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Subject: [boost] Losing history (Was: [git] Boost.Build location_
From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-12-27 00:19:33

On 27.12.2012 04:28, Daniel Pfeifer wrote:
> 2012/12/26 Rene Rivera <grafikrobot_at_[hidden]>:
>> On 12/26/2012 11:48 AM, Vladimir Prus wrote:
>>> On 26.12.2012 21:30, Vladimir Prus wrote:
>>>> On 26.12.2012 13:26, Daniel Pfeifer wrote:
>>>>> 2012/12/26 Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]>:
>>>>>> I am wondering what will be the location of Boost.Build after the git
>>>>>> switch. It seems to be
>>>>>> part of right now.
>>>>> It has its own repository:
>>>> Oh, that's good. Will that eventually include full version history
>>>> from SVN?
>>> In fact, could this repository be adjusted to be content of current
>>> tools/build/v2 ?
>>> There's very little practical reason to have history from Boost.Build V1
>>> be present in git,
>>> and the "v2" directory at the top level makes no sense.
>> What I would suggest is that we convert from svn to git manually into our
>> own repo (since the current bridge doesn't keep history). Then push the new,
>> full history version, into the boost subrepo.
> The current bridge is preliminary, but the final conversion will not
> convert history either.
> All libraries will start with a fresh git repository without history
> (History can be made accessible by grafting).

Wait, what? As far as I'm concerned, conversion to git that loses history is simply unacceptable.
Version control is used for software development for a good reason. Not do I find it acceptable
to impose history conversion task on every individual developer.

Can somebody from the Steering Committee clarify what's going on here?


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