[libvoikko] Replacing SVN with Git for version control

Harri Pitkänen hatapitk at iki.fi
Wed Mar 3 20:13:59 EET 2010

On Tuesday 02 March 2010, Teemu Likonen wrote:
> Yes, it was about two years ago and since then I've been interacting
> with Voikko SVN repositories through "git svn" interface. If you more
> active developers decide to switch from SVN to Git (which I support) I
> could offer my help for converting and splitting the repository. I've
> been maintaining my personal Git clone so that it contains all the
> information and could be used as the base for the official conversion.

Sounds great. Would it be possible for you to publish a copy of the repository 
somewhere? I could clone it and commit things there (in parallel with the SVN 
repo) just to see how things would work.

> For example, I have added Git tags to the commits from which the SVN
> tags were derived and copied your release notes to tags' messages.


> I
> believe that I could convert the current SVN branches to Git-like
> branches too. This won't happen automatically because the branch/
> hierarchy is quite different from trunk's.

Right now we have only one branch for libvoikko and that one is effectively 
dead now that libvoikko 2.3 has been released. So I don't think we need to 
worry about it. Same goes for the other projects that have branches. 
branches/ooovoikko/hspell is the only one that contains anything potentially 
worth saving, but since the Hebrew community has been silent about it for over 
two years now and the code is quite outdated, I think we don't need to care 
about it either.


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