[Bioperl-l] Possible migration to git/github

Jonathan Leto jonathan at leto.net
Tue Apr 20 22:05:37 EDT 2010


On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 2:16 PM, Chris Fields <cjfields at illinois.edu> wrote:
> Agreed, we won't move forward with splitting up any code until after we
> make the move over to git/github.

After conversion from svn to git with svn-all-fast-export is done, you
can use git filter branch to split code into as many repos as needed.
It is a process that is separate from conversion.

> I may end up steering clear of the simple approach (using github's
> automated svn import) as it's not pulling authors over in an easy way
> (web forms?!?), and seems to take forever for even simple repos.  I'm

+1 to abandoning that approach.

> currently attempting a pull this way using jason's google code mirror
> for bioperl since code.open-bio.org is comatose.  Also looking at
> git-svn-abandon and snerp vortex as possible means of conversion.

To address some other concerns, github should only be considered a
mirror with a few extra features that the community can decide what to
do with. Vendor lock-in does not exist.


Jonathan "Duke" Leto
jonathan at leto.net

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