PSA: Shutting down my mozilla git mirror in three weeks

Ehsan Akhgari ehsan.akhgari at gmail.com
Mon Nov 25 15:39:07 UTC 2013


Dear all,

For the past two and a half years I have been maintaining a git mirror of
mozilla-central plus a lot of the other branches that people found useful
at https://github.com/mozilla/mozilla-central.  Over the years this proved
to be too much work for me to keep up with, and given the existence of the
new git mirrors that are supported by RelEng, I'm planning to shut down the
update jobs for this repository on Friday, Dec 13, 2013 and take the
repository down.

I strongly suggest that if you have been using and relying on this
repository before, please consider switching to the RelEng repositories as
soon as possible.  https://github.com/mozilla/gecko-dev is the main
repository where you can find branches such as trunk/aurora/b2g
branches/etc and https://github.com/mozilla/gecko-projects is a repository
which contains project branches and twigs.  (Note that my repository hosts
all of these branches in a single location, but from now on if you use both
of these branch subsets you will need to have two upstream remotes added in
your local git clone.)

The RelEng repositories have a similar history line including the CVS
history but they have completely different commit SHA1s, so pulling that
repo into your existing clones is probably not what you want.  If you don't
have a lot of non-merged branches, your safest bet is cloning from scratch
and then port your existing branches manually.  If you have a lot of local
branches, you may want to wait for the script that John Schoenick is
working on in bug 929338 which will assist you in rebasing those branches
on top of the new history line.

Last but not least, I really hate to have to disrupt your workflow like
this.  I do hope that three weeks is enough advance notice for everybody to
successfully switch over to the new mirrors, but if you have a reason for
me to delay this please let me know and I will do my best to accommodate.

Cheers,
--
Ehsan
<http://ehsanakhgari.org/>
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