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

Alex Converse alex.converse
Mon Nov 1 09:28:49 CET 2010

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?


Alex Converse

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