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Re: [edgebsd-developers] [esr@xxxxxxxxxxx: cvs-fast-export can now convert the NetBSD repo]

			Hey Jeff, developers,

On 23/10/2014 23:27, Jeff Rizzo wrote:
> I'm currently a couple hours in on a conversion using this.  We'll see
> how it goes.  I'm not confident it'll be much better than the joerg
> conversion.

Any success, anything worth noting?

I'd like to give it a try too. The ability to substitute CVS Ids with
Git commit IDs sounds really cool.

-- khorben

> On 10/23/14 2:25 PM, Kooda wrote:
>> This might help us a lot!
>> ----- Forwarded message from "Eric S. Raymond" <esr@xxxxxxxxxxx> -----
>> Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:12:20 -0400
>> From: "Eric S. Raymond" <esr@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>> To: Kooda <kooda@xxxxxxxxx>, Johan Herland <johan@xxxxxxxxxxx>, Alan
>> Barrett <apb@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Subject: cvs-fast-export can now convert the NetBSD repo
>> Delivered-To: kooda@xxxxxxxxx
>> User-Agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)
>> I bring to your attention the following series of blog posts:
>> Spending the âHelp Stamp Out CVS In Your Lifetimeâ fund
>>        http://esr.ibiblio.org/?p=6389
>> Black magic and the Great Beast
>>        http://esr.ibiblio.org/?p=6406
>> Building the perfect beast
>>        http://esr.ibiblio.org/?p=6454
>> Proving the Great Beast concept
>>        http://esr.ibiblio.org/?p=6466
>> The short version is: a high-quality conversion of the biggest NetBSD
>> repo is now technically possible. A combination of successful software
>> optimizations in cvs-fast-export and throwing hardware at the problem
>> has borne fruit.
>> Now we need to do the politics.  Is NetBSD ready for an official cutover?
>> If so, how are we going to schedule this?
>> There's no time pressure on my end; the Great Beast probably won't go
>> live
>> for another month.  In the meantime I have temporary ssh access to a
>> machine almost as powerful for test runs.