Fwd: OpenJdk Mirror for Github

Kervin Pierre kervin at sludev.com
Mon Jul 27 19:56:18 UTC 2015

I believe that's a great idea, and I'm not sure why this hasn't been

Github is simply what most developers are using at this moment.  It
doesn't have to be a better workflow for a read-only mirror to have

Apache, I believe, came to the same conclusion.  Many of their projects
are mirrored on Github.  https://github.com/apache

I suspect you can accomplish a 3rd party mirror by using Hg-Git

Setting up hg-git on a tiny instance somewhere might be all that's
needed to do this if I'm not mistaken.

Best regards,

On Mon, 2015-07-27 at 19:21 +0200, Mo Sch 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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