Re: cvs import

From: Martin Langhoff <martin.langhoff@gmail.com>
Date: 2006-09-14 15:21:16
On 9/14/06, Michael Haggerty <mhagger@alum.mit.edu> wrote:
> 2. Long-term continuous mirroring (backwards and forwards) between CVS
> and another SCM, to allow people to use their preferred tool.  (I
> actually think that this is a silly idea, but some people seem to like it.)

Call me silly ;-) I use this all the time to track projects that use
CVS or SVN, where I either

 - Do have write access, but often develop offline (and I have a bunch
of perl/shell scripts to extract the patches and auto-commit them into
CVS/SVN).

 - Do have write access, but want to experimental work branches
without making much noise in the cvs repo -- and being able to merge
CVS's HEAD in repeatedly as you'd want.

 - Run "vendor-branch-tracking" setups for projects where I have a
custom branch of a FOSS sofware project, and repeatedly import updates
from upstream. this is the 'killer-app' of DSCMs IMHO.

It is not as robust as I'd like; with CVS, the git imports eventually
stray a bit from upstream, and requires manual fixing. But it is
_good_.

cheers,


martin
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