2.6.24 - time to switch

Andy Green andy at openmoko.com
Fri Feb 1 13:30:03 CET 2008

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Somebody in the thread at some point said:

> Hmm, it would be good if you could find a way to already integrate
> the SVN history into git. That's something we would need before we
> can make a switch, so if it's not too painful to figure out how
> this could be done now, why not start with a fully featured tree ?

Hum apparently this isn't as scary as it sounds, last time it came up I
googled around and indeed there are ways to automate it.  And it's true
if it can be done without shortening my lifespan significantly -- or
making my hair fall out ;-) -- then it'll actually be pretty neat.

>> I thought I
>> could do it off the kernel list, but you are not posting your patches to
>> the list at all currently.
> Every change to SVN automatically shows up in the commitlog. This is
> infinitely more reliable than picking manual submissions from the
> list (which may get some editing anyway). So I think that's the one
> you want to use.

Maybe I have the wrong end of the stick, but mokopatch blobs seem to be
the "tree" in svn.  If there's a way to get one-for-one the patches as
patches that you applied out of svn (sort of peeling them off the
mokopatch blobs), with attribution and Signed-off-by and log info
intact, let me know and I will start meddling from that end.

If we can get that working reliably it'll actually save me time overall
since I have to fiddle about daily tracking the mokopatches by hand in
git anyway.

- -Andy
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