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From Bruce Robbins <>
Subject Re: Git to SVN
Date Wed, 09 Nov 2011 07:48:45 GMT
I am the fellow trying to convert the S4 git repository to SVN with history
preserved. I gave the following a whirl:

The first two basically had the same issue: it required me to manually
resolve all merges that had been performed in the history (and we have
many). The third one just produced a series of error messages.

I have not tried the perl script yet. I will contact Jukka Zittings.

However, I agree with Jeremy: it would be great if we didn't have to
preserve history from git to svn, and then sometime later from svn back to

On Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 6:08 AM, Jeremy Thomerson <
> wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 12:26 AM, Paul Davis <
> >wrote:
> > > Since so many projects seem to be migrating from svn to git, is there
> any
> > > way we can continue using git for this project. (I mean use git only,
> > not as
> > > a mirror).
> >
> > While I can't comment on best practices for Git-to-SVN moving, I'd
> > just like to chime in to note that "so many projects" is not a good
> > description of the current state of Git support at the ASF. Currently
> > there is a single project using it in a limited manner as a test for
> > wider support. There is no proposed time table for if/when Git support
> > will be expanded so I would proceed as if it doesn't exist.
> >
> Is it possible that this project could be added as a beta tester of Git?
> It really doesn't make sense to make them migrate git->svn->git.  If the
> Git experiment fails, then they do a single migration.  If it succeeds, no
> migration necessary.
> Jeremy Thomerson

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