On Mon, 25 Apr 2011 17:00:21 -0400, Alexander Belopolsky firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
On Mon, Apr 25, 2011 at 2:47 PM, Antoine Pitrou email@example.com wrote: ..
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
It is possible that I did not pay enough attention during hg migration discussions, but I don't remember seeing any call for feature branches to be preserved. Did anyone ever post a list of feature branches to be dropped during hg migration? How would developers know that they would need to "opt-in" for their work to be preserved? Given the unforgiving nature of hg when it comes to altering history, I don't think sufficient notice was given when the decision to trim the history was made.
I remember a (brief) discussion and at least one call for nominating branches to preserve (I believe there was more than one call), which included a list that the poster (Antoine? Djirkan?) was planning to keep and the kinds of things he was planning to drop. I think it happened on python-dev rather than here, though. (Since I didn't have any branches at the time I didn't pay much attention to it.) I'm pretty sure it was mentioned again just pre-conversion, but I don't think any details were given at that time.
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