A Proposal to Move to Git

Eli Zaretskii eliz@gnu.org
Wed Aug 21 20:05:00 GMT 2013


> From: Steinar Bang <sb@dod.no>
> Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2013 20:40:04 +0200
> Cc: binutils@sourceware.org
> 
> >>>>> Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org>:
> 
> >  . Files/directories that are deleted or moved/renamed.  Will the
> >    information from the Attic be extracted, and will git be able to
> >    intuit renaming and handle deleted files correctly?  (One type of
> >    file which we constantly rename is ChangeLog.)
> 
> If you mean follow the history with "git blame" and "git log" across
> renames, then the answer is: it depends on how that rename is
> represented in the CVS repository.

Yes, and I would think we should consider extracting as much
information from CVS about these renames as practically possible,
because having a discontinuous history is very inconvenient when you
need to do some forensics.



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