[darcs-users] cvs migration and legacy
droundy at abridgegame.org
Sat May 15 14:14:40 UTC 2004
On Fri, May 14, 2004 at 05:20:56PM -0400, Eric S. Johansson wrote:
> is a new thread for one of the issues I raised in the renaming commands
> 1) migration from CVS to darcs. how to do this? branches?
There is the cvs2darcs script, available via
darcs get http://urchin.earth.li/darcs/cvs2darcs
It's pretty simplistic. I believe there's crude support for branches, but
I've always just converted HEAD. It's also pretty slow... but hopefully
you only want to do the conversion once.
> 2) dealing with legacy CVS archives (i.e. sourceforge). What's the best
> way to keep both of them in sync. Manual process? Automatic process?
> I would have migrated to something other than CVS months ago except for
> the overhead of conversion (new system metaphor, Legacy archive). I
> would still like to migrate but only if there's some way to cope with
> folks who will only deal with CVS (other than a swift kick in their butt)
This isn't so easy--that is, getting data from darcs back into cvs--and I'm
sure it's worth the effort. For non-developers, you could just make
occassional tarballs available, and if you have developers who won't switch
from CVS... well, that'd be a problem, since then you'd need a
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