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git conversion status
- From: Tom Tromey <tromey at redhat dot com>
- To: Binutils Development <binutils at sourceware dot org>
- Cc: GDB Development <gdb at sourceware dot org>
- Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2013 11:01:51 -0600
- Subject: git conversion status
- Authentication-results: sourceware.org; auth=none
I've uploaded a new trial version of src.git. In this version:
* I've done the conversion with all the email address updates
* I fixed the encoding problem that Andreas noted
* I've tested the commit scripts and believe they work reasonably well
Please give it a try. I plan to "go live" soon.
This week I am going to convert DJ's sync scripts to work with git; and
also post the gdbadmin patches for review.
After that I think the conversion is complete. My plan for the big
switch is here. Pardon the detail, but I think this process can also
use a review, in case I've forgotten a step.
**Note** that the CVS->git convert I am using is not incremental, so
commit access will be down during the conversion. Based on past
conversions I'd say this will be a good part of one working day.
* Disable all commits to src CVS and rsync it locally
This is needed in case someone modifies a file that will remain
writable in CVS after the conversion; I want to ensure we get a
The downtime here will be minimal for projects other than
* Undo most of the commit disabling, leaving just those to the relevant
directories in the src CVS repository.
* Do the conversion, using the scripts I've written:
These are well debugged at this point.
* Commit the git-related gdb and binutils patches to this new
* Copy the converted repository back to sourceware.
At this point git is live.
* Check in the web page changes
* Check in the gdbadmin changes
* Email Jim Meyering and ask him to disable the gdb.git and binutils.git
* Email Alan Modra and to switch his auto-commit script over
* Send out an announcement.
* Be around to fix bugs
Due to the final item I would like to do the conversion on a Monday, to
maximize the time I'll be available after the conversion. I suggest
next Monday, October 21.