Proposal for the transition timetable for the move to GIT

Mark Wielaard
Mon Dec 16 12:43:00 GMT 2019

On Mon, 2019-12-16 at 11:29 +0000, Joseph Myers wrote:
> On Mon, 16 Dec 2019, Mark Wielaard wrote:
> > Should we go with the gcc-reparent.git repo now?
> I think we should go with the reposurgeon conversion, with all Richard's 
> improvements to commit messages.  gcc-reparent.git has issues of its own; 
> at least, checking the list of branches shows some branches are missing.  
> So both conversions can still be considered works in progress.

I thought we would pick the best available conversion today.
If we keep tweaking the conversions till they are "perfect" we probably
never reach that point.

> However, we should also note that stage 3 is intended to last two months, 
> ending with the move to git 
> <> 
> <>, and given that it 
> didn't start at the start of November as anticipated in the originally 
> proposed timetable, that implies corresponding updates to all the dates.  
> By now, enough people are away until the new year that now isn't a good 
> time for deciding things anyway.

The idea was to do it while most people were away to have the least
impact. The timeline does say we
can slip for logistical reasons the read-only date (2019/12/31) by a
few days.

Do people really want to keep tweaking the conversions and postpone the
git switchover? What would the new timetable be then?



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