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Re: svncutter can be removed

From: Eric S. Raymond <esr_at_thyrsus.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Feb 2016 20:45:03 -0500

Greg Stein <gstein_at_gmail.com>:
> But I'll take care of it for you, no worries. I'll rm the content, and
> leave a README pointing to reposurgeon.

Thanks.

> Much appreciated for the prior work, and the heads up!

As a matter of potential interest: I originally thought that svncutter
would be completely obsolesced by reposurgeon. But it turns out there
is one case where the former is still more useful. That's when you
have a multi-project Subversion repository and want to split it up
into components for separate conversion to git or whatever.

Because of the difference between Subversion and DVCS branching models,
this kind of situation is better handled by using svncutter to extract
the components into separate dumpfiles (and then perocessing each one
through reposugeon separately) than it would be by reading in the whole
repo at once and doing the dissection in gitspace.

That's why repocutter still exists. It's not a hugely common case, but
it comes up often eniugh to merit some support.

-- 
		Eric S. Raymond
Received on 2016-02-03 02:45:14 CET

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