[Adium-devl] Let's switch to a DVCS
felipe.contreras at gmail.com
Wed Apr 15 20:45:56 UTC 2009
2009/4/15 Tim Horton <tim at hortont.com>:
> Why can't Adium import history when moving to a DVCS?
> I just observed GNOME do so, and it went reasonably well, for dozens of
> repositories.... if their script would be useful, I'm sure I can acquire
> it... (they moved to Git, after a loooong period of deliberation and
> Other than that... I think it's a wonderful idea, but I'm more or less an
> outsider here.
> Good luck getting everyone to a consensus, though!
With git you can have the repository divided into different parts and
then set "graft points" to join them.
Which means you can move to git right now, and forget about the old
history. The conversion of the old history can happen separately, and
at any given moment the people that want to have the whole history can
manually set "graft-points" to have it.
If you make mistakes on the conversion (which you probably will) it
doesn't matter, because you would only be re-creating the old history
repo without affecting the new one, and you would simply need to
update the graft point.
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