Commit 25d960f9 authored by Eric S. Raymond's avatar Eric S. Raymond

News and documentation update.

parent 74b5a948
reposurgeon project news
Repository head:
Fix repository-type detection bug introduced in 3.23.
DVCS Migration HOWTO is now merged into this distribution.
Legacy-ID detection is now more discriminating, based on sourcetype.
3.23: 2015-05-29
The 'prefer' command no longer changes the repo type, but 'sourcetype' does.
The =N set is all commits and tags with text matching a legacy ID.
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3.15 (2015-05-27)::
A note on Google Code.
4.0 (2015-05-30)::
4.0 (2015-05-31)::
Converted to asciidoc and merged into the reposurgeon distribution.
Improved advice about force-pushing. Simplified conversion procedure.
No longer recommending comparison of Subversion with a git-svn translation;
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But pidgin repository translations are a kind of friction drag on future
development, and are just plain unpleasant to use. So instead of evading
the hard problems, reposurgeon tackles them head-on.
the hard problems, reposurgeon provides a power assist for a human
to tackle them head-on.
Here are some specific symptoms of evasion that are common enough to
deserve tags for later reference.
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http://www.catb.org/~esr/cvs-fast-export
Formerly named parsecvs. Originally written by Keith Packard to port
the X.org repositories, which it did a good job on. Later maintained
by Bart Massey, now maintained by me. reposurgeon uses it to read
CVS repositories.
the X.org repositories, which it did a good job on. Now maintained by
me; reposurgeon uses it to read CVS repositories. It is *extremely*
fast and can thus be productively used even on huge repositories.
!ABANDONED, !LINEAR, !NO_IGNORES, !DOCUMENTATION, !CONFIGURATION
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!ABANDONED, !NO_TAGS, NO_IGNORES.
If you cannot use reposurgeon for some reason, this is another
alternative that is not too horrible.
alternative that is not too horrible. But beware of possible
history namage if your Subversion repo has malformations that
confuse git-svn.
=== svn2git (Schemenauer version) ===
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