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From Omar Gonzalez <>
Subject Re: Getting a github pull request into SVN
Date Sat, 18 Aug 2012 00:50:11 GMT
On Friday, August 17, 2012, Justin Mclean wrote:

> Hi,
> So here is what I  think is the minimal amount of work to get a Github
> pull request committed in SVN.
> I had tried playing about with patching between repos but it got complex
> fast.
> First off pull requests can be viewed as patches in Github:
> BTW This wasn't easy to find in the github docs and I really wish someone
> had brought it up.
> Now we have 2 issues:
> 1. Patch is not is SVN format
> 2. Unicode characters have been transformed (look carefully)
> So something like this in theory should work:
> curl | native2ascii -encoding
> UTF-8 -reverse | patch -p1
> curl downloads the patch, native2ascii converts to UTF8 and patch -p1
> converts the git patch to SVN format  and applies it by stripping off the
> first character off each path in the patch file.
> May be other git patch file formatting issues I'm not aware of.
> However it look like patch doesn't like unicode changes and applying the
> patch fails.
> This:
> curl | native2ascii -encoding
> UTF-8 -reverse
> Looks fine to me so not 100% sure why the patch fails.
> Doing this works:
> curl | patch -p1
> But now the unicode characters are wrong. For most patches that may be OK
> (if they don't contain unicode) but could introduce subtle errors if care
> is not taken.
> I'd appreciate it if the people who voted for the "Git Branching Model on
> Git now" option lend a hand here and help sort this out.
> This is on OSX btw I have no idea if the above works in windows.
> Thanks,
> Justin

Its on my todo list, but on a biz trip until tomorrow. Will be working on
this Sunday night if someone hasn't beat me to it by then.


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