OpenJdk Mirror for Github

Mo Sch moritz.schleunes at
Mon Jul 27 17:44:12 UTC 2015


thanks for your quick response.

That sound great. How can I help you?



2015-07-27 19:24 GMT+02:00 Martijn Verburg <martijnverburg at>:

> Hi Moritz,
> Never say never, but unlikely to happen in the short term.  We are working
> on Betterrev - an experiment to have a clone of popular OpenJDK forests
> hosted on BitBucket to allow a similar workflow.  If you're interested in
> helping out, let us know!
> Cheers,
> Martijn
> On 27 July 2015 at 18:21, Mo Sch <moritz.schleunes at> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> recently Microsoft open sourced their CLR Runtime on github and gained a
>> lot of interest from various developers.
>> Is there something that stops openjdk from doing the same? This is
>> probably
>> a big effort mirroring openjdk and tracking pull requests but it should be
>> worth the effort.
>> Most open source developer are on github anyway. This would also attract
>> new developers who most likely start at github and may not even know the
>> existence of OpenJdks Mercurial repos.
>> Looking at the recent success from Microsoft using github it should be
>> serious considered at oracle having at least an actively maintained tree
>> of
>> openJdk at github .
>> Maybe it will be enough to upload just a few cool projects like sumatra or
>> Graal / truffel for example.
>> That would reduce the overhead and still should attract a lot of new
>> developers.
>> Just my 2 cents
>> So long
>> Moritz

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