[Numpy-discussion] Technicalities of the SVN -> GIT transition
Tue Jun 1 04:17:14 CDT 2010
On 06/01/2010 06:03 PM, Pauli Virtanen wrote:
> Personally, I don't see problems in leaving them out.
>> (in maintenance/***)
> Why not release/** or releases/**?
Right, release is a better word.
> Does having a prefix here imply something to clones?
Not that I am aware of: it is just that / is allowed in branches, so
that gives some nesting, and I think we should have naming conventions
>> - Tag conversion: svn has no notion of tags, so translating them into
>> git tags cannot be done automatically in a safely manner (and we do
>> have some rewritten tags in the svn repo). I was thinking about creating
>> a small script to create them manually afterwards for the releases, in
>> the svntags/***.
> Sounds OK.
>> - Author conversion: according to git, there are around 50 committers
>> in numpy. Several of them are double and should be be merged I think
>> (kern vs rkern, Travis' accounts as well), but there is also the option
>> to set up real emails. Since email are "private", I don't want to just
>> "scrape" them without asking permission first. I don't know how we
>> should proceed here.
> I don't think correcting the email addresses in the SVN history is very
> useful. Best probably just use some dummy form, maybe
That's what svn2git already does, so that would be less work for me :)
It may not matter much, but I think there is at least one argument for
having real emails: to avoid having duplicate committers (i.e. pvirtanen
is the same committer before and after the git transition). But this is
only significant for current committers.
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