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Re: [AUCTeX-devel] Mirror of AUCTeX CVS repository for a recent version

From: Dirk Ullrich
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX-devel] Mirror of AUCTeX CVS repository for a recent version control system
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2013 10:52:30 +0100

Hi Tassilo

2013/2/27 Tassilo Horn <address@hidden>:
> The migration to a modern VCS was delayed because Stefan Monnier's
> suggestion to put AUCTeX into emacs' elpa branch only.  I like the
> suggestion, but I'm not really a help in migrating it there due to
> AUCTeX complex build process.
> Now, Emacs' elpa branch will be migrated to Git due to a longstanding
> bug in bzr.  So things are quite in a flux.  Not sure if/when there will
> be a final decision and an actual migration...
Imho any migration of a Bazaar repo to a Git one is a good idea ;-)
> I already created scripts for migrating the CVS repository to either Git
> or bzr.  But those are for one-shot migrations, not for incremental
> updates thereafter.  That requires some more infrastructure.
> If you want, I can send you the conversion scripts.  Maybe you can add
> the incremental updates on top.  Since the emacs elpa branch is
> switching to Git, I think we should use that, too.
I'm very interested in these scripts. Regarding the incremental
updates I could try my hand.
> A good thing about a read-only mirror is that we could test the
> conversion some time without it being important if the conversion was
> incorrect.

Thanks for the detailed answer, Tassilo.

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