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Re: Moving the process to github…

From: Geoffrey Sneddon <me@gsnedders.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2016 21:44:49 +0000
Message-ID: <CAHKdfMgABRH842Jb4UL1028=KUK85J6HBjjWiW+_a_40WXx_7g@mail.gmail.com>
To: Peter Linss <w3c@linss.com>
Cc: Revising W3C Process Community Group <public-w3process@w3.org>, Charles McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru>, Ted Guild <ted@w3.org>, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
On Thu, Dec 29, 2016 at 5:19 PM, Peter Linss <w3c@linss.com> wrote:
> The commit history does in fact map back and forth 1:1 without loss, the
> caveats are around branches. Mercurial does named branches somewhat
> differently from git, so git branches are mapped into bookmarks in the hg
> repo. Provided you don’t do a lot of branching, this generally isn’t an
> issue (and if you do a lot of branching, teach your hg users to just use
> bookmarks instead of named branches).

You lose a bunch of stuff: from git -> hg, you lose the Committer
fields in the metadata (as hg has no notion of it); from hg -> git you
lose the knowledge of the branch name of historic commits (which I
think is part of the above).

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