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From Garrett Rooney <roo...@electricjellyfish.net>
Subject Re: [policy] bring in full code history on incubated project?
Date Fri, 06 Jan 2006 16:26:30 GMT
On 1/6/06, Henri Yandell <flamefew@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 1/4/06, Noel J. Bergman <noel@devtech.com> wrote:
> > > Can someone make a definitive statement on whether or not code
> > > history is brought into our repo from elsewhere when a podling
> > > brings code over?
> >
> > It is still being debated, so no.  Roy's comments about import from private
> > vs public repositories may be a reasonable approach.  Personally, I'm a
> > packrat.  I'd keep everything possible.  But I am not sure if we quite have
> > a consensus, yet.  Close.
>
> I'm swayed. +1 on a policy of importing history whenever possible and
> desired by the incoming proposal.
>
> > I did talk with Garrett Rooney, and we can resolve the authorship namespace
> > problem, so we can take that particular technical issue off the table.  The
> > imported author, which is held as a property, could be mangled to something
> > like IMPORTED_${PROJECT}_${AUTHOR} during the import, preventing collisions
> > with existing or future ASF Committers.
>
> +1. Probably not worth the extra work of trying to map to the existing
> committers or new committers.

Well, lets be clear, I said it was possible, not trivial.  There'd
still be a need for someone to write some code (a new option to
svndumpfilter or something) to make it happen.  Not difficult, but I
don't know of any existing code to do it.

-garrett

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