[Python-Dev] Fwd: Distributed RCS

Daniel Berlin dberlin at dberlin.org
Mon Aug 15 00:32:31 CEST 2005

On Mon, 2005-08-15 at 00:15 +0200, "Martin v. Löwis" wrote:
> Daniel Berlin wrote:
> > I'm not sure how big python's repo is, but you probably want to use the
> > attached patch to speed up cvs2svn.  It changes it to reconstruct the
> > revisions on it's own instead of calling cvs or rcs. 
> Thanks for the patch, but cvs2svn works fairly well for us as is (in
> the version that was released with Debian sarge); see
> http://www.python.org/peps/pep-0347.html
> for the conversion procedure. On the machine where I originally did
> the conversion, the script required 7h; on my current machine, it is
> done in 1:40 or so, which is acceptable.
> Out of curiosity: do you use the --cvs-revnums parameter? Should we?

No.  In our case, it doesn't buy us anything.

In the name of continuity, we have to make the old cvsweb urls work with
new viewcvs urls anyway (they appear in bug reports, etc). We also don't
want to destroy the ability for people to diff existing cvs working
copies.  I may have been able to hack something around with cvs-revnums,
but not easily.

Thus, we are just going to keep a readonly version of the repo around,
and a readonly cvsweb,  with a warning at the top of the page  that the
current source is stored in subversion.

> Regards,
> Martin

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