ANNOUNCEMENT: About to re-convert *all* mirrors

Erik Helin erik.helin at
Wed Aug 21 19:09:27 UTC 2019

Hi everyone,

seems like the re-conversion finished a bit earlier than expected. All 
mirrors available at have now been 
re-converted and refreshed.

Feel free to re-create your personal forks and clones.

Erik & Robin

On 8/21/19 9:43 AM, Erik Helin wrote:
> Hi all,
> I just want to let you know that we are on track for refreshing all git 
> repositories tomorrow, Thursday Aug 22. In preparation for the full 
> re-conversion we have now turned off the automatic syncing from 
> to . The 
> automatic syncing will of course resume once the re-converted mirrors 
> are up.
> As always, if you have any questions, just let us know!
> Thanks,
> Erik
> On 8/19/19 4:25 PM, Erik Helin wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> we need to incorporate a few changes from census [0] into the commit 
>> metadata (some contributors have updated their real names) and align 
>> the commit messages with the syntax defined in JEP 357 [1]. 
>> Unfortunately this means that all hashes of all commits will change. 
>> We know this is disruptive for everyone using the mirrors, hopefully 
>> this is the last time we need to do a full re-conversion.
>> We are aiming to refresh all git repositories on Thursday Aug 22.
>> If you have a personal fork then we recommend that you recreate the 
>> fork _after_ we have refreshed the mirrors. If you have local clones 
>> then we recommend that you re-clone the repositories _after_ we have 
>> refreshed the mirrors. If you have local commits that you wish to 
>> preserve then we recommend that you turn your commits into patches and 
>> then apply them in your re-cloned local repositories:
>>      $ git format-patch <from>..<to> --stdout > /tmp/commits.mbox
>>      $ cd /path/to/re-cloned/repository/from/refreshed/mirror
>>      $ git am /tmp/commits.mbox
>> Thanks,
>> Erik & Robin
>> [0]:
>> [1]:

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