Announcement: Skara update to support CVS and SourceForge

Magnus Ihse Bursie magnus.ihse.bursie at
Thu Apr 1 08:18:11 UTC 2021

The Skara team is proud to present the latest additions to the Skara 
tooling, support for the CVS revision system and the SourceForge code 
repository and developer hub.

This recently added support to the Skara tooling will allow us to 
aggressively push a conversion away from the johnny-come-lately "git" 
version system, to the trusty and well-understood CVS. Abandoning this 
dependency of git will consequently allow us to leave the controversial 
GitHub provider, and instead relying on SourceForge, the developer 
central with the longest and richest history in source collaboration on 

Starting today, all OpenJDK project repos will be available at their new 
home on SourceForge[1]. The initiative presented today will allow us to 
shut down the OpenJDK presence on GitHub completely a year after this, 
on April 1, 2022.

About CVS

CVS is a revolutionary revision control system, which allow concurrent 
usage from multiple, independent developers. The ability to host CVS on 
a remote server has made it extremely popular for development projects 
which has run into scalability issues with local RCS, or RCS over NFS. 
CVS also introduces the concept of a "branch", which allows for a single 
repository to contain multiple, independent versions of a software 
product to be developed, in parallel.

About SourceForge

SourceForge is the leading center of software development on Internet. 
It has jump-started from obscurity to being "the place to be" for all 
open source developers. With it's modern suite of collaboration tools, 
including online accessible SVN repositories, per-project mailing lists, 
and an option to use the new secure "https" protocol, it offers 
world-class support to make any open source project a success.



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