[Kde-scm-interest] [Proposal] Package splitting with thin meta-repos

Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Fri Jan 29 17:52:49 CET 2010

Em Sexta-feira 29. Janeiro 2010, às 14.36.32, Matt Williams escreveu:
> The only problem I see here is how to move a game from kdereview to
> kdegames while keeping its history. I've been lead to believe that you
> can't incorporate a repo into another one while keeping all the
> history.

Sure you can. It's even easy to do that.

cd independentapp
mkdir independentapp
git mv *~independentapp independentapp   # zsh syntax
git commit -m "Prepare for merging"

cd ../kdemodule
git pull ../independentapp master

Done. That's all you need. You don't need common history to perform a merge.

> This is also a problem when we want to move libs or apps
> out of a module (into playground/unmaintained or another main
> module).

Now that's difficult to keep history. Not impossible, but difficult.

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