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Subject: Re: [boost] [git] Mercurial?
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-03-22 20:09:48

on Thu Mar 22 2012, Joel de Guzman <> wrote:

> 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

This repository was created with git-svn

It was being kept up-to-date at least until recently. You can clone
that as a starting point and should be able to start using it with

> 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.
> Regards,

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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