Catalyst Git Conversion
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: https://github.com/frioux/Catalyst The script to convert it: https://github.com/frioux/Git-Conversions/blob/master/cat-convert
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:
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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