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Subject: Re: [boost] [GitHub] Transferring a new library's repo to boostorg?
From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-08-13 15:28:24

On Wed, Aug 13, 2014 at 11:04 AM, Niall Douglas <s_sourceforge_at_[hidden]>

> On 13 Aug 2014 at 10:09, Beman Dawes wrote:
> > GitHub has a mechanism to transfer a repo between users or organizations.
> > This would seem the easiest and most direct approach for boost endian. Is
> > there any reason not to give it a try, and if it works as advertized then
> > add it to as an
> > additional option?
> Transfers on github have the big advantage that github will symlink
> the old URL to the new one (usually).
> However not all git repos live on github, and those need to be
> accounted for. Github provides an Import git repository, but it does
> a bare clone which loses important information like git notes.
> Better to do it by hand instead:
> git clone --mirror <originurl>
> git push --mirror <githuburl>

Thanks for the heads up! That's good to know.

I'll write strawman wording, then ask you to review it.


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