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Re: Git transition checklist

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Git transition checklist
Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2014 20:02:35 +0200

> From: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
> Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2014 09:59:53 -0500
> Cc: address@hidden
> > That's easy.  Make a patch sequence from your bzr branch using sendto
> > - the format is compatible with GNU patch.  git checkout the branch
> > name at the equivalent point in the git repo.  Use GNU patch to apply.
> > Fill in change comments as required.
> Sounds like a lot of manual work and it doesn't seem to preserve history
> (e.g. merges that might have taken place).  For a branch with a couple
> commits that's probably OK, but with my 5 year-old branch it's
> a non-starter, unless I misunderstand something.

Indeed.  I want to preserve the history of that branch, because it is
work in progress that will land one day on the trunk.  I don't want to
see dozens of commits appear as a single jumbo commit after the
migration.  I'm quite sure I mentioned that in my original request.

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