[Geany-devel] Geany Plugins SVN Commit URLs

Matthew Brush mbrush at xxxxx
Tue Nov 1 14:43:14 UTC 2011

On 11-11-01 06:11 AM, Jiří Techet wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 30, 2011 at 23:25, Matthew Brush<mbrush at codebrainz.ca>  wrote:
>> On 11-10-30 03:03 PM, Frank Lanitz wrote:
>>> On Sun, 30 Oct 2011 02:15:33 -0700
>>> Matthew Brush<mbrush at codebrainz.ca>    wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> I haven't heard too much about the Git conversion of Geany Plugins,
>>>> but I wanted to offer a suggestion that might improve the commit
>>>> messages compared to Geany's.  In the Geany's Git repository there's
>>>> links back to the SVN repository in the commit messages (the links
>>>> are broken BTW). I was wondering if it would be better to have these
>>>> links point to a place we have more control over, for example using a
>>>> Geany commit, instead of this in the commit message:
>>>> git-svn-id:
>>>> https://geany.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/geany/trunk@5970
>>>> ea778897-0a13-0410-b9d1-a72fbfd435f5
>>>> We could have something like this:
>>>> git-svn-id:
>>>> [ea778897-0a13-0410-b9d1-a72fbfd435f5]
>>>> (http://svn.geany.org/svnroot/geany/trunk?rev=5970)
>>>> That way we could make the links work and be able to move the old SVN
>>>> repository without breaking all the links in the commit message. I
>>>> guess we'd need a little redirect script or something on geany.org.
>>>> Note also the use of Markdown link syntax, which might render better
>>>> on Github (not sure).
>>> I'm afraid I don't get what is needed here? Did I got you right to
>>> setup complete mirror of ancient svn on geany.org?
>> Or easier, just make some URL forwarders/rewrites on geany.org so we don't
>> have to depend on SourceForge.net to always store the SVN repo and never
>> change URLs.  The SVN URLs in the Git commit messages will never be able to
>> change ever in the future, so if we point it to a location we control, then
>> we can ensure they remain valid.
>>  From Jiri's other message though, it sounds like the SVN URLs in the Git
>> commit messages are all going to be broken like the one's in Geany's Git
>> repository, since it's not an option of the conversion script to change
>> them.  I don't feel like hacking the conversion script to change the URL
>> that goes in the commit message, and anyway, as long as it contains the SVN
>> revision, it's still useful.
> Another option would be to use
> git filter-branch --msg-filter command
> where command would be some sed expression which would substitute the
> current format with the required format. Maybe a bit easier, still
> something I don't want to spend my time on ;-). The only reason I
> included the SVN metadata was the commit ID which is useful to have
> because some commits refer to it in their comments and this
> information would be lost otherwise.

What about something as simple as:

sed |git-svn-id: 

To at least remove the invalid URL, or better yet:

sed |geany-plugins@|geany-plugins?revision=|

Or similar, so that the URL is not broken?

If it's easy enough, I'd say it's worthwhile.

Matthew Brush

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