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Re: Progress on the git repo cleanup

From: David Reitter
Subject: Re: Progress on the git repo cleanup
Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2014 14:53:39 -0500


What is the procedure for those of us that keep a separate branch around, which 
has multiple (50+) merges from the mainline or Emacs 23, and many private 


On Mar 6, 2014, at 1:21 PM, Eric S. Raymond <address@hidden> wrote:

> Some time ago I posted a list of desiderata for a cleaned-up gir
> repository.  I now have a lift script that achieves all of these.
> Here is the current list
> # 1. Map some remnant CVS user names to DVCS IDs
> #
> # 2. Turn fossil Bazaar and CVS references into action stamps.  
> #
> # 3. Identify and convert .cvsignore and .bzrignore files.
> #
> # 4. Rename and deletion fixups for RCS attic files
> #
> # 5. Squash commit cliques that were not properly merged during the Bazaar 
> lift.
> #
> # 6. Incorporate fixes-bug properties from Bazaar.
> #
> # 7. Massage bug URLs in change comments into a canonical form.
> One minor issue remains; the *only* 4-digit Bazaar reference (to 3176)
> does not lift for some reason.  I can fix that.
> The conversion machinery is at 
> address@hidden:emacs-transition/emacs-transition.git
> so others can audit my procedure.  Everything is documented.  In the
> near future I will push a copy of the cleaned-up repo to gitorious.
> What this means is that we can now pull the switch anytime Stefan says.
> The only practical problem is that a full run of the lift script takes
> around ten hours. You can reduce the number of those I have to do by
> not embedding any more Bazaar commit numbers in ChangeLogs or commit
> comments.
> I've been sent a list of alternative forms of committer names that
> could be normalized, but I recall there was some resistance to doing
> this.  Stefan, do you have a policy preference?
> -- 
>               <a href="http://www.catb.org/~esr/";>Eric S. Raymond</a>
> The politician attempts to remedy the evil by increasing the very thing
> that caused the evil in the first place: legal plunder.
>       -- Frederick Bastiat

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