PSA: Shutting down my mozilla git mirror in three weeks

Gregory Szorc gps at mozilla.com
Tue Nov 26 01:05:52 UTC 2013


It looks like GitHub decided to disable Ehsan's repo and all forks 
without notice. https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=943132 
tracks it from our end.

On 11/25/13, 11:39 PM, Ehsan Akhgari wrote:
> 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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