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Re: newlib git?
- From: Peter Rosin <peda at lysator dot liu dot se>
- To: Tom Tromey <tromey at redhat dot com>, Joel Sherrill <joel dot sherrill at OARcorp dot com>
- Cc: Jeff Johnston <jjohnstn at redhat dot com>, newlib at sourceware dot org, Corinna Vinschen <vinschen at redhat dot com>
- Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2013 06:33:37 +0100
- Subject: Re: newlib git?
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On 2013-11-21 19:00, Tom Tromey wrote:
> cgf> I'm sure that Tom will be willing to do some handholding but he probably
> cgf> doesn't want to be "Mr. Git" for every project on sourceware.
> The good news is that all the heavy lifting is done and, for the most
> part, documented.
> The binutils-gdb conversion was very hairy because it involved stitching
> together ancient (pre-devo) gdb release tarballs, a pre-"src" drop of
> part of devo, and then of course the "src" history.
> If you want to do this, all the scripts are available, but you'll still
> need to do some reasonably serious testing yourself:
> If you don't mind a "simple" conversion, you can clone the above and
> follow the directions in README.md, skipping the "old releases" and
> "devo" and "graft-and-filter" steps.
> The only real gotcha is that the user map I used is tailored to
> binutils-gdb. You may have users not appearing in there. So, you will
> need to update it to suit.
It appears that binutils-gdb did not do what Libtool did when Libtool
converted its repo to git. I.e. binutils-gdb has the same problem with
incorrect author-tags  that the read-only git mirror of newlib has.
I assume Libtool used something like this:
That said, I don't know if that was the final version of the filter
that was actually used, but it sounds as if it can be a good start.