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From: Jason Earl
Subject: Re: MAINTAINERS file
Date: Wed, 05 Mar 2008 16:07:38 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

Thien-Thi Nguyen <address@hidden> writes:

> () Jason Earl <address@hidden>
> () Tue, 04 Mar 2008 17:17:56 -0700
>    My original plan was to pipe up on the lists *after* I had something
>    that I knew worked, but I'm pretty close, and I thought I might save
>    someone the trouble of duplicating my efforts.
> What does "pretty close" mean, precisely?  (What problems remain?)

In this particular case "pretty close" means that I am not quite done
importing the source code.  As of right now I have imported 92717 of
97275 patchsets.  Importing via cvsps-import is brutally slow.

Once everything is imported I would need to verify that everything
worked.  I tried using cvsps-import previously and had a problem using
the repository after the import was completed.  The repository was
missing a few changesets.  It turns out that the problems were primarily
caused by me, but they did cost me a week (while I waited for the import
to finish), plus several days troubleshooting.  I then used my spare
time in the next several weeks playing around with some of the other
available methods for migrating from CVS (or git) to bzr.

I didn't really want to come forward until I had something that worked.
It still is very possible that my current cvsps-import will fail.  I
really debated speaking up about my experiments, because for the most
part they have shown that bzr's import tools aren't quite up to the task
of converting Emacs.  I have, however, made enough progress that I would
almost certainly would be helpful to anyone that was interested in
experimenting with bzr for themselves.  Plus, I *have* been meaning to
find a way to help with Emacs development :).


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