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

Jason Garrett-Glaser darkshikari
Mon Nov 1 09:56:05 CET 2010

On Mon, Nov 1, 2010 at 1:28 AM, Alex Converse <alex.converse at gmail.com> 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?
> Regards,
> Alex Converse

Absolutely, we've used Videolan hosting for 6 years with x264 and had
no problems.  I would much rather rely on them than anyone else.

Dark Shikari

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