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Re: AW: MS VSS to SVN

From: <shawn.tinsley_at_sunlife.com>
Date: 2005-05-11 18:58:42 CEST

Markus --
      If you felt adventurous you could create a program to write the
directory structure and meta data in vss out to a File, load that File into
a buffered reader/writer (which would wrap a File reader/writer) , iterate
through the File using the canonical name, and import that revision into a
new repos foo....or just forget about the history altogether... ;-)

                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                       
             "Georg Viehöver" To: "Markus Karg" <markus.karg@quipsy.de>, users@subversion.tigris.org
             <viehoever@sigma-c.de> cc:
             05/11/2005 10:51 AM Subject: AW: MS VSS to SVN
                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                       

We tried to do that using vss2svn, which in general works fine. However,
there are certain features in VSS that are not easily transfered to SVN
(such as links or cloaked modules), so in the end we decided to do a
migration with a flat file structure (without history). On this occasion,
we also did a general cleanup of sources etc.. Product support for old
versions is done in VSS (for a while), new development for the next major
releases is done in subversion.

Note that use of subversion with visual studio is not necesarilly faster
than VSS. VS and VSS are well integrated and relatively fast. VSS,
svn_proxy (pushok.com) and subversion are rather slow. The pure svn
commandline client or TortoiseSvn on Windows is fine. We use FreeBSD as a
subversion server.

Georg

Von: Markus Karg [mailto:markus.karg@quipsy.de]
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 11. Mai 2005 12:21
An: users@subversion.tigris.org
Betreff: MS VSS to SVN

We want to move from VSS to SVN. Has anybody experience with this? Is there
something special to notice? Are there tools for moving our project history
from VSS to SVN?

Mit freundlichem Gruss / With kind regards
Markus KARG, Staatl. gepr. Inf.
Entwicklung / R & D
QUIPSY QUALITY GmbH

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