Currently if you want to manage tool installations in a Jenkins instance, you just go to the master /configure page. Unfortunately this can get out of hand: when there are a lot of tools already (such as twenty dot-dot JDK releases), regular Jenkins configuration can get lost in the mess.
The configureTools branch (see URL) proposes to split tool installations off into their own configuration page for comfort.
- All tools are shown on a single page, though it may also be feasible to produce one page per tool type (Ant, Maven, JDK, ...); or one page with tabs, if there were a clear meaning for Save and Apply in that case.
- The management link uses the same setting.png as the main /configure page; probably needs its own icon.
- TBD whether other bits of configuration belong in the new location, notably ToolLocationNodeProperty and Shell.DescriptorImpl - should there be a way of indicating that a given Descriptor would like to be rendered on an alternate config page?