Announcement: Skara update to support CVS and SourceForge

Remi Forax forax at
Thu Apr 1 08:55:02 UTC 2021

Hi Magnus,
at last !
We can now say that the OpenJDK is pulling forward.
Is there a SCCS addon somewhere, because it will be hard for me to migrate otherwise ?


----- Mail original -----
> De: "Magnus Ihse Bursie" <magnus.ihse.bursie at>
> À: "announce" <announce at>
> Cc: skara-dev at, "jdk-dev" <jdk-dev at>
> Envoyé: Jeudi 1 Avril 2021 10:18:11
> Objet: Announcement: Skara update to support CVS and SourceForge

> 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
> Internet.
> 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.
> /Magnus
> [1]

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