Understanding and navigating the repositories on hg.openjdk.java.net

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at oracle.com
Tue Apr 5 01:12:06 PDT 2011

David Holmes wrote:
> Is there any kind of manual/user-guide that describes the mercurial 
> web interface that we see on hg.openjdk.java.net?
> I'm finding the interface totally bemusing. I'm trying to see, for 
> example, whether a bunch of fixes I put into jdk7/tl/jdk have made 
> their way into jdk7/jdk7/jdk - should be simple right? ;-) But I can't 
> even find my fixes where I would expect to find them. For example, if 
> you look at:
> http://hg.openjdk.java.net/jdk7/tl/jdk/shortlog
> there are changesets listed from 8 hours ago through to 5 weeks ago 
> (though the order is also bemusing). Yet my last push was on March 30 
> and I can't see it listed on this page. Yet if I click on the "-60" 
> link (what the heck does that mean anyway???) I find my last push on 
> that page - a page which contains changesets from 4 days ago through 
> to 5 weeks ago. So whatever ordering is being used here it sure isn't 
> anything intuitively obvious.
> Can someone enlighten me please or point me to the manual.
The search (upper right) can very useful for this kind of thing. You can 
search on the bugID or changeset ID to quickly locate and browse 
changeset. For the problem at hand, then you can search jdk7/jdk7/jdk to 
see if the changeset is present.


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