Proposal for the transition timetable for the move to GIT

Jeff Law
Mon Dec 16 16:04:00 GMT 2019

On Mon, 2019-12-16 at 08:54 -0500, Eric S. Raymond wrote:
> Segher Boessenkool <>:
> > > Do people really want to keep tweaking the conversions and postpone the
> > > git switchover?
> > 
> > No.
> It may not be my place to say, but...I think the stakes are pretty
> high here.  If I were a GCC developer, I think I'd want the best
> possible conversion even if that takes a little longer.
Well, I'm not sure that's entirely true.

I do a ton of historical digging, possibly more than anyone else
involved with GCC.  The git-svn mirror has been sufficient for that for
years, even with the warts that folks have pointed out.

Given that, delaying to achieve a perfect conversion is, IMHO, just
silly.  I don't mind delaying a few days here or there because we want
to do verification, or to line up better with our own development
schedules.  What I don't want to do is delay because any particular
tool is still being tweaked to get closer to that "perfect" conversion.

So the question I would ask is the state of each converter today and
how they compare to each other.  That argues we need time to compare
the result, which as I noted above is fine by me.  But we ought to be
comparing the converter's state as of right now.


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