Use of Mercurial as Version Control

Topics: General Topics
Developer
Jan 2, 2013 at 12:31 PM

Hi,

Is there any chance of moving over from SVN to Hg / Git?

Coordinator
Jan 3, 2013 at 8:30 AM

We tried to move the repository to mercurial last spring, but it did not work with the tools at hand.

We havn't asked to move to git yet, but it does have at least the drawbacks that

  • all patches submitted are gone.
  • all issues in the issue tracker will be lost.

FObermaier

Mar 5, 2013 at 10:53 PM
The patches will be gone, but the Issue Tracker should port over.

From the Codeplex FAQ ( http://codeplex.codeplex.com/wikipage?title=CodePlex%20FAQ ):
Note: For Mercurial and Git to TFS we cannot bring over work items nor source control history. For TFS to Mercurial or Git we can.
Developer
Apr 8, 2013 at 7:50 AM
Now that V1 is almost out, can we think of changing source control.

the current source download is 180Mb+ zipped.
Most of it is due to the copies in branches and tags (~145Mb zipped for Branches and Tags).

Every time a newcomer wants to try out compiling from source, this huge download is a definite -ve
Coordinator
Apr 8, 2013 at 10:38 AM
Hi,
You don't need to download from root, you can just point to the trunk and only get that one if you want (or at a branch to get that specific branch)
Developer
Apr 8, 2013 at 1:48 PM
petlof wrote:
Hi,
You don't need to download from root, you can just point to the trunk and only get that one if you want (or at a branch to get that specific branch)
True, provided we use SVN.

consider the case when someone just wants to try out the library and does not have SVN installed.

Visiting Home Page>Source Code>Download gives a 195Mb file currently,
there does not seem to be a way to download trunk only via the website