What's the plan for git-only branches?

Joseph Myers jsm@polyomino.org.uk
Fri Dec 27 17:58:00 GMT 2019

On Fri, 27 Dec 2019, David Malcolm wrote:

> What the plan for such branches?

My view is: add all refs (and thus all objects) from the existing git 
mirror to the converted repository, probably under names that are not 
fetched by default (this increases the repository size, after git gc 
--aggressive, from 1.4 GB to 1.7 GB).  See the add-git-svn-history script 
in the gcc-conversion repository (which just runs a single git fetch 
command).  That would be in addition to keeping a renamed copy of the 
existing mirror.

People with active such branches might then create rebased versions (on 
top of the freshly converted history, and under new names).

Joseph S. Myers

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