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Re: 5 days old?

On Tue, Apr 28, 2020 at 08:30:43AM +0200, Marc Balmer wrote:
> > Am 28.04.2020 um 08:29 schrieb Andreas Gustafsson <>:
> > 
> > wrote:
> >> Yes, I believe joerg and spz are changing the conversion from
> >> cvs->??->git to hg->git, to match what will be done once we stop using
> >> CVS.
> > 
> > Has there been a formal decision choosing hg over git?
> I am also interested in this.

This feels like a protest. Since it's addressing me, I'd like to point
out I'm just letting people know why the conversion is down, and don't
get any more of a say over things than others.

As a reminder, hg/git offer far better interoperability (than CVS).
Much of my own NetBSD work is done on Git, and even if I don't stop
doing this, I would be happier if the backend was Mercurial.

The CVS->??->git conversion loses information on the parents of branch
merges, so we carry a growing graft file, and it has to be adjusted
whenever there's a forced push.

Having Mercurial at the back would eliminate ~all forced pushes and have
real merge commits. Exporting the commits would require a lot less
threats and custom scripts on current-users, because pushing is
distinct from committing.

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