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Re: git conversion status
- From: Fred Cooke <fred dot cooke at gmail dot com>
- To: Tom Tromey <tromey at redhat dot com>
- Cc: Binutils Development <binutils at sourceware dot org>, GDB Development <gdb at sourceware dot org>
- Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2013 19:07:53 +0200
- Subject: Re: git conversion status
- Authentication-results: sourceware.org; auth=none
- References: <871u3n3hxc dot fsf at fleche dot redhat dot com>
I know you have your reasons for this, and I know the "fix"
is trivial, but are you *sure* calling it src is a good idea?
'git clone URL' will produce a directory called "src" which
is utterly meaningless on any developer's machine.
gnutils gnuutils binutilsgdb bfdtools etc, there has to be a
better choice than src even if "git clone URL binutils" is an
easy work around, the default should usually be "good enough"
and with 'src' the default is not good enough, IMO.
Other than that, I worship you! :-) <3
On Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 7:01 PM, Tom Tromey <email@example.com> wrote:
> 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
> sensible snapshot.
> 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.