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

Janne Grunau janne-ffmpeg
Sun Oct 31 22:40:05 CET 2010

On Sun, Oct 31, 2010 at 05:21:52PM -0400, Alexander Strange wrote:
> On Oct 31, 2010, at 5:15 PM, Janne Grunau wrote:
> > the rewriting of commit messages is incomplatible with git. Each
> > time a commit message is rewritten the entire svn repo has to be
> > reimported.
> git-notes is a standard part of git now. We can at least continue to
> append to commit messages using that.

of course, the only problem is the transition

> One obvious problem is that switching from un-rewritten to rewritten
> commit messages in git will break git repositories based on the
> current one. But there's not really anything to be done about that.

Nothing can be done about if we want to have proper metadata and history
in git.


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