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From Geir Magnusson Jr <>
Subject Re: [long but important] importing cvs history
Date Fri, 23 Dec 2005 16:43:51 GMT

On Dec 23, 2005, at 9:45 AM, Bill Dudney wrote:

> On Dec 23, 2005, at 7:16 AM, Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
>> On Dec 23, 2005, at 8:31 AM, Bill Dudney wrote:
>>> Hi All,
>>> We need to decide what we are going to do about getting the  
>>> codehaus CVS history into our apache SVN repo.
>>> I would like this decided soon because I have several changes  
>>> related to getting to the next ActiveCluster version that I'd  
>>> really like to get checked in.
>>> I see at least 2 options;
>>> 1) Leave the history on codehaus in a codehaus SVN repo (Bruce  
>>> can convert existing CVS to SVN fairly quickly from what I  
>>> understand) - conversion to SVN has to be done anyway because we  
>>> have ongoing development of the GPL/LGPL bits (JBoss & JGroups)  
>>> to contend with. Initally this would look something like this  
>>> (summarized from a discussion started Dec 17th);
>>> Bruce:
>>> CVS Head (including history if possible) -> SVN trunk @ codehaus  
>>> - branches and tags in CVS can be ignored unless there is some  
>>> branch/tag that was abandoned that Jules thinks we might want to  
>>> go after again. The branches and tags don't need to be left out,  
>>> just do which ever is easier.
>>> Bill:
>>> a) Tag the code as 'left for apache' or something like that.
>>> b) From trunk remove all the code that was moved to apache and  
>>> rearrange and clean up pom's - this will leave behind only the  
>>> jboss & jgroups code
>>> Something like this - your feedback is appreciated;
>> How about just get the CVS tree and we import that?  We have the  
>> ability here at the ASF....
> Not sure I follow, tar the CVS tree on codehaus, copy it over to  
> ASF then import from there?


> That would be fine and is close to what I'm proposing below.  
> However it does have the complexities that there are LGPL/GPL  
> dependencies in the CVS tree that are not part of what is currently  
> in SVN on apache, we want to leave the LGPL/GPL related code on  
> codehaus (i.e. integration with JBoss & JGroups).

That's a good question.  I would assume we'd suck the whole thing in,  
and just chuck out that stuff.  or not suck those parts in in the  
first place, if possible.

> Thanks again,
> -bd-
>> geir
>>> 	trunk/
>>> 		jgroups
>>> 		jboss
>>> Then from tags/left_for_apache we can get at the old code and all  
>>> its history, going forward only jboss & jgroups related code will  
>>> be developed @ codehaus.
>>> 2) Move the entire history of our code over to apache. From  
>>> discussion with Noel B. @ apachecon this is not standard  
>>> operating procedure but one of the emails we got from Geir made  
>>> me think its no big deal (Geir input appreciated). This route  
>>> would be good because it preserves all the history for us in one  
>>> place.
>>> However it does come with a couple of challenges;
>>> a) We have changes in the SVN on apache to get us to AMQ 4.0- 
>>> SNAPSHOT, these changes are not huge but it was several code  
>>> changes and it would be a pain to go back and redo them.
>>> b) The CVS history has GPL/LGPL related code in it (i.e. the  
>>> JBoss & JGroups stuff) so my guess is that we'd have to do some  
>>> selective pruning of the CVS history to make that happen. Perhaps  
>>> we could do something clever like move the whole history set over  
>>> to svn, then since I'll be moving everything around to get rid of  
>>> the stuff me moved to apache I could make 2 sets/branches/tags  
>>> one with the stuff we moved and one without. We could then move  
>>> only the history of the code that was moved. Bruce: I'm not sure  
>>> how complex it is to get history moved from one svn repo to  
>>> another, any thoughts there?
>>> Anyway thanks for sticking with me through this long email. Your  
>>> feedback and thoughts are, as always, welcome.
>>> TTFN,
>>> Bill Dudney
>>> MyFaces -
>>> Wadi -
>> -- 
>> Geir Magnusson Jr                                  +1-203-665-6437

Geir Magnusson Jr                                  +1-203-665-6437

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