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26 August 2010, 11:21

Mozilla Labs experiments with Git

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Git Logo Mozilla Labs, Mozilla's research and development section, has announced that, based on the popularity of the Git distributed version control system, it is now offering an experimental fork for all Mozilla Labs projects and experiments on project hosting service GitHub. Since 2006, many Labs projects have been hosted on public Mercurial instances. This has served the developers well, but the growing numbers of requests from the community for Git support has now persuaded them to mirror the projects on GitHub.

According to Mozilla Labs programmer Lloyd Hilaiel, they hope that this will result in their work being found and understood by more developers in the community, who will in turn be inspired to get involved. For now, the Mercurial repositories will retain priority when it comes to commits. For projects where Mercurial continues to be preferred, nothing will change. For projects where Git is preferred, GitHub will now be the preferred location for code and development-related communications.

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