OpenJDK, the basis for Oracle’s edition of standard Java (Java SE), soon could be hosted on GitHub, a move that could aid Java developers.

Currently, repos for the OpenJDK project are on an Oracle-hosted Mercurial server. But Project Skara, which is an ongoing effort to examine new infrastructure for OpenJDK, could have the repos moving over to Git-based repos, including possibly GitHub or other host.

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If development of standard Java moves to GitHub, developers would have at their disposal a lot of tools for automation. Such a move also could be useful for Java developers working on projects besides the JDK (Java Development Kit), said Georges Saab, chair of the OpenJDK governing board and vice president of software development in the Java platform group at Oracle.

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