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Re: State of the repository conversion

From: Eric S. Raymond
Subject: Re: State of the repository conversion
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2014 14:54:17 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>:
> The documentation for git-merge-changelog is available as a large
> commentary at the beginning of the source.  Also, someone created a
> man page out of that commentary and posted it to the gnulib mailing
> list a week or two ago.

OK.  When it has a stable public location I'll add a link to it on the wiki.

> > This is not a documentation request, it's a research agenda.
> It was a request to discuss and decide upon the recommended workflow.
> Documenting the decision is the easy part.  We did something very
> similar when we switched from CVS to bzr, and the results are on the
> wiki.  The current Git wiki page simply repeats what the bzr workflow
> said, which is probably sub-optimal, since Git is not bzr.

On the other hand, it is the logical place for people to start - the
bzr workflow maps over fairly well even though the individual commands
have to change.

I suspect that if change is required here it will have to evolve from
practice rather than beung invented.
                <a href="http://www.catb.org/~esr/";>Eric S. Raymond</a>

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