[b2g] PSA: Shutting down my mozilla git mirror in three weeks

Julien Wajsberg jwajsberg at mozilla.com
Wed Nov 27 05:02:42 UTC 2013

Note, for git lovers, the git remote hg helper seems to work quite well.
see http://felipec.wordpress.com/2012/11/13/git-remote-hg-bzr-2/

As an occasional gecko developer I'm giving it a try right now and see
how it goes :)

Le 26/11/2013 20:13, Juan Gómez a écrit :
> Well, I have a fork of mozilla/mozilla-central and it is not disabled. I
> can push commits, browse it via web or clone it.
> Anyway, What do you suggest? moving to git.mozilla.org instead of
> github/gecko-dev?
> On Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 2:05 AM, Gregory Szorc <gps at mozilla.com> wrote:
>> 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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