build was unstable
    5. Compact Column: Job Name -- Adds the job description as a tool tip.  (simpler version of Job Name w/ Options - kept only for backwards compatibility)

This screenshot shows what this configuration looks like. It is a little different than most columns because you can configure the details per-view. For example, you could have one view that shows the description with color turned on, and another view that has color turned off.

 

Changelog

Version 1.8

Version 1.7

Version 1.6.3

Version 1.5

Version 1.4

Version 1.3

Version 1.2

Version 1.1

Version 1.0