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Re: How to fork off the unionfs code base

From: olafBuddenhagen
Subject: Re: How to fork off the unionfs code base
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2009 01:52:04 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)


On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 02:05:44PM +0300, Sergiu Ivanov wrote:

> I'm going to start implementing the VFS-style union mount
> functionality (http://preview.tinyurl.com/cpftg2). The current
> strategy is based on forking off the unionfs code base (retrieved from
> http://www.nongnu.org/hurdextras/#unionfs).

Ugh... Somehow I totally missed the fact that unionfs is a hurdextras

Is it copyright FSF? Otherwise, it would be problematic to base anything
on it :-(

> I am going (rather naturally) to use git as the VCS for my project,
> which rises the following question: how do I do the forking itself? Do
> I have to convert the CVS repository of unionfs to git, or may I
> create an empty repository, do a big push of all unionfs code there,
> and start working in this repository?

Definitely import I would say. Having more history is always a good
thing. It will allow easily moving patches between the two code bases if
necessary, for example.


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