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Re: reposurgeon now has full Subversion support

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2012 21:20:27 +0100

On Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 01:50:56PM -0500, C. Michael Pilato wrote:
> On 11/19/2012 01:45 PM, Eric S. Raymond wrote:
> > Some of you will recall that I did a lot of work early this year
> > on the dump stream documentation as part of an effort to enable
> > reposurgeon to read Subversion dump files directly, translating
> > Subversion histories into a DVCS-style commit DAG that can then
> > be exported into git, hg, or bzr.
> >
> > I am pleased to be able to announce that this effort has been
> > (somewhat belatedly) successful.
>
> Congratulations, Eric!

Indeed, very nice! Combined with svnrdump this should allow anyone to
convert any publically accessible SVN repository to git/hg/bzr with
history preservation :)

Would reposurgeon in theory be able to use SVN dump files as a destination
as well as a source? Or perhaps the answer is to teach 'svnadmin load' about
third-party formats, such as git's fast-import (which would then need to
solve a rather similar data model mapping problem)?
Received on 2012-11-19 21:21:17 CET

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