Catalyst Git Conversion

Hello All!

Some of you already know that I am working on converting the Catalyst repository to git. I am happy to announce that I am closing in on completion!

The current state of the git repo: The script to convert it:

The only things I know of that we must have before we finalize this conversion is:

  • Is it correct that the svn user rjk is Ronald J Kimball: rjk AT linguist DOT dartmouth DAWT edu ?
  • who is svn user didls?

Also, if you’d like to help ensure the sanity of the repo it would be great if you looked at it! Here are a few tools I use to try to get a feel for the quality of the final export:

gitk --all

Perusing the repo with gitk is good; another great thing to do is to View -> Edit View and click “Strictly sort by date”. This is helpful for finding duplicate commits. Note that there are some commits that look duplicate in this repo but actually aren’t; people decided it would be best to edit multiple branches in a single commit instead of just dealing with that at merge time.

git shortlog -s

This will make it clear if I misspelled your name.

Also looking at blames of files can be handy.

Hopefully this helps!

Update: hobbs found confirmation for rjk and identity for didls, so we are good to go assuming no one finds any issues.

(I hope to have a long blog post soon explaining some of the techniques I used to get this all working. Be prepared though, I’m not as smart as Haarg, so mostly it’s a manual process :-) )

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Posted Sat, Feb 12, 2011

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