The URL Change Trigger plugin allows you to trigger a Hudson build when the content of a URL changes.
Setting up the URL Change Trigger is easy. Once you've installed the plugin, you'll see a new entry on the list of "Build Triggers" on your project configuration page, labeled "Build when an URL's content changes." Check it and fill in the URL. (It may be a "file:" URL, if you like; that will trigger a build whenever a file on your file system changes. This can be useful if you've mounted a remote network share using NFS or SMB/CIFS.)
Hudson will download the content at that URL once a minute. If the content changes, your build will launch.
We use the URL Change Trigger at Redfin to run our automated UI tests whenever our internal staging website is updated. Redfin dev blog
Version 1.2 (Dec 29, 2009)
- Fix help link
- Add cause information in builds
- Updated uses of deprecated APIs
Version 1.1 (Jan 18, 2009)