Technology Mozilla will move Firefox development from Mercurial to Microsoft’s GitHub


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Nov 10, 2017
Mozilla is to move the primary repository for its flagship Firefox web browser from Mercurial to GitHub, in order to reduce pressure on its development teams.

A post to the firefox-dev mailing list from Byron “Glob” Jones, a Senior Engineering Manager at Mozilla working on Workflow and Release Management, explains: “For a long time Firefox Desktop development has supported both Mercurial and Git users. This dual SCM requirement places a significant burden on teams which are already stretched thin in parts. We have made the decision to move Firefox development to Git.”

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