Joe Darcy, JDK Engineer at Oracle, proposed a consolidation of the Mercurial (Hg) repositories for JDK 10 OpenJDK to a single repository that sparked a debate over scalability, performance, and other difficulties.
At GitHub Universe conference in San Francisco, GitHub co-founder and CEO Chris Wansrath announced new tools and features aimed to improve collaboration through formal code reviews and Kanban-like project management. Additionally, GitHub will make it easier to integrate with the platform by launching a public platform roadmap and defining a formal process to solicit feedback and launch updates.
Recently released BitBucket Server and BitBucket Data Center 4.9 bring the possibility of defining a strategy for disaster recovery, setting a preferred merge strategy, and more.
Recently released Git 2.10 adds a few useful features to push, including more accurate progress info, support for extra options, and an improved --force-with-lease. Additionally, a few new options make working with signatures more convenient, and coloring schemes can use italic and strikethrough styles.
GitLab has announced a new integrated tool, GitLab Issue Board, aimed to improve issue prioritization, release planning, and communication by allowing developer teams to visualize and organize issues through a flexible multi-column board.
Recently released BitKeeper 7.3ce includes a new feature aimed to quickly import Git repositories, the possibility of deleting tags, and several changes to existing features.
Previously available on BitBucket Server, Git Large File Storage now reaches Bitbucket Cloud, Atlassian’s cloud-based code management solution, writes Atlassian engineer Szilard Szasz-Toth.
Git 2.9 has been just announced. It will bring new features to the merge, rebase, and commit workflows, among many other improvements and bug fixes.
GitLab has recently introduced its integrated Docker container registry, which aims to integrate the use of Docker container images within GitLab's continuous integration tools, writes Mark Pundsack, head of product at GitLab.
Mercurial has reached version 3.8. This release brings cHg a new Mercurial command server client aimed to improve access to Mercurial API and circumvent potential licensing issues. Additionally, Mercurial 3.8 brings improvements to many commands and extensions, and various performance improvements.
GitLab has just announced a fix for a number of important security fixes, including a critical privilege escalation, and strongly recommends that all GitLab installations from version 8.2 onwards be upgraded immediately. InfoQ has spoken with GitLab’s Stan Hu, VP of Engineering.
GitLab, maker of the homonymous Git-based code management and continuous integration platform, and Y Combinator cloud platform provider DigitalOcean have partnered to provide free hosting to the open source community to move their continuous integration to the cloud.
Recently [announced](https://github.com/blog/2131-git-2-8-has-been-released) Git 2.8 brings many new features, improvements, and bug fixes. Among the most noteworthy are parallel fetch for submodules, an improvement to how Git handles a user's identity, and better support for Windows.
GitLab 8.5 brings a host of new features and improvements, including a significant performance boost, especially when running very large instances; Todos, a new feature aimed to help keep track of pending tasks for developers; and GitLab Geo, only available for GitLab Enterprise Edition, that supports geo-replication to improve performance for geographically distributed teams.
GitHub introduced a new, highly requested feature that will allow project maintainers to define custom templates for issues and pull requests. Additionally, GitHub’s web UI now supports the possibility of uploading files.