Transition project Valhalla to git and GitHub

David Simms david.simms at oracle.com
Tue Mar 10 08:04:03 UTC 2020


So there is some delay due to a combination of timezones and a minor 
technical issue mail notifications (which we prefer to have working)...

...should be a day or two more.

During this delay, it is totally okay push to the repository, a notice 
10 minutes before the move will go out (even then individual commits can 
be moved after the fact).

Cheers
/David Simms


On 26/02/20 10:35 am, David Simms wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> You might have heard that there is an OpenJDK project named Skara 
> evaluating and trialing using Git for OpenJDK and GitHub for hosting 
> the repositories [1]. We have been asked to try out Git, GitHub and 
> the Skara tooling, as a means of validating, and to provide feedback 
> about the Project Skara effort. There is already a number of OpenJDK 
> projects using Git, GitHub and Skara:
> - OpenJFX
> - OpenJMC
> - Loom
> - Mobile
> - Panama (the "foreign" branches)
> - Skara
>
> A transition entails switching to Git as an SCM (see the Git manual 
> [2]), and the repository would be hosted on GitHub [3]. After the 
> transition, the current Mercurial repository would no longer be 
> updated. There is currently already a read-only mirror of Valhalla in 
> place [4], you can it use to try out Git and some of the tooling, 
> though submitting pull requests and pushing will not work (as it is a 
> read-only mirror).
>
> I suggest that project Valhalla transition to git, GitHub and Skara 
> and that we set the target date for the transition to around 2 weeks 
> from now. How about Monday the 9th of March? I also suggest we adopt 
> GitHub's pull request workflow together with the bots from project Skara.
>
> Adopting pull requests and the Skara bots means that the review 
> process would work partly through GitHub. In particular, all changes 
> must start out as pull requests. Skara automatically generates 
> webrevs, "RFR" emails and supports bi-directional syncing between 
> mailing lists and GitHub for those that prefer using webrev and the 
> mailing lists. If you are unfamiliar with GitHub and pull requests, I 
> suggest checking out GitHub's guide [5]. Note that project Skara also 
> provides CLI tools for interacting with GitHub for those that prefer 
> working from a terminal. You can find more info about these tools on 
> the Skara wiki page [6] or from the Skara README [7].
>
> If you have any comments or questions regarding this transition, 
> please reply to this thread.
>
> Cheers,
> Mr. Simms
>
> [1] : https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/369
> [2] : https://git-scm.com/docs/user-manual
> [3] : https://github.com/
> [4] : https://github.com/openjdk/valhalla
> [5] : https://guides.github.com/introduction/flow/
> [6] : https://wiki.openjdk.java.net/display/SKARA/Skara
> [7] : https://github.com/openjdk/skara
>



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