The following is a link to the online source repository.
To obtain a copy of the current mercurial "tip", use the "hg clone" command
$ hg clone http://hg.code.sourceforge.net/p/jikesrvm/code jikesrvm
Committers should clone the repository via ssh, using
$ hg clone ssh://USERNAME@hg.code.sf.net/p/jikesrvm/code jikesrvm
Access through a proxy
The Mercurial client can go through a proxy, if you configure it to do so. First, edit your "hgrc" configuration file to indicate which proxy to use. The files location depends on your operating system. On Linux or Unix it is called "~/.hgrc". On Windows it is in "%USERPROFILE%\mercurial.ini". There is a per-repository version called .hg/hgrc at the top level of each repository. Documentation is here.
There are comments in the file explaining what to do. If you don't have that file, get the latest Mercurial client and run any command; this will cause the configuration directory and template files to be created.
Example : Edit the 'hgrc' file and add something like :
To commit changes to the repository, execute the following command to commit your changes.
$ hg commit -m "A message"
Unlike subversion, this only creates a local copy of the changes. To push this back to the public repository,
$ hg push
which uses your sourceforge ssh key for authentication.
Please write a commit message that describes the purpose of the change. If you are committing code to fix a jira issue please include the identifier (i.e. RVM-53) in the commit message. If you are committing code supplied by another individual please indicate the individual.
Please keep commits as focused as possible. Separate out functional and non functional changes into separate commits. (i.e. Code formatting changes should appear in different commits from feature modification commits.)