[Rt-devel] Possible Conversion From Subversion?

Ruslan Zakirov ruslan.zakirov at gmail.com
Wed May 20 17:33:44 EDT 2009

In Best Practical we're moving some modules not related to RT into git
repository, so I probably it would be git, but I can not tell how soon
and how it will look.

On Mon, May 18, 2009 at 10:15 PM, Michael J. Pedersen
<m.pedersen at icelus.org> wrote:
> I did look over the mailing list, and didn't see much that indicated any
> discussion about this.
> As such, I spent some time making a conversion tool that will convert
> the SVN/SVK history into a full Mercurial repository. From there, you
> can convert to Git, Darcs, etc, as you see fit.
> I typed up a fairly detailed set of information and posted it on the
> Mercurial wiki, at
> http://www.selenic.com/mercurial/wiki/ProblematicConversions
> I admit that I would very much like to see a switch into something like
> Mercurial, mainly because where I work we forked Request Tracker long
> ago, and would like to begin remerging the code. The SVN tools for doing
> this will be difficult (at best), and the DVCS toolkits will make it
> considerably easier to accomplish this reintegration process.
> The only issues with the process are as follows:
> * When doing an export of a given version, svn does keyword expansion.
>  This seems to only affect the result of configure.ac as it embeds the
>  SVN revision ID into the file.
> * In versions 3.5.1 and 3.5.2, a file etc/upgrade/QUEBEC gets created,
>  and then goes away. This seems to be only a minor annoyance in
>  housekeeping.
> * html/Elements/ViewUser gets created and attached to almost all
>  revisions after 3.3.5. This does not seem to impact the functioning of
>  RT in any fashion, and is only a minor annoyance in housekeeping.
> * 3.7.15 has an empty directory lib/t/regression Mercurial does not
>  track empty directories, so this directory is not present in
>  Mercurial.
> * 3.7.85 has an empty directory t/data/mail Mercurial does not
>  track empty directories, so this directory is not present in
>  Mercurial.
> * 3.8.x has an empty directory var/session_data Mercurial does not track
>  empty directories, so this directory is not present in Mercurial.
> To my mind, these are all extremely minor issues. I hope that this can,
> at least, be considered for a switch.
> Thank you.
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Best regards, Ruslan.

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