[Geany-devel] geany on github; why not?

Colomban Wendling lists.ban at xxxxx
Wed Aug 31 15:21:20 UTC 2011


Le 31/08/2011 00:01, Jiří Techet a écrit :
> On Mon, Aug 29, 2011 at 13:17, Thomas Martitz
> <thomas.martitz at student.htw-berlin.de> wrote:
>> Am 28.08.2011 23:33, schrieb Jiří Techet:
>>> On Sat, Aug 27, 2011 at 20:50, Frank Lanitz<frank at frank.uvena.de>  wrote:
>>>> So I suggest this: Jiri can you help to do so (or does maybe the github
>>>> svn clone tools does this correct?) we surely can also offer something like
>>>> that from git.geany.org. But here import is needed FMPOV.
>>> I could, but it needs some manual work and I'd like to do it just
>>> before the switch because I'm not sure if I could easily add  the
>>> commits (commits on different branches and especially merges) you do
>>> between now and the switch. I was too missing a few committer names -
>>> see the original email here
>>> http://lists.uvena.de/geany-devel/2010-June/002672.html
>>> which I'd need to get first before performing the conversion.
>> I could also ask the one that successfully converted our Rockbox svn repo to
>> git, including proper branch, tag and author conversion, to write up the
>> steps it needed. I think it was less than a day of work for him (and the
>> Rockbox tree and history is considerably larger and more complicated than
>> Geany's).
> I expect the whole conversion of Geany's vcs wouldn't take more than 4
> hours. I believe I know enough to perform the complete conversion
> myself but of course it would be useful to know someone else's
> experience.

FWIW, I've played a little with git-svn, and I've got a few things

1) as expected, it doesn't make merges looks like merges, but as a
single commit.  However Thomas said on IRC that SVN didn't knew merges
either, maybe it makes this impossible to track then?

2) I've got a full commiters list, hopefully OK (that's the only useful
part of this email actually...):

	colombanw = Colomban Wendling <ban at herbesfolles.org>
	eht16 = Enrico Tröger <enrico.troeger at uvena.de>
	(no author) = Enrico Tröger <enrico.troeger at uvena.de>
	fralan = Frank Lanitz <frank at frank.uvena.de>
	frlan = Frank Lanitz <frank at frank.uvena.de>
	kretek = Frank Lanitz <frank at frank.uvena.de>
	ntrel = Nick Treleaven <nick.treleaven at btinternet.com>
	dmaphy = Dominic Hopf <dmaphy at googlemail.com>
	statc = Eugene Arshinov <earshinov at gmail.com>
	elextr = Lex Trotman <elextr at gmail.com>
	peterscholtens = Peter Scholtens <peter.scholtens at xs4all.nl>
	clytie = Clytie Siddall <clytie at riverland.net.au>

Frank especially, can you confirm your 3 nicks? (although I've based the
matches on SF + commits)

3) We won't probably be able to create Git tags from the SVN tags
because they (at least Geany-0_18 do) don't all tag a single commit
(e.g. it's a branch)

I also played with svn-all-fast-export (looks like it is svn2git), and:

1) it created a 406M (!!) export, for a 38M for git-svn

2) it seems to eat some merged branches (adds a bakcup/name at rev tags)

3) although it creates some merges, some others are still missing

4) it creates tags (although I'm not certain they all are OK, but probably)

I've uploaded my git-svn result on SF [1] if anyone want to look at it
for whatever reason.


[1] https://sourceforge.net/u/colombanw/geany/

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