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Re: Moving the process to github…

From: Geoffrey Sneddon <me@gsnedders.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2016 16:04:11 +0000
Message-ID: <CAHKdfMj=SzCp1G=QkYG-1WMx0FDfcDhfQtcu6QCFwmGvVU8TNA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Chaals McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru>
Cc: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, Jeff Jaffe <jeff@w3.org>, Coralie Mercier <coralie@w3.org>, Revising W3C Process Community Group <public-w3process@w3.org>, Ted Guild <ted@w3.org>
On Thu, Dec 29, 2016 at 10:44 AM,  <chaals@yandex-team.ru> wrote:
> 28.12.2016, 10:01, "fantasai" <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>:
>>    d) A read-write mercurial mirror of the git repos on hg.csswg.org
>
> Hmm. Was that hard to set up? If we could match that on the current dvcs.w3.org repo we would have a continuous history…

IMO if we want to mirror git repos in W3C-space we should be doing it
using git, in which case the W3C-space copy is just a clone of the
repo, hence the mirroring would be trivial. Mercurial ↔ git don't have
a 1:1 mapping, so there's no way to do it that's lossless, hence its
undesirability.

That the CSS WG do it is, as far as I can tell, a legacy of the
document historically being in Mercurial and some editors wanting to
not learn how to use git. If we don't have any contributors who are
unwilling to use git, then we should just do git ↔ git mirroring. I
realise this requires some work on behalf of the systeam, but it
shouldn't take long to set up a hypothetical dvcs.w3.org/git/.

/gsnedders
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