[FFmpeg-devel] [RFC] disallow svn propedit in the svn repo to make switching to git easier

Vladimir Pantelic vladoman
Mon Nov 1 09:54:48 CET 2010

Alex Converse wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 1, 2010 at 1:09 AM, Janne Grunau<janne-ffmpeg at jannau.net>  wrote:
>>  On Mon, Nov 01, 2010 at 12:05:28AM -0700, Alex Converse wrote:
>>>  On Sun, Oct 31, 2010 at 2:15 PM, Janne Grunau<janne-ffmpeg at jannau.net>  wrote:
>>>  >  Hi,
>>>  >
>>>  >  the rewriting of commit messages is incomplatible with git. Each time a
>>>  >  commit message is rewritten the entire svn repo has to be reimported.
>>>  >
>>>  >  If we want a slow migration to git disallowing propedits in the svn repo
>>>  >  which is a simple hook script change would allow to create stable git
>>>  >  repository which can be used after the full migration.
>>>  >
>>>  How close are we to the full migration?
>>  if we ignore the 0.5/0.6 release branches (which can stay in svn), very
>>  close. My scripts seem to work fine. Fixing author information for all
>>  commits with "patch by" is reasonably complete.
>>  The rewritten trees are stable and I've tried to compile a several very
>>  old revisions around the manual tree fixes. Not all compiled fine but the
>>  errors weren't related to the fixes but what you get if you try to build
>>  sources from several years ago on a current system.
> Good to hear. What's the status on actually hosting the repository?
> Seeing as "so far nobody signed the root duties contract in blood."
> j-b has graciously offered to host us at VideoLAN. Is that acceptable
> to the rest of the community?

fine with me

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