[Python-Dev] hg conversion: tags

M.-A. Lemburg mal at egenix.com
Wed Sep 29 15:36:46 CEST 2010

Nick Coghlan wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 6:29 PM, M.-A. Lemburg <mal at egenix.com> wrote:
>> I'm not sure whether throwing away history in form of such tags
>> is a good idea.
>> I don't know how hg manages this, but can't we preserve the tag
>> information of the tags that you've scheduled to be removed
>> in some place that can easily be pulled in but doesn't
>> affect the main repo size ?
> But why bother? The tags are static, so grabbing them from svn instead
> of hg shouldn't be a big issue. If we had unlimited resources to
> support the transition my opinion would probably be different, but
> since we don't, applying the simple rule of culling the non-release
> tags seems good enough and better than spending too much time trying
> to figure out which tags are "important" enough to be worth
> preserving.

You don't need to spend any extra time on this: just put all the tags
that Dirkjan wants to delete into some other place. The separation
work has already been done by Dirkjan.

Note that the reason for keeping this history around is just that:
for historic purposes and possible future research (e.g on copyright
issues). It's not meant for development.

>> Renaming the release tags certainly is a good idea, since
>> we're not stuck with CVS naming requirements anymore. I'd prefix
>> the release tags with "release-" for additional context,
>> though.
> So long as we don't start using bare numbers for anything other than
> releases, I think that would just become redundant typing in fairly
> short order.

That's a Perl argument ;-)

Marc-Andre Lemburg

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