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From Leo Neumeyer <>
Subject Re: Git to SVN
Date Wed, 09 Nov 2011 18:07:34 GMT
cross-posting to incubator in case someone there also had to go through the
git to svn migration and can share their experience.

Is there a process we can follow to put s4 in the beta git program? I know
this can create additional work for the infra folks but seems we may
already have a beta system perhaps we can just try it and help improve it.
We all benefit.


On Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 11:48 PM, Bruce Robbins

> I am the fellow trying to convert the S4 git repository to SVN with
> history preserved. I gave the following a whirl:
> The first two basically had the same issue: it required me to manually
> resolve all merges that had been performed in the history (and we have
> many). The third one just produced a series of error messages.
> I have not tried the perl script yet. I will contact Jukka Zittings.
> However, I agree with Jeremy: it would be great if we didn't have to
> preserve history from git to svn, and then sometime later from svn back to
> git.
> On Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 6:08 AM, Jeremy Thomerson <
>> wrote:
>> On Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 12:26 AM, Paul Davis <
>> >wrote:
>> > > Since so many projects seem to be migrating from svn to git, is there
>> any
>> > > way we can continue using git for this project. (I mean use git only,
>> > not as
>> > > a mirror).
>> >
>> > While I can't comment on best practices for Git-to-SVN moving, I'd
>> > just like to chime in to note that "so many projects" is not a good
>> > description of the current state of Git support at the ASF. Currently
>> > there is a single project using it in a limited manner as a test for
>> > wider support. There is no proposed time table for if/when Git support
>> > will be expanded so I would proceed as if it doesn't exist.
>> >
>> Is it possible that this project could be added as a beta tester of Git?
>> It really doesn't make sense to make them migrate git->svn->git.  If the
>> Git experiment fails, then they do a single migration.  If it succeeds, no
>> migration necessary.
>> Jeremy Thomerson


Leo Neumeyer (@leoneu)

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