>>> Are there any plans to migrate away from the CVS repository to Git ?
>>> There was some talk about it, but did anyone agree to do the work ?
>> There are several git reporsitories of !rpm5.org around, starting with PLD and
>> another from Pinto Elia.
>> None of the got repositories are historically complete, a non-trivial CVS -> git conversion.
> These days i have two rpm5 git repo (cvsps/cvsimport -> git
> repository) : one on git hub and another (private) on unfundle
> (https://rpm5.unfuddle.com) - if you have an account there i can do
> you the necessary access permission, naturally.
> The rpm5 (and popt) github repo is pubblic. Anders here is your last
> commit on the 5.4 branch
> I do not know how to evaluate the right adhesion of the story in the
> conversion, and perhaps the same conversion is not perfect (for
> example,. Gitignore may be incorrect, scored on popt recently). In
> general it seems that the best tool for this is cvs2git rather than
> cvsps - and cvsimport - I had used in the past (I think also Fedora
> has used cvs2git/cvs2svn). But it is one-way not incremental.
> But the true questions is : Is there still interest?
I think it would be worthwhile, but only if the main development moves.
And for that to happen, the history needs to be complete (converted)...
As a mirror it's OK, and if it's only a handful of commits it doesn't
matter. It would be good to have before doing new development, though ?
BTW; The export at https://code.launchpad.net/rpm seems to have died.
> I know git very well (and i also follow the git development for
> lazyness) and so I had noticed this email by Eric S. Raymond
> http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.comp.version-control.git/211933 about
> cvsps, that look interesting.
> So it's not that nobody wanted to do the job. It was only a matter of
> stimuli, interest. And time of course.
> Opinions ?
Seems like an accurate representation would be the (16841) changesets
from the web interface, as showing on http://rpm5.org/cvs/timeline ?
But I guess that would once again need the help of Ralf to complete.
I think it was a fair amount of work to get the rpm5.org CVS set up.
Received on Mon May 6 23:33:37 2013