[Kde-scm-interest] On Amarok Switching to Git

Ian Monroe ian.monroe at gmail.com
Tue Jan 20 17:35:48 CET 2009

On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 9:49 AM, Oswald Buddenhagen <ossi at kde.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 19, 2009 at 08:52:23PM +0100, Thiago Macieira wrote:
>> All of them contain the imported history.
> ok.
> not that i understand the need for separate repositories for the
> "live" branches in the first place, but whatever. :}
> anyway, note that the historic (cvs) branches in our svn repo are still
> screwed up. that means that either somebody invests time into fixing
> cvs2svn and fixes the history retroactively (i have coolo's ok for that,
> just no time for it) or that the history is cut (after the ad-hoc fixes
> and general reorganizations that happened in svn after the import) (it
> would be still possible to make the history available in git via a graft
> at some later point).

What's messed up? We've gone this long without trouble. :)

> btw, does any svn => git tool understand module moves within a bigger
> repository or would the history before the last move be lost anyway?
> that's not relevant to amarok in case it was never moved, but it
> certainly affects a lot of kde in general.

Amarok was moved (extragear was reorganized at the CVS->SVN
transition) and even git-svn doesn't have any trouble following the


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