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OpenJDK Mercurial Transition Update 7

Posted by kellyohair on November 15, 2007 at 2:01 PM PST


Update 7

    Ok ok, call us snails if you want... but things are progressing, really.
    We are currently going through a "dry run" event of having team
    integrators and developers learn Mercurial, clone the experimental repositories,
    push fake changes, and verify that the repositories work and the servers are stable. If you are on the build-dev@openjdk.java.net alias you may have seen the emails when the push events happened.
    So far so good, we haven't gone running back to TeamWare, yet, (that's a joke :^).
    Once Build 24 promotes and the
    repositories are declared official we can all get back to real work
    on the jdk.

    So when will Build 24 promote? The Thanksgiving week created a bit of a problem, we came up with an unofficial perhaps slightly aggressive target of last week in November. So it's possible this slips into the first week of December, but we'll try and keep it in November.
    Remember we have literally hundreds of Sun JDK developers involved with this transition, this is not a minor event.

    The experimental repositories are still available at:
    http://hg.openjdk.java.net.
    And I encourage anyone considering working with these repositories
    to try them out.

    I know I said it before, but we are in the final lap, just keep stopping along the way to clean up the track... the "official" repositories should be available around the end of November.

-kto


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