<Sound Dev> IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ - Retiring the jdk/client repo next week

Philip Race philip.race at oracle.com
Tue Sep 1 15:58:21 UTC 2020

As per the notifiication last week, as of NOW there should be NO MORE 
pushes to the hg://openjdk.java.net/jdk/client forest.

So accordingly the ABSOLUTE LATEST DROP DEAD time for pushes to 
jdk/client should be
 >> 9am PDT Tuesday 1st Sept 2020 <<


On 8/28/20, 10:53 AM, Philip Race wrote:
> All,
> Contingent on Project Skara (ie mercurial ->git / githib) going active 
> for the JDK project on schedule
> on 5th September, we intend to retire the jdk/client repo/forest as 
> part of this transition.
> In other words, once mercurial is shut down and we move to git there 
> will ONLY be the main JDK repo
> and all client pushes will go there.
> We will be making some internal testing changes which we hope will 
> help us spot any breakages
> that pushes cause in time to prevent them making their way directly 
> into a promoted build but they
> can't completely replace the manual testing we have been doing, so we 
> will also be
> dependent on folks to be extra diligent from now on and not assume 
> there is a gatekeeper
> who will spot their mistakes.
> But we do need some time to "flush" any last changes in client to jdk 
> before mercurial shuts down.
> So accordingly the ABSOLUTE LATEST DROP DEAD time for pushes to 
> jdk/client should be
> >> 9am PDT Tuesday 1st Sept 2020 <<
> Anything pushed after that time may be lost forever :-)
> We'll also  further enforce this as of 9am PDT Wednesday 2nd Sept 2020 
> by making the client repo
> mercurial repo read-only. The 24 hours is to help the integrator/gate 
> keeper - not for your late pushes,
> For example if there's a breakage we need to back out before 
> integrating we might need this.
> So not even "doc" or "test" changes - nothing please !
> You may reasonably ask why then Tue/Wed for this if skara is not 
> transitioning until Sat 5th September ?
> The answer is that in an unfortunate coincidence of timing we have a 
> big lab move that begins around
> 9am PT Wed 2nd September, and all our testing capabilities will be 
> off-line for several days.
> So any test jobs submitted after sometime Tuesday won't have time
> to complete, and the lab move won't be complete until after the skara 
> transition.
> Any outstanding reviews that don't make the cut-off will of course 
> have to be resubmitted as github pull requests
> and any approvals they may have accumulated will need to be 
> re-approved. All of this is of course true for
> folks pushing directly to the mercurial main JDK repo - it is not 
> related to the client repo retirement.
> -Phil
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