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Re: Proposal for the transition timetable for the move to GIT


On 27/12/2019 11:35, Joseph Myers wrote:
> On Fri, 27 Dec 2019, Richard Earnshaw (lists) wrote:
> 
>> I'm not really sure I understand why we don't want merge commits into
>> trunk, especially for large changes.  Performing archaeology on a change
>> is just so much easier if the development history is just there.
> 
> To some extent it fits with the principle of separating changes to 
> workflow from the actual move to git (as the existing state is that we 
> have a linear history on trunk and the few merge properties that were 
> there were later deleted).  So after the conversion we could consider if 
> for future merges we wish to use merge commits.
> 

Well, personally, I'd rather we didn't throw away data we have in our
current SVN repo unless it's unpresentable in the final conversion.
Merge info is not one of those cases.

R.


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