[Bioperl-l] Possible migration to git/github

Chris Fields cjfields at illinois.edu
Tue Apr 20 23:32:10 EDT 2010

On Apr 20, 2010, at 9:05 PM, Jonathan Leto wrote:

> Howdy,
> On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 2:16 PM, Chris Fields <cjfields at illinois.edu> wrote:
>> Agreed, we won't move forward with splitting up any code until after we
>> make the move over to git/github.
> After conversion from svn to git with svn-all-fast-export is done, you
> can use git filter branch to split code into as many repos as needed.
> It is a process that is separate from conversion.

Okay, I'm convinced!  I'll give it a go.  Thanks for the pointer, Duke, was looking at a few other options (git-svn-abandon being one).

>> I may end up steering clear of the simple approach (using github's
>> automated svn import) as it's not pulling authors over in an easy way
>> (web forms?!?), and seems to take forever for even simple repos.  I'm
> +1 to abandoning that approach.

Yes, it seems more painful than it's worth.  Also easier to map authors using other approaches.

>> currently attempting a pull this way using jason's google code mirror
>> for bioperl since code.open-bio.org is comatose.  Also looking at
>> git-svn-abandon and snerp vortex as possible means of conversion.
> To address some other concerns, github should only be considered a
> mirror with a few extra features that the community can decide what to
> do with. Vendor lock-in does not exist.
> Cheers,
> -- 
> Jonathan "Duke" Leto
> jonathan at leto.net
> http://leto.net

We could place the main repo on our developer server, but we could still feasibly make github the main repo as long as we direct bug reports and other resources elsewhere.


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