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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-05-02 06:26:31

on Tue May 01 2007, Rene Rivera <> wrote:

> Jeff Garland wrote:
>> Doug Gregor wrote:
>>>> How much work is needed before the transfer could happen ?
>>> Most of the work is done. When we're ready to switch (and *after*
>>> 1.34.0 is out the door), we'll ask for a 24-hour window to make sure
>>> we have enough time for the cvs2svn conversion and import (roughly 8
>>> hours of crunching), and to deal with any issues that might crop up.
>> Doug, while I agree that most of the work for switching the repository itself
>> is on track, I don't believe any of the "other work" has been done.
>> Specifically, I mean the regression scripts and procedure writeups. It's my
>> view that if we can't make the switch until these tasks are complete. And I
>> suspect we really need some volunteers to make this happen...
> Now I'm starting to get confused. Before you said that you didn't expect
> that library authors would have to do much for the switch. And now you
> are saying it's not a small amount of work. Whom other than lib authors
> is going to update the documentation, test scripts, build scripts,
> whatever? Personally I think it's foolish to rely on a small number of
> people to do the switch work. And the only way I know of, from
> experience, to ensure we get authors to help is to force them do the
> work. Sorry if that sounds harsh, but it's true.

There just isn't all that much work AFAICT. I'd be willing to update
all the scripts, though I'd prefer if someone else would volunteer
just because I'm overloaded.

Dave Abrahams
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