[core-workflow] Help needed: best way to convert hg repos to git?

Nicolás Alvarez nicolas.alvarez at gmail.com
Sat Feb 6 01:03:59 EST 2016

2016-02-05 23:39 GMT-03:00 Nicolás Alvarez <nicolas.alvarez at gmail.com>:
> 2016-02-05 22:57 GMT-03:00 Brett Cannon <brett at python.org>:
>> https://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0512/#define-commands-to-move-a-mercurial-repository-to-git
>> There appear to be multiple ways to convert hg repos to git, but no clear
>> winner. It would be great if some one/people took on the task of evaluating
>> the tools available out there by converting the cpython repo and seeing
>> which one has the best results.
> I said I'd look into this. I didn't. Shame on me.
> Trying fast-export now :)

Update: The fast-export tool started at about 500 revs/sec but
progressively slowed down. Now it's 90% done after churning for two
hours, and each merge commit (of which there are many!) takes an
entire second by itself. I don't feel like staying awake to see it


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