renaming Firefox-Accounts repos

Lloyd Hilaiel lhilaiel at
Thu Nov 14 11:20:49 PST 2013


On Nov 14, 2013, at 9:13 PM, Brian Warner <warner at> wrote:

> I'm just about to rename four Firefox-Accounts -related github
> repositories, moving away from the old "PiCL"-based names. The changes
> are:
> * firefox-account-bridge => fxa-content-server
> * scrypt-helper          => fxa-scrypt-helper
> * picl-idp               => fxa-auth-server
> * picl-gherkin           => fxa-js-client
> github does the Right Thing when you rename a repo: they provide HTTP
> redirects and git-pull forwardings, so your local bookmarks and clones
> will keep working. You should eventually update your bookmarks, and
> update your clones to point to the new repo with a command like this:
> git remote set-url origin
> Forks are modified to point to the new upstream name, but forks
> themselves are *not* renamed. So if your personal github account
> includes a fork of one of these repos, to avoid confusion you might want
> to rename it too (look in the "Admin" tab on your personal github repo).
> But it's not mandatory: you can still submit pull requests/etc from your
> "picl-idp" repo to the upstream "fxa-auth-server" repo, even though they
> have different names.
> We have a growing collection of obsolete repos, many with prefixes like
> "picl-", "gombot-", "myfx-", and "browserid-". We haven't really decided
> what to do about them.. maybe move them into a different "attic"
> account, or rename them to add an "old-" prefix. But the rough goal is
> that anything with an "fxa-" prefix should be an actively-developed
> codebase that has something to do with Firefox Accounts.
> Let me know if you see any misbehaviors,
> -Brian
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