JDK 7 moving to mercurial -- svn repositories

Mark Wielaard mark at klomp.org
Mon Oct 29 19:30:18 UTC 2007

Hi Kelly,

On Sun, 2007-10-21 at 13:32 -0700, Kelly O'Hair wrote:
> Mark Wielaard wrote:
> > Yes I think so. If the old history is imported into mercurial I don't
> > see any reason to keep the svn repos around. There is also a mercurial
> > mirror of the svn repositories, with all changesets already at
> > http://icedtea.classpath.org/hg/openjdk/ This can be kept around for
> > people who want to view the history also. I personally found that
> > mercurial mirror handy to easy figure out when what changed between
> > source drops (since with mercurial as opposed to subversion you don't
> > need any network connection which greatly slows things down for doing
> > quick changeset searches).
> The official Mercurial repositories will have NO history from
> the TeamWare workspaces or SubVersion repositories, they will
> be fresh repositories starting with the promotion of Build 23.
> Importing history from one SCM to another is an inexact science
> and we want accurate Mercurial repository history.

It isn't that hard. Moving out of CVS is not nice. But most other SCMs
are pretty easy to move between. The OpenJDK mercurial repo on
http://icedtea.classpath.org/hg/ is kept up to date with the subversion
repo completely automatically without any human intervention for



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