Announcement: Skara update to support CVS and SourceForge
Magnus Ihse Bursie
magnus.ihse.bursie at oracle.com
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. The initiative presented today will allow us to
shut down the OpenJDK presence on GitHub completely a year after this,
on April 1, 2022.
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.
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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