[Cabal] subversion?

Luke Schierer lschiere at users.sf.net
Wed Oct 25 14:47:13 EDT 2006

On Wed, Oct 25, 2006 at 01:38:05PM -0400, Ethan Blanton wrote:
> Luke Schierer spake unto us the following wisdom:
> > In various places and ways, many of us have hit short comings of
> > subversion.  Even though the import from cvs did not go as well as it
> > could have, I still think we should be seriously considering what would
> > be a *good* source version control rather than simply settling for
> > subversion as the better of sf's two provided solutions.
> I obviously completely concur.
> > Ethan has said that monotone would make a good choice, and one that
> > integrates with trac in a similar maner to subversion.  I think now,
> > with relatively few people using the repository, and thus little
> > inertia, would be a good time to test using monotone.
> I have tailor'd everything on trunk/ from the Great Subversion History
> Breakage forward (r16024, I think?) into monotone, and it is available
> (or will be, as soon as Luke opens up tcp:4691) for anonymous netsync
> from pidgin.im as the branch im.pidgin.gaim.  I will set up a cron job
> to re-tailor each day's changes every night.
> I think I am personally of the opinion that we should set up a
> "historical" svn repository with all of the cvs2svn'd stuff, and start
> going forward with just the revisions converted above (whatever vcs we
> decide to go with).  There is a lot of breakage and Bad Stuff in that
> old repository, stemming from the fact that neither svn nor cvs have
> proper renames, crufty branches we don't want or need, etc.  We don't
> want to *lose* any of it, but I'm not sure we need it online to be
> fetched by everyone who ever wants to hack on Gaim, either.
> Ethan

tcp:4691 is now open.


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