[Openid-specs-mobile-profile] Sunsetting Mercurial support in Bitbucket

Joseph Heenan joseph.heenan at fintechlabs.io
Wed Aug 21 10:34:52 UTC 2019

I’m currently keeping an eye on this.

I don’t think I reported back to the group, but my previous investigation on hg -> git conversion on bitbucket suggested it was essentially impossible to migrate to git and keep issues and pull requests intact.

That’s still the case even after this announcement, which is disappointing. Atlassian’s current statement appears to be that they will be deleting all mercurial projects in 2020 we are likely to lose access to the issues and pull requests regardless, and Atlassian are not providing any migration path to git.

I suggest waiting for the dust to settle and reviewing again in a month or so.

Are there any other OIDF groups that are still using mercurial?


> On 21 Aug 2019, at 07:56, Dave Tonge <dave.tonge at momentumft.co.uk> wrote:
> Looks like moving to git will be necessary. 
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