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{{Warning|GitHub mirrors of Eclipse project is a service that GitHub provides. It is ''not'' a first-class service provided by the Eclipse Foundation. The Eclipse GitHub organization administrators do monitor the Community/Git Bugzilla channel and will do their best to respond to questions and requests made there (and other channnels, of course). The Eclipse webmaster cannot help you.}}
{{Warning|GitHub automated mirrors of Eclipse projects are essentially broken and are no longer recommended. If you mirror to GitHub, please do so manually.}}
GitHub provides mirrors of Eclipse projects.
GitHub provides mirrors of Eclipse projects.

Revision as of 11:13, 24 October 2013

GitHub automated mirrors of Eclipse projects are essentially broken and are no longer recommended. If you mirror to GitHub, please do so manually.

GitHub provides mirrors of Eclipse projects.


GitHub populates the mirrors from a script that generates a list of repositories from project metadata:


Only valid Git repositories specified in the "source repositories" metadata field will be replicated.

Project Metadata

There is really very little for you to do to make this mirroring happen. Every repository under /gitroot/ (with the exception of website repositories found under /gitroot/www.eclipse.org) is included by our script.


GitHub runs their script manually on a periodic basis. We nudge GitHub every once-in-a-while (monthly or so) to run the script and update the mirrors. If your repository has not been mirrored, open a bug against Eclipse Foundation/Community/Git to ask us to initiate a nudge. Do not expect us to badger the nice folks at GitHub daily or in a piecemeal manner. We won't do it.

The Eclipse organization at GitHub is maintained by:


If you actually want to push and pull into a GitHub repository, we'll need to make a team for your project. Open a bug against Community/Git and we'll help you out. Note that we can set up a GitHub team and can make changes here and there, but we are unable to automatically mirror changes in the project committers at this time.

The GitHub mirror is not strictly subject to the same access restrictions as the eclipse.org repositories. The Eclipse Foundation considers the GitHub teams to be self-regulating. We will help where we can, but the GitHub mirrors are not considered to be eclipse.org property. If there are problems within the teams, they can be addressed by the Eclipse Organization's GitHub administrators (one of whom is conveniently a member of the Eclipse Foundation staff).

For Eclipse projects, the Git repository on eclipse.org must be considered the "central" or "main" repository for the project code. Contributions can be accepted into the GitHub mirror, but anything that flows back into the equivalent eclipse.org repository is subject to the Eclipse IP Due Diligence Process.

Google Source

All eclipse.org Git repositories are automatically mirrored on https://eclipse.googlesource.com/. The mirroring just happens and our observation is that they stay up-to-date.