JEPs proposed to target JDK *16*: 357 (Migrate from Mercurial to Git) & 369 (Migrate to GitHub)

Joe Darcy joe.darcy at
Tue May 19 18:44:28 UTC 2020

FYI, assuming the JEPs get targeted, a bit more detail on the Skara 
team's current SCM transition plans for JDK 16.

We are looking at transitioning the jdk/jdk repo hosted on to 
become the read/write master for JDK 16 sources in early September 2020. 
This would be a few weeks before the GA date of JDK 15 and after a 
separate JDK 15 repo is forked off in mid-June per the JDK 15 schedule 

The early access JDK 16 builds published on may 
transition to being Git-based rather than Mercurial-based some time 
ahead of the repo transition. Which SCM is used as a basis for a JDK 
build can be inferred from the contents of the "release" file in the 
root of the build. Among other information, the release file records the 
SCM and the SCM hashes of the sources used for the build.


On 5/18/2020 4:18 PM, mark.reinhold at wrote:
> The following JEPs are proposed to target JDK *16*:
>    357: Migrate from Mercurial to Git
>    369: Migrate to GitHub
> Feedback on these proposal from JDK Project Committers and Reviewers [1]
> are more than welcome, as are reasoned objections.  If no such objections
> are raised by 23:59 UTC on Monday, 25 May, or if they’re raised and
> then satisfactorily answered, then per the JEP 2.0 process proposal [2]
> I’ll target these JEPs to JDK 16.
> - Mark
> [1]
> [2]

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