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Re: CVS-to-SVN converters: recommendations?

From: Rush Manbert <rush_at_manbert.com>
Date: 2007-11-20 19:54:04 CET

Matt England wrote:
> Hello,
> What's the current state of the art for CVS-to-Subversion repository
> converters? This reference:
> http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.4/svn.forcvs.convert.html
> suggests that cvs2svn is the way to go. Before I jump in and do a
> conversion, I'm interested to know if anybody has had any direct
> experience (particularly any bad experience) with cvs2svn and/or if they
> can offer any alternative recommendations, say from the list below.

I recently (September) converted a rather large CVS repository to SVN
with cvs2svn and it worked beautifully. I had planned to do a test
conversion, figure out what was messed up afterward, and work out the
process before doing the real conversion. The first attempt was so good
that I just proceeded from there. If you have been careful about vendor
tags for third party code they get converted along with everything else
and you can just copy them to create your vendor source tree. It was a
surprisingly pleasant experience.

- Rush

P.S. I used smartSvn to browse and modify the repository after the
conversion. It was quite useful.

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