This version of the git plugin needs a patched version of JGit to support various items being Serializable. If you just use any old 0.4-SNAPSHOT, until the patches are merged, things may not work (and master/slave definitely won't work). The patched version is in the maven-repository subdirectory. It's also available at https://guest:firstname.lastname@example.org/svn/hudson/trunk/hudson/plugins/git/maven-repository But - maven doesn't seem to want to pass the guest credentials - hence the slightly hackish raw fisheye URL: http://fisheye4.atlassian.com/browse/~raw,r=trunk/hudson/trunk/hudson/plugins/git/maven-repository If you wish to post-patch a (newer) version of JGit (newer than fedd114bc) then the patches are in jgit-patches. They have been submitted to the JGit maintainer.