gbe at freebsd.org
Wed Oct 14 18:09:20 UTC 2020
On Wed, Oct 14, 2020 at 12:02:45PM -0600, Warner Losh wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 14, 2020 at 11:57 AM Gordon Bergling <gbe at freebsd.org> wrote:
> > On Wed, Oct 14, 2020 at 11:44:56AM -0600, Warner Losh wrote:
> > > On Wed, Oct 14, 2020 at 11:42 AM Gordon Bergling <gbe at freebsd.org>
> > wrote:
> > > > regarding the upcoming switch from subversion to git. Is it planned
> > that
> > > > svnweb.freebsd.org is kept alive?
> > > >
> > > > There are numerous sources on the web where this host is referenced for
> > > > commits.
> > >
> > > That's the plan for the foreseeable future, but some years from now we
> > may
> > > turn it off.
> > >
> > > Warner
> > Thanks for the good news. Since the source repository has a history of
> > nearly
> > 20+ years, I would recommended that we keep that CNAME for at least this
> > period
> > of time alive. Maybe a static version, so that we don't have to keep the
> > whole subversion infrastructure intact.
> To be fair, it's only 12 years of SVN data (prior to that it was CVS) and
> we'll be retaining all the history in git with revision numbers, so we
> might be able to do a redirect after we retire. When we did the CVS -> SVN
> cutover, CVS was gone within a couple of years (I don't have the exact
> timeline handy).
> The data will be available for sure. We'll do our best to make sure the
> links work, but if that proves to be too difficult, we may drop them. The
> svn server will run for a few years still, at least to the end of 12.x
Oh, okay, as far as I can remember FreeBSD was using subversion, I wasn't
aware of the CVS history. If the service is getting retired a little script
could be used that translate the URI parameters (of the subversin revision
numbers) to the new github frontend. I could write this script if nobody
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