It's been a long time not to have a release of jcli. But it's totally worth to upgrade it. Let's see what you can get.
Normally, you need to set up the config file of jcli if this is the first time you install it. Generating the user token from Jenkins, then write it back to the config file is a pretty annoying process. But it's not necessary anymore. It can be automatically now. You just need to run the following command:
jcli center login
It will open the browser, and your config file will be ready once you login into Jenkins. But there's one limitation that does exist. Jenkins and your computer must be about to connect to each other. Besides, you need to install one more plugin.
The second feature is the Jenkins formula. Thanks @oleg-nenashev for taking the initiative to start Custom Jenkins WAR packager. We can generate a custom distribution of Jenkins. jcli support to export a formula from a Jenkins. Also, it can install all plugins that come from a Jenkins formula file. Check out these two commands below:
jcli plugin formula > formual.yaml # export into a YAML formula file jcli plugin install --formula formual.yaml # install plugins from a formula file
The third feature is that we can run Jenkins as a docker container via
jcli center start -m docker.
What is next? I know a lot of newcomers to Jenkins feel terrible when they meet the plugins dependency issues. So please don't hesitate to file a pull request to close this issue if you're interested in.