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Subject: Re: [boost] [git] Mercurial?
From: Joel de Guzman (joel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-03-22 19:51:06

On 3/23/12 7:05 AM, Martin Geisler wrote:
> Frank Birbacher<bloodymir.crap_at_[hidden]> writes:
>> Currently I'd like Boost to stick with svn and suggest people who like
>> git shall try "git-svn" or "git svn" (git seems to have native support
>> for svn.)
> The Mercurial fans should look into hgsubversion:
> This is a Mercurial extensions.

I tried both git-svn and hgsubversion. Both take ages (measured in
hours for me) for the first clone of the Boost repo. When git-svn finally
finished, I got a blank local repo. I don't know why. Yeah! blank.
As in nothing happened. With Hg-svn, it reported an error at one
point and stopped cloning. I had to do it again, but I got frustrated
and lost interest. Perhaps it's user error on my part, but it's not
clear what I did wrong.

Have any of you guys successfully used git-svn and/or hgsubversion
with the Boost repo? Could you try and give me some hints on how
to go about it? I'm not an expert on either Git or Hg and if a
mistake/error will cost many hours of waiting, with indeterminate
hit-or-miss results, then it's simply not worth trying.


Joel de Guzman

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