OpenJDK may have a new home soon

Apr 23, 2019
Alex Belokrylov

The OpenJDK projects available on GitHub

For those who are not just looking for Java download, there is interesting news. You may be heard about Project Skara, which intent is moving OpenJDK repository from Mercurial to Git. Using Git will bring an obvious benefit: modern code management infrastructure with pull requests. However, there might be another positive side effect, the OpenJDK community may attract millennials into Java evolution.

Last week Robin Westberg announced at skara-dev mailing list that new OpenJDK projects now have read-only repositories on GitHub. Using GitHub simplifies working with repositories for Java developers who want to better understand the runtime internals. It is easier and faster to clone the repositories to build experimental projects.

The following read-only repositories are available today:

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