[Numpy-discussion] Technicalities of the SVN -> GIT transition

David david@silveregg.co...
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 
for branches.

>>   - 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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