Conversion to SVN
jhb at freebsd.org
Tue Oct 11 19:44:29 UTC 2011
On Tuesday, October 11, 2011 3:21:25 pm Ulrich Spörlein wrote:
> On Mon, 2011-10-10 at 13:01:36 -0400, John Baldwin wrote:
> > Also, I think the discontinuous history idea is a compelling reason to not put
> > the doc/www history into source svn. Right now svn changes move forward
> > continuously with time (so change N + 1 is "newer" than change N), but
> > importing doc+www history as changes that are subsequent to the current top of
> > tree would break that.
> And? Seriously, does anything depend on that? Sure the "50k revision
> number bump" is not exactly nice, but I honestly don't see a problem
> with it.
Humans depend on it.
> > OTOH, renumbering the current tree to put the doc+www
> > history in the "right" place is simply not workable now. Importing doc+www
> > into the current SVN is something that would have needed to be done during the
> > initial CVS -> SVN conversion, but that ship has sailed.
> What's sad is, that there never will be a final VCS for FreeBSD. So
> while currently all commit messages that refer to some RCS revisions are
> rather useless, there will come a time, post-SVN, when all references to
> SVN revisions are useless.
People importing from our svn into another system will get massive, massive
confusion if we renumbered our depot. That is why we can't renumber it at
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