[Python-Dev] hg conversion: tags

M.-A. Lemburg mal at egenix.com
Thu Sep 30 10:10:30 CEST 2010

"Martin v. Löwis" wrote:
>> 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 ?
> Most certainly, and this is the plan already: we will keep the
> subversion repository data "forever".

Fair enough.

> If you want the CVS repository from the day when it was converted
> to subversion, you can still get it from
> http://svn.python.org/snapshots/python-cvsroot-final.tar.bz2
> (Created 27-Oct-2005 04:34, FWIW, so we are close to 5 years
> into subversion usage. Given that the "public" usage of the CVS
> started in 2000, we should start to look into the hg successor
> around 2013, for a switchover in Oktober 2015 :-).

Good idea :-)

I suppose we'll have CVCSes by then - cloud version control systems.

Let's reserve cloud number 9 for use by Python (cumulonimbus is
too hard to remember) :-)

Marc-Andre Lemburg

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