Switch jdk7u development to Git/Skara

erik.joelsson at oracle.com erik.joelsson at oracle.com
Tue Nov 2 19:19:05 UTC 2021

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On 2021-10-12 14:51, 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://github.com/openjdk/jdk7u

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