Use gitlist as git repository browser in Jenkins

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Use gitlist as git repository browser in Jenkins

Jenkins git-scm plugin provides support for various git repo browser applications, but the wonderful gitlist isn’t one of them…
Still I found you can fool Jenkins into using gitlist as your repository browser.
(We’ve been using gitlist on one of the ALM environments I manage and gitLab on another one. At some stage I noticed that gitLab‘s commit url is build exactly the same as a commit url in gitlist  : <gitlist_url>/<repo-name>.git/commit/<commit_hash> vs. <gitlab_url>/<repo_name(without .git extension)>/commit/<commit_hash>.
Actually what jenkins git plugin does when constructing the repository browser link for gitlab is add the ‘commit/<commit_hash>’ on top of gitlab project url. And it works perfectly fine for gitlist too!)

To use gitlist as your git repo browser in Jenkins:

in git plugin define the following:

Repository browser : gitlab

URL: <your gitlist url (repo name with .git)> (eg: http://gitserver/gitlist/myRepo.git)

Version: 5.4

Now for every commit in the changes list on build page you’ll get a ‘gitlab’ link which will lead you to the commit page on gitlist.

I relaize it is quite easy to add this support to the plugin itself and get the correctly named ‘gitlist’ link, but until I or someone else find time for that – this is a nice workaround.

and here’s a groovy script to set this for all your git jobs:

[sourcecode language=”groovy”]

import hudson.model.*;
import hudson.plugins.git.*
import hudson.plugins.git.browser.*

//replace with your own values
def view = Hudson.instance.getView("myViewName")
def myRepoUrl = "http://gitserver/gitlist/myRepo.git"

for(item in view.getItems())

def SCM = item.getScm()
if(SCM instanceof GitSCM ) {
println (item.getName());
def browser = SCM.getBrowser();
if (browser){
println browser.getUrl()
browser = new GitLab( myRepoUrl, "5.4");
SCM.browser = browser



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Anton Weiss

Founding Consultant at Otomato. More than 17 years of industry experience delivering software and building great IT organisations. Passionate about innovation, creativity and freedom of expression.


Andriy Podanenko

May 8, 2014 at 9:44 pm

Thank You!
It is works for me!


July 10, 2014 at 1:19 pm

Great to hear that!

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