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From: Caleb Epstein (caleb.epstein_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-09-02 07:56:13

On 9/2/05, Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Jeff Garland wrote:
> >> Take as example the biggest
> >> project ever switched to Subversion -- KDE. There were no real
> >> problems after the switch. As user interface of Subversion is almost
> >> the same as in CVS.
> >
> > So what, how much effort went into the run-up to the switchover?
> Quite some, but most of that effort was spent to speeding up the coversion
> process, and cleaning up branches.
> For Boost, this should be not a problem, due to much smaller repository
> and
> smaller number of branches and simpler branch structure.

And I would recommend against cleaning up any branches based on my
experience with cvs2svn. It can become confused by the deletion of tags (and
possibly old branch revisions - not sure) and will end up generating a
too-large Subversion repository as a result (10:1 size increase in my
pathological case).

It is better to leave everything in there, and remove unwanted branches/tags
from the converted Subversion repository ex post facto.

Caleb Epstein
caleb dot epstein at gmail dot com

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