Community Code Review
The cr.openjdk.java.net server provides storage and display of code review materials such as webrevs and other artifacts related to the OpenJDK Community. If you are interested in monitoring recent reviews, try our review feed here.
Any user with push access to the OpenJDK Mercurial server can publish materials on the cr.openjdk.java.net server. Users can upload files to temporary storage using secure methods (rsync, scp, and sftp).
Terms and conditions
Special note to developers working on closed code and tests: This cr.openjdk.java.net server is intended for OpenJDK materials only. Please use your current process for webrevs and reviews of closed code and tests.
So, what is webrev?
Webrev is a script that will crawl over your changes, compare the modified files with your parent forest, then generate a set of web pages to display the differences.
When you are asking reviewers to check over your proposed changes, it helps to make that job as easy for them as possible, and webrev is one way to do it.
For more information about webrev, refer to:
- See the the webrev help page
A developer called "username" runs webrev -f on their work done in a Mercurial forest. This creates output under a webrev directory.
For clarity, they add the bug ID they are working on, and perhaps add a sequence number:
mkdir 6543210 mv webrev 6543210/webrev.00
This will allow subsequent webrevs (if there are any) to be added as webrev.01 and so on without clobbering the original files.
Optional: If they would like to dress up their entry in the Atom feed, create .title and/or .description files:
echo "A suitable review title or bug synopsis" > 6543210/.title echo "Short description of the change to be reviewed" > 6543210/.description
Syndication does not recognize line endings or formatting tags, so it would be a good idea to keep the information in these files as simple as possible.
If these file(s) are not found by the cr.openjdk.java.net server, the subdirectory name (6543210 in this example) will be used for title and/or description in the stream.
They transfer the webrev tree to their home directory on cr.openjdk.java.net using scp or rsync:
scp -r 6543210 email@example.com: or rsync -av 6543210 firstname.lastname@example.org:
Note the final : on the command line. If you omit that, you will copy the bits into a directory called "email@example.com" on your local system.
The results will be published at:
In ten minutes or less, the new information will appear on the feed:
Later on, if it is time to clean up, use sftp to access your code review directory:
Use the rm command to delete individual files. If you want to delete a tree of files and directories, use the rename command to move them into your ~/.trash subdirectory. To continue with the example for bug ID 6543210:
rename 6543210 .trash/6543210
A cron job on the cr.openjdk.java.net server will periodically empty the trash for all users.
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