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Re: Experience with FSFS repository

From: Greg Goodrich <ggoodrich_at_medinotes.com>
Date: 2004-09-21 23:36:45 CEST

Toby Johnson wrote:

> Greg Goodrich wrote:
>>> Are you able to share your conversion scripts? (I'm aware of the
>>> one on the links page.)
>>> I'm actually thinking of not converting our VSS database. Instead
>>> we will simply do new development in subversion and only go back to
>>> the VSS database when/if we actually need to get that historical
>>> information. Eventually it will simply be too old to be useful -
>>> and we can just archive it.
>> I would need to get Toby's permission for this. He was kind enough
>> to give me an "early" copy of vss2svn.pl, as we were trying to
>> rapidly get switched over to Subversion (which never happened, thanks
>> in part to the problems detailed in this thread). This early copy
>> may have some proprietary info to his company that he may not want to
>> be made "publicly available".
> I don't think there's anything "proprietary" in there, unless I had
> some host names or paths hardcoded. The modules (which I inlined in
> that script) all began with "Mercer::" instead of "Vss2Svn::", but the
> name of my company is hardly a secret. :)

I just know that you instructed me to not give it out at that time. I
didn't fully know why. I don't want to break that trust, as it was
greatly appreciated that you gave me the script early.

> Has it diverged so far from the current vss2svn as to make it futile
> to try merging it back?

It probably has diverged quite a long way. I worked on it pretty hard
for quite a while after you gave it to me. I fixed some errors (which
I'm sure you fixed in your copy), as well as adding support for
restarting it (although it isn't FULLY automatic), as well as some
rudimentary label/tag support. It also has support for picking multiple
VSS projects to migrate at one time (necessary to keep the dates in line
with the revisions on the subversion repos). If I get the chance I will
take a look at your vss2svn script and see just how far removed I am.

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Received on Tue Sep 21 23:37:13 2004

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