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Re: Git transition checklist

From: David Engster
Subject: Re: Git transition checklist
Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2014 19:17:03 +0100
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Eli Zaretskii writes:
>> 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.

If I understood Andreas correctly, all branches currently in the
Savannah repository are converted. So if you push this branch before the
switch, it should land in git as well?


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