[Digikam-devel] Re: git migration: progress and problems

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at gmail.com
Sun Dec 19 17:22:32 GMT 2010

2010/12/19 Marcel Wiesweg <marcel.wiesweg at gmx.de>:
> Hi all,
> some status update:
> The sysadmins have set up a repository for digikam, but strongly objected the
> idea to put everything in one repository. With git, it is obviously
> recommended to keep repositories small and agile, with only strongly coupled
> code in one repository. It's also a problem for ReviewBoard and
> projects.kde.org to have all in one big repo. It was made pretty clear that
> all in one is a no-go.
> For us, this amounts to a split in 7 repos:
> - digikam
> - kipi-plugins
> - libkdcraw
> - libkexiv2
> - libkipi
> - libkmap
> - libkface
> It is, however, easily possible to set up a small repository as "superproject"
> which has exactly the same layout as current branch. We need to add the other
> repos as git submodules.

If the original idea of a "digiKam Software Collection" is respected,
so it's fine for me.

> This means in practice, there shouldnt be much difference to the original
> plan.


> There another caveat: When we migrate, we must migrate all branches. There's
> no continuing one branch in SVN and the other in git. It seems though that the
> migration gains momentum anyway, with kdelibs converting soon.
> The next step will be to contact kdegraphics maintainers about the
> kdegraphics/libs migration, which we'd do for them.



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