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Re: [sysvinit-devel] Migrating from subversion to git

From: Petter Reinholdtsen
Subject: Re: [sysvinit-devel] Migrating from subversion to git
Date: Sun, 18 Feb 2018 20:35:05 +0100
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[Guillem Jover]
> I've had pending taking a peek at sysvinit upstream given the several
> requests for help, and that I use it one some of my systems, including
> GNU/Hurd and GNU/kFreeBSD ones.

I hope you are able to join in. :)

> Thanks for doing the conversion! I was preparing some cleanup commits
> for things I spotted last time I looked, and it seems the conversion
> might be missing some stuff?

Could be.  I have not had much time to spend on it.

> The tag is not present in the master branch, but on a detached HEAD.
> Also I had a Debian packaging repo laying around and it seems that
> goes further (oldest commit 2004?) than this upstream conversion
> (oldest commit 2009).

Could be.  Getting the tags migrated was not straight forward.  I hoped
it was correct, but did not verify it.

The age of the Debian and upstream repo sound correct.  There was no
active upstream for many years, and eventually the Debian and SuSe
maintainers put our heads together and created this upstream group.

> To get patches, do you prefer them coming over the mailing list?

Given that I do not really expect to have time to process many patches,
I am not sure my preferences should matter much.  I would prefer the
mailing list or the ticket tracking system to avoid forgetting the

Happy hacking
Petter Reinholdtsen

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