On Apr 25, 2011, at 2:47 PM, Antoine Pitrou wrote:
Le lundi 25 avril 2011 à 14:29 -0400, Steve Holden a écrit :
Great advice for the future, Antoine. Now can you help with the Hg issue?
As far as I understand it, this is not so much an hg issue than a migration issue.
I had understood that *all* history was going to be retained. Did I misremember or was I incorrectly advised?
All mainline history has been kept, as well as "active" feature branches (feature branches someone asked to be kept) (*). I don't know if Alexander's changesets are part of that, since he didn't precise where they were made in the SVN repos (if they were made in the sandbox, chances are they weren't).
(*) Look at "history management" for more information: http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0385/#history-management
Also, there are some kind of things that are possible in SVN land (for example, copying some files from one branch/revision, other files from another one, etc.) which cannot be expressed in hg terms. The migration would have converted these changesets to a "dumber" form - without losing the actual contents of the files.
Thanks for your detailed comments and feedback. I was clearly over-simplifying the situation.