Baruch Sadogursky, recently joined JFrog as the Developers Advocate following years of working alongside JFrog’s founding team. Prior to joining JFrog, Baruch was an innovations expert with BMC Software Incubator team after 6 years with AlphaCSP as a senior Java consultant, architect and training division manager. Baruch is hacking around Java technologies and Continuous-Integration tools since 2001, including module development for open source projects like Gradle & Spring. Baruch is also active in community development around Artifactory, participating in the development of it’s plugin ecosystem and enriching it’s functionality with open-source user plugins. As JFrog’s Developers Advocate, Baruch contributes to the strong collaboration with leading open-source projects such as SpringSource, Grails and Gradle by providing them with the Artifactory Cloud platform, and fuels the Continuous-Integration ecosystem with open-source plugins for leading tools such as Jenkins, TeamCity & Bamboo. Baruch blogs at & and tweets as @jbaruch. Baruch is a DZone MVB and is not an employee of DZone and has posted 17 posts at DZone. You can read more from them at their website. View Full User Profile

Artifactory 2.6 is released

  • submit to reddit

Important new features and changes in this version:

  1. Download debugging - solve artifact resolution issues by getting detailed explain plan of the download request handling in your browser.
  2. Latest Maven snapshot download - it is now possible to download the latest version of a Maven snapshot via a simple non-unique snapshot URL. (Pro)
  3. Latest version REST - Artifactory can return the latest release or integration version of an artifact for any repository layout. (Pro)
  4. Artifact versions REST - get all the release and/or integration versions of an artifact for any repository layout. (Pro)
  5. Improved replication - replication was optimized in terms of speed and overall resource consumption. Replication now uses streaming and duplicate target checksum elimination (Pro)
  6. Auto offline for remote repositories - a remote repository will now be auto put into temporal offline when encountering retrieval errors.
  7. Before/After Build callbacks - tend to build publishing events in user plugins, including the ability to modify the build info object (e.g. add new artifacts). (Pro)
  8. Cron-based artifact cleanup - auto artifact cleanup can now be triggered by cron instead of using a time interval.
  9. Custom artifact promotion - it is now possible to code custom artifact promotion logic, including interacting with builds, directly in user plugins. Promotion logic can be executed via REST or via CI integration. (Pro)
  10. AfterDownloadError callback - tend to download errors in user plugins. (Pro)
  11. Secure plugin executions - REST execution points in user plugins can be secured by specifying allowed users and/or groups. (Pro)
  12. Per repository archive browsing - ability to turn on archive browsing for selected trusted repositories.
  13. Many bug fixes and improvements

For a complete list of resolved issues please see the JIRA release notes.

Artifactory Pro 2.6.0 free trial is available for immediate download.

The Artifactory OSS 2.6.0 is available from JFrog's web site or directly from SourceForge.

Instructions for upgrading to 2.6.0 from previous versions can be found here

Enjoy Artifactory! 

The Artifactory Team

Average: 5 (1 vote)
Published at DZone with permission of Baruch Sadogursky, author and DZone MVB.

(Note: Opinions expressed in this article and its replies are the opinions of their respective authors and not those of DZone, Inc.)