cute post evaluating HG

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Sun Apr 15 10:41:03 CDT 2007

On 2007-04-15 10:29, TK Soh <teekaysoh at> wrote:
>On 4/15/07, Giorgos Keramidas <keramida at> wrote:
>> I think I saw cvsps mentioned in the Mortal-Combat-inspired
>> blog entry, which may explain some of the conversion problems.
>> I'm using cvs20hg for quite some time now, and planning to
>> test convert-repo too, so this is why I was interested in a
>> more detailed report of the sort OpenSolaris people did :)
> Any update if OpenSolaris has converted their (CVS?) repos to Hg yet?
> With the size of OpenSolaris, if they are able to converted their
> repos into Hg, it would mean the converter(s) they used will be pretty
> well tested out. It will be really nice if they can share their
> effort.

I don't think OpenSolaris will convert their older history to Hg.

There are probably commit logs, and other historical information in the
Solaris codebase, which are not exportable to the world, i.e. because
they contain confidential information for either Sun or its clients.

What OpenSolaris did was start with a ``flag day'' import of the Solaris
codebase, which appears as revision 0 in the public onnv-gate repository:

% keramida at kobe:/home/keramida/hg/onnv-gate$ hg log -r0
% changeset:   0:68f95e015346
% user:        stevel at tonic-gate
% date:        Tue Jun 14 00:00:00 2005 -0700
% summary:     OpenSolaris Launch
% keramida at kobe:/home/keramida/hg/onnv-gate$

This is what Mozilla will do, if I understood correctly the blog
entry at:

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