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

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Fri Feb 12 21:56:21 EST 2016

On 13 February 2016 at 11:15, Brett Cannon <brett at python.org> wrote:
> I don't remember the story behind cpython-fullhistory, but it's obviously
> incomplete since just stopped post conversion. You will need to find someone
> who knows (I'd ask on python-dev).
> Also realize that this will be  our fourth VCS (cvs, svn, hg, now git). This
> is not going to be a perfect history of the semantic actions of commits from
> the beginning of time just due to the fact that these VCS tools all use
> different concepts.

There's also the fact that prior to the move to SourceForge in 2000,
all changes had to be funneled through the half dozen or so people
with write access to the CVS tree:

I think it's definitely OK if future code archaeologists need to dig
into the SVN repository to get a more complete view of CPython's


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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