If you want to automatically create your Hudson configuration files for each of your projects using templates you might want to fork and adapt this project.
Note that you can always have custom Hudson builds outside of the configurations that this tool generates; this tool aims to just auto-generate the common builds for your projects where the CI builds are very similar across individual projects or to reuse the same builds on different branches on the same project etc.
This build requires you install Simple Build Tool then type the following
To generate the configuration files type the following into a console
sbt run someDir
Where someDir is the directory name where you want the Hudson configuration files generated.
Once you are happy with the look of your XML configuration files, you can run the HudsonGen build as a CI build on your Hudson machine.
For example our CI build for the HudsonGen project looks like this (so Hudson reloads itself after a new build)
/opt/sbt-0.7.4/sbt update /opt/sbt-0.7.4/sbt run /var/lib/hudson/jobs /var/lib/hudson/reload
You define all the various projects from github or FuseForge in the Main.scala file which defines all the metadata for your builds.
For further details see Scalate Templates