Sidebar-Link Plugin

Plugin Information

Plugin ID sidebar-link
Latest Release 1.5
Latest Release Date Jan 20, 2011
Plugin Central Plugin Central 3.2
Sources Subversion
Support Eclipse Hudson Forum
Issue Tracking Eclipse Bugzilla
Hudson Core (latest) 3.3.3

Add links in the sidebar of the Hudson main page, view tabs and project pages.

Development moved to Jenkins

The author of this plugin has announced that he will not be making further bug fixes for this plugin in Hudson.
The latest information can now be found on the Jenkins wiki: http://wiki.jenkins-ci.org/display/JENKINS/Sidebar-Link+Plugin

This simple plugin adds an Additional Sidebar Links section in the main Hudson configuration page, with settings for link URLs, texts and icons. These links will be shown in the top-level Hudson pages (main page, user list, build history, My Projects and other project view tabs). Sidebar links for particular jobs may also be added in the job configuration pages.


Change Log

Version 1.5 (20-Jan-2011)
  • Add option for sidebar links in project pages. (issue #7298)
  • Add ability to upload image files into HUDSON_HOME/userContent directory from global config page. (issue #8320)
  • Japanese translation
Version 1.4 (8-Mar-2010)
  • Add help text about how to use icon images placed in HUDSON_HOME/userContent directory, and for absolute vs in-this-Hudson URLs.
Verison 1.3 (10-Feb-2010)
  • Update code for more recent Hudson.
Version 1.2 (23-May-2009)
  • Support for more than one link.
Version 1.1 (13-Jan-2009)
  • Avoid NullPointerException when plugin is installed but not configured.
Version 1.0 (17-Dec-2008)
  • Initial release.

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  1. Dec 19, 2008

    Bruce Painter says:

    Nice little plugin. One issue I see with the image having to exist in the appli...

    Nice little plugin.

    One issue I see with the image having to exist in the applications images/24x24 directory, people who are running Hudson in the build-in Winstone servlet container won't be able to install their own icon image.  The other issue I see is for those that are running Hudson in a Tomcat or other servlet container, the custom icon images will be lost when upgrading Hudson.

    Suggestions:

    • Support for images directory to be in $HUDSON_HOME with the rest of the instance specific config files and plugins
    • Support links opening in a new window (target="_blank")
  2. May 27, 2009

    Matt Solnit says:

    +1 for storing the images in HUDSON_HOME.  I couldn't figure out where ...

    +1 for storing the images in HUDSON_HOME.  I couldn't figure out where to put them for my JBoss-based installation.  Also, allowing larger sizes would be great.  It's actually pretty hard to find a decent 24x24 icon for some websites.

  3. Jun 04, 2009

    Dietmar Steinberger says:

    nice one indeed, but as Bruce suggested (1) _blank would be nice to configu...

    nice one indeed, but as Bruce suggested

    (1) _blank would be nice to configure

    (2) Permission check (not all users shall see the new link - maybe just the logged in users...)

  4. Feb 26, 2010

    William Leara says:

    +1 for storing the images in HUDSON_HOME

    +1 for storing the images in HUDSON_HOME

  5. Mar 08, 2010

    Alan Harder says:

    Please file requests in the issue tracker.. they're easily forgotten here, thank...

    Please file requests in the issue tracker.. they're easily forgotten here, thanks.

  6. Mar 08, 2010

    Alan Harder says:

    To put the icon in HUDSON_HOME, put it in HUDSON_HOME/userContent and use /userC...

    To put the icon in HUDSON_HOME, put it in HUDSON_HOME/userContent and use /userContent/file.ext in the sidebar link setting.

  7. Mar 08, 2010

    Alan Harder says:

    Hudson core does not support link targets (like _blank) or different icon image ...

    Hudson core does not support link targets (like _blank) or different icon image sizes. Hiding the link for anonymous user could be done (by returning null from LinkAction.getIconFileName() when link should not be seen), but seems like low priority (patch welcome..).

  8. Jun 02, 2010

    karthik says:

    Is there a way to have a sidebar link in one of the project pages instead of Hud...

    Is there a way to have a sidebar link in one of the project pages instead of Hudson main page

    1. Jun 02, 2010

      Alan Harder says:

      Nope. Try the doclinks plugin?

      Nope. Try the doclinks plugin?

      1. Jan 20, 2011

        Alan Harder says:

        This feature added in version 1.5

        This feature added in version 1.5