New candidate JEP: 369: Migrate to GitHub

Mario Torre neugens.limasoftware at
Fri Nov 15 22:22:42 UTC 2019

One can argue that git is onerous the same way, the thing is that you are
not used to mercurial so it appears difficult for you. For this reason I
may say I won’t contribute a line of code if we switch to git but the
reality is that if I want or need for some reason I find my way. After all
we started with Classpath, that was cvs...

All that said, this JEP is only incidentally about git, it’s about GitHub,
and we shouldn’t confuse the two things.

At the end of the day everyone will still have to go through the governance
model so it can’t happen that we accept random contributions anymore than
now, unless this JEP is also about changing the bylaw and giving away with
the current role system.


On Fri 15. Nov 2019 at 19:13, David Lloyd <david.lloyd at> wrote:

> On Fri, Nov 15, 2019 at 10:12 AM Stephen Colebourne
> <scolebourne at> wrote:
> >
> > On Fri, 15 Nov 2019 at 15:35, Mario Torre <neugens at> wrote:
> > > And to be honest, if you (or anyone) really wanted to contribute you
> > > would have done so, so "absence of contribution" because of a certain
> > > tool isn't present isn't much of an argument, I say that without
> > > malice and without any arrogance, of course.
> >
> > An absolutely key reason for not contributing for me is that OpenJDK
> > is on hg. I won't contribute code while it remains on hg, as my
> > experience of OpenJDK on hg from JSR-310 was truly dire.
> I agree, there are many occasions where I decided not to bother
> contributing a fix because the tooling is too onerous.  Being able to
> open pull requests means I will probably offer many more
> contributions, large and small.  It's very easy to imagine that this
> could be true for others as well.
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> - DML
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