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Git might replace Mercurial for Java’s source-code management

Developers participating in the evolution of standard Java may soon have a new source-code management system for the project, with the community set to investigate alternatives—including Git—to the current Mercurial repository scheme.

The effort, dubbed Project Skara, is intended to help contributors to OpenJDK, including seasoned committers and relative newcomers, be more productive. Under Skara, alternative source control management and code review management options would be explored, with Git an option.

Git, created by Linux founder Linus Torvalds, already anchors the popular code-sharing site GitHub, which has become an informal standard for collaborating on open source projects.

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