So being selfish, what I care about is an improved method for converting SVN repos to git repos once and never going back. It sounds to me like the major hurdles remaining there are getting svn-fe to handle dumpfile v3 and handling branches/tags. Is that correct?
Thanks, and keep up the good work!
We're doing better than that- when the whole thing is complete, we
should have perfectly seamless two-way compatibility. But yes, you're
right- there are several non-trivial tasks to handle, the top three of
1. Making svn-fe git-aware (and hence handle dumpfile v3)
2. Writing a fast-export to dumpfilev3 converter
3. Implementing the branch/ tag mapper in an extensible way
Don't worry about it though- we're all working hard on it :)
On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 5:59 PM, Ramkumar Ramachandra
+1 on the congratulation! I've also been following the progress, but
from a distance. As I use git-svn to work with SVN at $dayjob, I can't
Does this include handling SVN repos where the layout have changed
during it's lifetime? If so, how will this look on the git side?
Yes, but we don't know yet. There's been some speculation about
re-implementing the branch/ tag mapper in git-svn on top of
git-remote-svn once it's complete. Anyway, Sam's illustration has been
most insightful to me on this issue . Will has also started
thinking about this and has some preliminary notes outlining the
challenges. When the notes are more mature, I'll post them to the list
so we can get a wider audience to discuss this at length :)