[python-committers] History lost in svn to hg conversion

Alexander Belopolsky alexander.belopolsky at gmail.com
Mon Apr 25 23:00:21 CEST 2011

On Mon, Apr 25, 2011 at 2:47 PM, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> 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.

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