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Google Summer of Code 2009; how to fork off the unionfs code base

From: Thomas Schwinge
Subject: Google Summer of Code 2009; how to fork off the unionfs code base
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2009 09:49:01 +0200
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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).

Congratulations for having gotten this GSoC project accepted!  Sergiu
will be our only GSoC student for this summer.  As he has, through his
previous work, already proven during the last year that he's capable of
working on Hurd stuff, I have no doubt that it will be a success both for
him and for us.  :-)

> The current strategy is based on
> forking off the unionfs code base (retrieved from
> http://www.nongnu.org/hurdextras/#unionfs). 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?

As far as I can tell, from a quick inspection, the copyright for all
changes to the unionfs code is assigned to the FSF, so we can safely
import that next to the main Hurd repositories.

So, I'd rather go for the conversion method, to not hide the previous
history.  And, as I'm already in this dirty business -- a bunch of the
main Hurd's repositories and their branches have already been published,
by the way -- I'm hereby offering to do the conversion for you.  Stay


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