Call for Discussion: New Project: Skara -- sample repacked git repo of JDK 12 sources now available

Maurizio Cimadamore maurizio.cimadamore at
Tue Aug 14 16:32:50 UTC 2018

just for fun, I put together a small script which performs a shallow and 
sparse clone of the langtools sub-parts of the JDK repo (it is sometimes 
very handy to be able to work on a subset of the JDK, to minimize clone 
time and disk space).

The script is here:

Depending on whether the 'depth ' option is specified or not (and how 
big it is), the overall size of the repo goes from ~200M (with depth = 
1) to ~350M (without depth - e.g. no shallow clone).


On 13/08/18 06:26, joe darcy wrote:
> PPS A repacked sample git repo, as alluded to earlier in this thread 
> and as discussed in the Skara presentation from the OpenJDK 
> Committers’ Workshop, equivalent to a recent snapshot of JDK 12 is 
> available for browsing and cloning from:
>     git clone
> This import preserves the contents and formatting of commit messages. 
> We've had some initial discussions on how rewriting the exiting JDK 
> commit messages could allow better integration with git-based tooling.
> This git repo is a sample to allow inspection and experimentation. It 
> is not meant to imply a commitment to a particular SCM or hosting 
> provider.
> Enjoy,
> -Joe
> On 8/1/2018 9:05 PM, joe darcy wrote:
>> PS I presented a slide deck
>> and led a discussion about Skara on the first day of the OpenJDK 
>> Committers’ Workshop ( Within a few 
>> days of the workshop ending, I'll post a summary of the discussions 
>> to the list.
>> Cheers,
>> -Joe

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