Would be nice if from the Hudson Builders node you could select a context menu item which would
1. Run: javaws https://hudson.dev.java.net/hudson.jnlp
2. Somehow wait for it to download and start.
3. Add a server: http://localhost:8080/ (probably called "Test", with 1-minute auto refresh)
Would make it very easy for people to begin playing with Hudson and the NetBeans integration together.
JNLP execution of Hudson is basically just doing "java -jar hudson.war", so an easier way for you to control the start
up would be to download the war yourself.
The start up of Hudson can be checked by repeatedly requesting the top page until the HTTP status change from 503
(service unavailable) to something else.
Integrated into 'main-golden', will be available in build *200909041634* on http://bits.netbeans.org/dev/nightly/ (upload may still be in progress)
User: Jesse Glick <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Log: #161911: easy way to download, run, and connect to latest Hudson release.