[External] : Re: Switch jdk7u development to Git/Skara

erik.joelsson at oracle.com erik.joelsson at oracle.com
Fri Dec 3 14:51:32 UTC 2021

Hello Andrew,

Thanks for your reply. Yes, we can certainly perform the consolidation 
next week. I'm proposing we start on Monday. I've filed this issue to 
track the work:



On 2021-12-03 05:50, Andrew Brygin wrote:
> Hello Erik,
>  I apologize for the really delayed response.
>  It seems to be natural to follow the jdk8u migration
>  schedule, as it is the main source of changes for jdk7u.
>  So, a coordinated migration to consolidated Mercurial
>  repositories seems to be most convenient approach.
>  As jdk7u has (to put it mildly) a bit less active development,
>  we seems to have more freedom regarding the migration schedule.
>  So, a two-step  migration to the consolidated Mercurial repo
>  in December, and move to the Git repo in February seems to be
>  acceptable schedule.
>  As I can see, the consolidated prototype [1] already contains
>  all changes for the jdk7u forest, and corresponds to the jdk8u
>  consolidated repo in the common part of the history.
>  From your perspective, is it feasible to migrate to the consolidated
>  Mercurial repository during the next week of December (12/06 - 12/12)?
> Thanks,
> Andrew
> [1] http://hg.openjdk.java.net/jdk7u/consol-proto
> On 13.10.2021 00:51, erik.joelsson at oracle.com wrote:
>> Hello jdk7u maintainers,
>> I would like to raise the subject of potentially moving jdk7u 
>> development over to Github/Skara at some point in the future. 
>> Currently the only 2 projects still on hg.openjdk.java.net are jdk7u 
>> and jdk8u, and we are currently in the process of figuring out the 
>> migration path for jdk8u [1]. If the current plan holds, then in 
>> April 2022, jdk7u will be the only project left. I don't know how 
>> long jdk7u will stay active, but even if it's for a limited time, the 
>> move would be greatly appreciated from an infrastructure support 
>> point of view.
>> The move for 7u is similar to 8u and a bit trickier than the previous 
>> move of 11u. We first need to consolidate the Mercurial repositories 
>> into one, like we did for 10. I have already produced a prototype 
>> conversion, both of a consolidated HG repo [2] and then also to 
>> Github [3]. In the jdk8u plan, we are aiming for a separate forest 
>> consolidation step in November, followed by a two step move to Git in 
>> February and April respectively. We can do the same thing for 7u, or 
>> we can do it all in one step. Note that the consolidation is the step 
>> that has the most potential for down time. I would recommend planning 
>> for a full week just in case something goes wrong, though expected 
>> time is more likely around 1-2 days.
>> I would like to hear from the maintainers of jdk7u what your 
>> preferred strategy would be and what timelines would potentially work 
>> for you.
>> /Erik
>> [1] 
>> https://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/jdk8u-dev/2021-October/014316.html
>> [2] http://hg.openjdk.java.net/jdk7u/consol-proto/
>> [3] 
>> https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://github.com/openjdk/jdk7u__;!!ACWV5N9M2RV99hQ!b9Cv3fH8xq09ZFbQ0dV3VbNjuXsgjrLQ7rH0H9YTn2nT-ypODgssk9vCgLrmprzi_l4$ 

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