Request for help adding Mercurial output to cvs2svn
mhagger at alum.mit.edu
Fri Feb 22 15:02:48 CST 2008
Thomas Arendsen Hein wrote:
> * Michael Haggerty <mhagger at alum.mit.edu> [20080221 22:51]:
>> Also, the convert module seems to have the idea of incremental
>> conversions hard-wired into it, whereas cvs2svn only supports one-time
> Only supporting one-time conversions is a big drawback for doing
> soft migrations where a synchronized hg repo is available for
> developlers to learn using the new tool.
> Is it possible in the concept of cvs2svn to add that?
Sure, just that it would be a lot of work to do the job robustly, given
all of the things that one can change retroactively in CVS. (And by the
way, the other incremental migration tools that I know of are *not*
robust. Certainly not the ones that are based on cvsps.) We've even
though a bit about the design for incremental conversions, but absent
volunteers or sponsorship it is not likely to be done anytime soon.
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