[IPython-dev] [IPython-user] Porting SVN history to Launchpad - help needed.

Fernando Perez fperez.net@gmail....
Sun Jun 1 14:53:36 CDT 2008


On Sun, Jun 1, 2008 at 12:45 PM, Ville M. Vainio <vivainio@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 1, 2008 at 10:27 PM, Fernando Perez <fperez.net@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I'm leaning towards simply ditching our history for the last three
>> months.  I spent a fair amount of time yesterday on it without success
>> (I tried lots of things) and so have you with git.  I've just gone on
>> IRC to ask on the bzr channel, I might get a bit of help there. But I
>> have a bunch of 'life' related things to do today, so unless an easy
>> solution materializes, I think we'll just have to move forward.
>
> This is a reasonable solution if everything else fails. We just leave
> the contents of stable-dev dangling around, and mark it as "abandoned"
> - it's still available for browsing if need be.
>
> The commit message should contain full contents of "bzr log" for
> reference, though, as well as the url for the branch.

Yes, both points were exactly what I had in mind doing.  It will still
take some manual labor, but the alternatives aren't looking feasible.
On the IRC channel all I got was 'try rebase' (which doesn't work),
and 'try the list'.  I'm running out of patience for this one though,
so I think I'll move on.

If someone figures out how to do this, or has the energy to resurrect
bzr-graft, great.  As far as I'm concerned, the above plan is
reasonable (if not  ideal),  and the faster we do it, the less history
we end up trapping in this side, frozen branch.

Cheers,

f


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