How to use git

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Sat Aug 20 06:37:48 PDT 2016

> On Aug 20, 2016, at 12:47 AM, Ian Wadham < at> wrote:
> Hi Lawrence,
> On 20/08/2016, at 1:24 PM, Lawrence Velázquez wrote:
>>> On Aug 19, 2016, at 11:16 PM, Ian Wadham < at> wrote:
>>> Qt and KDE moved from svn to git a while back.  IIRC it was quite an effort for a
>>> few individuals to port all the repositories across and preserve all the history.
>>> They had to write lots of scripts and check all the results.  I hope it is easier now.
>> We'll actually be using svn2git for the migration, so in a very real sense we have you (collectively) to thank :)
> I don't know if this applies to Macports, but KDE did a lot of splitting of SVN
> "module" repositories into individual project repositories on git.  For example,
> the KDE Games module on SVN went from one repository to about 40 repositories:
> one for each game and library.  This was to limit the overheads, for developers,
> of cloning git repositories in their local machines, but it made building "everything"
> (i.e. collections of repositories) a little harder.

Clemens has already done the work to write the rules that split and restructure our monolithic Subversion repository into git repositories, using the svn-all-fast-export a.k.a. svn2git program KDE wrote to migrate their repository. 

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