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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <>
Subject Re: [long but important] importing cvs history
Date Fri, 23 Dec 2005 14:16:58 GMT

On Dec 23, 2005, at 8:31 AM, Bill Dudney wrote:

> Hi All,
> We need to decide what we are going to do about getting the  
> codehaus CVS history into our apache SVN repo.
> I would like this decided soon because I have several changes  
> related to getting to the next ActiveCluster version that I'd  
> really like to get checked in.
> I see at least 2 options;
> 1) Leave the history on codehaus in a codehaus SVN repo (Bruce can  
> convert existing CVS to SVN fairly quickly from what I understand)  
> - conversion to SVN has to be done anyway because we have ongoing  
> development of the GPL/LGPL bits (JBoss & JGroups) to contend with.  
> Initally this would look something like this (summarized from a  
> discussion started Dec 17th);
> Bruce:
> CVS Head (including history if possible) -> SVN trunk @ codehaus -  
> branches and tags in CVS can be ignored unless there is some branch/ 
> tag that was abandoned that Jules thinks we might want to go after  
> again. The branches and tags don't need to be left out, just do  
> which ever is easier.
> Bill:
> a) Tag the code as 'left for apache' or something like that.
> b) From trunk remove all the code that was moved to apache and  
> rearrange and clean up pom's - this will leave behind only the  
> jboss & jgroups code
> Something like this - your feedback is appreciated;

How about just get the CVS tree and we import that?  We have the  
ability here at the ASF....


> 	trunk/
> 		jgroups
> 		jboss
> Then from tags/left_for_apache we can get at the old code and all  
> its history, going forward only jboss & jgroups related code will  
> be developed @ codehaus.
> 2) Move the entire history of our code over to apache. From  
> discussion with Noel B. @ apachecon this is not standard operating  
> procedure but one of the emails we got from Geir made me think its  
> no big deal (Geir input appreciated). This route would be good  
> because it preserves all the history for us in one place.
> However it does come with a couple of challenges;
> a) We have changes in the SVN on apache to get us to AMQ 4.0- 
> SNAPSHOT, these changes are not huge but it was several code  
> changes and it would be a pain to go back and redo them.
> b) The CVS history has GPL/LGPL related code in it (i.e. the JBoss  
> & JGroups stuff) so my guess is that we'd have to do some selective  
> pruning of the CVS history to make that happen. Perhaps we could do  
> something clever like move the whole history set over to svn, then  
> since I'll be moving everything around to get rid of the stuff me  
> moved to apache I could make 2 sets/branches/tags one with the  
> stuff we moved and one without. We could then move only the history  
> of the code that was moved. Bruce: I'm not sure how complex it is  
> to get history moved from one svn repo to another, any thoughts there?
> Anyway thanks for sticking with me through this long email. Your  
> feedback and thoughts are, as always, welcome.
> Bill Dudney
> MyFaces -
> Wadi -

Geir Magnusson Jr                                  +1-203-665-6437

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