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Re: svn commit: rev 5732 - branches/cvs2svn-kfogel/tools/cvs2svn

From: Mark Grosberg <mark_at_nolab.conman.org>
Date: 2003-04-25 06:57:47 CEST

Karl Fogel writes:

> A dumpfile is the perfect intermediate stage for repository
> conversions. It allows the administrator to run the data through
> filters if necessary, to easily put it an already existing repository,
> etc. It also is going to make debuggability & maintenance of cvs2svn
> a lot simpler, I think.

This makes sense for so many reasons besides the ability to filter the
conversion (although thats a good one too).

For example, it is easier to transport a dumpfile between an old CVS
server and a new SVN server than moving all the CVS repository files over
(at least to users of SCP).

Also, it means one less thing to install (Python bindings) to convert to

I'm definately +1 on this.

Mark G.

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