kdelibs, kdebase moving to Git this Saturday

Johannes Sixt j.sixt at viscovery.net
Fri Jan 28 10:05:43 GMT 2011

Am 1/28/2011 10:31, schrieb Torgny Nyblom:
> On Friday 28 January 2011 00.06.21 Nicolas Alvarez wrote:
>> John Tapsell wrote:
>>> 2011/1/27 Nicolás Alvarez <nicolas.alvarez at gmail.com>:
>>>> Please, help review the repositories before migration! Unlike KDE
>>>> software, here we won't have point releases to fix bugs later :)
>>> I have quite a few commits in kdebase-workspace with the commit message:
>>> Do blahblah
>>> and
>>> GUI:
>>> do blah blah
>>> Since git places a high important on the very first line, could we
>>> mangle these into  "SVN_SILENT: Do blahblah"  and "GUI: do blah blah"
>> It's technically possible, but it may involve a lot of manual work.
>> And many people (not including me) disagree with this kind of history edits;
>> for example: "<Sho_> IMHO the objective is to import the SVN history
>> faithfully and accurately"
> While I agree with Eike here, I think that in this case we can make an 
> exception, however I do not like the idea of git-filter-branch. How about we 
> simply rewrite the message in svn2git?

Doesn't it operate with a git-fast-import stream? Wouldn't it just mean to
flip a LF to a SP here and there? You wouldn't even have to change the
byte-length of the commit messages.

-- Hannes

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