[PC-BSD Dev] Switching VCS to Git

John Hixson john at pcbsd.org
Wed Apr 17 12:09:07 PDT 2013


On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 09:29:44AM -0400, Kris Moore wrote:
> On 04/17/2013 01:09, Florian Stinglmayr wrote:
> > Is there any particular reason why you did not convert the entire SVN
> > history? Having that would be helpful IMHO.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Florian
> >
> >
> I started to, but then decided against it for a few reasons:
> 
> 1. It was making the new repo very large, lots of binary blobs and such
> was ballooning it up to ~3GB. This seemed like a good time to trim down
> to reasonable initial clone time.

Hey Kris,

You could always create a separate repo for the legacy code. That's what
we did with FreeNAS. This way the history is preserved in git for those
who want to use it.

- John


> 
> 2. We only have a few very active developers, so I figured most wouldn't
> mind.
> 
> 3. We will still have the old SVN repo available in read-only mode for
> the foreseeable future, which still has all the SVN history intact, in
> case somebody needs to get at it.
> 
> -- 
> Kris Moore
> PC-BSD Software
> iXsystems
> 
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