[python-committers] We will be moving to GitHub (hopefully) in2016

Steve Dower steve.dower at python.org
Mon Jan 4 15:49:11 EST 2016

I've found that hggit works very well - I used it to migrate my work project to github and still use it to avoid having to deal with git. (My intent is to keep using it for Python as well.)

Is the plan to migrate the entire history or just master?

Top-posted from my Windows Phone

-----Original Message-----
From: "R. David Murray" <rdmurray at bitdance.com>
Sent: ‎1/‎5/‎2016 7:34
To: "python-committers" <python-committers at python.org>
Subject: Re: [python-committers] We will be moving to GitHub (hopefully) in2016

On Mon, 04 Jan 2016 18:18:02 +0000, Brett Cannon <brett at python.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 4 Jan 2016 at 09:50 Eli Bendersky <eliben at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > I have to admit that I'm not a big expert on Mercurial --> Git converters
> > and the way I maintain this mirror may not be the best approach, so I
> > encourage you folks to find a VCS guru to look into this for the "real"
> > transition.
> >
> That will be one of the early steps of the transition. :)

Maybe The PSF could fund Eric Raymond to do this?  He's got
beyond-the-basics tooling, and a fair bit of experience converting
large projects.  He might even be able to clean up the older (svn)
history along the way, although that might be too much to hope for ;)

(Oh, and let me mention this while I'm thinking about it: we're going
to have to do some extra work to make the hash links work in the bug
tracker, since I don't think there's any a priori way to distinguish
between hg hashes and git hashes.)

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