I like jenkins very much. If you will make mistake, he can tell you where you were wrong. Now here's the catch, if you don't visit jenkins enough, he is not helpful at all. But you can do something about it. This is the moment, where notification plugins comes to safe the world.
Jenkins is known from reach variety of plugins. One type of them serves for notification about jobs status. But what if none of them are installed in your jenkins? What if you don't have rights to install any. Moreover your admin is asshole and you try to avoid him. Well, then I have solution for you.
If you have Mac, please meet "Jenkins Jr".
Idea is simple. You install "Jenkins Jr" and he checks in your name status of jobs. If status changes, you receive pleasant notification in Mac way.
Here how you setup - step by step.
Installation is easy, because Jenkins Jr is in App Store.
After installation, start Jenkins Jr. It should be visible as icon in tray.
First of all you have to add jobs to watch. To do that, you will need to copy url of jenkins job:
Paste copied url into Jenkins Jr (Settings -> Add):
In "Add" dialog box, you have also place for login and password to jenkins.
If you want Jenkins Jr to start up after every login, you have to add it to Login Items in your account settings. To do that go to System Preferences -> User & Groups -> <Your Account> -> Login Items and add it from Applications folder.
As I said, Jenkins Jr uses standard Mac notifications. After each job run, you will see notification in upper right corner about build status:
You can see all notifications in Notifications area:
If you click on one of them, it will open view of finished build in your browser.
So what do you think? Did I miss something? Is any part unclear? Leave your comments below.