[LLVMdev] git Status Update?

FlyLanguage flylanguage at gmail.com
Thu Sep 8 12:40:23 PDT 2011


As long as the core devs are half mute on the topic, I don't think 
anything will happen. Asking a bunch of mostly irrelevant questions with 
no answers will not help.

Let's face it, Joe Dragon is pretty much happy with svn and there's an 
svn-git bridge for the rest of us.

> This is why I posted a link to the transition plan for Python -
> http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0385/ - to use as a model for LLVM's
> transition. There are a lot of questions which need to be answered:
> -- Where will the main repository be hosted?
> -- What branches will be copied over from svn to the main repository?
> -- What tools will be used to copy the history?
> -- What presubmit hooks will be needed before the repository can go live?
> -- Who will manage the set of core committers, and what tools / training
> will they need?
> -- Will the project hierarchy look the same as it does now?
> -- Will there be any subprojects of LLVM that will not be migrating?
> -- Will the LLVM history be trimmed to save space? If so, what will be
> the cutoff?
> -- What tool will replace the existing ViewVC functionality on the
> llvm.org <http://llvm.org> website?
> -- What will happen to the old SVN repositories afterwards?
> That's just a starter list, I'm sure there are many more questions that
> could be asked,
> On Thu, Sep 1, 2011 at 2:27 PM, David Greene <dag at cray.com
> <mailto:dag at cray.com>> wrote:
>     Have we made any progress on a potential git conversion?  AFAIK the only
>     outstanding technical issue is the monotonic revision number question.
>     Personally, I have no nead for them but others have expressed
>     reservation about losing them.
>     Can we have a discussion about that to identify the core tasks currently
>     needing monotnic revision numbers and how they might be accomplished
>     under git?  Otherwise I fear we will be forever stuck in the waiting
>     game.
>     I also know that there is a time/resource issue in actually making the
>     transition.  Some group of people needs to do the work.  Has there been
>     any progress in identifying who those people are?  Any volunteers?  I'll
>     put my name in the hat to do whatever mundane work I can do to help the
>     process along.  All assuming we actually make the transition, of course.
>                                 -Dave
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